Cole Carothers (American/Ohio 1949-)

Cole Carothers was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1949.  He received a B.A. degree from Colorado College 1971 and an M.F.A. from American University 1978.  From 1978-81, he was the instructor in Art, Art History, and Theater Design at St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, Delaware.  He has also taught painting at the Art Academy of Cincinnati 1981-83 and was Adjunct Associate Professor of Design at the College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati from 1985-92.  Between 1998-2004 he served as Program Director for the Baker Hunt Arts and Cultural Center in Covington, KY.

His art has been exhibited nationally in New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and throughout the Midwest.  He is a recipient of numerous grants, fellowships and awards including an NEA Arts Midwest Fellowship, two Ohio Arts Council grants, twice a Summerfair Artists Grant and a Rome Prize Finalist.  His paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lakeland College, and the University of Cincinnati’s George Elliston Reading Room and numerous corporations.Two paintings are currently placed with the US Department of State Art in Embassies Program at the US ambassador’s residence in Tunis, Tunisia and remained there until 2010.



2007:Artist in Residence, University Club of Cincinnati

2007-2006:Lecture at the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Tranquil Dream- The Realm of Art

2004-1998:Gallery Talk, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2003:Program Director, Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, Covington, KY

1999:Gallery Talk, Weston Gallery of Art, Cincinnati, OH

1992-1995:Painting workshop with Gregory Gillespe, Fine Arts Work Center, MA

1981-82:Adjunct Associate Professor of Design in Foundation Studies, University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP

1981-78:Adjunct Professor of Painting, Art Academy of Cincinnati

Instructor of Art & Art History, St. Anderew's School, Middletown, DE

Awards and Grants:

2008: Summerfair Inc., Invidivual Artist Grant

1994:Cincinnati Arts Festival "Art   Invitational," Merit Prize

1988, 1985:Ohio Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant

1987, 1983:Summerfair Inc., Individual Artist Grant

1986:Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Fellowship

1985:American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize Finalist

1985:Print Magazine, Reginal Design Annual

Solo Exhibitions:

2008,2005:University Club, Cincinnati, OH

2007:Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2006:Manifest Gallery,Cincinnati, OH

2004:Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH

2003:The Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, OH

2003:Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, OH

2002:University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY

2002,2000:Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT

2001:Gruss Center for Visual Art, Lawrenceville, NJ

2000,1997,1994:Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1996:Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH

1996,1994,1992:Cincinnati Art Galleries

1995:Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1995:Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, WI

1991:Harmon-Meek Gallery, Harbor Springs, MI

1983:Forum Gallery, New York, NY

Vencor Inc.


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2007:"Celebration of Creativity: OAC Fellowships 1980-2005", Ohio Art Council

2005:Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH & The Weston Gallery of Art, Cincinnati, OH

2005:"Rooms with a View," Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH

2005:"Cincinnati Timeline," Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2005:"69th National Midyear Exhibition," Butler Institute of American Art, OH

2004:"Doorways," Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT

2004:"Terrestrial Domains," Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2001:"Celebrating Ohio Landscapes," Phyllis J. Weston Art Gallery/Closson's, OH

2000:"Urban Imagery," Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT

2000:"Paintings of Paintings," Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT

"The Object Considered: Contemporary Still-Life in Ohio, Illinois and 
Indiana," travelling exhibit, Columbus College of Art, Southern Ohio Museum, 

South Bend Regional Museum of Art

1997:"Summer Invitational," Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

1995:"The River," Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati, OH

1990:"Landscape," J. Rosenthal Fine Arts Chicago, IL

1988:"Choices, Twenty Painters from the Midwest, " Minneapolis College of Art; 
Wustum Arts Center, Racine, WI., Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL

1986:"Contemporary Midwest Landscape," Herron Gallery of Art, Indianapolis, IN

1983:"Talent," Allan Stone Gallery, NY

1983:"Cincinnati Collects," Cincinnati Art Museum, OH

1982:"Choice Painting," University of Kentucky Art Gallery

1982:"By the Sea," Barbara Toll Fine Arts, NY

Public & Corporate Colellections:

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Bell Inc.

Cincinnati Country Club


Cincinnati Financial Corporation

The Drackett Company

Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Fidelity Investments

Greenville Public Library, Greenville, OH

Jane Vilmont & Associates Inc.

Kemper National Insurance Companies

Lakeland College

Mercy Hospital, Fairfield, OH

MRA Inc.

Proctor & Gamble

RSM Company

University of Kentucky Art Museum

University of Cincinnati

University Club, Cincinnati, OH