Justin Cole, C.V.


Born in 1981 Detroit, Michigan
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION
2005 MFA Photography University of California, Los Angeles
2003 BFA General Fine Arts Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Constituent Parts, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Suite Sixteen and Tocqueville Photograms, Pepin Moore Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Historical Impulse, Pepin Moore Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 RSVP Los Angeles, Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA (Catalog)
2014 Another Cats Show, 356 S. Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Material Object, Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Monument to Rebellion, Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway (In collaboration with Alejandra + Aeron) (Catalog—Monday Begins on Saturday)
Suddenness + Certainty, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Burrito Deluxe, Shangri-La, Joshua Tree, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Sunday at 4, California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA
Going Public—Telling It As It Is?, ENPAP/Consonni, Bilbao, Spain
Affective Turns?, organized by Phil Chang, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Goes Live, Pacific Standard Time, LACE, Hollywood, CA
2011 Pepin Moore at LA Print: Edition 2, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
StudioSound, The Studio Museum Harlem
Object-Orientation: Bodies and/as Things, Cerritos College Art Gallery (Catalog)
Pepin Moore at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, The Barker Hanger, Santa Monica
2010 Vinyl Mandala, Actual Size, Los Angeles, CA (Curator)
Second Story, Pepin Moore Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Art & Music Festival, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Covers, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Letter, 2219 Gallery, Baltimore, MD
The Chef’s Theory, curated by Maha Saab, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA
MOCA Contemporaries’ Night of Urban Retreat, Presented by AIGA, Solair Residence, Los Angeles, CA
Engagement Party, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Welcome to the Neighborhood, Tight Space, Santa Ana, CA
2008 General Electric, curated by Lia Trinka-Browner, The Project, Los Angeles, CA
We, curated by Jen Liu, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fall In, Fall Out, Fall Down, Get Ready!, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA 
Whatcha See is Whatcha Get…, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA (Curator) 600, 2219 Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2007 En La Cumbre, A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Cali in CPH, Co-Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark
Collisions, The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (with OJO)
Passin’ Thru The New Amazing, LA><Art, Culver City, CA
You Are My, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Fair Trade, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Good Times for Never, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA
Where, Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, CA (as Los Cremators)
We All, Us Three, ESL Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Lots, Current Space, Baltimore, MD
2005 Drive Bye and ReLAX, Upspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing Rules, Glu Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Character Traits, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Summer @ Bank, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Supersonic, LA Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Wight Gallery, UCLA
2004 Magic Show, Curated by Brian Bress, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Defiance, Presented by the Prop, Udi Aloni Space, New York, NY
Emerging Artists, Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD
BFA Thesis Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD 
Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
2002 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD (Best in Show)
Exposition, Centre Pour l’Art et le Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France
2001 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD
Video and DVD Call, Artist’s Space, New York, NY

LECTURES

2015 Artist Talk, Black and White Photography, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Conversation with Charles Gaines and Nikki Pressley, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
2013 OJO Artist Talk, James Welling Senior Studio, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

RESIDENCIES
2010 Los Angeles Goes Live, LACE, Hollywood, CA
2009 Engagement Party, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2005 Hoyt Scholarship, UCLA
2004 Graduate Fellowship, UCLA
2003 Graduate Fellowship, UCLA
2002 Traveling Scholarship to Aix-en-Provence, MICA
2001 Merit Award Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015 McGrew, Rebecca & Geis, Terri.  RSVP Los Angeles.  Claremont: Pomona College 
Museum of Art.  2015.  Pages 59-79.  ISBN: 9 780985 625177
2013 Monday Begins on Saturday.  Berlin: Sternberg Press.  2013.  Pg. 281.
Stang, Aandrea.  Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA, 2008-2012.  Los Angeles: MOCA.  2013. Pgs. 61-78.
“Noise.” Flaunt Vol. 123. October 2012: Pg. 98.
2012 Gubala, Christina. WaxPhil L.A. #13: Jacknife Records and Tapes, Diga Rhythm Band’s Diga. Dumdum Magazine. 8 May 2012.http://www.dumdumzine.net/waxphil-l-a-13-jacknife-records-and-tapes-diga-rhythm-bands-diga-christina-gubala/
Chang, Phil.  Very Short List.  New York Observer.  13 March 2012.
“Diesel Presents Thirteen Years of Fortune and Fame.” Flaunt Vol. 119. Spring 2012: 30-31, 48-49.
2011 MacDevitt, James.  Object Orientation.  Cerritos College.  2011.
Bennett, Sarah. “OJO—Ocean View Estate”.  L.A. Record.  Vol. 5 No. 3.  Winter 2011.  Pg. 74.
2010 Villegas, Arely. The Record as a Form of Art: Vinyl Mandala at Actual Size Gallery. LAist.com. December 2010.http://laist.com/2010/12/27/the_record_as_a_form_of_art_vinyl_m.php
Tuck, Geoff. Notes on Looking.  ForYourArt.com.  November 2010. http://losangeles.foryourart.com/?s=know&item=403
McNeill, Mark “Frosty”. “OJO—La Bolsa Blanca.” dublab.com. August 2010.
Provo, Ben.  “OJO.”  ANP Quarterly.  Vol. 2 No. 4.  2010.
2009 Greene, Robert.  Hairy.  powerHouse Books.  2009.
“Flesh Car Crash.”  Brand X.  1 July 2009: Pg. 4
2008 Wagley, Catherine. We.  Artslant.com.  July 2008.
2007 Bloom, Rebecca,  “Delectable Collectibles”, L.A. Confidential, Fall 2007.
2006 Less Art #3.  Compiled by Doug Harvey.  Redacted Records.  2006.
2005 “Eye on L.A.” ABC, Channel 7, Los Angeles.  Aired: Sept. 17, 2005.