Holly Coulis, Golden Apples, Paring Knife, 2019oil on linen30 × 36 inches, 76.20 × 91.44 cm
Holly Coulis, Citrus, Cherries, Juice Pour, 2019oil on linen48 x 60 inches
Holly Coulis, Orbiting Pears, 2019oil on linen50 × 60 inches, 127.00 × 152.40 cm
Holly Coulis, Orange Sun and Shadows, 2019oil on linen36 × 42 inches, 91.44 × 106.68 cm
Holly Coulis, Four Seasons with Walnuts and Bananas, 2019oil on MDF17 3/4 × 20 1/4 × 12 1/2 inches, 45.09 × 51.44 × 31.75 cm
Holly Coulis, Shelves Holding Vessels, 2019oil on linen30 × 36 inches, 76.20 × 91.44 cm
Holly Coulis, Fruit Stand with Juices, 2019oil on MDF18 × 17 1/2 × 12 1/4 inches, 45.72 × 44.45 × 31.12 cm
Holly Coulis, Steam and Donut Shadow, 2019oil on MDF18 1/2 × 15 3/4 × 8 3/8 inches, 46.99 × 40.01 × 21.27 cm
Holly Coulis, Martini, Pour, Knives Under Table, 2018oil on canvas50 × 60 inches, 127.00 × 152.40 cm
Holly Coulis, Cat and Mint Light, 2018oil on canvas40 × 50 inches, 101.60 × 127.00 cm
Holly Coulis, 2 Tables with Still Lifes, 2017oil on linen40 x 50 inches
Holly Coulis, Orange Row and Paper with Arc, 2017oil on linen36 x 42 inches
Holly Coulis, Cat and Potato Chips, 2017oil on linen28 x 24 inches

Biography

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

Education

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

1995
BFA, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Orbit, Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019
Counter Space, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Stilly
, Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
At Rest, SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2018
Holly Coulis, Simon Lee Gallery, London, England
Island, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Holly Coulis, Tennis Elbow, Brooklyn, NY

2017
Days and Nights, Lemons, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Table Studies, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

2016
Dishes and Fruits, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

2015
Holly Coulis, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Holly Coulis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

2014
PITCHERS, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY

2012
Holly Coulis, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Inside Out, curated by Jeffrey Whittle, 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
Holly Coulis, 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

Two-Person Exhibitions

2018
Holly Coulis / Ridley Howard,
Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2013
Holly Coulis and Aliza Nisenbaum, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI

2002
Holly Coulis/Dana Schutz, LFL Gallery, New York

Group Exhibitions

2021
North by Northeast: Contemporary Canadian Painting, Kasmin Gallery, New York
Indoor Dining, Marinaro Gallery, New York
Nature Morte, The Hole, New York

2020
Good Painting, curated by Austin Lee, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, New York
Brathwaite, Cheng, Coulis, Cowan, Dodge, Dove, Glabush, Huckaby, Jorden, Luck, O’Neill and Petit-Frère
, Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Animal Crossing, organized by Dana Frankfort and Jackie Gendel, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Summer Group Show I, Tif Sigfrids, Athens, GA

2019
Holly Coulis, Nevine Mahmoud, and Christina Ramberg, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong
En Plein Air, Simon Lee Gallery, London, England
The Thousand and One Nights, Artual Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

2018
Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose, curated by Nikki Maloof and Louis Fratino, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
Gangs of New York, curated by Essex Flowers and Owen Duffy, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
Set Adrift on Memory Bliss, curated by Tessa Perutz, Pablo’s Birthday, New York
Do Something To It. Do Something Else To It, Phillip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Housewarming, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, Third Floor, New York
Double Feature,
Diet Laborotories, Brooklyn, NY
Line and Verse, curated by Ridley Howard, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

2017
Sitting Still, BravinLee, New York
Indian Summer, Disturb the Neighbors, New York
Oliver Twist, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, New York

2016
A Change of Heart, curated by Chris Sharp, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Aftermodernism in the Hamptons,
curated by Belinda Neumann and Alison Wolfson, Nicole Ripka Gallery, Watermill, NY
Postcard from New York – Part I
, curated by Serena Trizzino,  Anna Marra Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
A Verdant Summer, Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York
If Only Bella Abzug Were Here, Marc Straus Gallery, New York
All Tomorrow’s Parties, Hathaway David Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
Dream Song 386, curated by Keith Varadi, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON
No Empty Vessels, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO
The Other Side, Monya Rowe Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
PaintersNYC, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO), Oaxaca, Mexico

2015
PaintersNYC, curated by Maureen Cavanaugh and Meaghan Kent, Páramo Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico
Tomorrow is Yesterday, curated by Nina Venus, Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Around Flat, curated by William Staples, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens
The Earth is All I Know of Wonder: Contemporary Responses to Hartley, curated by Jacob Rhodes, Driscoll Babcock: Project Space, New York
Swingers/WKND, Tribble Mancenido, Brooklyn, NY
Suddenly, Last Summer, Longhouse Projects, New York
Around Flat, curated by William Staples, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY
Greenhouse, curated by Janet Hicks, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

2014
The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York
Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters, New York
TOSSED, organized by Jennifer Coates and Rachel Schmidhofer, Jeff Bailey Hudson, New York
Quiet Please, curated by Matthew Fisher, Rare Gallery, New York

2013
Fiction/Non-Fiction, Storefront Gallery, Bushwick, NY
1000 Little Deaths, curated by Tom Sanford, Bravin Lee Projects, New York
Hot Fun in the Summertime, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012
En Plein Air, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York
BigSkyMind, curated by Jon Lutz, Bull and Ram, New York
I glove you, curated by Ridley Howard and Ester Partegas, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Leave it to Beavers, curated by Gina Beavers, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

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

2010
Long, Long Gone, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York
Big Picture, Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York
Last Thursday, Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
Animal Companions, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain
Bushwick Schlacht!, Fortress to Solitude, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Figuratively Seeing, Massachussetts College of Art and Design, New York
From Yarn to Yucca – A Continuation in the Dialogue between Abstraction and Figuration, John Connelly Presents, New York
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, MI
Admirer,curated by Maureen Cavanaugh, 31 Grand, New York
In Your Face, BUIA Gallery, New York
The Drawing Narrative, Jenny Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Rearview, Frieght & Volume, New York
NeoIntegrity, curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
carel, coulis, pfefferkorn, Theirry Goldberg Projects, New York

2006
Stiff,curated by Ann Toebbe, Gallery 4000, Chicago, IL
Ben Butler, Holly Coulis, Ridley Howard, Galerie Glance, Turin, Italy
El Dorado, curated by Portia Hein, Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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
Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI

2004
Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
,curated by Katherine Bernhardt, Champion Fine Art, Culver City, CA
She’s Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg VanDoren Gallery, New York
Marilyn, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
Autumn, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York

2003
Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
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
Passing Through: Women Artists in Brooklyn, Shaqab College of Design Arts,Doha, Qatar
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Open, LFL Gallery, New York

2000
Winter Paper, Catherine Moore Fine Art, New York
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, curated by Shelly Bancroft, The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

Bibliography

2019
Fateman, Johanna, “Holly Coulis”, The New Yorker, November 18.
Pagel, David, “In Holly Coulis’ clever paintings, that avocado is more than an avocado”, Los Angeles Times, May 28.

2018
Tatiana, Berg, “Must-See art Guide: London”, Artnet.com, June 28.
Blouin Art Info, “Abstracting the Everyday: Holly Coulis at Simon Lee Gallery, London”, June 6.

2017
EditorsGoings on About Town The New Yorker, October 23.
Kazakina, Katya, “These are the Young Female Artists to Watch”, Bloomberg, October 19.
Colvin, Rob, “A Playful Take on the Still Life”, Hyperallergic, October 14.
Rosenfeld, Jason, “Holly Coulis: Table Studies”, The Brooklyn Rail, October 5.
Schwendener, Martha, “Holly Coulis, The New York Times, October 4.

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

2015
Smith, Roberta, “Galleries Shift Shape to Survive in a Changing Art World”, The New York Times, June 23.
Smith, Roberta, “At NADA Art Fair, Collecting for Pleasure, Not Status”, New York Times, May 14.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2006
Ed., “Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern”, Issue 20, June.
Taft, Catherine, Seeing Stars: Paintings by Holly Coulis, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles and Groeflin Maag, Basel, 92pp.
Mullins, Charlotte, “Painting People: Figure Painting Today”, Thames & Hudson, London, 192pp.
“Holly Coulis and Max Maslansky”, Flavor Pill LA, issue 149, January 3-9.
Vona,Luca, “II New Folk”, Exibart.onpaper, No. 32, Turin, Italy, September.
Dürst, Renate, “Frontal, Hautnah: Holly Coulis in der Galerie Groeflin & Maag, Basier Zeitung”, Agenda, Basel, Switzerland, November 16.

2005
Vassallo, Christina, “A Story Being Told”, Ducts.org, Issue 14, Winter.
Miro, Marsha, “Brushes with Greatness”, Metro Times, December 14.
Mullins, Charlotte, “False sense of security”, Financial Times, August 13.

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

2003
Pagel, David, “From Perky to Unsettling”, Los Angeles Times, July 4.
Smith, Roberta, “Holly Coulis”, The New York Times, March 28.

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

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

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

Public Collections

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS

Press

Exhibitions