Artist Bio

Danielle Cole is a Toronto based artist who creates playful collages through an assembly of original vintage graphics. Her work often explores the absurdity of domestic roles and the need for material goods. Danielle Cole’s art was selected from 2000 international submissions for Collective Arts Breweries series 8 beer cans and bottle labels. As she tells it, ‘seeing my art on beer can had more impact on my father, then if I had won a Pulitzer.’ Last year NewAd media, selected her work for their Art Here competition, which places original artworks across Canada in restaurants. In the past few years her collage work has been featured in a number of magazines and has been published as part Collage Collective Co.’s 2017 annual book. Danielle’s art has found homes in New Zealand, LA, San Francisco, Halifax, Hamilton and most recently on the TTC as part of the Life on the Line project.

My work is available for show and for sale. Many pieces are available in limited edition prints. Please feel free contact me.

Instagram: @girlsanddinosaurs


 Selected exhibitions

2019                The Artist project, 300 top contemporary artists at the Better Living Centre Toronto

2019                Postcards from the edge, Visual AIDS benefit, 39 Walker St, Tribeca, NYC

2018-19             Life on the Line, is a mental health awareness campaign on the TTC that is raising awareness, visibility and funds for the CMHA

2018                 Life on the line, twenty artists works selected for fundraiser for CMHA in partnership with the TTC, No foundation gallery, 1082 Queen St W.

2018                 In the round, group show, Proof gallery, 15 Case Goods Lane, Distillery district 

2018                 #TOcares, group show about gun violence, Sharp Centre for Design, OCAD

2018             Kolaj fest New Orleans, Antenna Gallery Kolaj fest show, 3718 Saint Claude Ave

2018                 Collage garden, group show and installation, 6BC Botanical Garden, NYC

2017-18             Collective Arts Brewing, Series 8 beer cans and bottles featuring my work

2017-18             PIBO charity fundraiser founded by Graeme Gibson and Margret Atwood- select work auctioned

2017                 ArtHere -1/15 winners to have work appear in NewAd spaces nationally

2017                 Collage Garden, group show and installation, Leidschendam, Netherlands

2017                 In the Round yearly group show Gravenfeather Gallery, 906 Queen St W.

2017                 Course of an Empire, solo show at Unlovable Gallery, 1430 Dundas St W

2017                 Clipped Wings, solo show select works Yorkville library, 22 Yorkville Ave.

2017                 Out of the Frame(work), group show, Narwhal Gallery, 2104 Dundas St W.

2016                 Clipped Wings, solo show, Gravenfeather Gallery, 906 Queen St W.

2016                 Surface II, group exhibit of up and coming Toronto artists, Artscape Sandbox, 301 Adelaide St W.

2016                 Collagism: A Survey of Contemporary Collage Museum Strathroy-Caradoc,

2016                 Pride Hashtag Gallery 830 Dundas St W.

2016                 No Subject Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W.

2015-14 In the Round yearly group show Gravenfeather Gallery, 906 Queen St W.

2015                 Timeraiser, group show and fundraising gala, Power Plant 231 Queens Quay W.

2015                 ArtHere -1/15 winners to have work appear in media space across Canada

2015                 Bees & Birds Gravenfeather Gallery, 906 Queen St W.

2015                 GAL Show (Girls Art League) 1261 Dundas St. W.

2015                 Hop-up Show Gallery on Wade Unit 302-87 Wade Ave.

2014                 Girls and Dinosaurs solo show, Super Jet International, 346 Dupont St.

2010-13             Square Foot Show AWOL Gallery yearly group show, 78 Ossington Ave

2002                 TIO, Toronto 10 Emerging Artist show, Surface Night Club, 12 Brant Street

2002                 Spring Fever, Swizzle Gallery, 1162 College Street

2001                 Spread a Little Beauty, 12 Brant St., art show in support of local Women’s shelters

2000                 Ready to Wear, a members show at A Space Gallery, 401 Richmond St. West

1998                 Contact'98, photo-based work Victor Comas Vitrines, A Space Gallery, 401 Richmond St. West

1997                 Toys, A Space Gallery, 401 Richmond St. West

1997                 Narcissism & Angst, solo show, Student Centre Gallery York University, 4700 Keele


2019       BlogTO, (Feb. 22, 2019) ‘Top 35 artists to look for at The Artist Project’

2019       Toronto Guardian (Feb. 20, 2019)‘A Day in the Life with Toronto artist Danielle Cole’

2019       Studio visit, by The Artist Project

2018                 Brut, independent UK magazine, Layer Issue #3, June 2018

2018                 Papercut mag, Venus vs Mars issue, July 2018

2018       Kolaj Magazine, May 12 Special Edition, “We must find our allies.”

2017       Annual 2017 Collage Collective Co, 100 best collage artists of 2017

2017       Jealous curator (Danielle Krysa) on-line blog and Instagram feature of my work              

2017       Cicada wheels interview and feature – on-line blog featuring women’s art and a love of motorcycles

2017       Code On-line magazine from Madrid feature story about my Pile-on series

2017                 Akin on-line review of Course of an Empire

2017       Art Cult Zine Fall 2017 Issue, print and on-line publication, feature article

2017       Emboss magazine, women artists issue August 2017, feature article

2017       Create Magazine, Studio Sunday feature June 25

2017       Peripheral Review, Toronto and Vancouver art scene review, April 2017

2017       Annual 2016 Collage Collective Co, 100 best collage artists of 2016

2016       Downtime on-line publication interview,, Dec. issue

2016       Kolaj Magazine, back cover and article, vol. 16, Summer 2016


2019    Doug and Laurie Kanyer art collection

2018    Earl’s restaurant, Mississauga, Square

Artist talks and workshops

2018                 Kolaj festival 2018, New Orleans, presentation about collage and promotion

2015-18    Collage workshops ‘Get School’d series,’ Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W.
2016-17    Forge: Surrealist workshop, AKIN Collective, 87 Wade Ave 
2016       Midwinter collage workshop, Prelinger Library, 301 8th Street, San Francisco
2014-15    Collage workshops Gravenfeather Gallery, 906 Queen St W.

 Artwork Available

2017-19             JCO’s gallery,, Los Gatos, California

2018-19           Metropolitan Gallery,, Austin, Texas