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Holly Coulis

Canadian, b. 1968

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Holly Coulis

Canadian, b. 1968

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Holly Coulis persevered through harsh early reviews to earn critical success for her signature portraits and still lifes. Characterized by blocks of bold color, simple forms, and manipulation of depth, Coulis’s painterly style is distinctive, yet influenced by Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Balthus, and Alex Katz. Her subjects, be they idiosyncratic invented characters or close-ups of fruits, vegetables, and floral bouquets, exude strong personality. Cabbage (2012), for example, evokes as much curiosity for a sliced-open purple vegetable as Snowball (2007) does for the life of the eponymous white domestic cat and the enigmatic woman on whose lap she lies.

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Biography

Holly Coulis persevered through harsh early reviews to earn critical success for her signature portraits and still lifes. Characterized by blocks of bold color, simple forms, and manipulation of depth, Coulis’s painterly style is distinctive, yet influenced by Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Balthus, and Alex Katz. Her subjects, be they idiosyncratic invented characters or close-ups of fruits, vegetables, and floral bouquets, exude strong personality. Cabbage (2012), for example, evokes as much curiosity for a sliced-open purple vegetable as Snowball (2007) does for the life of the eponymous white domestic cat and the enigmatic woman on whose lap she lies.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
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17 Contemporary Artists Reimagining the Still Life
Aug 7th, 2020
17 Contemporary Artists Reimagining the Still Life
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