Curriculum Vitae

Cornelius Edmund Sullivan  Naples, FL 34120,  Gloucester, MA 01930  

2015 -2017              Ave Maria Univesity, Ave Maria, FL, Adjunct Professor, Theology of the Body and Renaissance Art,  taught with Professor Michael Walstein, Max Seckler Professor of Theology

2014              Ave Maria University, Visiting Lecturer, Renaissance Art, Counter Reformation Baroque Art, Honors Colloquium, Reflections on Modern Art

2011-18        The Italian Insider Newspaper, Rome, Italy, Journalist, Art Critic

                     Saint Austin Review Magazine, Art Critic

2007, 8         Context, Rome, Italy, Lecturer, Consultant. Tours of Vatican Museums, Caravaggio Seminar, Galleria Borghese, Drawing Rome.                                                      

2003-2018       Sullivan Gallery, Gloucester, Massachusetts

2005             One Person Show and Celebrity Art Auction, Todd English’s Bonfire Restaurant,   Boston, Massachusetts, raised $45,000 for The Jimmy Fund and Cancer Research        


2014-2017   Ave Maria Univeresity, Visiting lecturer and Adjunct Peofessor

1998-2001   International Fine Arts College, Miami, FL, Assistant Chair, Department of Visual Arts

                     Painting, Figure Drawing, Sculpture, Develop Fine arts Curriculum for Masters Degree.

1997-1998   Florida International University, Miami, FL

                     Art History Survey for DASH, Design and Architecture High School of Miami.

                     University of Miami School of Architecture, Coral Gables, FL


1993-1996   University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

                     Drawing, Sculpture, Marble Sculpture, Summer Program in Sculpture for High School

1989-1992   Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

                     Visiting Critic, Visiting Lecturer, Drawing

1980-1981   Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

                     Drawing, Etching, Established and set up etching facility and curriculum. 

1971-1977   Cambridge School Department, Cambridge, MA

                     Artist in Residence, Established etching facility at Rindge and Latin High School                 


                      University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, 1996

                      Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1989-91    

                      Boston Museum School, Drawing, 1966

                      Rhode Island School of Design, 1962-64

                      Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Physics Studies, 1960-62

   EXHIBITIONS (Partial List)

2015              Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL, Canizaro Library, Sacred Art and the Theology of the Body.

 2007-2015     Dogtown Books Gallery, Gloucester, MA    

2003-2007     Sullivan Gallery, Gloucester, MA      

2006              Cotuit Art Center, Cotuit, MA, two person show.     

2005              Contemplating the Sacred National, juried, Year long traveling exhibit, The Foundation

                       for the Sacred Arts

2004              Cotuit Art Center, Cotuit, MA, one person show

2001              Blue Door Gallery, Miami, solo show

2000              Miami Historical Museum, Southern Graphics Conference, print show

1999              Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL, juried show

1996              Lowe Art Museum, Coral gables, FL, juried show

                      University of Miami, Invitational Portrait show

                      Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Invitational Drawing Show

1993              University of Miami, New Gallery, Group Show.

1992              Montoya Studio, Palm Beach, FL. Solo Show.

1991              James Wolf Gallery, Cotuit, MA. Solo Show.

                      Yankee Art Gallery, Plymouth, MA. Solo Show.

1990              Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Biennial Exhibition, Juried Show.

1988              Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA. Solo Show.

                      Golden Gull Studio, Plymouth, MA. Solo Show.

1987              Art Intentions Gallery,  Hanover, MA. Two Person Show.

                      Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. Solo Show.

1986              Cyclorama Gallery, Boston, MA. Invitational Show.

                      East Coast Art Gallery, Boston, MA. Solo Show.

1985              Boston Fine Arts Gallery, Boston, MA. Three Person Show.

                      Fitchburg Museum, Fitchburg, MA. “Aspects of the Human Form”, Invitational Show.

Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. Invitational Show                            

Prudential Center, Boston, MA. Solo Show, Massachusetts Council on the Arts, Works in Public Places.

                      Hotel Meridian, Boston, MA. Invitational Show.

                      Cyclorama Gallery, Boston, MA. Blanche E. Coleman National Award recipient show.

1983              Mills Gallery, Boston, MA. Solo Show.

                      Cutler Stavarides Gallery, Boston, MA. Group Show.

1982              Tufts University, Medford, MA. Solo Show.

                      Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA. Group Show.

1981              Boston City Hall Gallery, Boston, MA. Solo Show.

                      281 Gallery, Boston, MA. Two Person Show.

1980              Boston Printmakers, Boston, MA. Juried Show.

                      Berkshire Art Association, Pittsfield, MA. Juried Show, award for painting.

                      Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA. Faculty Show.

                      Sullivan Beckwith Gallery, Boston, MA. Solo Show.

                      Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

                      Nashua Museum, Nashua, NH. Invitational Show.

                      Boston Visual Artists Union Gallery, Boston, MA. “Aspects of Realism”.


2008              Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester, MA

2000-2001     Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Miami, FL. Life size figure groups in marble.

1998              Private Organization, Conyers, GA. Eleven foot marble figures, carved in Pietrasanta.

1997              South Miami Art Exhibit, South Miami, FL. Juror.

1994              University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Posey Foundation Grant.

1992              City of Boston, King's Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, MA. Restoration of Historic

                      Grave Markers, Head Conservator, Sullivan Marble Company.

                      Burial Hill, Plymouth, MA. Restoration of Pilgrim Grave Markers, Head Conservator.

1991              St. Zepherin's Church, Wayland, MA. Commission for Sculpture and Architectural Design              

1990              Carver Bicentennial Committee, Carver, MA. Three murals for Carver High School.

1979-1989   Board of Directors, Boston Center for the Arts, Elected Artist’s Representative,

                     Mills Gallery, Artist Adviser, Director. 

1988              The Artist's Group, Boston, MA. Mural.

                      Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation, Boston, MA. Guest Lecturer.

                      Plymouth Guild Annual Show, Plymouth, MA. Juror.

1987              Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA. Epstein Award for Graphics.

                      New England Sculptors Association, Boston, MA. Juror.

1986              King Richard's Faire, Carver, MA. 20' Mural.

                      Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. “Within Award.”

1984              Blanche E. Coleman Award, National fellowship grant.

1980              Berkshire Art Association, Pittsfield, MA. First Place Award for painting.

                      Babson College, Wellesley, MA. Etching Commission.

1979              Board of Directors, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.

1976              Massachusetts Arts and Humanities, Boston, MA. Grant Fellowship

 BIBLIOGRAPHY (Partial List)

2012               Saint Austin Review Magazine, Art Editor and feature article, Jan/Feb, Art of the

                       Blessed Virgin,

2011,12          The Italian Insider Newspaper, Commentary, Art Criticism, Series on Caravaggio,

                       Avaliable on and

2010              Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA, Cover Etching Portrait of Poet Charles Olsen

2003              Boston Globe, Celebrity Art Auction for Cancer Research

                      Boston Globe, Recovery of Stolen Sculpture

                      Quincy Patriot Ledger, Recovery of Stolen Sculpture

1996              RISD Views, Rhode Island School of Design Magazine.

1991              Boston Globe, art review.

                      Old Colony Reporter, Plymouth, MA. Feature Article.

1989              Carver Reporter, Carver, MA. Feature Article.

                      RISD Views, Rhode Island School of Design magazine. Feature.

1987              Americana Magazine, April, photo and feature article.

1985              Wayland-Weston Town Crier, November 14, photo and feature article.

                      Poems of Eric Tracy Sigler, frontispiece portrait of the poet.

1984              Boston Globe, Photo and art review.

                      Sentinel-Enterprise, Fitchburg, MA. October, photo and art review.

1983              Boston Globe, “Critics Tip”, photo and art review.

                      Charles Olsen in Connecticut, Wesleyan University Press, frontispiece portrait.

                      Gloucester Times, Gloucester, MA. Cover art, portrait of poet Vincent Ferrini.

1982              Boston Globe Magazine, photo and feature article.

1980              Artist's and Member's News, Boston Center for the Arts, photo and art review.

1979              Voyages, National Literary Magazine, photos and art review, artist's statement.

1977              South Middlesex Daily News, photo and feature article.

1976              Boston Herald, photo and caption.

                      Boston Globe, front page photo and caption.

1974              Boston Globe, March, art review.

1973              North Shore Magazine, cover portrait of poet Charles Olsen.

                      Polity, Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Associates, cover art.


                      Boston Public Library, Wiggin Collection of Prints and Drawings, Boston, MA.      

                      University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

                      Northeastern University Museum, Boston, MA.

                      Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT.

                      Babson College, Wellesley , MA.

                      Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA.

                      Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA.

                      Dali Museum, London, England.

Articles published in The Italian Insider Newspaper based in Rome and The Saint Austin Review in South Bend, Indiana, lectures from Ave Maria University, Florida.               

Sacred Art II, Sacred Art and Modernism  Presented at Honors Colloquium, Perspectives on Modern Art, March 19, 2014, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida

Caravaggio's Raising of Lazarus, Symbols and Stories  The Cross with No Body 

Caravaggio on the Run in Malta 

Carving by the Michelangelo Quarry in Carrara    August, 2014 , Carrara, Italy     

Papa Wojtyla as Capeman            

From Rome- Drawing Saint Cecilia,  Papal Conclave- Rome Photos 2013  

 Sacred Art and The Theology of the Body, Part One, Caravaggio related  Exhibition at Ave Maria University April, 2015, Sacred Art and Theology of the Body  March 26, 2012  

Who is Saint Matthew for Caravaggio      August 7, 2012

Sacred Art    Published The Italian Insider January 20, 2014                                                                                                 

Recent Lectures:

A Christian Response to Bad Art, Lecture Delivered at Ave Maria University October 6, 2014, in response to the lecture "The Human Figure in Art" by Distinguished Visiting Professor Roger Scruton.

More Caravaggio:

 Another Bogus Caravaggio Discovery                                                                                                 July 10,  2012 

Caravaggio Exhibition, Raising of Lazarus in Rome                                                                             June 25, 2012

 Caravaggio Speaks to the Modern Age                                                                                                 June 20, 2012

Tranquillo Caravaggio, the Town                                                                                                          June 26, 2012 

Attacks on Caravaggio I saw him there in the street, the narrow street, Via del Leone,                               June 4, 2012 

Caravaggio Borrows from Michelangelo                                                                                                December 18, 2011 

My Interview with Saint Peter, the Art of Martyrdom                                                                          November 3

Art Mysteries Solved, a Leonardo, a Michelangelo, and a Raphael                                                       October 11 

 Caravaggio and the Aesthetics of Meaning- Caravaggio is the antidote to Conceptual Art.                 September 27,

Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, not just realists-  Caravaggio used light to tell the story.          September 6  

Caravaggio, the Interview- My art, it is oil paint on canvas, and I put it on with these hands.              August 25

Caravaggio, Saints and Sinners- Caravaggio painted sinners as saints.                                                   August 13  

Caravaggio Reveals Himself- The most unlikely candidate                                                                    August 3  

Caravaggio and the Marilyn Elvis Syndrome-  Only the good die young.                                              July 25

 Rome's extravagant celebration of Caravaggio- How can we know another man's death.   First Caravaggio article published July 11, 2011 

 Papa Wojtyla as Capeman            The first article for The Italian Insider                     June 30, 2011         

Capeman II: Papal Statue not Improved   (see the first article on the subject Papa Wojtyla as Capeman)  November, 20, 2012

Michelangelo in Rome                                                                                                                            November 15, 2011 

Michelangelo in Rome II                                                                                                                       June 11, 2012      

A Lost Michelangelo, don't get your hopes up                                                                                    July 18                                                 

  Pope Francis and Caravaggio, Part Two                                                                       October 4, 2013 from website- Pope Francis and Caravaggio, Part Two 

Pope Francis and Caravaggio-                                                                                September 25, 2013

 The Retro Future of Pope Francis                                                                          September 13, 2013

Conclave 2013  

"Thoughtful and stimulating as ever"- JP, Editor

Theologian in Residence                                                                                                                          February 17,2013      

Benedict, Monks, Mystics, and Hermits                                                                                               written March 2, 2013                                                                             

The Pope out Back and the Conclave                                                                                                    February 14, 2013

 Choosing a Pope                                                                                                                                      March 12

 Pope Francis,                                                                                                                                        March 15                                                                                           

The Postmodern Pope                                                                                                                              March 18  S

American Views of the Amanda Knox Verdict                                                                                      November 3 2011

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as Mao                                                                                                      February 2012

My Art of the Blessed Virgin                                      feature article , Fenestrae Coeli, Saint Austin Review, January/February 2012 

 Moor Fountain in Piazza Navona vandalized                                                                                          September 6, 2011

Obamacare and the Church      

  ArchAngelic Vision,  From Joseph Pearce's Magazine The Saint Austin Review, Nov/Dec 2013, article and cover                                                                                                                                                  November 15, 2013

Too Hot in Rome                                                             

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