Studios at Naples FL
and Gloucester, MA

Cornelius Edmund Sullivan MFA
has t
aught 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”.

Curriculum Vitae 

Cornelius Edmund Sullivan  Naples, FL 34120  www.corneliussullivan.com   CorneliusSullivan1@gmail.com

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.comRome, Italy, Lecturer, Consultant. Tours of Vatican Museums, Caravaggio Seminar, Galleria Borghese.

2003-2007       Sullivan Gallery, Gloucester, Massachusetts

2005             One Person Show and Celebrity Art AuctionTodd 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 ArchitectureCoral Gables, FL


1993-1996   University of MiamiCoral 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, CambridgeMA

                     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 CollegeChestnut 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 CenterCotuit, MA, two person show.

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

                       for the Sacred Arts

2004              Cotuit Art CenterCotuit, MA, one person show

2001              Blue Door Gallery, Miami, solo show

2000              Miami Historical MuseumSouthern Graphics Conference, print show

1999              Bakehouse Art ComplexMiami, FLjuried 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 StudioPalm Beach, FL. Solo Show.

1991              James Wolf GalleryCotuit, MA. Solo Show.

                      Yankee Art Gallery, Plymouth, MA. Solo Show.

1990              Rhode Island School of DesignProvidence, 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 ArtsBoston, 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 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 OrganizationConyers, 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 GalleryArtist AdviserDirector.

1988              The Artist’s GroupBoston, MA. Mural.

                      Massachusetts Arts and Humanities FoundationBoston, 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 HumanitiesBoston, 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 www.ItalianInsider.it and www.CorneliusSullivan.com

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

2003              Boston GlobeCelebrity Art Auction for Cancer Research

                      Boston Globe, Recovery of Stolen Sculpture

                      Quincy Patriot LedgerRecovery 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 ViewsRhode Island School of Design magazine. Feature.

1987              Americana MagazineApril, 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 NewsBoston Center for the Arts, photo and art review.

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

1977              South Middlesex Daily Newsphoto and feature article.

1976              Boston Heraldphoto and caption.

                      Boston Globe, front page photo and caption.

1974              Boston GlobeMarch, art review.

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

                      Polity, Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Associatescover art.


                      Boston Public LibraryWiggin Collection of Prints and Drawings, Boston, MA.

                      University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT.

                      Northeastern University Museum, Boston, MA.

                      Wesleyan UniversityMiddleton, CT.

                      Babson College, Wellesley , MA.

                      Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA.

                      Cape Ann MuseumGloucester, 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 and The Theology of the Body, Part One, Caravaggio   related  Exhibition at Ave Maria University April, 2015, Sacred Art and Theology of the Body

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

Papa Wojtyla as Capeman            

Michelangelo in Rome    

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

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

Papa Wojtyla as Capeman            

Michelangelo in Rome    

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

Caravaggio on the Run in Malta                                                                                                        

March 26, 2012 

Caravaggio’s Raising of Lazarus, Symbols and Stories  The Theology that started Abstract Art          

July 16, 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.

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

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                                               

“Thoughtful and stimulating as ever”- JP, Editor

Theologian in Residence                  

February 17,2013      

Benedict, Monks, Mystics, and Hermits    

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  

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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