Holly Coulis, Bowl, Knife, 2017, Gouache on arches paper, 12 x 16 in

Holly Coulis

Holly Coulis received a BFA in Fine Arts from Ontario College of Art and Design and a MFA in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Recent solo exhibitions include Table Studiesat Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery (New York, NY), Days and Nights, Lemons at Cherry and Martin (Los Angeles, CA) and Dishes and Fruits at Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA). Coulis has been reviewed in the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, New American Paintings, Huffington Post, Art in America, Artforum and many more.

Holly Coulis’ playful paintings address selected objects in a confined space. Evolving from layers and layers of paint, each work focuses on not just the objects, but the space found between each object. With bit of humor, Coulis is able to precisely distort and flatten the plane by highlighting each object with her unique dark edgings and shadows. Her deep focus on each object suggests a greater, deeper meaning lingering beneath the canvas.