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 https://www.instagram.com/girlsanddinosaurs/
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, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-w6ruPjsGc&t=8s 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, www.create-magazine.com 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, sydneycollagesociety.com, Dec. issue
2016 Kolaj Magazine, back cover and article, vol. 16, Summer 2016
2019 Doug and Laurie Kanyer art collection www.kanyerartcollection.com
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.
2017-19 JCO’s gallery, www.jcosplace.com, Los Gatos, California
2018-19 Metropolitan Gallery, www.metropolitangallery.net, Austin, Texas