Tiffany Cole is an artist who explores her world through painting. She was born in Coffs Harbour NSW and currently lives and works in Canberra, ACT.
Cole works mainly in the field of still-life painting. Her work explores ideas about collecting, and the value we assign to objects in terms of their ability to hold memory and represent connections between people. She is also interested in exploring our relationship to nature, and the value we can find in the smallest of creatures. Cole is interested in our bodily experience of viewing painting, and how materiality and scale can evoke sensations such as tactility for the viewer, which can make the painted world 'come to life'.
Tiffany completed a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) with first-class Honours and the University Medal. Cole also won a number of prizes and scholarships at the end of her degree through the ANU EASS Scheme including the Canberra Contemporary Art Space Residency Award, and the Spanish Embassy Young Australian Artists' Travelling Scholarship. Cole was also the recipient of the QANTAS Foundation Encouragement of Australian Art Award in 2010, which took her research to South America and Northern Europe. Cole has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions in the ACT and NSW, and is currently a PhD candidate at the ANU School of Art.