Colleen Rudolf


Contact Information

colleen.rudolf@gmail.com

http://www.colleenrudolf.com/

Philadelphia, PA

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Drawing/Sculpture & 3D

Artist's Biography

Colleen Rudolf is a multi-media artist, specializing in sculpture. Born in 1981 in New York City, Colleen later earned her undergraduate degree from Skidmore College in 2003 with departmental honors in fine art. In 2008, she received her graduate degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. During her time there she was awarded the Fellowship Juried Prize honorable mention and the Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarship. She currently works out of her studio in Philadelphia dividing her time between making 2D and 3D portraits of domesticated animals for private clients and making large scale sculptures of wildlife. Her sculptural work is installed publicly throughout the region and she has worked with several organizations to raise awareness and funding for conservation efforts.

Artist's Statement

I create with varied materials and processes while exploring diverse subjects from the overwhelming world around me. Intrigued by gestural, non-word based communication in all species, I am investigating the human condition and our place in this world. Often paralleling my life, the studio becomes a place where I can practice the awareness that I wish to surround me.

Forwards, backwards, side to side, jumping, at times resting; Attention, intuition and practice all contribute to a fluid motion. To understand a material and an action in the studio is much like having an experience with another being. I bring awareness; I am present without expectation or judgement and I am listening.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2015
From You I Will Learn, The Art Dept, Philadelphia, PA

In the Middle, Salon 1522, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Portraits, Perpetua Gallery Philadelphia, PA

2011
The Permanence of Incomplete Mourning, Bird Park, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Connect [Kuh • nekt], Grizzly, Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2015
Small Favors X, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2014
The Woodmere Annual, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Dystopias, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD

Encounter, Wolf Conservation Center, Westchester, NY

2013
Exposed, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

The Developing Form of Sculpture, Burlington County College Gallery, Mt. Holly, NJ

A Matter of Perspective, Marlin Gallery, Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ

2012
25th Anniversary Sculpture Garden Exhibition, Burlington County Community College, Pemberton, NJ

Dematerialization, Pterodactyl Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Process Show: Casting, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Philadelphia, PA

2011
Opposites Attract, University of the Arts/Philadelphia Sculptors, Philadelphia, PA

Scripted, Gross McCleaf, Philadelphia, PA

Hive/Cave, Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia, PA

Wide Open 2, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
Curator: Nat Trotman, Guggenheim Museum

The Journey, Gallery B543 at URBN, Philadelphia, PA
2010
Virtual Public Art Project, Breadboard/Esther M.Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Made in Metal, Artworks Trenton, Trenton, NJ

2009
Instants, Instance, Distance Skybox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Bicycle: People + Ideas in Motion, Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

There Goes My Hero, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2008
5th Annual Snap to Grid, L.A. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

Constructed Sculptures, Blink Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Student Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, PAFA Philadelphia, PA
Juror:Robert Cozzolino

2007
Vox XOXO, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Student Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, PAFA Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Alex Baker

2006
Student Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, PAFA Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Kate Moran

2005
Totally Cool Totally Art, Austin-Bergstrum International Airport, Austin, TX

2004
Embodied Variations, ATHICA: Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

Artist's Bibliography

2014
Allen, Kennedy “At Woodmere’s juried Annual Showcase, the Jury is inPhiladelphia Weekly, June 2014

2013
Polsten, Pamela “Art Review: Exposed at Helen Day Art CenterSeven Days, August 2013

2012
Meyer, Ben “Faded Meanings: Dematerialization at Pterodactyl Gallery" The ArtBlog, November 2012

2011
Newhall, Edith “Going off Script with a show called ‘Scripted’Philadelphia Inquirer, August 2011

2010
Carey, Art “Award Winning ‘No Footing’ depicts Struggles of a young ArtsitPhiladelphia Inquirer, December 2010

Kantor, Becca “Shapes and Animals at Tiger and GrizzlyThe ArtBlog, April 2010

2004
Link, Melissa “Art & the Physical Form” Flagpole, May 5, 2004 Vol. 18 No. 18

Professional Experience

2013 - 2015
Service Professional Member of HeartsSpeak

2008 - present
Artist/Owner, Portraits by Colleen, Philadelphia, PA

2011 - 2012
Digital Printmaker, Silicon Fine Art Prints, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Teaching Assistant, Plaster & Casting Techniques with Shane Stratton, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Research Assistant to Winifred Lutz, Site Specific Installation, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Teaching Assistant, Foundry with Shane Stratton, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Artist Assistant, Kate Kaman LLC., Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, Sculpture Fundamentals, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Teaching Assistant, Figure Sculpture with John Horn, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Art Specialist Instructor, Childrens Art Program ages 5 - 15, Parks & Recreation Deptartment, Austin, TX

Art Instructor, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX

Functional Design Instructor. Totally Cool, Totally Art, Austin, TX

2003
Internship, Artists Space, New York, NY

Awards and Honors

2014
Knight Arts Foundation Grant, Little Berlin Fairgrounds, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Artist-in-Residence, The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2011
Artist-in-Residence, PLAYA Residency program, Summer Lake, OR

2008
PAFA Fellowship, Juried Prize Special Notice

PAFA Fellowship, Juried Prize Honorable Mention

2007
Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarship recipient
PAFA Fellowship, Juried Prize Honorable Mention

Lectures and Talks

2015
Sculptor Demonstrator for Association of Public Art, Sculpture Zoo in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Guest lecturer, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD

Publications

2013
Paws for Charity

2010
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 12, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

2007
Creative Quarterly, Issue No. 9, 3x3 Publishing, New York, NY

2005
Spot Magazine, Winter 2005, Portland, OR

Education

2008
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA

2003
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
BS, Fine Arts, graduated with departmental honors