awards

2019Outstanding Educator Award, International Sculpture Center
2016John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
2007City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (COLA)
1996J.Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Community Foundation
1994Residency, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell, NM
1993Art Matters Inc., New York, Individual Fellowship
1986National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship, Sculpture

solo/two-person exhibitions

2020Evenso: Katy Crowe & Coleen Sterritt, L.A. Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery, Wilmington, CA
2016Coleen Sterritt, Selected Works: 2011-2016, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA. Monograph published Sept. 2018
2013Torque, another year in L.A., Los Angeles, CA
2011Rehab, L.A. Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery, Wilmington, CA
Blue Patina & a little cluster of love, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
2009Between, CSU Stanislaus, University Art Gallery, Turlock, CA. Catalog
2006d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, CA
Stuck to the World, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA. Catalog
2002Squeezebox, Storage, Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica, CA
2001epitome-n. Katy Crowe & Coleen Sterritt, L.A. Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery, Wilmington, CA
1997Abstractionists: Katy Crowe & Coleen Sterritt, SITE, Los Angeles, CA
1996LASCA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Up, The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
1990Coleen Sterritt, California State University, Los Angeles, Fine Arts Gallery
1988The King & I, Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, CA
1987Pepperdine University, Seaver College Art Gallery, Malibu, CA
1986Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1984Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1983Mark Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA
1982Ulrike Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981Mark Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

selected group exhibitions

2019Crosscurrent, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2018Practice & Pedagogy, Long Beach Museum X, Long Beach, CA
Phantom Lim, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Coterie, Custom Cabinets, Los Angeles, CA
Re:Interation, Los Angeles World Airports Art Program, LAX Terminal 1
2017Khôra, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA, Catalog
The Only Way Out is In, Citrus College Art Gallery, Glendora, CA, Catalog
2016Urbanature, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2014LA Wood Show, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
6018 Wilshire, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
The Evidence Project, Ciara Struwig, Johannesburg, South Africa
2013From the Desert, Hudson/Linc, Los Angeles, CA
Decomposition, Curators Lab, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, Catalog
2012SCULPTURE (California), another year in L.A., Los Angeles, CA
2011DECADE+, Gallery 478, San Pedro, CA
Urbanature, online exhibition, www.timesquotidian.com
2009GraceBeautyFortitude, Sophia Louisa Projects with Phantom Galleries LA, Los Angeles, CA
New Digs, d.e.n. contemporary, Culver City, CA
Connections, Overtones, Los Angeles, CA
2008Looky See, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
Ripe, d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, CA
Sum of Parts, dba256, Pomona, CA
L.A.— A Survey of Art from Los Angeles, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
2007Themes & Variations: New Abstraction in Los Angeles, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
COLA: Individual Artist Fellowships, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
P. Suasion, Warschaw Gallery, San Pedro, CA
Beyond A Gift of Time, Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, NM, Catalog
2006Draw, Paper, Scissors, domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA
Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, LA Municipal Art Gallery,Los Angeles, CA
2005Group, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004Mark Making, Schneider Museum of Art, So. Oregon University, Ashland, OR
2002Recent Sculpture: Marvell, Sterritt, Walker, L.A. Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
Curio, Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Emergent Behavior, Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
From Sculpture, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
2000The Group Show, Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Eccentric Visions, Hunsaker/ Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1999Drawing the Line, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
The Last Spring, Dirt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1998Sculpture Project, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
L.A. New Art, University of Madrid, Sala de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
1997L.A. Art Now: Arte Actual de Los Angeles, Universidad Castilla–La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain
1996The Empowered Object, Hunsacker/Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Drawn From L.A., Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Living With Art, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sexy: Sensual Abstraction in California, 1950s–1990s, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (traveling exhibition)
The Cup and the Teapot: The Extraordinary Diversity of a Simple Form, The Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1995L.A. Abstracts: Drawings, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Sexy: Sensual Abstraction in California, 1950s–1990s, Contemporary Artists Collective/Temporary Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV
1994Five Artists: Work in Progress, Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM
1991Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1975-91, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1990Natural Forces in Los Angeles Sculpture, Los Angeles Municipal Art Galleries at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA
1989Coates Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Experience-Reordered: L.A.Abstractionists, Allport Gallery, San Francisco CA
1988Raw Grace, Art Gallery, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1987On the Horizon: Emerging in California, Fresno Art Center and Museum, Fresno, CA
1986Recent Works: Five Artists, Guggenheim Gallery Chapman College, Orange, CA
1985Off the Street, Old City Print Shop, Los Angeles, CA
An American Album, Focus International: American Women in Art, United Nations World Conference on Women, Nairobi, Kenya
1984A Broad Spectrum: Contemporary Los Angeles Painters and Sculptors, Design Center of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Table Top Sculptures: Studies for Large Scale Works, Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX
The Cotton Exchange Show, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions(LACE), Los Angeles, CA
Critics Choice: Downtown Artists, curated by Joan Hugo, TransAmerica-Occidental, Los Angeles, CA
1983Downtown L.A.: Between the Freeways, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA (national traveling exhibition)
Dealers’ Choice, Eaton/Shoen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Miles Above: 19 Return to Otis-Parsons, curated by Miles Forst, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
Flatworks: Non-Three Dimensional Works by Sculptors, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington, D.C.
1982The New Art of Downtown Los Angeles, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI (traveling exhibition)
Estuary Channel Sculpture Project, 12th International Sculpture Conference, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Small Scale Sculpture: David Bower and Coleen Sterritt, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
1981Young Turks, Downtown Gallery/Ron Salgado Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery Artists, Ulrike Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing: Personal Definitions, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Southern California Artists, curated by Barbara Haskell, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA), Los Angeles, CA
1980Sculpture: Proposals for Downtown Los Angeles, Kirk deGooyer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Downtown L.A. in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Installation, Downtown Window Site, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA), Los Angeles, CA
In-Sites, The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA
1979Six Downtown Sculptors, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture Invitational, Ralph M. Parsons Engineering Co., Pasadena, CA

public and corporate collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM
Carnation Company, Los Angeles, CA
Capitol Group Companies, Los Angeles, New York, London
Scripps College Collection, Claremont, CA

exhibition catalogs, brochures and books

Ayres, Anne, “As the Clock Ticks”, Charting New Currents, Celebrating Ten Years of Grantmaking by the California Community Foundation, J.Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, 1998
Canty, Scott, “Coleen Sterritt: COLA ’07 Inliidual Artists Fellowships”, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, 2007
Childs, Carrie, “Coleen Sterritt: Up”, Claremont Graduate University, 1996
Couzens, Julia, “Stuck to the World”, Riverside Art Museum, 2006
FitzGibbon, John and Pierre Picot, “Sexy: Sensual Abstraction in California Art 1950's-1990’s”, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, 1996
Frauchiger, Fritz, “Off the Street”, Old City Print Shop, Los Angeles, 1985
Hertz, Richard, The Beat and the Buzz: Inside the L.A. Art World, Minniola Press, 2009
Hugo, Joan, “Critics Choice: Coleen Sterritt”, TransAmerica Center, Los Angeles, 1984
Hugo, Joan, “Coleen Sterritt: Sculpture”, Cal State University Los Angeles, 1990
Isenberg, Barbara, “Otis-L.A., Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art”, 2006
Klonarides, Carole Ann, et al, Coleen Sterritt: 1977–2017, Griffith Moon Publishing, Santa Monica, CA 2018
Kienholz, Lyn, L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980, The California/International Arts Foundation, 2010
Korten, Noel, “Natural Forces in Los Angeles Sculpture”, LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, 1990
Krumpak, Tom, “Restless Voices: Abstraction from Los Angeles”, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1995
Lillo, Jose Maria, “LA New Art / Arte Actual en Los Angeles”, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain, 1997
Mallinson, Constance, “Decomposition”, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Curators Lab, 2013
Mallinson, Constance, “Coleen Sterritt- Between”, CSU Stanislaus, University Art Gallery, 2009
Miles, Christopher, Khôra, Mt. San Antonio College Gallery, Griffith Moon Publishing, Santa Monica, CA 2017
Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer, American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimension, G.K. Hall and Co., Boston, 1990
Wood, Eve, “The Only Way Out Is In”, Citrus College, 2017

publications/selected reviews

2019Whitney, Kay, “Unpredictable Beauty: A Conversation with Coleen Sterritt,” Sculpture, September/October, 2019
2017Gipe, Larry, Khôra at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, www.artandcakela.com, October 20, 2017
Whitney, Kay, “Coleen Sterritt: Rotation of Facts,” Sculpture, June 2017
2013Pagel, David, “Coleen Sterritt's 'Torque' rebels subtle ways,” Los Angeles Times, December 20, 2017
2012Frank, Peter, “Coming Out, Going In- Sculpture (California) at Another Year in LA,” Fabrick, issue 17
2011Frank, Peter, "Haiku Review," www.huffingtonpost.com
Mallinson, Constance, “Urbanature”, www.timesquotidian.com, January 1, 2011
2007Frank, Peter, "Themes & Variations at the Torrance Museum," Artweek, November 2007
Mallinson, Constance, “Coleen Sterritt at d.e.n. contemporary,” Art in America, March 2007
Satorius, Katherine, “Coleen Sterritt at d.e.n. contemporary,” Artweek, February 2007
2006Frank, Peter, “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, December 13, 2006
2000Cooper, Jacqueline, “Report from the Trenches: Teaching Fine Art at the Community College,” New Art Examiner, February 2000
1998Allen, Jane Ingram, “Inspiration and Renewal: Residencies for Sculptors,” Sculpture, February 1998
1996Reed, Michal, “Coleen Sterritt at LASCA,” Artweek, December 1996
1990Frank, Peter, “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, October 18, 1990
1988Donohue, Marlena, “Sculpture Taking Its Lyrical Ease Beyond Gender in ‘Raw Grace’,” Los Angeles Times, August 13, 1988
Frank, Peter, “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, August 11<
Frank, Peter, “L.A. Art Seen,” L.A. Weekly, January 29
1986Clothier, Peter, “L.A. Art Seen,” L.A. Weekly, January 31, 1986
Gardner, Colin, “The Galleries”, Los Angeles Times, January 24, 1986
1984Gardner, Colin, “Art Throughout the City: Coleen Sterritt,” L.A. Reader, October 1984
Hammond, Pamela, “Coleen Sterritt: New Expressionism,” Images & Issues, March–April 1984
Pincus, Robert, “The Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, June 15, 1984
Wolf, Leslie, “L.A Art Seen,” L.A. Weekly, June 22, 1984
1983Ballatore, Sandy, “The Psychological Tightrope: 1982”, Images & Issues, Jan.-Feb. 1983
Curtis, Cathy, “Up from the South,” Artweek, May 28, 1983
Lugo, Mark, “Nairobi 95: Sculpture by Coleen Sterritt,” San Diego Tribune, September 9, 1983
1982Drohojowska, Hunter, “Pick of the Week,” L.A. Weekly, January 29, 1982
Drohojowska, Hunter, “Young Turks,” Art Forum, February 1982
Hugo, Joan, “Ambiguous Presences," Artweek, February 6, 1982
Wilson, William, “The Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, January 22, 1982
1981Drohojowska, Hunter, “Urban Art,” L.A. Weekly, May 22, 1982
Drohojowska, Hunter, “Young Turks”, High Performance, Fall 1981
Sutter, Esther, “Mammut, Eine USA Reise,” Kunst Bulletin, Switzerland
Wilson, William, “Toward a Definition of Post-Modernism”, Los Angeles Times, 1981
1980Drohojowska, Hunter, “Pick of the Week," L.A. Weekly, December 19, 1980
Knight, Christopher, “When Sculpture Goes Public,” Los Angeles Herald Examiner, December 14, 1980
McCloud, Mac, “On Site,” Artweek, March 8, 1980
1979Hugo, Joan, “Six Downtown Sculptors,” Artweek, April 21, 1979
Munchnic, Suzanne, "New York Painter, L.A. Sculptors," Los Angeles Times, April 23, 1979

professional affiliations and activities

Curator, Root Cause, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, 2019
Curator, Coterie, Custom Cabinets, Los Angeles, 2018
Salon Conversation COLA/20, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
Panel Discussion, The Only Way Out Is In, Citrus College Art Gallery, Glendora, CA, 2017
Juror, Roswell Art-in-Residence Program, Roswell, NM, 2016
Juror, California Sculpture Slam, San Luis Obispo Museum, 2013
Curator, Materiality, PØST, 2011
Point-of-view-Talk: Coleen Sterritt Discusses the Work of Tim Hawkinson, J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, 2007
Juror, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Artist Fellowships, 1993
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Board of Directors 1986-92, Chair 1991-92,Treasurer 1988-90
Performed in Spalding Gray’s Map of L.A., a film by Bruce & Norman Yonemoto, 1984
College Art Association
International Sculpture Center

visiting artist lectures

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
California State University, Fullerton, CA
California State University, Long Beach, CA
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

academic positions

1996–presentLong Beach City College, Professor, Sculpture Program Coordinator. Awarded full-year Sabbatical Leave: 2004–05, 2011–12, 2018–19
1988–2000The Claremont Graduate University, Adjunct Professor Sabbatical Replacement, Core Faculty, (1990–91, 1993–94)
1987–1993Otis College of Art & Design, Adjunct Faculty, Sculpture Program
1989University of Southern California, Adjunct Faculty
1994–1998College of the Canyons, Adjunct Faculty
1990California State University, Long Beach, Collaborative Workshop: Dance Majors /Art Majors, with Lucinda Childs, Margit Omar, Coleen Sterritt
1987–1988Pepperdine University, Adjunct Faculty
1986–1987California State University, Fullerton, Distinguished Visiting Artist
1983, 1985The Claremont Graduate School, Visiting Artist

education

1979MFA, Sculpture, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1976BFA, Sculpture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, I
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