Dave Cole was born in 1975 in Etna, New Hampshire. He attended The Putney School and Landmark College before receiving his BA from Brown University in 2000. His work has been exhibited at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; The Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; 21c Museum, Louisville, KY; Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY;The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; Vestlanske Kunstindustrimuseum, Bergen, Norway; Nasjonal Museet, Oslo, Norway; Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel; and Textielmuseum, Tilburg, Netherlands. He was the recipient of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum's annual Rappaport Prize. Cole’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, Modern Painters, Art Papers, and The Boston Globe, among others. His work is included in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Danforth Museum, Wellington Management, 21c Museum, RISD Museum, The Burger Collection, The Pizzuti Collection, Fidelity Investments, and Jaermuseet Vitenfabrikken. Cole lives and works in Hudson, New York.