Justin Cole, MFA

Adjunct Faculty
BA in Liberal Studies

MFA in Studio Art, Photography Specialization, UCLA
BFA in General Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art

Justin Cole (b. Detroit, MI) is an artist and educator working in Los Angeles. He is an adjunct faculty in the BA Program, where he instructs art and art history courses. He also teaches Photography at Otis College of Art and Design. Justin Cole is represented by Pepin Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. Justin’s art has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Pepin Moore Gallery (LA), Hayworth Gallery (LA), bank (LA), Co-Lab (Copenhagen), Centre pour l’Art et le Culture (France), Five Thirty Three (LA), Artists Space (NY), Actual Size (LA), Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LA), California State University Bakersfield, amongst others. He has been an artist in residence at MOCA (LA) and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Justin is also a founding member of the artist group, OJO. OJO has created projects for MOCA (LA), LACE (as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time), LAXART, the Studio Museum Harlem, Queens Nails Annex, ESL Projects, Consonni in Bilbao, Spain, amongst others. OJO has been featured in ANP Quarterly, LA Record, dublab, and LA Confidential Magazine. OJO is included in MOCA’s publication Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA 2008-2012, distributed by DAP.

  • Parallel Worlds: Renaissance to Modern Art in Europe and the Americas (ART 318)
  • A Contemporary View of Pre-Historic to Gothic Art (ART 324)
  • Los Angeles Art Now! (ART 327)
  • Collaborative Art (ART 328)
  • The Post-Studio Aesthetic (ART 344)
  • Approximately Infinite Universe: The Art and Life of Yoko Ono (ART 390Q)
  • After John Cage: Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (ART 390S)