Holly Coulis

Holly Coulis, Bowls and Fruits Arrangement, 2016 24 x 30 inches
Holly Coulis, Pear Duck Pear, 2016 oil on canvas 20.75 x 15.125 inches
Holly Coulis, Oranges and Eared Pitcher, 2015-2017 oil on linen 16.25 x 18 inches, 41.28 x 45.72 cm
Holly Coulis, Tower of Oranges and Shadows, 2015 oil on canvas 26 x 30.5 inches, 66.04 x 77.47 cm
Holly Coulis, Scene with Mushrooms, 2016 20.75 x 15.125 inches
Holly Coulis, Peaches, 2016 oil on linen 14 x 17 inches
Holly Coulis, Moon and Knife, 2016 oil on linen 18 x 20 inches
Holly Coulis, untitled, 2016 sumi ink on rice paper 12 x 18 inches
Holly Coulis, Untitled, 2016 sumi ink on rice paper 12 x 18 inches
Holly Coulis, Still Life with Water Pitcher, 2015 oil on canvas 26.5 x 32 inches
Holly Coulis, Three Glasses, Lime, Onion, 2015 oil on linen 30 x 36 inches
Holly Coulis, Fruit, Pitcher in a Corner, 2015 oil on Canvas 30 x 22 inches
Holly Coulis, Big and Small Lemons, 2015 19 x 22 inches
Holly Coulis, Paper Bag, Citrus, 2015 oil on canvas 19 x 22 inches inches
Holly Coulis, Olive, Bowl, Avocado, 2015 oil on linen 12 x 16 inches
Holly Coulis, Glassware and Onions, 2014 oil on linen 30 x 24 inches, 76.20 x 60.96 cm


Born 1968 in Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


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


Days and Nights, Lemons, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

Dishes and Fruits, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, Georgia

Holly Coulis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
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



Oliver Twist, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, New York


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, CA
If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus Gallery, New York, NY.
No Empty Vessels, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO
Dream Song 386, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Other Side, Monya Rowe Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

Around Flat, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens. Curated by William Staples
Tomorrow is Yesterday, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany  Curated by Nina Venus.
The Earth is All I Know of Wonder: Contemporary Responses to Hartley, Curated by Jacob Rhodes, Driscoll Babcock: Project Space, New York, NY
NADA Art Fair, Klaus von Nichtssagend, NY, NY
Armory Art Fair, Cherry and Martin in NY, NY
Swingers/WKND, Tribble Mancenido, Brooklyn, NY
Suddenly, Last Summer, Longhouse Projects, NY, NY
Around Flat, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY
Greenhouse,Curated by Janet Hicks, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

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
Quiet Please, Rare Gallery, NY, NY. Curated by Matthew Fisher

Aliza Nisenbaum & 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


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 14th 2015
Zevitas, Steven. “Must See Painting Shows: February,” New American Paintings, February 2014.
Hodges, Michael H. “Painters find emotional depth and offbeat beauty in figurative works,” Detroit News, May 16, 2012.
Vartanian, Hrag. “Pattern Recognition: Seven Bushwick/Ridgewood Shows,” hyperallergic, February 12, 2013.
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.
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.
Vassallo, Christina, “A Story Being Told”, Ducts.org, Issue 14, Winter 2005.