Born in Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



1998 MFA in Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1995 BFA in Fine Arts, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON



Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Annex, New York, NY
Cherry and Martin 2732, Los Angeles, CA

Pitchers, Sardine, Brooklyn, NY

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

New Paintings, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Inside Out, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Curated by Jeffrey Whittle.

Small Paintings, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, GA

Rosa, Rosa, Claudia Groeflin Gallery, 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



Around Flat, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens. Curated by William Staples
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.

Sargent's Daughters, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY
Tossed, Jeff Bailey Hudson, New York, NY. Curated by Jennifer Coates and Rachel Schmidhofer.
The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
Quiet Please, Rare Gallery, NY, NY. Curated by Matthew Fisher

Fiction/Non-Fiction, Storefront Gallery, Bushwick, NY
1000 Little Deaths, Bravin Lee Projects, New York, NY. Curated by Tom Sanford.
Hot Fun in the Summertime, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

En Plein Air, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
BigSkyMind, Bull and Ram, New York, NY. Curated by John 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. Curated by Deborah Brown.
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
Brooklyn Schlacht, Brooklyn, NY
Animal Companions, CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain

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
The Drawing Narrative, Jenny Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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

Interested Painting, Gallery 400, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Summer Pleasures, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Séance, Fort Point Gallery, Boston, MA

Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, Champion Fine Art,Culver City, CA
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 DAN, 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

The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, MA



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.