Kevin Cole holds a B.S. from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff,
M.A. in Art Education, University of Illinois at Urbana, and a
M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University.
He holds over 67 awards in art: 28 fellowships and grants, and 51 teaching awards including the following: 2019 Nexus Award the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA ; Inducted in the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame 2018; Dr. Grace Hampton Lecturer, National Art Education Association, Seattle, WA 2018; 30th Anniversary Chancellor’s Award University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, AR 2016; Teacher of the Year Westlake High School; University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Honoree National Alumni Hall of Fame: 2013; Woodruff Foundation Leadership in the Arts, Atlanta, GA; The David C. Driskell Fellowship, The Experimental Workshop, Easton, PA
His work is in over 470 exhibitions Art Exhibitions:
Embassy Istanbul Turkey, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, The Armory Show in New York, NY, Art Basel, Miami, FL, Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, The St. Louis University Museum, St Louis M0, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT. Terrell Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. In country such as Japan, Turkey, Nigeria, France, Italy, Paris and Brazil
His works are in over 3600 public, private, and corporate collections: High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA; National African American Museum of Arts & Culture Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC; William Jefferson Clinton Library, Little Rock ,AR; Yale University Museum, New Haven CT; Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; North Carolina Central University Museum, Durham NC; Brooks Museum, Memphis, TN; St. Louis University Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA; Morris Museum, Augusta, GA; Tampa Museum, Tampa FL; US Embassy Barbados; Corcoran Gallery Museum, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; Dayton Institute of Art, Dayton, OH; The Dr. David C. Driskell Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD