Carolyn Cole lives in Portland, Oregon and has had 38 one-artist exhibits and been the recipient of many artist awards in the past 32 years. Her paintings combine dense surfaces, abstraction, geometry and many layers of paint. A magna cum laude graduate of Portland State University in 1977, her work has been exhibited all over the United States, including the Seattle Art Museum and Portland Art Museum. She spent ten years as an artist in New York City, where she exhibited extensively before settling back into the Northwest in 1991. She is represented by galleries in Portland, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Chicago, Palm Desert and Carmel. Her paintings are included in numerous private and public collections such as former Vice President Al Gore, Gordon Seigel, president of Crate & Barrel, former Presidential Chief of Staff John Podesta, Titan Pharmaceuticals, Walt Disney Productions, Zale Corporation, IBM Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, RNM Properties, Salton, Inc., TRW Corporation, American Express, Campbell Soup Company, and the Heinz Corporation.