Holly Coulis

b. 1968 Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


MFA in Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

BFA in Fine Arts, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON

Solo Exhibitions

Holly Coulis, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

Holly Coulis - PITCHERS, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY

Holly Coulis, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Inside Out, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Small Paintings, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

Rosa, Rosa, Claudia Groeflin Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Men, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Some People, Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

Stories for Georgia, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Selves, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

Happenstance, LFL Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

Sargent's Daughters, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY
Salad, Jeff Bailey Hudson, New York, NY. Curated by Jennifer Coates.
The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

Aliza Nisenmaum & Holly Coulis, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Fiction/Non-Fiction, Storefront Gallery, Bushwick, NY
1000 Little Deaths, Bravin Lee Projects, New York, NY. Curated by Tom Sanford.
Hot Fun in the Summertime, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

En Plein Air, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
BigSkyMind, Bull and Ram, New York, NY
i glove you, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Leave it to Beavers, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

Drawn, Storefront Gallery, Bushwick, NY
Fresh Paint, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY
Russ and Liz's Ultimate Playlist, Four Eleven Studio, Provincetown, MA

Long, Long Gone, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY
Big Picture, Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY
Last Thursday, Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
Bushwick Schlacht!, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY
Animal Companions, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain

Figuratively Seeing, Massachussetts College of Art and Design, New York, NY
From Yarn to Yucca – A Continuation in the Dialogue between Abstraction and Figuration, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
First Show, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
After the Goldrush, 106 Green, Brooklyn, NY

New York, New Work: The Object Direct in Recent Art, Mississippi State University Department of Art Gallery, Mississippi State, MS
Admirer, 31 Grand, curated by Maureen Cavanaugh, New York, NY
In Your Face, BUIA Gallery, New York, NY
The Drawing Narrative, Jenny Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Rearview, Frieght & Volume, New York, NY
NeoIntegrity, curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
carel, coulis, pfefferkorn, Theirry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY

Stiff, Gallery 4000, curated by Ann Toebbe, Chicago, IL
Ben Butler, Holly Coulis, Ridley Howard, Galerie Glance, Turin, Italy

Interesting Painting, Gallery 400, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Summer Pleasures, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Séance, Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, Boston, MA

Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, Champion Fine Art, Culver City, CA
She's Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg VanDoren Gallery, New York, NY
Marilyn, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Autumn, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY

Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Holly Coulis/Dana Schutz, LFL Gallery, New York, NY
Emerging New York Artists, Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, MA
DNA at DAN, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
International Contemporary and Emerging Art, Lawson Menzies Flynn, Sydney, Australia

I See You 2, Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
Passing Through: Women Artists in Brooklyn, Shaqab College of Design Arts, Doha, Qatar
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Open, LFL Gallery, New York, NY

Winter Paper, Catherine Moore Fine Art, New York, NY
The Pierogi Flatfiles, H & R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO

Go Figure!, Clifford-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
Escape, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Emblem, The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, curated by Shelly Bancroft, Boston, MA


Zevitas, Steven. “Must See Painting Shows: February,” New American Paintings, February 2014.

Vartanian, Hrag. “Pattern Recognition: Seven Bushwick/Ridgewood Shows,” Hyperallergic, February 12, 2013.

Hodges, Michael H. “Painters find emotional depth and offbeat beauty in figurative works,” Detroit News, May 16, 2012.
Nathan, Emily. "Gallery Shows LA: Holly Coulis," Artnet, April 12, 2012.
Zevitas, Steven. "12 Must See Painting Shows," Huffington Post, March 2012.
Publisher’s Pick, New American Paintings, March 2012.

Ed. Earle, David. The Open Daybook. 2010, p. 9.
Westfall, Charles A. “Holly Coulis and David Humphrey at Solomon Projects,” Burnaway, June 21, 2010.

Asper, Colleen. “Recession Era: Three Non-Profit Responses,” Art in America, August 24, 2009.

Miller, Francine Koshow. “Holly Coulis,” Artforum, March 2008, p.368.
McQuaid, Cate. Critics Pick, Boston Globe, January 27, 2008.

Ed., Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Issue 20, June 2006.
Seeing Stars: Paintings by Holly Coulis, Taft, Catherine. 2006, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles and Groeflin Maag, Basel, 92pp.
Painting People: Figure Painting Today. Mullins, Charlotte. 2006, Thames & Hudson, London, 192pp.

Mullins, Charlotte. "False sense of security", Financial Times, August 13, 2005.
Vassallo, Christina, "A Story Being Told", Ducts.org, Issue 14, Winter 2005.

Gerig, Karen N., "Hirsch und Hündchen, human; Die kanadische Künstlerin Holly Coulis in der
Galerie Groeflin/Maag", Basler Zeitung, September 9, 2004.

Ed., "From Perky to Unsettling", Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2003.
Smith, Roberta, "Holly Coulis", The New York Times, March 28, 2003.

Cattelan, Gioni and Subotnick, Charley 02, Les Presses du Reel, Dijon, France, 2002.
Levin, Kim. "Holly Coulis/Dana Schutz", The Village Voice, February 12, 2002.
Smith, Roberta. "Holly Coulis/Dana Schutz", The New York Times, February 8, 2002.

McQuaid, Cate. "Striking Portraits", The Boston Globe, July 22,1999.

Perrott, Jeffrey. "Emblem", Arts Media, October 1998.
Silver, Joanne. "Beyond Recognition: Mills Gallery Exhibit Tests the Limits of Familiarity", The Boston Herald, September 4, 1998.