North Shore Studio


Cole Fox was born in 1992 and joined the Arts of Life in 2014. The energy of his marks bursting across the canvas belie the intentionality and patience ingrained in his practice. He carefully plans the adaptive tools and color schemes that he will use to construct his bold, dynamic abstract paintings.

“I realize my art is a vessel I can say anything with, and I am strong and raising my voice. That has let people see disability does not define me.”

Fox has a keen eye for composition and layout as well as creative writing acumen. These assets benefit him as an artist and as a member of the studio’s curating committee. Fox continuously challenges himself with his art making practice and transforms it into personal expression that transcends spoken word.

“Escaping disability. People can see my art and I am an artist and they don’t assume that I am disabled.”

Fox’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and locally at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and is in multiple corporate collections.

Selected Exhibits

Inside the Box

Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2019

A is for Artist

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL - 2017

Permanent Collection

The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017

Carson's Furniture Gallery

Wilmette, IL - 2017