Stella Jones Gallery

- THE Place for Fine Black Art-

Kevin Cole

b. 1960

Tayo Adenaike

b. 1960

Kevin Cole is a contemporary American artist recognized for his vibrant and dynamic works that explore themes of identity, cultural heritage, and social justice. Born and raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Cole’s artistic journey was shaped by his upbringing in the segregated South and his experiences as a young African American man navigating the complexities of race and inequality. Drawing inspiration from jazz music, African textiles, and the visual rhythms of everyday life, Cole’s mixed-media installations and sculptures incorporate a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and textures, inviting viewers to engage in a dialogue about the intersections of art, culture, and society. With a career spanning over four decades, Cole has exhibited his work extensively across the United States and abroad, earning acclaim for his innovative approach to abstraction and his unwavering commitment to fostering dialogue and understanding through art. Today, based in Atlanta, Georgia, Cole continues to push the boundaries of his practice, using his art as a catalyst for social change and cultural transformation.

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