Cole Sternberg was born in 1979 in Richmond, Virginia. He lives and works in Los Angeles. The artist works 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 versus overt political statements. 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), e105 Gallery (Berlin), LA><ART (Los Angeles, CA) and MAMA (Los Angeles, CA & Berlin). His works are held by major collections throughout the world and 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 and Huffington Post.
He is currently working on a documentary about his journey across the Pacific on a shipping vessel, the reconstruction of Ray Johnson's infamous Room 247 of the Inn at Baron's Cove, editions with LAXART and Exhibition A, various exhibitions and dreams.
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