1998 MFA  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA                                                             

1995 BFA Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON                                                             





(forthcoming) Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA                                                              

(forthcoming) Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY

(forthcoming) SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC


Holly Coulis Simon Lee: Viewing Room, London, UK                                                             

Island,Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

Holly Coulis,Tennis Elbow, Brooklyn, NY

Holly Coulis / Ridley Howard,Rental Gallery, East Hampton, NY



Days and Nights, Lemons,Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA                                               

Table Studies,Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY


Dishes and Fruits,wall mural at The Atlanta Contemporary



Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                    

Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY


Pitchers,Sardine, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                          



Holly Coulis and Aliza Nisenbaum, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI  



Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                

Inside Out, University of Georgia, Athens, GA curated by Jeffrey Whittle


Solomon Projects, Project Room, Atlanta, GA



Rosa, Rosa,Claudia Groeflin Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland  


Men,Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA                                                                            

Some People,Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA


Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland                                                                            

Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA 


Stories for Georgia,Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland                                               

Selves,Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada 


Happenstance,LFL Gallery, New York, NY                                                                           






Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose, Jack Hanley, New York, NY                         

Curated by Louis Fratino and Nikki Maloof

Gangs of New York, ADDS Donna, Chicago, IL

Curated by Essex Flowers and Owen Duffy

Set Adrift on Memory Bliss, Pablo’s Birthday, New York

Curated by Tessa Perutz

Do Something To It. Do Something Else To It.,Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Housewarming,Third Floor, New York, NY

People, Places, Things… Philip Slein Gallery, St Louis, MO


Sitting Still, BravinLee, New York, NY.

Indian Summer, Disturb the Neighbors, New York, NY

Oliver Twist, Rental Gallery, East Hampton, New York



A Change of Heart,Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Chris Sharp.                     

Aftermodernism in the Hamptons, Nicole Ripka Gallery, Watermill, NY.

            Curated by Belinda Neumann and Alison Wolfson.

Postcard from NY – Part I, Anna Marra Contemporeana, Rome, Italy. Curated by Serena Trizzino.  

A Verdant Summer,Taymour Grahne Gallery, NY, NY

If Only Bella Abzug Were Here,Marc Strauss, NY, NY

All Tomorrow’s Parties,Hathaway David Contemporary, Atlanta, GA.

Dream Song 386,Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON. Curated by Keith Varadi.

No Empty Vessels,Gildar Gallery, Denver CO

The Other Side,Monya Rowe, St. Augustine, FL

PaintersNYC, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO), Oaxaca, Mexico.


PaintersNYC,Páramo Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico,                                                              

            Curated by Maureen Cavanaugh and Meaghan Kent.                                                 

Tomorrow is Yesterday,Mikiko Sato Gallery, Hamburg, Germany  Curated by Nina Venus.            

The Earth is All I Know of Wonder: Contemporary Responses to Hartley,                                    

            Driscoll Babcock: Project Space, New York, NY  Curated by Jacob Rhodes.        

NADA Art Fair, Klaus von Nichtssagend, NY, NY

Armory Art Fair, Cherry and Martin in NY, NY            

Swingers/WKND,Tribble Mancenido, Brooklyn, NY

Suddenly, Last Summer,Longhouse Projects, NY, NY

Around Flat, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

Greenhouse,One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY  Curated by Janet Hicks.


The Last Brucennial, NY, NY                                                                                              

Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY

Tossed, Jeff Baily Gallery Hudson, NY. Curated by Jennifer Coates and Rachel Schmidhofer

Quiet Please,Rare Gallery, NY, NY. Curated by Matthew Fisher  



Fiction/non-fiction,Storefront Gallery, Bushwick, NY                                                              

1000 Little Deaths, BravinLee Projects, New York, NY. Curated by Tom Sanford.

Hot Fun in the Summertime, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA


En Plein Air,Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY                                                                    

BigSkyMind,Bull and Ram, New York, NY.  Curated by Jon Lutz           

I glove you,Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA.  Curated by Ridley Howard and Ester Partegas

Leave It to Beavers,Gallery Diet, Miami, FL.  Curated by Gina Beavers


Drawn,Storefront Gallery, Bushwick, NY                                                                              

Fresh Paint,Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY

Russ and Liz’s Ultimate Playlist,Four Eleven Studio, Provincetown, MA


Long, Long Gone,Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY                                                             

Big Picture,Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

Last Thursday,Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

Animal Companions, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain

Brooklyn Schlacht, Brooklyn, NY


Figuratively Seeing,Massachussetts College of Art and Design, New York, NY                         

From Yarn to Yucca – A Continuation in the Dialogue 

between Abstraction and Figuration,John Connelly Presents, New York, NY       

First Show,Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

After the Goldrush,106 Green, Brooklyn, NY   



New York, New Work: The Object Direct in Recent Art,                                                           

Mississippi State University Department of Art Gallery, Mississippi State, MI

Admirer,31 Grand, curated by Maureen Cavanaugh, New York, NY

In Your Face,BUIA Gallery, New York, NY


Rearview,Frieght & Volume, New York, NY                                                                          

NeoIntegrity,curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

carel, coulis, pfefferkorn,Theirry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY


Stiff,Gallery 4000, curated by Ann Toebbe, Chicago, IL                                                           

Ben Butler, Holly Coulis, Ridley Howard,Galerie Glance, Turin, Italy 

El Dorado,Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Portia Hein


Interested Painting,Gallery 400, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL                                        

Summer Pleasures,Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

Séance,Fort Point Arts Community Gallery, Boston, MA 

Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI


Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?,                                              

Champion Fine Art, Culver City, CA. Curated by Katherine Bernhardt

She's Come Undone,Artemis Greenberg VanDoren Gallery, New York, NY 

Marilyn,Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY 

Autumn,Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY 


Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA    



Holly Coulis/Dana Schutz,LFL Gallery, New York, NY                                                             

Emerging New York Artists,Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, MA 

DNA at DNA, DNA Gallery,Provincetown, MA 

International Contemporary and Emerging Art,Lawson Menzies Flynn, Sydney, Australia 


I See You 2,Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY                                                            

Passing Through: Women Artists in Brooklyn,Shaqab College of Design Arts,Doha, Qatar 

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

Open,LFL Gallery, New York, NY 


Go Figure!,Clifford-Smith Gallery, Boston, MA                                                                       

Escape,DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA 


Emblem,The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA                                          




Tatiana, Berg “Must-See Art Guide: London”,, June 28, 2018

Blouin Art Info, “Abstracting the Everyday: Holly Coulis at Simon Lee Gallery, London”, June 6, 2018

Schwendener, Martha The New York Times, October 4, 2017

Rosenfeld, Jason “Holly Coulis: Table Studies”, The Brooklyn Rail, October 5, 2017

Colvin, Rob “A Playful Take on the Still Life”, Hyperallergic, October 14, 2017

Denzer, Laura, “The Other Side at Monya Rowe Gallery”,

Smith, Roberta, “At NADA Art Fair, Collecting for Pleasure, Not Status”, New York Times, May 14, 2015.

Indrisek, Scott, “NEWD Art Show Shines a Light on Bushwick”,, May 30, 2014

Zevitas, Steven. “Must See Painting Shows: February”. New American Paintings. February 2014.

Hodges, Michael H. “Painters find emotional depth and offbeat beauty in figurative works”, The Detroit News, May 16, 2013.

Vartanian, Hrag. “Pattern Recognition: Seven Bushwick/Ridgewood Shows”,, February 12, 2013.

Nathan, Emily. Gallery Shows LA: Holly Coulis,, April 12, 2012

Zevitas, Steven. 12 Must See Painting Shows: March 2012, Huffington Post 

Publisher’s Pick, New American Paintings, March 2012

Ed. Earle, David “The Open Daybook” 2010, p. 9/23

Westfall, Charles A. “Holly Coulis and David Humphrey at Solomon Projects”,, June 21, 2010

Asper, Colleen. “Recession Era: Three Non-Profit Responses” Art in America. August 24, 2009

Miller, Francine Koshow. “Holly Coulis,” Artforum, March 2008, p.368.

Cate McQuaid, Critics Pick, Boston Globe, January 27, 2008.

Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Summer 2006.

Seeing Stars: Paintings by Holly Coulis, Taft, Catherine. 2006,  Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles and Groeflin Maag,   Basel, 92pp.

Painting People: Figure Painting Today. Mullins, Charlotte. 2006, Thames & Hudson, London, 192pp.

Holly Coulis and Max Maslansky, Flavor Pill LA, issue 149, January 3-9, 2006.

Luca Vona, Il New Folk, Exibart.onpaper, No. 32, Turin, Italy, September, 2006.

Renate Dürst, Frontal, Hautnah; Holly Coulis in der Galerie Groeflin & Maag, Basler Zeitung, Agenda, Basel, Switzerland, 16 November, 2006,

Mullins, Charlotte. "False sense of security", Financial Times, August 13, 2005.

Marsha Miro, Brushes with Greatness, Metro Times, Detroit, USA, December 14, 2005.

Vassallo, Christina, "A Story Being Told",, Issue 14, Winter 2005.

Gerig, Karen N., "Hirsch und Hündchen, human; Die kanadische Künstlerin Holly Coulis in der Galerie Groeflin/Maag", Basler Zeitung,

September 9, 2004.

"From Perky to Unsettling", David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, July 4, 2003.

Smith, Roberta, "Holly Coulis", The New York Times, March 28, 2003.

Cattelan, Gioni and Subotnick, Charley 02, Les Presses du Reel, Dijon, France, 2002.

Levin, Kim. "Holly Coulis/Dana Schutz", The Village Voice, February 12, 2002.

Smith, Roberta. "Holly Coulis/Dana Schutz", The New York Times, February 8, 2002.

McQuaid, Cate. "Striking Portraits", The Boston Globe, July 22,1999.

Perrott, Jeffrey. "Emblem", Arts Media, October 1998.

Silver, Joanne. "Beyond Recognition: Mills Gallery Exhibit Tests the Limits of Familiarity", The Boston Herald, September 4, 1998.