Holly Coulis (b. 1968, Toronto, Canada) received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She had solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York; Sardine, Brooklyn; Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles; Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, USA; Claudia Groeflin Gallery, Zurich; Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland; Simon Lee, London, United Kingdom. She has shown her work at such galleries as Jack Hanley, New York; Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada; Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany; Anna Marra Contemporanea, Rome; Galleria d’Art Moderna, Milan; Galerie Glance, Turin, Italy; and Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden. Coulis currently lives and works in Athens, Georgia, USA.


Born 1968, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Athens, Georgia, USA


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

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

Solo Exhibitions

Island, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Viewing Room, Simon Lee, London, United Kingdom

Table Studies, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, USA
Days and Nights, Lemons, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USA

Dishes and Fruits, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, USA

Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USA

PITCHERS, Sardine, Brooklyn, USA

Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, USA
Inside Out, University of Georgia, Athens, Greece

Small Paintings, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, USA

Rosa, Rosa, Claudia Groeflin Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

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

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

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

Happenstance, LFL Gallery, New York, USA

Group Exhibitions

Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose, curated by Nikki Maloof & Louis Fratino, Jack Hanley, New York, USA
Gangs of New York, Adds Donna, Chicago, USA
Line and Verse, curated by Ridley Howard, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

Sitting Still, BravinLee, New York, USA
Oliver Twist, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, New York, USA

Postcard from New York – Part I, at Anna Marra Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
A Change of Heart, curated by Chris Sharp, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, USA
No Empty Vessels, Gildar Gallery, Denver, USA
Dream Song 386, curated by Keith J. Varadi, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
The Other Side, Monya Rowe Gallery, St. Augustine, USA

Around Flat, curated by William Staples, The Knockdown Center, Queens, USA
Tomorrow is Yesterday, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany Suddenly, Last Summer, Longhouse Projects, New York, USA
Don’t Shoot the Painter: Paintings from the UBS Art Collection, Galleria d’Art Moderna, Milan, Italy

Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, USA
Salad, curated by Jennifer Coates, Jeff Bailey Hudson, New York, USA
The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

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

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

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

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

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


Colvin, Rob, A Playful Take on the Still Life, Hyperallergic.com, October 14, 2017
Rosenfeld, Jason, Holly Coulis: Table Studies, Brooklyn Rail, October 5, 2017
Schwendener, Martha, Holly Coulis, New York Times, October 4, 2017

Tarmy, James, “Investing in Art? Here are 10 Young Artists to watch in 2017,” Bloomberg.com, December 16, 2016
Kinsella, Eileen, “9 Must-See Summer Group Gallery Shows,” Artnet.com, June 30, 2016
Cohen, David, “If Only Bella Abzug Were Here” at Marc Strauss, Artcritical.com, June 28th, 2016
Steadman, Ryan, “10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 4th,” New York Observer, June 27th, 2016
Indrisek, Scott, “5 Can’t Miss Gallery Shows in New York,” Artinfo.com, June 24, 2016
Smith, Roberta, “Galleries Shift Shape to Survive in a Changing Art World,” New York Times, June 23, 2016

Smith, Roberta, At NADA Art Fair, Collecting for Pleasure, Not Status, New York Times, May 14

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

Vartanian, Hrag. “Pattern Recognition: Seven Bushwick/Ridgewood Shows,” hyperallergic, February

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ed., “From Perky to Unsettling”, Los Angeles Times, July
Smith, Roberta, “Holly Coulis”, The New York Times, March

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

McQuaid, Cate. “Striking Portraits”, The Boston Globe, July

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


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