Dave Cole was raised on his family’s farm in New Hampshire, and grew up working in his grandfather’s blacksmith shop. As a sculptor, Cole has become known for his large-scale work and his unconventional uses of industrial machines and materials. His installation work especially is known for its ability to successfully engage diverse audiences with conceptually challenging contemporary art.
Cole has exhibited nationally and internationally including Museum shows at The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Museum of Arts And Design (New York) The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), MASS MoCA, The DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; The Aldrich Museum, The Norwegian National Museum, The Haifa Museum of Art and The National Museum of the Netherlands.
Cole’s work is included in both public and private collections internationally, including the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and Brown University.
Dave Cole lives and works in Hudson, NY.