Kolé

Born in 1970 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1970 in Washington, Kolé, her real name is Mylène Collet, is an American visual artist, she lives in the South of France.

Kolé developed her artistic style through contact with other painters. She realized her first works and research in Shlomo Levy's studio in 1990, it was a crucial step for Kolé, who proves herself in painting at that very moment. She was selected at the Salon de Montrouge to represent France, which was a real stepping stone for her. She learned a lot from this new experience and decided to head for Camargue and join Pierre-Marie Brisson's studio in 2005, and then came back to U.S.A in 2009 to San Francisco, closer to her origins.

Kolé offers a true journey with her paintings. Her father being in the marines gave her a passion for adventures and evasions. Through his travel stories about high seas in Africa or Pacific islands, he nurtured her imagination. An inheritance which encouraged the artist to be extremely open minded, she is particularly sensitive to her encounters with others.

Kolé's work leans a lot on human relationship and interactions. Her work is based on collective memory, marked by Man and his traces on Earth. She paints in a very intuitive and impulsive manner. She highlights the present moment, as opposed to a constant flight from the uncertain future.

Her paintings depict phantasmagorical beings, white meandering souls. White is a very symbolic and revealing color for Kolé. She also showcases vegetable elements and nature, which set up roots in collages and paper assemblies, intertwined with Indian ink and acrylic.

Today, the artist's work is presented in several European galleries.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS AND GROUP SHOWS

2013
Galerie Jane Griffiths, Val d’Isère, (France)
Galerie Ducastel, Avignon, (France)
Galerie de l’Ecusson, Montpellier, (France)
Galerie Au delà des Apparences, Annecy, (France)
Hôtel des Ventes de Drouot, Paris, (France)
Atelier Pasnic, Paris, (France)

2012
Galerie Jane Griffiths, Val d’Isère, (France)
Galerie Ducastel, Avignon, (France)
Galerie de l’Ecusson, Montpellier, (France)
Galerie Au delà des Apparences, Annecy, (France)
Hôtel des Ventes de Drouot, Paris, (France)
Atelier Pasnic, Paris, (France)

2011
Galerie Jane Griffiths, Val d’Isère, (France)
Galerie Ducastel, Avignon, (France)
Galerie de l’Ecusson, Montpellier, (France)
Galerie Au delà des Apparences, Annecy, (France)
Hôtel des Ventes de Drouot, Paris, (France)

2010
Galerie Jane Griffiths, Val d’Isère, (France)
Galerie Ducastel, Avignon, (France)
Galerie de l’Ecusson, Montpellier, (France)
Galerie Au delà des Apparences, Annecy, (France)
Hôtel des Ventes de Drouot, Paris, (France)
The Affordable Art Fair, Foire Paris, (France)

2009
Galerie Jane Griffiths, Val d’Isère, (France)
Galerie Ducastel, Avignon, (France)
Hôtel des Ventes de Drouot, Paris, (France)
Galerie de l’Ecusson, Montpellier, (France)
Galerie Thierry Taravel, Paris, (France)
Galerie Au delà des Apparences, Annecy, (France)

2008
Hôtel des Ventes Drouot, Paris, (France)
Galerie Kaiserstrasse, Dortmund, (Germany)
Galerie Ducastel, Avignon, (France)
ARTéNIM, foire d’art contemporain, Nîmes, Galerie de l’Ecusson, (France)
Galerie Le Lansquenet, Lille, (France)
Galerie Ulrike Petschelt, Kassel (Germany)
Galerie de L’Ecusson, Montpellier, (France)
Foire d’art contemporain, Grenoble, Galerie Au Delà des Apparences, (France)
Galerie Jane Griffiths, Val d’Isère, (France)

2007
ARTéNIM, foire d’art contemporain, Nîmes, Galerie de l’Ecusson, (France)
Galerie Au-Delà des Apparences, Annecy, (France)
Galerie Jane Griffiths, Val d’Isère, (France)
Galerie Au-delà des Apparences, Annecy, (France)
Exposition Hôtel des Ventes Drouot, Paris, (France)

2006
Galerie Ducastel, Avignon, (France)
Galerie Fallet, Genève, (Switzerland)
Hotel « La Mistralée », St Tropez, (France)
Exposition Hotel des Ventes Drouot, Paris, (France)

2005
Galerie Marc Van Meensel, (Belgium)
2004
Galerie Symbol Création, Paris, (France)

2003
Monastère de Sant Cugat del Valles, (Spain)
Musée Amédéo da Souza, (Portugal)
Salon d’art contemporain de Montrouge, (France)

2002
Quête & Sens Galery, Paris, (France)

2001
Réalisation de palissades pour la Mairie Montreuil, (France)
Quête & Sens Galery, Paris, (France)
Canal Web, Paris. Exposition de groupe, (France)

2000
Mairie de Montreuil, (France)

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