Spotlight: Cole Sternberg

Spotlight: Cole Sternberg

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Visual Artist: Cole Sternberg
Cole Sternberg was born in Richmond, Virginia. He lives and works in Los Angeles and practices in a range of formats including painting, installation, video, and writing. Series of his work have focused on a variety of social issues, from current human rights activism and its relationship to the law, to the environment, to the media and concepts of content overload. The works tend to be subtle or subversive in nature, driven by elegant visual concepts and poetry. He is interested in the intersection between humanity and humankind and how their lack of congruity hinders social progression and development.

Sternberg has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at The American University Museum (Washington, DC), El Segundo Museum of Art (El Segundo, CA), Hochhaus Hansa (a Ruhr.2010 Museum, Dortmund, Germany), Primary (Miami, FL), David B. Smith Gallery (Denver, CO), Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND, Los Angeles, CA), Paris Photo | LA (Los Angeles, CA), Zona Maco (Mexico City), ArtBo (Bogota), Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC), e105 Gallery (Berlin), LAXART (Los Angeles, CA) and MAMA (Los Angeles, CA & Berlin), Praz-Delavallade (Los Angeles) and there-there (Los Angeles).

His works are held by major collections throughout the world, such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMOA), The American University Museum (AUM) and Deutsche Telekom. It has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Whitewall Magazine, Issue Magazine, Autre Magazine, Hercules, Denver Post, Miami New Times, LA Weekly, Art Ltd., Architectural Digest, Angeleno, Sleek, Metal Magazine, Artnet, Cool Hunting, Huffington Post and Elephant.

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Spotlight: Cole Sternberg
  • TUTORIAL: Assemblage

    Art made by assembling disparate elements -often everyday objects- scavenged by the artist. (Tate)

  • are the green fields gone? (trailer)

    are the fields gone? (trailer) by cole sternberg
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    Courtesy of Cole Sternberg

  • the nature of our bent horizon

    the nature of our bent horizon by cole sternberg

    This video chronicles the full sequence of Sternberg's piece, the nature of our bent horizon, as presented on a dual feed video billboard on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. The work was produced with support of LAXART and WeHo Arts.

    Courtesy of Cole...

  • a moment in the sun

    Cole Sternberg's film, a moment in the sun, is a vision of a romantic end of the world, an ending where the beauty of the environment overtakes the harshness of humankind. Sternberg recreates artist Ray Johnson's last moments before his suicide, lingering in the same hotel room in Sag Harbor, NY,...

  • and every minute the glass shattered

    and every minute the glass shattered by cole sternberg

    this film discusses american symbology, ego, destruction, environmental naiveté and entrapment.

    Courtesy of Cole Sternberg