At eleven years of age, Kevin Cole began winning awards and gaining recognition for his unique and thought provoking art. Since then, he has been on a journey as colorful as the art that he creates.
Based in Fairborn, Georgia, Kevin Cole has been in the art business for over 25 years. Along with The Marta Hewett Gallery, his long resume includes prestigious institutions such as the Yale University Gallery, Phillips Collection, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Recently he has been awarded a large commission for the Atlanta airport which is currently in production. Located in the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal, the installation named “Double Vision,” is 50 feet long, 6 feet high and 1.5 feet deep.
The energy and life in his work are greatly influenced by his professor and close friend, local Cincinnati artist Tarrence Corbin. Underlying themes in his creations all revolve around the general concept of the spiritual journey through life, and are conveyed by the use vivid color and shape. Although the actual images in his work may be personally significant to Cole, he wants the viewer to be drawn in by the spirit of the work and relate it to their own experiences. He feels his art will speak to anyone who has an open mind to hear it.