CENTER FOR COLLABORATIVE ART RESEARCH AND BUILDING IN STONE RIDGE, NY
SHOLA COLE (She/They) is a queer Afro-Caribbean/UK born immigrant and NYC based performance artist. Cole uses radio, movement, and a time traveling tool wearing alter ego called Pirate Jenny to explore historical contexts within a personal legacy as a Black GNC Lesbian and former classically trained/traumatized musician. Ongoing works include Biographie of Service, a process where Cole combines narrative and figure modeling in a process that invites viewer participation to critique her selfless contortions, and Hung- another participatory piece that examines the social perception of hand washing garments. Cole graduated from UConn with a Bachelor of General Studies minoring in Women's Studies and is an alumni of EmergeNYC and Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She facilitates her own Body Vocality! Improv Workshops © and enjoys travel, low-to-no-social media, art, food, and foreign language dabbling. She is also obsessed with rescue pit bulls, HBCU Marching bands and RPDR.
Time Travel Documentation, Pirate Jenny circa 1932.