Art professor and mixed media artist Kevin E. Cole was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on January 19, 1960. He earned a B.S. degree in art education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 1982, an M.A. in art education a year later, and an M.F.A in drawing from Northern Illinois University in 1984.
Cole began his art career as an art teacher at Camp Creek Middle School in College Park, Georgia in 1985. At the same time, he also became an adjunct professor at Georgia State University’s School of Art and Design where he remained until 1998. In 1990, Cole was chairperson of the visual and performing arts magnet program of Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia until 1994.
Cole’s artwork is well known for including imagery of neckties as symbols of power and emphasizes the relationship between color and music, particularly jazz, blues, hip-hop, and gospel. He incorporates patterns and textures from traditional African cloths to speak to human conditions and behaviors.
A Tale of Two Blessings: Heaven and Prayer
Serigraph/Collaged 3D print
16 x 30 inches
Edition Variable of 15