Lives and works in Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado
Irene F. Sullivan works primarily in oils.
Her work is informed be her research and life experiences with the
ecologies of Northern Peoples, poetry, and philosophy.

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


2017 “Juried Annual Contemporary Art Survey” The Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, Co.
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


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


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