DONNA COLEMAN
Website: www.dcolemanpaintings.com
 
 
 
 
 
EDUCATION:                               MFA, Painting, 1982
                                                      Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
 
                                                      BFA, Honors, Painting, 1977
                                                      Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                                                      European Honors Program, Rome, Italy, 1976-77
 
                                                      Education Courses, 1996
                                                      University of the District of Columbia, WDC
                                                      Public School Art Teacher Certificate for MD, 1996
 
                                                      Education Courses, 1987-89
                                                      Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
                                                      Public School Art Teacher Certificate for NY, 1989
 
                                                      English Literature Courses, 1972-73
                                                      Universitat Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
 
 
 
 
GRANTS AND                              Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship Award, 2002, 2007, 2015 
AWARDS:
                                                      The George Sugarman Foundation, Inc., 2004
 
                                                      Ellen Johnson Visiting Artist, Oberlin College, 2002
 
                                                      Listed in Marquis Who’s Who of American Women
 
                                                      Grants-in-Aid Award, 1992-‘93, 1995-‘96, 1998
                                                      Technical Assistance Grant, 1994
                                                      DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
                                                      Funded through the National Endowment for the Arts
 
                                                      Fellowship Award, 1992 & 1995
                                                      Art Matters, Inc., New York, NY
                                                     
 
 
SOLO                                           Donna Coleman, Paintings
EXHIBITIONS:                             The Little Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Firelands
                                                     Huron, OH, curated by David Sapp, 2017
 
                                                     On, Over and Under the Surface, Friends Gallery
                                                     Kendal at Oberlin, OH, curated by Arlene Dunn, 2015
 
                                                      John Mercer Langston Historic House, Oberlin, OH, 2014
 
                                                      Women and Children First, Gallery K, WDC, 2000
                       
                                                     New Horizons Gallery, Children’s Hospital, WDC, 1996
 
                                                      And a Love Story, Gallery K, WDC, 1996
                                   
                                                      Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
                                                      curated by Angela Adams, 1992
 
                                                      Brooklyn College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 1980
 
 
 
SELECTED                                  Visitors, Baron Art Gallery of Oberlin College
EXHIBITIONS:                            curated by the Art Department and Richard Wood, 2017
 
                                                   Color, Shape, Form, Beachwood Community Center, OH, 2017
 
                                                    Firefish Festival, Lorain, OH, 2017
                                                    curated by Emily Hoag, 2017
                                                     
                                                    Members Show, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
                                                    Cleveland, OH
                                                    Curated by Mindy Tousley, 2017
 
                                                    Picture Social Justice and Human Rights, gallery1581
                                                    Brookline, MA, curated by Wendy Forrester, 2017
 
                                                    X is for Xenophobia-I am America, Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, Tucson, AZ
                                                   curated by Ozlem Ayse Ozgur, 2017
 
                                                    Unapologetic/What’s Next?, Touchstone Gallery, WDC
                                                    curated by Janathel Shaw, 2009/2017
 
                                                    The New Now, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cuyahoga Community College Gallery,
                                                    Highland Hills, OH
                                                    curated by Michael J. Beam, 2016                         
                                                    curated by Jan Driesbach, 2014
 
                                                    10th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Show,
                                                    Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metropolitan Main Library, OH
                                                    curated by Migiwa Orimo, Dhanu Sant and Dane Khy, 2016
                                                    6th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Show, 2012
 
                                                    Good Things to Life, Cuyahoga Community College,
                                                    Highland Hills, OH, curated by Kim Schoel, 2015
                                                       
                                                    All Play, No Work, Riffe Gallery, Columbus OH                                                                                           
                                                    curated by Alex Coon , 2015       
 
                                                    LCCC Faculty Show, FAVA, Oberlin, OH, 2014
 
                                                    Byways, Baron Art Gallery of Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 2014
 
                                                    Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron & Cleveland, OH, 2011 - present
 
                                                    Five Artists, River Gallery, Rocky River, OH, 2011
           
                                                    Three Artists, The Intown Club, Cleveland, OH
                                                    curated by Mindy Tousley & Lee Heinen, 2010
 
                                                     New Narratives: Paintings by Ohio Artists
                                                     Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH
                                                     curated by Dominique H. Vasseur, 2009
 
                                                     Two Person Show, Kendal at Oberlin, OH
                                                     curated by Robert Taylor, 2007
 
                                                     Vanishing Borders:  Contemporary Environmental Art
                                                     Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
                                                     curated by Colette Palamar, 2006
 
                                                      Go Figure, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH
                                                      curated by Kim Schoel, 2004
 
                                                      Featured Artists, Dead Horse Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2003
 
                                                      Mediated Nature, HereHere Gallery, Cleveland, OH
                                                      curated by Sarah Schuster, 2003
 
                                                      Narrative Paintings, Two Person Show, Mather Gallery
                                                      Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2002
 
                                                      Along for the Ride, Two Person Show, Firelands Association of the                                                              
                                                      Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH, 2001
                                                     
 
                                                      Promising New Talent, Voted Among the Best Emerging Artists in Washington, MOCA (Museum of                                                                     Contemporary Art), WDC
                                                      curated by a poll of readers of KOAN Art Newsletter, 1996
 
                                                      First MOCA Biennial of Washington Art, MOCA, WDC, 1996
 
                                                      The Work of Art & The Art of Work, Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, MD                                      
                                                      & The Martin Luther King Library, WDC
                                                      The Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, VA & Juniata College, PA
                                                      curated by Richard Dana, Susan Goldman & Lewis Segall, 1995 & 1996                                                                    
                                                     
                                                      The Artist/Teacher, Fillmore Faculty Show, Sumner School, WDC, 1994
 
                                                      Woman, Offices of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, WDC
                                                      curated by Aisha Davis, DESHO Productions, 1994
 
                                                      Options ’93, Washington Project for the Arts, WDC
                                                      curated by Angela Adams, Don Russell & Qevin Weathersby,1993
 
                                                      Artery ’90, Strathmore Hall Foundation, N. Bethesda, MD
                                                      curated by Marilyn Zeitlin,1990
 
                                                      Third International Women’s Day Exhibition, Erector Square
                                                      Gallery, New Haven, CT, curated by Faith Ringgold,1989
                                   
                                                      Second International Women’s Day Exhibition, Erector Square                                                                                                                                     Gallery, New Haven, CT, curated by Lucy Lippard,1988
                 
                                                      Heaven and Hell, Public Image Gallery, New York, NY, 1986
 
                                                      Ten on Eight Artists’ Window Spaces, New York, NY, 1984
 
                                                      Introspectives, Pyramid Art Center, Rochester, NY
                                                      curated by Alice Neel, 1984
 
 
PUBLICATIONS:                          Spirituals: A Bibliography for Research and Performance
                                                      By Kathleen Abromeit, website art, 2014
 
                                                      Mother Tongue Ink: We’Moon Datebooks, contributing artist, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014
 
                                                      On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City By Janet Braun-Reinitz and Jane                                                                     Weissman
                                                      Mentioned on pages 9 & 80 and in index for work on mural Old Brooklyn
 
                                                      American Counseling Association textbooks:
                                                      Play Therapy: Basics and Beyond, front cover, 2001
                                                      Cross-Cultural Counseling, front cover, 1999
 
                                                      Kalliope, A Journal of Women’s Art, Vol. XIX, No. 2, 1997
                                                      Featured artist
 
                                                      Music to Our Mouths:
                                                      Recipes of the Washington Conservatory of Music, front and back covers, 1997
 
                                                      Poet Lore Magazine, front and back covers, spring 1995
 
 
RESIDENCIES:                             Lily Press, Rockville, MD, 2017
 
                                                     The Buckley School, Lower School, Sherman Oaks, CA
                                                     St. Mark’s School, Altadena, CA
                                                     St. James’ Episcopal School, Los Angeles, CA
                                                     Artist in Residence, 2015
 
                                                     Head-Royce School, Lower and Middle Schools, Oakland, CA
                                                     Artist in Residence, 2011
 
                                                     Eastwood Elementary School, 1st & 2nd Grade Open Room,Oberlin, OH
                                                     Artist in Residence, 2005, ’07, ‘09 & ‘11
 
                                                    Artist in Residence, Lake Ridge Academy, N. Ridgeville, OH, spring, 2005
 
 
WEB GALLERIES:
                                                    https://mylocalnews.us/event/x-xenophobia-america-art-exhibition/
                                                    http://dcarts.emuseum.com/people/327/donna-coleman/objects
                                                    http://www.ohiochannel.org/video/new-narratives-donna-coleman
                                                    http://favaeducation.weebly.com/donna-coleman.html
                                                    http://washingtonart.com/coleman.html
                                                    https://sites.google.com/site/outrageartistsrespondtotrump/
 
                                                     
 
 
 
SELECTED                                 Adjunct Professor of 2D Design, Drawing & Painting
TEACHING                                 Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH, 2010 – present
EXPERIENCE:
                                                   Firelands Association of the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH, 2001 – present
                                                   Art Teacher for Children aged 4 – 18
                                                   Art Teacher for Summer Art Camp for Children aged 5 – 14
                                                   Art Teacher for Painting and Drawing Classes, high school, college and adult, 2012 - present
 
                                                   Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
                                                   Landscape Painting, fall semester 2014, spring semester 2017
                                                   Drawing 2002 – 2004
 
                                                   Sidwell Friends School, WDC
                                                   Director, Dreamcatcher Arts Summer Camp, 1997 – 2000
                                                   Middle School Art Teacher for Grades Five, Six & Seven, 1998 – 2000
 
                                                   Fillmore Arts Center, WDC, 1991 – 1999
                                                   Art Teacher for After School Program for Children and Adults
                                                   Art Teacher for Summer Art Camp for Children aged 5 – 14
 
                                                   Browne Academy, Alexandria, VA
                                                   Art Teacher for Preschool and Lower School, 1989 – 1998
                                                   Art Teacher for Summer Art Mini Camp, 1993, ’94, ’96 & 97
                                                   Teacher for Summer Zoo Mini Camp, 1994 & 1996
 
                                                  Montgomery County, MD Public Schools, 1994 – 1995
                                                  Long-term Substitute Art Teacher for Grades K – Two
 
                                                  Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY, 1986 – 1989
                                                  Art Teacher for Grades K – Five
 
                                                 Germantown Academy, Ft. Washington, PA, 1983 – 1986
                                                 Art Teacher for Grades K – Three
                                                 Art Club Advisor for Middle and Upper School Students
 
                                                 Brooklyn YWCA, Brooklyn, NY, 1981 – 1983
                                                 Art Teacher for Children’s Art Program