C o r r i n e   Co l a r u s s o                                          Born: Boston, Massachusetts                                    

Awards and Grants


2009                      Artadia Finalist, Fund for Art and Dialog

2006                      Artist in Residence, American Academy in Rome, March, 2006.

1994                      John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Painting.

1992                      Mellon Foundation Faculty Enrichment Grant, Atlanta College of Art.

1990                      Georgia Council for the Arts; Individual Artists Grant.

1982                      National Endowment for the Arts; Individual Artists Grant.

Artist-in -Residence, University of Georgia,                Studies Abroad Program; Cortona, Italy.

Artists Fellowship, Ossabaw Island Project; Ossabaw Island, Georgia.

1979                      MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

1977                      MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

1978                     Fulbright-Hayes Research and Travel Grant; India and Nepal.


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2016                      Stirred Fiction, College of Environment and Design at University of Georgia.

2014                      Magic Gold, Full Sun, Newport Museum of Art, Newport, Rhode Island. May 17 – Sept 7.

2013                      The Sunrise Show, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia.

2011                      Shaggy Land, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

2007                      Night, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

2004                     Both Worlds, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

2003                     Swamp Luster, Marathon of Midnights,

Art in Focus, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia.

2002                     Small Consolations, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

2000-2001           Corrine Colarusso, Paintings and Drawings,

Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia.

                            Corrine Colarusso, Drawings, The Contemporary, Atlanta, Georgia.

In the Dark of The Day, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, No.Carolina.              

1997                     Free Wandering, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

1995                     A Glimpse of Radiant Space, Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

1993                    Recent Paintings, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

1991                    Recent Paintings, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Goergia.

1989                    New Work, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

1981                    The Straits Between Me and You for the Swimmer in Each of Us,

The Atlanta Artworkers Coalition, Atlanta, Georgia.

1978                    Screens, Veils, and Other Romantic Instants,

Oglethorpe University Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.


Selected Group Exhibitions


2018                   Rafius Fane Gallery, Boston, MA. November-December.

2017                   Southern Hospitality, the collaborative work of Rolling Stone Press, Brenau, University.

2016                   Artist Choose Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

2015                   National Weather Biennial, curated by Mel Chin, National Weather Center, Norman, Oklahoma.

2011                   Drawing Connections, Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

Things with Wings, Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island.

2009-10             Painters’ Reel, Contemporary Painting in Georgia, a traveling exhibition,                                                                           Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia, January 31- April 19, 2009.

Jepson Center for Contemporary Art, Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia,

February 12 –May 16, 2010

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. June 19 – September 26, 2010.

2010                 ONWARD, curated by Fay Gold for Besherat Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

2009                  New American Paintings, Exhibitions in Print, Ron Platt, Curator, Birmingham Museum of Art.

                          Botanicals , Museum of Arts and Sciences.   Macon, Georgia.

                          Natural Studies, Swan Coach House, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

2006                  Art in Embassies Program. United States Embassy, Aman, Jordan,

United States Embassy, Canberra, Australia.

2001                  Fantastica, Flora and Fauna,  Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2000                  Moved by the Spirit, Brenau University Art Gallery, Gainesville, Georgia.

                          LaGrange National XXI Biennial, Chatahoochee Valley Art Museum.

1998                 Six Artists of Atlanta, Okaloosa-Walton Community College,Arts Center Galleries, Florida.

1996                 Greenspace, The work of four Artists, a traveling exhibition, Cultural Olympiad  Designation.

Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia,

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.,

University of Florida Art Gallery, Gainesville, Florida.

1993                  Painting National, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee.

The November Show, Hastings Feed and Seed Building, Atlanta, Georgia.

Three Painters, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia.

1991                  Landscape Paintings, Annina  Nosei Gallery, New York, New York.

International Art Exposition, Fay Gold Gallery @ London , England.

Gardens, Real and Imagined, Atlanta College of Art  Gallery.  Atlanta, Georgia.

1990                 The Mediated Landscape, Auburn University Art Gallery, Auburn, Alabama.

1988                 Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama.

                         5 Fold, the work of  5 artists, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina.

1982                 Artists in Georgia, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

                         Paintings, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.

1980                 Artists in Georgia, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

1979                 Personal  Statements, SECCA, Winston-Salem, No. Carolina.

                         Works on Paper, Vick of Fischbach Gallery,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Selected Bibliography


2014                      S. Volmer, Colarusso, The Sun Also Rises, cover story, Art Scope Magazine, May-June issue.

2011                      Jerry Cullum, Review, Corrine Colarusso, Truly Ecstatic,

2009                      Eric O’Dell, Corrine Colarusso, Essay for, Painters’Reel, Contemporary Painting in Georgia.

2000                      Sarah Schroth, Magic Eyes,  Essay for the exhibition, Corrine Colarusso,

Paintings and Drawings,  The Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia.

Kate Dobbs Arail, Who’s a Painting For?, Review, The Independent Weekly, Feb.16, 2000.                                     Durham, No. Carolina.

Cathy Byrd, Review, Drawings, The Contemporary, Atl. Creative Loafing, September 23, 2000.

Max Halperin, Review, The News & Observer , Illustration,

February 18, 2000, Raleigh, NC.

1997                      Philip Auslander, Free Wandering Review,  Art Papers, May/June.

Jerry Cullem, Free Wandering, Review,

The Atlanta  Journal Constitution, January 24, 1997.

1993                      Jan Avgikos, Sixty-six ways to Call Your Lover,  Catalogue essay.

Kay Kallos,  Corrine Colarusso at Fay Gold Gallery, Art Papers, July.

Dr.Richard Grusin, Postmodern Romanticism: Landscape Aesthetics and

                              Environmentalism in America

Peter Frank, Greenspace, Nature as Contruct

Dr. Cynthia Kristen-Graham, GreenSpace, the Representation of Nature

                              and the Nature of Representation.

Rebecca Dimling, GreenSpace, Review, Art Papers. July Issue.

1992                      Gudmund Vigtel,  Corrine Colarusso, 100 Years of Painting in Georgia.

Mark Miller Graham, Corrine Colarusso at Fay Gold Gallery, Art Papers, September Issue.

Catherine Fox, Notable Show, Review, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, May ,3.

Catherine Fox, Gardens Real and Imagined, The Atlanta Journal andConstitution, October, 25.

1989                      Glenn Harper, Corrine Colarusso, Recent Paintings, Catalogue Essay.

Jerry Cullem, Corrine Colarusso at Fay Gold, Review, Art Papers, November.


Selected Collections


High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GeorgiaMuseum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia

Nasher Museum, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Atlanta, Gas Light, Atlanta, Georgia

Roberto Goizueta School of Business Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Southern Progress, Birmingham, Alabama

Coca Cola Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

Troutman, Sanders, Lockerman, & Ashmore, Atlanta, Georgia

Cannell Communications, Atlanta, Georgia

Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia

Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina

First Union Bank, Charlotte, No. Carolina

Mission Energy, Irvine, California

Equifax Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

Hewlett Packard Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

Hyatt Hotel Inc., Rochester, New York

King and Spaulding Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

Print-Pak Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

Osgood and Associates, Atlanta, Georgia

Emory Eye Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia

The Jorgenson Company, Atlanta, Georgia Park Springs Development,

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Trammell Crow Inc., Atlanta,

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Capital Management Inc., Atlanta, Georgia

Love & Willingham, Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. Robert Pfannenbecker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Lynne Rambo, Fort Worth, Texas

Mr. John Clifford, New York, New York

Ms. Judith Burk, New York, New York

Mr. Ron Martin, Atlanta, Georgia

Ms. Marilyn Center, Chatanooga, Tennessee

Ms.  Joye Hirsh, Atlanta, Georgia

Ms. Margaret Cheatam, Newnan, Georgia

Ms. Carol Ballard, Montgomery, Alabama

Ms. Gail Raper, Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. Edward Kerrels, Nashville, Tenessee

Mr. & Mrs. William Schwartz, Atlanta, Georgia

Mr. Barry Norton, Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Ms. Gail Irwin, Greenwich,  Connecticut

Mr. & Mrs. Schlachter, Atlanta, Georgia

Ms. M. Kinard, Memphis, Tenessee

Ms. Hattie Davenport, Chatanooga, Tenessee

Mr. Charles Elcan, Nashville, Tenessee

Ms. Paula Rosput, Seattle, Washington

Ni & Scott Colabuono, Smithfield, Maine

Andrew & Nancy Isakson, Santa Rosa, Florida

Mr & Mrs. Sharon Wiggins, Palm Beach, Florida

Ms. Linda McCullom, Atlanta, Georgia

Mr.&Mrs. Bob Anastasi, Atlanta, Georgia

Teaching Experience 


1975-96 The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, now part of SCAD. Received tenure in 1982 and was promoted  to Associate Professor of Painting, Drawing and Design. At various times during my 21 year employment at the Atlanta College of Art, I served on numerous faculty and administrative search committees and other committees that support the academic life of the college.  Some years, in addition to teaching, I served as Head of the Foundation Design Program and as Head of the Painting Department.  From 1975-1981 administered the Visiting Artist Program which was extensive and brought exceptional artists and curators to the college.  A partial list includes, Vito Acconci, Judy Pfaff, Marcia Tucker, Wayne Thiebaud, William Wegman, Lucas Samaras, Janet Fish, Joan Semmel.


1974-75 Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Graduate teaching Assistantships.


Professional Service


2009       Guest Curator for A Painters’ Reel, Contemporary Painting in Georgia, Museum of Arts and Sciences,              Macon, Georgia, traveling to Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia.

1996       Juror for South Cobb National Exhibition. Mabel House, Atlanta, Georgia.

1995       Panel member: Close Encounters: Gallery Ethics and Professional Practices,High Museum of Art,         Atlanta, Georgia.

Summer Seminar Participant, Topics in Multicultural Studies,  Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, Georgia.

Summer Seminar participant, Topics in Multicultural Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

1991       Gallery talk, Gardens Real and Imagined, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Ga.

               The Education of Painters, A Symposium and National Conference,

The Union of Independent Colleges of Art, New York, New York.

Panel Member, Discussion  Leader and Contributor to Published Report.




1975                      Tyler School of Art of Temple University,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  M. F. A., Painting.

1973                      University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, B. F. A., Painting.

Yale University Fellowship,

1972                      Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, Connecticut.