Colleen Randall


Colleen Randall is an abstract painter whose work explores space and light through the materiality of paint. In her work she seeks to investigate elusive states of consciousness through multi-layered depictions of form. She received her MFA in Painting from Queens College, City University of New York, her BFA in Painting from The University of Iowa and her BA in Art History from Macalester College. A Professor in the Studio Art Department, she has taught at Dartmouth College since 1989 and was Chair of the Department from 2000-2006.  She is the recipient of the National Academy of Designʼs Edwin Palmer Memorial Award for Painting, a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship Grant and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant. She has been selected for artist residencies at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony and Landfall Trust in Brigus, Newfoundland.  She has taught Master Painting and Drawing Workshops at the National Academy of Design in New York City, Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, CO, and Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, NY. She has been a visiting artist at numerous universities, art institutions and colleges, including the Vermont Studio Center, University of New Hampshire, Binghamton University, Haverford College, American University, Delaware College of Art & Design, Art Institute of Boston, Swarthmore College, and the Caumsett Summer Painting Program.