Photo by Beth Mann of Earlybird photo

Photo by Beth Mann of Earlybird photo


Dare Coulter was born in Augusta, Georgia and raised in Lorton, Virginia. In December 2015 she graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor's of Art + Design. Dare found her passion in sculpture through training with adjunct professor Holly Fischer at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and Dare considers herself a graduate of Meredith College as well. At twenty-six years old Dare is still at the beginning of her career. Dare is primarily a figurative ceramic sculptor, but she works in a diverse range of fields and media including drawings, paintings, and murals. Dare has won more than 60 awards. Last year she completed her residency as the inaugural fellow for the Jo Ann Williams Artist Fellowship in association with the Black on Black Project and painted the largest mural in Fayetteville, NC. To date she has illustrated four children’s books and an extended card, all featuring positive imagery of people of color. Her mission is to have a mural on every continent within the next two years, and a monumental sculpture commission every year.




My abridged résumé is included below. Click either button to download a PDF résumé  or a .DOC résumé. I removed my address and phone number from these résumés; if you need either of those please contact me.



Painting: Acrylic, Spraypaint, Watercolor, Ink

Drawing: Pen, graphite, charcoal, pastel

Sculpture: Water-based clay, oil-based clay; functional knowledge of resin and plaster casting and simple mold making

Digital: Excellent Photoshop abilities, some Illustrator skills, very basic InDesign and AfterEffects knowledge


North Carolina State University, B.A. in Art + Design. Fall 2015.



(Shows and Exhibits are italicized)

My NC from A to Z - illustrated children’s book written by Michelle Lanier and commissioned by African American Heritage Commission of North Carolina. Distributed across the state of North Carolina. July 2019.

Duke University Arts Annex Mural; in progress. Durham, NC. June 2018

#CaptainOfYourFayte mural in Fayetteville, NC. 143’ x 23’. December 2018.

Falling Into Stillness/Right Before We Fly; dual show with Anne Gregory-Beppler. Durham, NC. July 2018

West Ellerbee Creek Trail Mural. Selected via RFP for City of Durham, NC. April 2018.

Right Before We Fly. Solo Exhibition. Curated by Mike Williams and Dare Coulter. Anchorlight, Raleigh, NC. March 2018.

Back To Black. Group Show, curated by Kayla Salisbury and Peter Woods. Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA. February 2018.

2018 Black History Month Exhibit. Curated by Willie Bigelow. Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, NC. February 2018. 

Life in the South. Group Show. Curated by LeGrant Taylor. Garner Performing Arts Center. Garner, NC. February 2018.

Black Church and Masterpiece Exhibit. Curated by Willie Bigelow. Hayti Heritage Center. Durham, NC. October 2017 to January 2018.

#DareToDissent: ACLU Mural for Protester’s Rights. Downtown Raleigh, NC. June 2017.

Black on Black: American Tobacco Campus. Curated by Mike Williams. Part of a group show. April 2017

The Colors of the Nile. Curated by Arts NC State and the NC State Crafts Center. Mural project and solo exhibit. Raleigh, NC. April-August 2017

Roundabout Art Collective. Part of a group show. April  2017.

Submerged Artists. Curated by Jillian Ohl. Part of a group show. The Mahler Fine Art Gallery. Raleigh, NC.  March 2017.

Black History Art Show. Curated by LeGrant Taylor. Part of a group show. Garner Performing Arts Center. Garner, NC. February 2017.

Mystique: the ladies of Dare Coulter. Solo show. Urban Grinders. Greensboro, NC. November 2016.

Empowered Art: Face to Face. Curated by Mike Williams, featuring William Paul Thomas. Empower DanceDurham, NC. October 2016

The Carrack’s Muse Masquerade Ball at 21c Museum Hotel. Live Art. Durham, NC. October 2016

Black Wall Street Homecoming. Live painting. Durham, NC. October 2016

Pictures of You. Solo show. Greensboro, NC. Oct-Nov 2016.

Habitat for Humanity and LASO present: A Night of Culture, Justice, and Art. Brooklyn, NY. October 2016,

Black on Black. Curated by Mike Williams and Linda Dallas. group exhibition at Visual Art Exchange. Raleigh, NC. October 2016

Torso Nouveau group show at Artspace Uptown Gallery. Curated by Joseph Wilkerson. Greensboro, NC. August 2016.

Thousands O’ Prints artist showcase. Greensboro, NC. July 2016

Pop Up Residency Artist: Greenhill Studios, Greensboro, NC. Feb 26-Mar 4, 2016.

Levity: An Immersive exhibit by Dare Coulter--Solo show.  African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. March 15-25 2016.

African American Cultural Festival, Raleigh, NC - Selected emerging artist and solo exhibition. September 2015.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition – Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. Three selected pieces. April 2015

Pop! Siler City – selected artist, solo exhibition. February 2015.

Art along Blount Street – selected artist. January 2015

First Night Raleigh – commissioned sculpture, Father Time. New Year’s Eve 2015

Artsplosure – Mural Commission 80’ by 10’. May 2014

Raleigh Street Piano Project – selected artist. May 2014

Special Theater Arts Raleigh – Prop Artist January to March 2014


Selected Highlights:

Honoree of recognition during Black History Month by Governor Roy Cooper for cultural and heritage contributions to the state of North Carolina. Hosted by the N.C. African American Heritage Commission and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Recognized alongside Ernie Barnes and many other wonderful North Carolinians.

Inaugural recipient of Jo Ann Williams Artist Fellowship (August 2017 - March 2018)

You Are My Sunshine published, second illustrated book. January 2018.

First Place Premium Award - North Carolina State Fair for ceramic sculpture (October 2017)

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep published, first illustrated book. September 2017.

ACLU Mural, first permanent outdoor mural by Dare Coulter. Raleigh, NC, June 2017

African American Cultural Festival Emerging Artist (2015)

Wake County Artist of Tomorrow - (2011)