C o r r i n e   Co l a r u s s o

Born: Boston,  Massachusetts                                                                           

Awards and Grants

2009                     Artadia Finalist Atlanta,The Fund for Art and Dialog
2006                     Artist in Residence, American Academy in Rome.
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.
1978                      Fulbright-Hayes Research and Travel Grant; India and Nepal.
1977                      MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, New Hampshire

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019                      Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia April 13 through July 7, 2019
2018                      Light and Weather, Poem {88} Gallery, Atlanta, Ga January 13- February 24.
2017                      Shaking the Twilight, Anne Daigh LTD Gallery Tangerine,
                              Nashville Tennessee, October 19 through January 4, 2018.
2016                      Stirred Fiction, University of Georgia,
                              College of Environment and Design,Athens, Georgia.
2014                      Magic Gold, Full Sun, Newport Museum of Art, Newport, Rhode Island.
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.
2001                      Corrine Colarusso, Paintings and Drawings,
                              Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia.
2000                      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

2017                   Gathered, Artists Choose Artists, MOCA, Atlanta , GA.
                           Southern Hospitality, prints from Rolling Stone Press, Breneau College, Georgia.
2016                   Gathered, Artists Choose Artists,  MOCA, Atlanta, GA.
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,Feb.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
                           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

2017                      Elaine Slayton Akin, Shaking the Twilight, New Work by Corrine Colarusso,
                              Nashville Arts Magazine.
2016                      Rebecca Brantley, Nature Gone Wild, Corrine Colarusso’s Stirred Fictions, Burnaway.
2014                      Suzanne Volmer, Magic Gold Full Sun, Artscope Magazine.
2011                      Jerry Cullum, Review, Corrine Colarusso, Truly Ecstatic, ARTSCriticATL.com
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, Feb.16, 2000,The Independent Weekly, Durham, NC.
                              Cathy Byrd, Review, Drawings, The Contemporary, Atlanta 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 and Constitution, October, 25.
1989                      Glenn Harper, Corrine Colarusso, Recent Paintings, Catalogue Essay.
                              Jerry Cullem, Corrine Colarusso at Fay Gold, Review, Art Papers, November.

Teaching Experience

1975-96      The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, (now SCAD). Received tenure in 1982 and was promoted  to Associate Professor of Painting, Drawing and Design. At various times during my 21 years 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 created 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, Dennis Oppenhiem, May Stevens, William Wegman, Lucas Samaras, Janet Fish, Joan Semmel among others.


1974-75      Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Graduate Teaching Assitanships.

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.

Education          

1975                      Tyler School of Art of Temple University,
                              Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  M. F. A., Painting.
1973                      University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, B. F. A., Painting.
1972                      Yale University Fellowship, Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, Connecticut.