BIOGRAPHY Studios at Naples FL and Gloucester, MA
Cornelius Edmund Sullivan MFA has taught Drawing at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and at The University of Miami, The University of Miami School of Architecture, the Danforth Museum, and Art History at Florida International University. He studied Physics at Boston College and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in 1991 and a Master of Fine Arts from The University of Miami in 1996.
For many years he was an Artist in Residence for the City of Cambridge, MA School Department. At the same time he served as the elected Artist’s Representative to The Board of Directors of The Boston Center for the Arts and was a Master Etching Printer at Impressions Workshop Atelier in Boston. He has been a lecturer and consultant in Rome beginning in 2007 for ContextRome.com leading the “Caravaggio Seminar”, and tours of “Arte Vaticana”, and “Galleria Borghese”.
Mr. Sullivan was invited in September to attend a Conference for Foreign Journalists at the Vatican hosted by Saint Croce Pontifical University and was issued a Journalist’s Vatican Press Pass for the Conclave of 2013.
Sullivan is an Adjunct Professor Co-Teaching a class with Dr. Waldstein on Theology and Art at Ave Maria University in Florida. He has been a Visiting Lecturer on Sacred Art at Ave Maria University, for example with: Sacred Art II, Sacred Art and Modernism at an Honors Colloquium, Perspectives on Modern Art, March 19, 2014.
Sullivan delivered a lecture at Ave Maria University October 6, 2014, in response to the lecture “The Human Figure in Art” by Distinguished Visiting Professor Philosopher Sir Roger Scruton. The other respondent was Michael Waldstein, Ph.D.Max Seckler Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University. Sullivan responded to Scruton’s lecture and to his well known one hour BBC video “Why Beauty Matters”.
2015 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
2011-14 The Italian Insider Newspaper, Rome, Italy, Journalist, Art Critic
Saint Austin Review Magazine, Art Critic
2007, 8 Context Rome.com, Rome, Italy, Lecturer, Consultant. Tours of Vatican Museums, Caravaggio Seminar, Galleria Borghese.
2003-2007 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
2014-2015 Ave Maria University, 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
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”.
AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS (Partial List)
2008 Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester, MA Restore Sculpture of Our Lady of Good Voyage
2000-2001 Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Miami, FL. Life size figure groups in marble. Created Altar in Coral Rock with Terracotta reliefs set into the stone. Also Celebrant’s Chair and the Lectern.
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
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
2011,12 The Italian Insider Newspaper, Commentary, Art Criticism, Series on Caravaggio,
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.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (Partial List)
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.
Caravaggio’s Raising of Lazarus, Symbols and Stories The Cross with No Body
March 26, 2012
Caravaggio’s Raising of Lazarus, Symbols and Stories The Theology that started Abstract Art
July 16, 2012
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.
Sacred Art II, Sacred Art and Modernism Presented at Honors Colloquium, Perspectives on Modern Art, March 19, 2014, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida
July 10, 2012
June 25, 2012
June 20, 2012
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
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
Michelangelo in Rome November 15, 2011
June 11, 2012
“Thoughtful and stimulating as ever”- JP, Editor
March 2, 2013
February 14, 2013
November 3 2011
My Art of the Blessed Virgin Feature article , Fenestrae Coeli, Saint Austin Review,
September 6, 2011
ArchAngelic Vision, From Joseph Pearce’s Magazine The Saint Austin Review, Nov/Dec 2013, article and cover
November 15, 2013
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