COCO DOLLE

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Artwork
'Wahou I love my Bunny' 2008 acrylic paint and fabric on canvas 5x6 feet
"C'etait la nuit derniere" 2006 collage inkjet print 30x40 inches
"Hotel" 2005 ink on tibetan paper 9x13 inches
video still from Legacy Fatale performance Fountain Art Fair 2009 NYC
video still 'Blood Venus' 2008 print 30x40 inches
COCO
DOLLE
Artist's Statement

My work privileges cyclical projects, evading the discourse and focusing rather on theories of the body. I am engaging linguistics of feminine forms and visuals to create allegories and 'tableaux vivants'. My references come from ancient pagan myths and feminist history, glamour imagery, fetishism, cabaret performance, cult cinema, writings and words related to the history of women. I use a variety of mediums to engage a non-linear approach to the work and expose the viewer to a cross-cultural aesthetics. I work in performance, photography, drawing/painting, video and audio to explore themes and interpretations of utopian ideals and iconic fantasies.

For many years, I have been the muse of other artists and photographers, including Alex Katz, Andres Serrano, Pierrot fashion designer and many more.
I am now the muse of my own life and work.

Bio/Resume

Coco Dolle born 1974 in France, mother Austrian, works and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Merit Scholarship in painting from the Art Student's League in 1999.
Attended the New york Studio school in 2000.

My work has been shown at Mary Ryan Gallery NYC, Yukiko Kawase Paris, Deitch Project’s Art Parade in 2006-2007 NYC, and at many art fairs including Fountain Art Fair Miami Art Basel, art collectives BOFFO and Brooklyn is Burning. My second solo show at Mary Ryan Gallery in 2007 " Pop Interpretation: The Village Voice pin-ups vs. The Victoria Secret Girls"

In 2008, I created a group of women “Amazon” performers choreographed under the name of ‘Legacy Fatale’.

Selected press includes The New York Sun, BlackBook, The New York Times, Daily Candy, and ArtForum Diary.