Coco Dolle was born 1974 in Avignon, France. She studied painting at The Art Students League of New York and the New York Studio School, while attending Louise Bourgeois' famous Sunday Salons and modelling for significant artists such as Alex Katz, Andres Serrano and Vanessa Beecroft. Using drawing, painting, photography, video and performance art, Coco developed her practice and work exploring the perception of the feminine and the canons of the female archetypes in our collective memory from pop culture to ancient myths. She lives and works between NYC and the South of France.
Coco's work has been exhibited and performed internationally including at The Queens Museum (NY), the Berkeley Museum (CA), Brooklyn Academy of Music (NYC), Yukiko Kawase Galerie (Paris, France), Manchester Art Gallery (UK), Armory Show (NYC), Mary Ryan Gallery (NYC), The Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), Spring/Break Art Show (NY), Select Fair (Miami, FL), Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (NYC) and Deitch Projects (NYC).
Coco Dolle has been featured in Forbes Magazine, ArtForum, The NY Times, Brooklyn Rail, Wild Magazine, BlackBook, NY Observer, Bedford&Bowery and Purple Magazine amongst other publications. She is a grant recipient of Arts Council England (2016) and the Art Student's League of New York (1999). 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).
With over 20 years of training in modern and contemporary dance techniques, Coco further founded the performance art group Legacy Fatale (2008). Revisiting the archetype of the Greek Amazon Warriors, she invites artists, performers, dancers, and healers 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 and a community builder she created the curatorial Milk and Night (2014), producing 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, India Salvor Menuez, Leah DeVun, Cindy Hinant, Nancy Azara, Bianca Casady, Grace Graupe-Pillard.
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2017 The Lodge Gallery, "Equilibrium: An allegory of rebirth", NYC
2017 SPRING/BREAK Art Show, “Black Mirror: 13 Artists”, NYC
2016 The Untitled Space Gallery, “Self-Reflection: 18 female artists addressing self-portraiture” NYC
2016 The Untitled Space Gallery, “In the Raw: The Female Gaze on the Nude”, NYC
2015 SENSEI Gallery, “Foursome”, NYC