Constance Culpepper


Contact Information

cc@constanceculpepper.com

http://www.constanceculpepper.com/

123 Leverington Ave Studio M12 Mill Studios Philadelphia PA, 19127

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Collage/Painting

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

Constance Culpepper is a Philadelphia based artist. She studied psychology and studio art at Southern Methodist University (B.A.) and received an M.A. in Clinical Developmental Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. Her background in psychology informs her collective work, which is a study in domesticity and the
commonalities of personal experience.

In 2014, Hyland Magazine spotlighted her paintings in the article, “Constance Culpepper - Painting Interior Fascinations.” She was a featured artist at Select Fair Art Basel Miami 2013 and 2014, and at the 2016 Democratic National Convention Headquarters. Culpepper is Director Emeritus of 3rd Street Gallery in
Philadelphia.

Culpepper’s work is held in private collections throughout the United States and Russia and has been featured in numerous gallery, museum and university exhibitions throughout the United States.

Artist's Statement

My paintings are studies in domesticity and the commonalities of personal experience. I reenvision what surrounds me - household belongings intertwined with objects I have saved and found, to craft a narrative about domestic life, its inhabitants and the role of women in this domain. I fill my spaces with beautiful objects that are never meant to look new or cherished and serve to remind us that we are creatures of nature and habit, never growing free from expectations of and longings for home.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Celebrate the Spring, Fabric Spa, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Featured Artist: October, Women’s Caucus for Art, nationalwca.org

Paintings + Paper, Bryn Mawr Wellness, Bryn Mawr, PA

New Work, Jeff Kellmer Jeweler, Haverford, PA

Paper Cut Outs, Hummus, Ardmore, PA

Winter Solo Series, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2015
Paintings, Jeff Kellmer Jeweler, Haverford, PA

What is Old is New, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA

Selected Works, Rittenhouse 1715 Boutique Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Interior Paintings, Mitchell Gallery at the Englewood Art Center, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL

2014
Selected Works, Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Coming Home, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Domesticity, InLiquid at River’s Edge Gallery, Upper Black Eddy, PA

A Closer Look, St. Asaph Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA

New Paintings, Still Waters Holistic Health Therapies, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Take a Seat, Select Fair Miami - Art Basel, Miami, FL

Take a Seat, Hummus, Ardmore, PA

Artist of the Month, Merion Art & Repro Center, Ardmore, PA

Interiors, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Interiors and More, Still Waters Holistic Health Therapies, Philadelphia, PA

2011 - 2012
New Work, Hummus, Ardmore, PA

2010 - 2011
Geometric Deconstructions, Still Waters Holistic Health Therapies, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2017
2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition, The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS

Achromatic, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

48th Annual River Road Show, Louisiana State Archives Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

29th Annual Juried Exhibition, Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Texarkana, TX

A Celebration of Art and Life 2017, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

In Bloom, Sotheby’s International Realty, Montclair, NJ

Associate Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Home, Sotheby’s International Realty, Montclair, NJ

2017 Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2016
Outside In, Philadelphia Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia, PA

InLiquid presents: Constance Culpepper, Donna Quinn, Melissa Maddonni Haims, DesignPhiladelphia, Philadelphia, PA

All Together NOW! POST Member Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

28th Annual Juried Exhibition, Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Texarkana, TX

Featured Artist, Democratic National Convention Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA

49th Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Art of the State of PA, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Texas National 2016, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

Works On Paper, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Associate Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2016, University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg, VA

Radius: Diverging Lines from a Common Center, The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

2016 Annual Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Fall 2015 Juried Exhibition (3rd Prize, Table for Two), Philadelphia/Tri State Artist Equity, Wallingford, PA

Contemporary Still Life, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

POST: 5th Annual Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Honoring the Fauves, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ

48th Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Art of the State of PA, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Texas National 2015, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

All That’s Jazz, Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Small Works Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Contemporary Women Artists XVII - Reimagining Femmage, Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Charles, MO

A Celebration of Art and Life 2015, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2014
InLiquid presents: Constance Culpepper, Donna Quinn, Melissa Maddonni Haims, Select Fair Miami - Art Basel, Miami, FL

2014 Annual Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

POST: 4th Annual Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2014 Members Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artist Equity, Wayne, PA

Artists Unite Project Fishtown 2, The Hatchery, Philadelphia, PA

Outer Limits: Art Beyond Philly’s Borders, Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

Still Point VI, Still Point Art Gallery

Jewels & Treasures, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

65th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artist Equity, Conshohocken, PA

71st Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

InLiquid Benefit v.14, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

A Celebration of Art and Life 2014, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Artists Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2013
Annual Members’ Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Small Works Show, the Annex at 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

POST Member Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

215/610: Juried Painting Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, Delaware County Community College Art Gallery, Media, PA

Home Bodies, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Interiors, Still Point Art Gallery

Members Exhibition: InLiquid, PPAC, Second State, The Ice Box - The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Four Painters: Unanue Sexton Shaver Culpepper, the Annex, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Figurative Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery

70th Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

150th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

The Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2nd Annual All Women Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Annual Open Call Show, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

A Celebration of Art and Life 2013 (Best in Show), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

72nd Annual Members Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

2012
Annual Members’ Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Interiors (Honorable Mention), The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Small Works in the Annex, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

National Juried Exhibition: Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

POST Member Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Members’ Juried Show, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA

Members’ Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Invitational Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Members’ Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Members’ Juried Exhibition (The Rosemary Beardsley Award), Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Artist's Bibliography

Navarro, Rebecca, “Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s Montclair Regional Office hosts second public art exhibition,” Prominentproperties.com (blog), April 18, 2017

Philadelphia Stories, Spring 2017, (March 2017): 20

Romero, Melissa, “Design Philadelphia 2016: 10 must-see sites and events,” Philly.curbed.com, October 6, 2016

Salisbury, Stephan, “Art of the State finalists dominated by Philly area,” Philly.com, June 1, 2016

Studio Visit Magazine, 2015, Vol. 29 + 30

“Constance Culpepper,” Fresh Paint Magazine (blog), October 30, 2015

Rotuski, Marquesa, “First Friday Picks: An Arty Block Party on Frankford Avenue, Something New From Zoe Strauss, and More,” Phillymag.com, September 2014

Brewer, Don, “Home,” DoNArTNeWs (blog), September 13, 2014

Zimmerman, Drew, “Constance Culpepper: A Patterning Compulsion,” Drew Zimmerman (blog), September 8, 2014

Constance Culpepper @ River’s Edge Gallery,” InLiquid.org, May 2014

Cote, Christine, “Current Exhibition,” Still Point Arts Quarterly, Summer 2014, no. 14 (May 2014): 21

Cote, Christine, “Art Portfolios, Constance Culpepper Interiors,” Still Point Arts Quarterly, Spring 2014, no. 13 (March 2014): front cover, 1, 44-53

Marshall, Kyle, “Constance Culpepper - Painting Interior Fascinations,” Hyland Magazine, Edition 18: The Details (February 2014): 184 - 194

Cote, Christine, “Culpepper’s Interiors,” Still Point Arts Exhibitions, Publications, Designs (blog), February 27, 2014

Gallery Artists,” Still Point Art Gallery, September 2013

Minutella, Erica, “Members Show Featured Artist: Constance Culpepper,” InLiquid Art and Design (blog), August 2, 2013

Cote, Christine, “Current Exhibition,” Still Point Arts Quarterly, Fall 2013, no. 11 (August 2013): 4, 8, 104

Marrone, Todd, “Artist in Residence,” Dragonbites, May 2, 2013

Professional Experience

1991 - present
Artist, primary work in oil painting + mixed media

2008 - 2012
Archival photography work and research, The Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA

2005 - 2011
Art History, Gladwyne Elementary, Gladwyne, PA

1996 - 2000
Researcher and Art and Psychology Teaching Assistant, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Affiliations

Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors
3rd Street Gallery
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA)
InLiquid
Main Line Art Center
The Mill Studios
Women’s Caucus for Art

Awards and Honors

2013
Nolan Painting Award, Annual Members’ Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Best Painting or Drawing, Interiors, Still Point Art Gallery

Best in Show, A Celebration of Art and Life 2013, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Honorable Mention, Interiors, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

2011
The Rosemary Beardsley Award, Members’ Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Collections

Jeff Kellmer Jewelers
Skirt Boutique
Rivers Edge Gallery at the Bridgeton House
Fabriq Spa

Education

2000
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
MA, Clinical Developmental Psychology

1991
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
BA, Psychology (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Batik:
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
S.M.U @ Reid Hall, Paris, France
Widya Batik Studio, Ubud, Bali