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b. 1968, Canada

Holly Coulis Biography

Holly Coulis’ paintings tap into one of our most fundamental and complex human desires — the urge to depict our fellows. Her invented cast of characters frame a wandering imagination and an impulse to connect and empathize with even fictional persons. Coulis presents people as raw individuals filled with the possibility of their own character and personal stories. She playfully inserts her subjects into the history of portraiture, where they affirm and expand modes of tradition with eloquence and subtlety.

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Holly Coulis received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design and her MFA from the Boston Museum School. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including NeoIntegrity, curated by Keith Mayerson at Derek Eller Gallery, She’s Come Undone at Artemis Greenberg Van Doren and Marilyn at Sean Kelly Gallery. She has had solo exhibitions at Groeflin Maag Galerie (Zurich, Switzerland), Lamontagne Gallery (Boston) and Zach Feuer/LFL Gallery (New York City).

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