Holly Coulis

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

Education

1998
MFA in Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1995
BFA in Fine Arts, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Holly Coulis, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Holly Coulis - PITCHERS, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Holly Coulis, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Inside Out, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2010
Small Paintings, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

2009
Rosa, Rosa, Claudia Groeflin Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2008
Men, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Some People, Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

2006
Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2004
Stories for Georgia, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Selves, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

2003
Happenstance, LFL Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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

2011
Drawn, Storefront Gallery, Bushwick, NY
Fresh Paint, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY
Russ and Liz's Ultimate Playlist, Four Eleven Studio, Provincetown, MA

2010
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

2009
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

2008
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

2007
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

2006
Stiff, Gallery 4000, curated by Ann Toebbe, Chicago, IL
Ben Butler, Holly Coulis, Ridley Howard, Galerie Glance, Turin, Italy

2005
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

2004
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

2003
Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
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

2001
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

2000
Winter Paper, Catherine Moore Fine Art, New York, NY
The Pierogi Flatfiles, H & R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO

1999
Go Figure!, Clifford-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
Escape, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1998
Emblem, The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, curated by Shelly Bancroft, Boston, MA

Bibliography

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

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

2012
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.

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

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

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

2006
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.

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

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

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

2002
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.

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

1998
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.