SELECTED PRESS QUOTES
"Feminist artist and performer Coco Dolle is the coolest mom out there" THE FINE PRINT MAGAZINE, July 2016
"Artist Coco Dolle's work explore the sexploitation of women" THE VILLAGE VOICE, July 2007
"Dolle claims that according to popular lore, Wonder Woman represents the missing link between the suffragette era and the Amazonian age. " WHITEHOT MAGAZINE, May 2016
"With today's dissemination of the modern-day selfie, says Coco Dolle co-curator, this exhibition ponders the legitimate essence of the female artist study as its own subject." I-D VICE MAGAZINE, September 2016
"Catch “Coco's Demoiselles: Legacy Fatale” ... She’ll be the feisty French chick marching down Deitch's Art Parade." BLACKBOOK MAGAZINE, September 2008
"Ms. Dolle achieves in these enigmatic works a mix of empathy and disdain, allure, and melancholy that is, rather like the artist's own given and assumed names, a tease, indeed." NEW YORK SUN, July 2007
Coco Dolle is an interdisciplinary artist, performer and curator, born in Avignon, France. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NEW YORK.
Coco's works on paper, paintings, photography, and performance art explore the female archetypes in the canons of our collective memory from art history to pop culture and ancient myth. Early on in her career while studying at the Art Student's League of New York, she became a regular attendee of sculptor Louise Bourgois' Sunday Salons (2001-2002) from which she developed her personal approach and perception to gender identity. Her first gallery solo shows at Mary Ryan Gallery, New York (2007) and Yukiko Kawase, Paris (2005) featured provocative paintings transcribed from The Village Voice's personal ads and the Victoria's Secret fashion catalogues, here re-contextualizing images of women as commercialized sex symbols.
While working as a model in New-York for significant artists, designers and fashion photographers such as Alex Katz, Vanessa Beecroft, Steven Klein amongst many others, she studied at the Art Students League of New York and the New York Studio School (1999-2003). She appeared in Vogue Magazine and WWD as the official model/muse for avant-guard fashion designer PIERROT Knitwear (2000).
Her work has been exhibited, performed and screened at international venues including The Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), The Berkeley Museum (CA), BAM (NY), The Queens Museum (NY), Whitworth Gallery (UK), the Armory Show (NYC), Miami Art Basel Fountain Fair ( FL), Select Fair (FL), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (NY) and Deitch Projects (NY). She has been featured in ArtForum, The NY Times, Art Report, Huffington Post, Brooklyn Rail, Wild Magazine, BlackBook, NY Observer, Posture Magazine, Untitled Magazine, Bedford&Bowery, WhiteHot Magazine and Purple Magazine.
Interested in community building and consciousness raising feminism, she further founded the performance art collective Legacy Fatale (2008) revisiting the archetype of the Greek Amazon Warriors. She directs a group of female dancers, healers and artists into choreographed site-specific projects. Legacy Fatale was an artist-in-residence at feminist organization Alexandra Arts (Manchester, UK 2016) and performance gallery Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn, NY 2016).
As an independent curator she created Milk and Night (2014), an inter-generational curatorial platform producing group exhibitions focused on artists exploring feminism. She has worked with numerous artists well established in the feminist communities such as the Guerrilla Girls, Betty Tompkins, Narcissister, Kembra Pfahler, Erin M. Riley, Hari Nef, India Salvor Menuez, Nancy Azara, Bianca Casady, Grace Graupe-Pillard and more. She continuously consults for galleries and independent projects.
She is a grant recipient of the Arts Student's League of NY (1999) and Arts Council England (2016). Her works are included in numerous private and corporate collections including, Tim Hunt (Andy Warhol Foundation), Warburg Pincus, LLC, The Cleveland Clinic, Jeffrey Lee (Ryan/Lee Gallery) and Will Ryman (American Sculptor).
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