Bio Colleen Fitzgerald is a New England based visual artist and educator. Her practice incorporates a combination of experimental and traditional photography. ArtsWorcester of Massachusetts selected her as the recipient of the 2018 Present Tense Prize for artistic innovation, risk-taking, and excellence in execution in art, and she was named 3rd place in the 2018 PhotoNOLA Review Prize. She was chosen as the 2016/17 Artist in Residence at the Noble and Greenough School and a visual arts resident at the Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for Creative Arts. The Society for Photographic Education, Filter Photo Festival, Pingyao Photography Festival, and many more have featured her work in exhibitions.

Colleen earned a Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, and has also studied at La Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici in Italy and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She delivers talks at institutions across the country and exhibits work internationally. Colleen also enjoys curating exhibitions to champion the work of fellow artists. She has served as a faculty member at Endicott College, University of Maryland University College, Eastern Connecticut State University, University of New Hampshire, Memphis College of Art, and Parsons School of Design Teaching Assistantship. She has also designed and implemented curriculum for arts courses in Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
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2019 PhotoNOLA Review Prize 3rd Place
2018 The Present Tense Prize for Innovation and Risk-Taking in Art, ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA
2018 Professional Achievement Award, Global Faculty Awards 2018, University of Maryland University College
2017 Artist Residency – Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2017 Juror’s Prize, selected by Samatha Cataldo of the Currier Museum of Art, ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA
2016 Artist Residency – 2016/2017 Artist in Residence, Noble and Greenough School,, Dedham, MA
2016 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT
2016 Professional Achievement Award, Global Faculty Awards, University of Maryland University College
2016 Honorable Mention, Moscow International Foto Awards
2016 Faiers Fund Faculty Fellowship, Memphis College of Art
2016 Folgeman Fund Faculty Enrichment, Memphis College of Art
2015 Society for Photographic Education South Central Faculty Assistance Grant
2013 Panton Fund Grants, Memphis College of Art
2013 Honorable Mention, American Art Today: Figures, selected by Jonathan Stuhlman Curator Mint Museum, The Bascom, Highlands, NC
2012 Honorable Mention, InVision Photography Festival, selected by artist Zoe Strauss, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2012 Honorarium Award, The Art of Photography Show, selected by Julian Cox Curator of Photography de Young Museums, San Diego Art, San Diego, CA
2010 Dean’s Scholarship, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
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Solo Exhibitions

2018 Aurora Gallery, Stamina, Worcester, MA
2018 Land & Sea, Jameson & Thompson, Jamaica Plain, MA
2016 A Lesser Chaos, Woodrow W. McGlothin Center for the Arts, Emory and Henry College, VA
2016 over and again, Foster Gallery, Dedham, MA
2016 Stamina, Foster Gallery Pop-Up, Dedham, MA
2014 Treatment, MCA Gallery, Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN
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Group Exhibitions

MI Circle, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art
2018 Altered Image, F-Stop Magazine, Issue #89,, June-July, Web
2018 Portraits, Griffin Museum of Photography at Lafayette City Center, Boston, MA
2018 Printmaking and Digital Art Faculty Exhibition, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
2018 Moved to Act: Demonstrations, Marches, Political Actions, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY
2017 The Fifth Annual One, ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA
2017 The Integration of Art, Science, and Medicine:, The Art League of Rhode Island, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
2017 Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial, ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA
2017 21st Juried Photography Exhibition, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2017 10th Photographic Image Biennial, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2017 Nasty Women, Fundraiser,, Leverett Art Center, Levertt, MA
2017 Nasty Women, Fundraiser, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY
2017 Is Photography Enough?, 118 Elliot, Brattleboro, VT
2017 Winter Solstice, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
2016 FRESH! 2016: The Modern Portrait, JanKossen Contemporary, New York City, NY
2016 Intimacy, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2016 University of Maryland University College, All That’s Art: Faculty Arts Invitational, Adelphi, MD
2016 Recycle, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Belongings 2: Repurposed, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
2016 Still Life, Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, February – May 2016, Web
2016 in·form, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
2016 Intimate Alchemy, Plates to Pixels, One Twelve Publishing,Web
2015 InFocus 2015/2016, Grand Atrium, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN
2015 Parsons Alumni Exhibition, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New York, NY
2015 Body and Mind, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA
2015 MCA Inaugural Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Hyde Gallery, Memphis, TN
2015 Immediate Experience, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL
2015 Society for Photographic Education Multi-Caucus Exhibition, SNAP! Orlando Photo Festival, University of Central Florida Fine Arts Gallery, Orlando, FL
2015 Transformations: Confronting Ourselves, Prescott Art Gallery, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ
2015 Society for Photographic Education Combined Caucus Exhibition, The New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA
2015 Onward Compe´, Onward Summit,, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA
2014 View Found, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2014 Society for Photographic Education South Central Conference Member Show, Murfreesboro Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro, TN
2014 Dealing with Trauma through Art Making, University Gallery, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Heroes and Villains, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL
2014 Me, Myself, & I, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
2014 Disappearing Ink, University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN
2014 Onward Compe´, Onward Summit, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Who We Aren’t, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 Generation IX: The Red/Pink Show, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013 The Fixed Shadow, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
2013 Mapping: Borders, Bodies, Memories, Filter Photography Festival, David Weinberg, Chicago, IL
2013 American Art Today: Figures, The Bascom Art Center, Highlands, NC
2013 7th Annual Master Pieces, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2013 The Laboratory, Version 1, Mill 180, Easthampton, MA
2013 By Any Means: Alternative Photographic Processes, Florence Quarter Gallery, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ
2013 PhotoSpiva 2013, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO
2013 Methods (Alternative), Kiernan Gallery, Web
2013 Canvas, Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Our Bodies, Our Health, Mezzanine Gallery, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, NC
2012 The Unreal, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA
2012 InVision Photography Festival, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2012 Oxheart, Brooklyn Lyceum, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Hurricane Sandy Art Benefit, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY
2012 The Art of Photography Show, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
2012 Twenty-One Cousins, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2012 Distance: Contemporary Photography, TEJAS Gallery, Dayton, OH
2012 Secrets and Mysteries, The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
2012 Charterparty, Photoville Photography Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Chi La Ma, Frontrunner Gallery, New York, NY
2012 The Parsons Festival, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2012 Parts and Labor, Atrium Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2011 The Parsons Festival, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2011 Illuminating Noir Film Festival, Parsons School of Design Fine Arts Gallery, New York, NY
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2013 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, MFA
2005 Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, BA

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