1979 MFA, Sculpture, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1976 BFA, Sculpture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL


2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Fine Arts

2007 Artist Fellowship, COLA (City of Los Angeles), Sculpture

1996 Artist Fellowship, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Sculpture

1994 Artist-in-Residence, Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM

1993 Artist Fellowship, Art Matters Inc., New York

1986 Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Sculpture

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Selected Works 2010-16, Lancaster Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA

2013 Torque, another year in L.A., Los Angeles, CA

2011 Rehab, L.A. Harbor College, Los Angeles, CA

Blue Patina & a little cluster of love, PØST, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Between, CSU Stanislaus, University Art Gallery, Turlock, CA

2006 d.e.n. contemporary art, Culver City, CA

Stuck to the World, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2002 Squeezebox, 2900 D, Santa Monica, CA

1996 LASCA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996 Up, The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

1990 California State University, Los Angeles, Fine Arts Gallery

1988 The King & I, Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, CA

1987 Pepperdine University, Seaver College Art Gallery, Malibu, CA

1986 Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1984 Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1983 Mark Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

1982 Ulrike Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1981 Mark Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Urbanature, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

2014 LA 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

2013 From the Desert, Hudson/Linc, Los Angeles, CA

Decomposition, Curators Lab, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2012 SCULPTURE (California), another year in L.A., Los Angeles, CA

2011 DECADE+, Gallery 478, San Pedro, CA

Urbanature, online exhibition,

2009 GraceBeautyFortitude, Sophia Louisa Projects with Phantom Galleries LA

New Digs, den contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

Connections, Overtones, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Looky 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

2007 Themes & 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

2007 Beyond A Gift of Time, Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, NM -catalog

2006 Draw, Paper, Scissors, domestic setting, Los Angeles, CA

Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, LA Municipal Art Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA

2005 Group, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles,CA

2004 Mark Making, Schneider Museum of Art, So. Oregon University, Ashland,OR

2002 Recent 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

2001 epitome-n. Katy Crowe and Coleen Sterritt, Harbor College, Los Angeles,CA

2000 The Group Show, Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

Eccentric Visions, Hunsaker/ Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999 Drawing the Line, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

The Last Spring, Dirt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998 Sculpture Project, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

L.A. New Art, University of Madrid, Sala de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

1997 L.A. Art Now: Arte Actual de Los Angeles, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain

Abstractionists: Katy Crowe and Coleen Sterritt, SITE, Los Angeles,CA

1996 The 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, 1950’s-1990’s,

Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, Ca -traveling exhibition

The Cup and the Teapot: The Extraordinary Diversity of a SimpleForm, The Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

1995 L.A. Abstracts: Drawings, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College,
Saratoga Springs, New York

Sexy: Sensual Abstraction in California, 1950’s-1990’s, Contemporary Artists Collective/Temporary Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV

1994 Five Artists: Work in Progress, Roswell Museum, Roswell,NM

1991 Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1975-91, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1990 Natural Forces in Los Angeles Sculpture, Los Angeles

Municipal Art Galleries at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

1989 Coates Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Experience-Reordered: L.A.Abstractionists, Allport Gallery,
San Francisco CA

1988 Raw Grace, Art Gallery, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design,
Los Angeles, CA

1987 On the Horizon: Emerging in California, Fresno Art Center and Museum, Fresno, CA

1986 Recent Works:Five Artists, Guggenheim Gallery Chapman College,
Orange, CA

1985 Off 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

1984 A Broad Spectrum: Contemporary Los Angeles Painters and

Sculptors, Design Center of Los Angeles, L.A., CA

Table Top Sculptures: Studies for Large Scale Works,

Mattingly-Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

The Cotton Exchange Show, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Critics Choice: Downtown Artists, curated by Joan Hugo,

TransAmerica-Occidental, Los Angeles, CA

1983 Downtown 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.

1982 The New Art of Downtown Los Angeles, Illinois State University, Normal,IL;

Madison Art Center, Madison WI (traveling)

Estuary Channel Sculpture Project, 12th InternationalSculpture Conference, Oakland Museum, Oakand, CA

Small Scale Sculpture: David Bower and Coleen Sterritt,Fine Arts Gallery, University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

1981 Young 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 AngelesInstitute of Contemporary Art (LAICA), Los Angeles, CA

1980 Sculpture: 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 ofContemporary Art (LAICA), Los Angeles, CA

In-Sites, The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

1979 Six Downtown Sculptors, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (LACE) Los Angeles, Ca Pasadena, CA

Public and Corporate Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

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, 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 Individual Artists Fellowships”, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

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

"Critics Choice: Coleen Sterritt", TransAmerica Center,

Los Angeles, 1984

Hugo, Joan,

"Coleen Sterritt: Sculpture", Cal State University Los Angeles,’90

Isenberg, Barbara,

"Otis-L.A., Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art", 2006

Kienholz, Lyn,

L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980, The California/International Arts Foundation, 2010

Korten, Noe,

"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

Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer,

American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimension, G.K. Hall and Co., Boston, 1990

Publications -selected reviews

2013 Pagel, David, "Coleen Sterritt's 'Torque' rebels subtle ways",
L.A. Times, Dec. 20

2012 Frank, Peter, "Coming Out, Going In- Sculpture (California) at Another Year in LA", Fabrick, issue 17

2011 Mallinson, Constance, “Urbanature”,

2007 Mallinson, Constance, “Coleen Sterritt at d.e.n. contemporary,
Art in America, March

Satorius, Katherine, “Coleen Sterritt at d.e.n. contemporary”,
Artweek, Feb.

2006 Frank, Peter, “Pick of the Week”, L.A. Weekly, Dec. 13

2000 Cooper, Jacqueline, “Report from the Trenches: Teaching Fine Art at the Community College, New Art Examiner, February

1998 Allen, Jane Ingram, “Inspiration and Renewal: Residencies for Sculptors” Sculpture, February

1996 Reed, Michal, “Coleen Sterritt at LASCA”, Artweek, December

1990 Frank, Peter, “Pick of the Week”, L.A. Weekly, Oct. 18

1988 Donohue, Marlena, “Sculpture Taking Its Lyrical Ease Beyond Gender in ‘Raw Grace’ ”, L.A. Times, August 13

Frank, Peter, “Pick of the Week”, L.A. Weekly, August 11

Frank, Peter, “L.A. Art Seen”, L.A. Weekly, January 29

1986 Clothier, Peter, “ L.A. Art Seen”, L.A. Weekly, January 31

Gardner, Colin, “The Galleries”, L.A. Times, Jan. 24

1984 Gardner, Colin, “Art Throughout the City: Coleen Sterritt”,
L.A. Reader, Oct.

Hammond, Pamela, “Coleen Sterritt: New Expressionism”, Images & Issues, March-April

Pincus, Robert, “The Galleries”, L.A. Times, June 15

Wolf, Leslie, “L.A Art Seen”, L.A. Weekly, June 22

1983 Ballatore, Sandy, “ The Psychological Tightrope: 1982”, Images & Issues, Jan.-Feb.

Curtis, Cathy, “Up from the South”, Artweek, May 28

Lugo, Mark, “Nairobi 95: Sculpture by Coleen Sterritt”, San Diego Tribune, Sept. 9

1982 Drohojowska, Hunter, “Pick of the Week”, L.A. Weekly, Jan. 29

Drohojowska, Hunter, “Young Turks”, Art Forum, February

Hugo, Joan, “Ambiguous Presences, Artweek, February 6

Wilson, William, “The Galleries”, L.A. Times, January 22

1981 Drohojowska, Hunter, “Urban Art”, L.A. Weekly, May 22

Drohojowska, Hunter, “Young Turks”, High Performance, Fall

Sutter, Esther, “Mammut, Eine USA Reise”, Kunst Bulletin, Switzerland

Wilson, William, “Toward a Definition of Post-Modernism”, L.A. Times

1980 Drohojowska, Hunter, “Pick of the Week”, L.A. Weekly, Dec. 19

Knight, Christopher, “When Sculpture Goes Public”, Los Angeles
Herald Examiner, Dec. 14

McCloud, Mac, “On Site”, Artweek, March 8

1979 Hugo, Joan, “Six Downtown Sculptors”, Artweek, April 21

Professional Affiliations and Activities

Curator, Materiality, PØST, July 21, 2011

“Point-of-view-Talk”- Coleen Sterritt discusses the work of Tim Hawkinson, J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, April 2007

Artist Fellowship Jurist, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, 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

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
Claremont Graduate University
Otis College of Art & Design
Pepperdine University
University of Southern California

Academic Experience

1996-present Long Beach City College, Professor, Sculpture Program Coordinator

1988-99 The Claremont Graduate University, Adjunct Professor
Sabbatical Replacement, Core Faculty , 1990-91, 1993-94

1987-93 Otis College of Art & Design, Adjunct Faculty, Sculpture Program

1994-98 College of the Canyons, Adjunct Faculty

1990 California State University, Long Beach, Collaborative Workshop: Dance Majors /Art Majors, with Lucinda Childs, Margit Omar, Coleen Sterritt

1989 University of Southern California, Adjunct Faculty

1987-88 Pepperdine University, Adjunct Faculty

1986-87 California State University, Fullerton, Distinguished Visiting Artist

1983, 1985 The Claremont Graduate School, Visiting Artist