Born 1982 in Michigan
Currently lives and works in North Georgia

Colleen has been enamored of painting since before she can remember. She works observationally and from memory in a variety of media including painting, drawing, collage, and photography.

She has shown her work in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, greater New York, Kansas City and South Carolina. She has recently received Rigsby Travel grants to France and New York as well as a full tuition MFA scholarship. Her work is in private collections across the country.

Colleen attended the inaugural class of the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts and then earned her BFA in painting with a dual major in Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute.  She recently completed her MFA in Studio Art in Dallas, Texas at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts.



Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
M.F.A. Studio Art

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
B.F.A. Double Major, Painting and Art History

2007, 2003
Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY (Painting, Drawing, and Ceramic Studies)

Selected Exhibition Record

(*asterisk notes solo exhibition)

Paper Doll, Hamon Arts Library, SMU, Dallas, TX

Experiencing Perpectives2011-2012, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Ft Worth, TX
Seriality, University of North Texas Gallery, Denton, TX
*Space Cadets, Dyer Space, Dallas, TX
MFA Summer Exhibition, Gallery at UTA, Arlington, TX
Get Off My Back, MFA Qualifying Exhibition, Pollock Gallery, Dallas, TX
SAA Juried Exhibition SMU, Juror: Thomas Feulmer, Dyer Space, Dallas, TX

Tasteful, The Reading Room, Dallas, TX
High 5, Texas A & M International University Art Gallery, Laredo,TXRipe, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center Gallery, Kansas City, MOSAA Juried Exhibition, Jeffrey Grove Senior Curator DMA, Doolin Gallery Meadows School of Art, SMU, Dallas TX

Landscape, 500X , Dallas, TX
Spring Fine Art Show, Straube Center Gallery, Pennington NJ

Annual CSA Exhibition, Logan Gallery, Chautauqua, NY*Inside/Outside, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA

Alumni Show , Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH, Greenville, SC

Southwest Boulevard Exhibition, Kansas City, MO
KCAI BFA Exhibition, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO
*No Nature, Destination Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Lovers and Thieves, NYC Studio Program Group Exhibition, NYC, NY
Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, Chelsea District, NYC, NY

Chautauqua Institute School of Art Group Exhibition, Chautauqua, NY
Autumn Gallery Walk, Studio 900, Beaufort, SC
Umbrella Project Exhibition, Kansas City Art Institute Painting Gallery, Kansas City, MO
*Featured Artist, Studio 900 Group Exhibition, Beaufort, SC
*Artist Reception Beaufort County, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head, SC

Inaugural Class Graduate Group Exhibition, Lipscomb Gallery, SC Governors School for the Arts, Greenville, SC
Come See, SCGSAH, Lipscomb Gallery, SC Governors School for the Arts, Greenville, SC


Rigsby Fund Travel Grant, SMU, Dallas, TX (merit-based award received to travel to New York City)

Rigsby Fund Travel Grant, SMU, Dallas, TX (merit-based award received to participate in the Les Subsistances Artist Residency in Lyon, France)

Meadows School of the Arts, Graduate Fellowship, SMU, Dallas,TX
Visual Arts Teaching Assistantship, The Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX

Kansas City Art Institute Merit Scholarship, Kansas City, MO

Hilton Head Art League Two Year College Scholarship, Hilton Head, SC
Plumb Art Scholarship, Island School Council of the Arts, Hilton Head, SC


Les Subsistances International Arts Festival, artist-in-residence, Lyon, France

New York Studio Residency Program, New York, NY
Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design, Kansas City Art Institute Representative