Carol Cole
Born in Philadelphia, MS, 1943. Lives and works in Greensboro, NC.


Carol Cole: The Bubble Blower, Empirical Nonsense, New York, NY, curated by Jimi Dams, (Sept. 5 – Nov.  3)
Carol Cole: Cast … Read More

Posted on 05/07/2014

Artist’s Statement

The zippered leather heads of Nancy Grossman, the 100 Boots of Eleanor Antin, and the UFO series by Herman Mhire all had a strong visual influence on me in the 70’s. But it was Judy Chicago’s suggestion to … Read More

Posted on 10/03/2003

Being a Southern Artist

And what does it mean? Everyone knows what Southern writing represents and where music called the blues came from, but what is Southern art? Why isn’t this culturally rich, warm, passionate region known for visual arts? … Read More

Posted on 01/02/2004

Essay by Lilly Wei

Carol Cole has been involved with breasts and bubbles in one way or another since 1976, when she made a series of small, black and white and colored pencil drawings that she called The Bubble Blower. Read More
Posted on 06/06/2004

Quotations from Louise Bourgeoise, Tennessee Williams, and Flannery O’Connor

Louise Bourgeoise (1911 – 2010)

“Through self-knowledge we recognize and understand the mechanisms of our fears. We cease being dependent on the unknown and the acting out stops. The goal is … Read More

Posted on 02/25/2012

Quotations from Muriel Rukeyser

Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980)

The books I am quoting from are both paper backs, published by McGraw-Hill and I assume NYC, but they list multiple cities.

1. The Gates; Poems by Muriel Rukeyser, divided into two … Read More

Posted on 02/26/2012

The Breast by Anne Sexton

This is the key to it.
This is the key to everything.

I am worse than the gamekeeper’s children,
picking for dust and bread.
Here I am drumming up perfume.

Let me go down … Read More

Posted on 02/22/2012


Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.… Read More

Posted on 03/21/2014