Willie Cole

Primarily a sculptor, Willie Cole draws his subjects from personal iconography: in his past work irons recalled African tribal markings and shields, ironing boards represented slave ships, and numerous images are drawn from a history of domestic labor and other personal references.

Willie Cole’s work has been acquired and exhibited by many stellar institutions, including:
The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; MCA Chicago; the National Gallery of Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Walker Art Center; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and numerous others.