71 Aspen Lane, Golden, Colorado 80403, United States  303-642-7104   720-646-6181

Lives and works in Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado
Irene F. Sullivan,   www.irenefsullivan.com    works primarily in oils. Her work is informed by her independent scholarship, research and life experiences with the ecologies of Northern Peoples, studies in philosophy, eco-phenomenology and poetry.


Studied with:
2005-2015 Enrique Martinez Celaya
2006 Art Institute of Boston
2004 Suzanna Coffey
2002-2003 Joshua Fallick
1989 Dalhem Museum Berlin, Germany
1989 National Museum of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland
1988 Master of Arts – University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
1984 Master of Divinity – Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois
1976  AMNP – Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York


2017 “National Juried Annual Contemporary Art Survey” The Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, Co.
2016 “you will cease to be powerless”  Marnay-sur-Seine, France
2015 “Winged Courage, Feathered Paradox” Golden, Colorado*
2014 “Uprooted” Boulder, Colorado*
2011 “9th Annual BANJAE at Borderland” Easton, Massachusetts
2010 “18th Annual Juried Exhibit” Bowery Gallery, New York City
2009 “14th Annual Juried Exhibit – AOC” Denver, Colorado
2008 “Wit(h)nessing the Arctic” Stinson Beach, California*
2006 “CWCA – Word Play” Boulder Public Library Boulder, Colorado
2006 “Requiem for the Cottonwoods” Stinson Beach, California*
2005 “Tides of Change, Tides of Quiet” Pt. Reyes Station, California
2005 “Les Souers de Pinceau, A 3 Woman Show” Boulder, Colorado


-Whittaker, Richard. Review of On Art&Mindfulness. (based on the notes of Irene F. Sullivan acknowledgment) Works&Conversations, Issue 31, February 2016.

-Whittaker, Richard: “A Conversation with Irene F. Sullivan”, WORKS&CONVERSATIONS.  Vol. 16, 2008, p.3-63  http://www.dailygood./org/(3-17-2016).

-Cragg, Claudia: KGNU Public Radio Interview with Irene F. Sullivan,
“Slipping Through the Polar Seas.” 2007


Private Collections, Charlotte, North Carolina
Private Collection, St. Louis, Missouri
Private Collections, Boulder, Colorado
Private Collection, Denver, Colorado
Private Collection, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Private Collection, Sacramento, California
Private Collection, San Francisco, California


-65 Reflections (From A Painter’s Studio Journals). Wind’s Edge
Press. Golden, Colorado 2015

-Excerpts From The Arctic- A Matrix of Topomnesia. Wind’s Edge
Press. Golden, Colorado 2007


2018 Visa Talents  granted from the French Government
2017 NEA – Colorado Career Advancement Award
2016  The Tenot Foundation Bursary, Camac Centre d’Art Marnay Art Centre, France
2015 Marthe Kate Thomas Fund
2013 Joan Mitchell Foundation
2011 BANJAE Honorable Mention Painting
2009 Colorado Artist’s Guild Painter’s Award
1992 Colorado Center for The Book – Best Non-Fiction Work
1989 Fulbright Scholarship, Copenhagen, Denmark
1987 American Philosophical Society Field Research Grant


2018  Artist in Residence, Marnay sur Seine, France
2017 Camac Centre d’Art Residency, Marnay sur Seine, France
2016 Camac Centre d’Art Residency,  Marnay sur Seine, France
2015 Anderson Arts Ranch,  Snowmass, Colorado
2015 Whale & Star Studio Residency, Culver City, California
2014 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Vermont
2011 Whale & Star Studio, Miami, Florida
2010 Whale & Star Studio, Miami, Florida