Portraits, Landscapes & City Scenes

We’re Going To Work It Out – Loann Crane-GCAC Gallery (Columbus, OH) / Atlantic Gallery – (New York, NY) / Springfield Museum of Art ‘Art Noire 2024’ *** 2nd Place Award *** (Springfield, OH)

Indiscernible Faces – Fiber Art Now Spring Edition / *** 2023-24 Biennial Juror’s Choice Award *** / Ohio Art Council’s Riffe Gallery (Columbus, OH) / Medici Museum of Art (Warren, OH)

“I was incredibly drawn to this piece for a variety of reasons first for the large scale and vibrant colors, the obvious textures, the labor-intensive practice, and absolute virtuoso craftsmanship. The longer you look the more you are rewarded with phenomenal details. I think we are brought into this fictitious world that is a combination of cultures and time periods united by a specific type of architecture, yet it feels believable, real, and like a place where we can visit. “ anonymous juror

3:45 Tea Time – All People Arts Gallery (Columbus, OH) / Monmouth University Pollack Gallery (West Longbranch, NJ)
The Seventies Groove – Loann Crane-GCAC Gallery (Columbus, OH)/Dayton Art Institute ‘ Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms ‘ (Dayton, OH)- SOLD *** Using a combination of mixed media—colored fabric, leather, synthetic hair—Columbus-born artist Don “DonCee” Coulter crafts a nostalgic feast for the eyes with this vibrant street scene of the 1970s.
Although the composition emphasizes the grooviness of that time, it also explores serious contemporary issues. Coulter started this piece during the pandemic as a fun project to pass the time, but following the murder of George Floyd, he couldn’t continue in the same way. While the bright 70s style remained, he added details like “BLM” on a license plate and “8 minutes 46 seconds” on a taxicab, alluding to Floyd’s murder.
You can find “The Seventies Groove” at The Dayton Art Institute and on #BloombergConnects. ***

Don “DonCee” Coulter. (American, born 1970) The Seventies Groove, 2020. Leather, suede, denim, synthetic hair, wood, various fabrics. Dayton Art Institute, Museum purchase, 2022.3
The Moment of Truth – Dayton Art Institute ‘ Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms ‘ (Dayton, OH) / The Art Center ‘ Soul & Spirit ‘ – (Fayetteville, NC)
Zen – She sits in a tranquil, natural setting, with music flowing along in the wind. Surrounded by symbols of peace, which includes the ancient swastika. Around for more than 5,000 years, In Sanskrit the swastika meant “well-being” and has been used by Buddhists, Hindus and Jains as well as Native Americans, long before its appropriation by the Nazi Party in the 1920’s. Here, it is intended to express the original intent.  –  Dayton Art Institute (Dayton, OH)/ The Art Center ‘ Soul & Spirit ‘ *** First Place Award *** – (Fayetteville, NC)
The Maturation Of Jimmy Lee Part I
The Maturation Of Jimmy Lee Part II
The Maturation Of Jimmy Lee Part III
She – Autumn Rush Winery

Peaceful Resistance – Autumn Rush Winery

ONE – Old Courthouse Art Center (Chicago, IL) / King Arts Complex (Columbus, OH) – SOLD
Introspective* JANICE BALLAS EXCELLENCE IN FIBER AWARD * / Zanesville Museum of Art – Hammond Harkins Galleries / Hilton Art Collection – SOLD
Under Duress
SASHAY – Indianapolis Art Center (Indianapolis, IN )
Dance With Me – Hammond Harkins Galleries – (Columbus, OH)
Columbus North Bank Park / Hilton Art Collection (Columbus, OH)- SOLD

First Avenue Part 1: Circa 1930 – Sweetwater Center of the Arts (Sewickley, PA) / King Arts Complex (Columbus, OH) / Richard M Ross Art Museum (Delaware, OH) / The Art Center ‘Our People’ 2024 *** First Place Award *** (Fayetteville-Cumberland County, NC)
First Avenue Part II: Urban Decay – Trust Arts Education Center (Pittsburgh, PA) *** Juror Award Winner ***/ Sweetwater Center of the Arts (Sewickley, PA) / King Arts Complex (Columbus, OH) / Ann Arbor Arts Center (Ann Arbor, MI) *** Juror Award *** / Richard M Ross Art Museum (Delaware, OH) / Touchstone Gallery (Washington DC) / Buckham Gallery (Flint, MI) / MVA Gallery (Bethlehem, PA)
First Avenue Part III: Urban Renewal – Sweetwater Center of the Arts (Sewickley, PA) / King Arts Complex (Columbus, OH) / Richard M Ross Art Museum (Delaware, OH) / Westbeth Gallery (New York, NY)

Columbus Museum of Art Columbus OH


Don ‘Doncee’ Coulter was the first recipient of the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson fellowship. Established in 2019 by the Greater Columbus Arts council (GCAC) and the Columbus Museum of Art, this award celebrates Aminah’s legacy by recognizing the exemplary work of an African American visual artist. A Columbus Ohio native, Coulter grew up in a family that recognized the value of the arts and included both musicians and visual artists. The self portrait in the artist’s signature style, “I AM “depicts a young Coulter in the manner of an artist who paints. However, instead of a paintbrush and oils, his tools are an exacto knife and a palette of fabric strips. Listed next to him are the names of artists who had influence on him. In addition to Aminah Robinson and her mentor, Elijah Pierce, Coulter includes nationally known African American Artist Ernie Barnes and Ohio native muralist Walt Neil. Also included are the names of his own father Donald G Coulter, uncle, and grandfather William P Coulter & George Coulter. ‘I AM “is a contemporary work in the tradition of one of the most classic genres: a self-portrait. It is also a statement of gratitude, acknowledging an artistic lineage and the interconnectedness of a community of creatives.  – Hammond Harkins Galleries 2021

Complexion – OSU Urban Artspace (Columbus, OH) / Cultural Arts Center (Columbus, OH) / Indianapolis Art Center (Indianapolis, IN) /Autumn Rush Winery (Johnstown, OH)


Billie – Hammond Harkins Galleries – (Columbus, OH)



Rhythmic Soup


'Lady Sings in Blue' - 20 x 30 inches - Feb 2009 - Denim & Leather


'Five' - 30 x 40 inches - Jan 2009 - Various Fabrics


Where's The Piano Player_Detail

Hammond Harkins Galleries – SOLD

Where’s The Piano Player ? – SOLD

Where’s the Piano Player? Is what Don ‘DonCee’ Coulter refers to as a “fabric collage”. Coulter typically works with leather, suede, and denim, as wells as vinyl and cloth. He’ll cut the fabrics into shapes and then layer the cut pieces to build his figures by breaking them down into a system of relational shapes and planes. The end result is an organized composition and a convincing depiction of figures in space. What’s amazing about his process is that Coulter achieves his end result via a “flat’ medium, without mixing hues like a painter does. This process was heavily influenced by both hip hop and studying cubism. The subject matter of Where’s the Piano Player? is jazz, a subject close to the artist’s heart. Coulter’s family included the members of Penny & The Quarters, an R&B group from Columbus that recorded songs in the 1970s that recently gained an international audience. Interestingly, Where’s The Piano Player ? has a solid composition made up of overlapping triangles. This system of organization and the artist’s process are both very deliberate. They serve as a counterpoint to jazz, a means of expression more intuitive, fluid, and improvisational. – Hammond Harkins Galleries 2021
Jazz Therapy – OSU Urban Artspace (Columbus, OH) / Cultural Arts Center (Columbus, OH) / King Art Complex (Columbus, OH) / Hammond Harkins Galleries (Columbus, OH) / Lancaster Music Festival (Lancaster, OH) – SOLD
Hammond Harkins Galleries – (Columbus, OH)
Hilton Art Collection – SOLD
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Hammond Harkins Galleries – (Columbus, OH) – SOLD