• CV

    Ann E. Coulter
    born: Joliet, IL, 1958


    EDUCATION:

    MFA, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 2007
    MA, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 1983
    BS, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 1980


    REPRESENTATION:

    Argazzi Art
    Lakeville, CT
    ArgazziArt.com

    Exhibit A Gallery
    Peoria Heights, IL
    ExhibitAGallery.net

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: SOLO
    2017 "New Paintings", Exhibit A Gallery, Peoria Heights, IL
    2016 "The Homely Creek", Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL
    2016 "New Paintings: Terrain", Argazzi Art, Lakeville, CT
    2016 “Terrain”, Warner Gallery, Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY
    2013 “Late in the Afternoon”, Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, IL
    2012 “One Time”, Argazzi Art, Lakeville, CT
    2010 “Daydreams”, Argazzi Art, Lakeville, CT
    2010 “Thickets”, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL
    2009 “Season Suites”, Argazzi Art, Lakeville, CT
    2008 “Pastels”, Argazzi Art, Lakeville, CT
    2008 “Little Landscapes”, Picture This Gallery, Peoria Heights, IL
    2008 “New Drawings”, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL
    2007 “Grasslands”, Warner Gallery, Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY
    2006 “Landscape”, WTVP Studio Gallery, Peoria, IL
    2006 “New Drawings”, Peoria Art Guild, Fleming Gallery, Peoria, IL
    2004 “Any Given Moment”, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
    2000 “Small Works”, First United Methodist Small Works Gallery, Peoria, IL
    1999 “New Landscape”, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
    1994 “Drawings”, Burgess Art Gallery, Eureka College, Eureka, IL
    1993 East Bluff Art Gallery, Demanes Galleries, Peoria, IL
    1993 Art Works Gallery, Peoria Heights, IL
    1991 Methodist Medical Center Gallery, Peoria, IL
    1990 Art Works Gallery, Peoria Heights, IL
    1989 Laura A. Sprague Art Gallery, Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL
    1988 Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
    1988 George Johnson Gallery, Breck Academy, Minneapolis, MN
    1988 Galesburg Civic Center, Galesburg, IL

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: GROUP

    2017 "Emergence", Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL
    2015 “Sense of Place”, Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL
    2013 “Define Drawing”, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
    2012 “CIAO and Friends Invitational”, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL
    2012 “Vernissage”, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL
    2011 “Post-age: Small Works Exhibition”, Picture This Gallery, Peoria Heights, IL
    2008 “Nature: Themes and Variations”, Argazzi Art, Lakeville, CT
    2007 “Landscape and Beyond”, Illinois State University Alumni Exhibition, University Galleries, Normal, IL
    2007 “Peoria Artist’s Group Exhibition”, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL
    2007 “31st Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition”, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
    2006 “Murray Exchange: Group Invitational Exhibition of Bradley University Faculty”, Murray State University, Murray, KY
    2006 “30th Annual Rock Island Fine Art Exhibition”, Augustana College Art Gallery, Rock Island, IL
    2005 “Idir Aisling-Between Visions”, invitational art exchange with Clonmel Ireland, South Tipperary Art Center, Clonmel, Ireland
    2005 “Artists with the Ireland Exchange”, Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
    2005 “Contemporary Realism”, regional juried competition, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
    2005 “Member’s Show”, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL (first place award)
    2003 “Millikin National Works on Paper Exhibition”, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
    2002 “The Pastel National”, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, juried by Wolf Kahn (Wichita Center Purchase Award)
    2001 “Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition”, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
    2001 “The Western Illinois Folio Press, 1980-2000: 20th Anniversary Exhibition”, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
    2001 “The American Wind Symphony Touring Orchestra and Exhibition”, traveling exhibition throughout Midwestern waterways (gallery housed on a re-vamped, state of the art barge)
    1999 “Border to Border 7”, National Drawing Exhibition, Austin Peay State Univ., Clarksville, TN
    1999 “15th Annual Fine Arts Exhibit”, First United Methodist Church, Peoria, IL
    1999 “Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition”, Bradley University, Peoria, IL (President’s Purchase Award)
    1997-1999 “An Illinois Portfolio Exhibition”, curated by Fred Jones, Macomb, IL, exhibited at the Illinois State Museums, Chicago and Springfield, Illinois Western University, Macomb, IL, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
    1997 “Neo-Landscape”, National Juried Exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
    1996 “Bradley University Art Faculty Exhibit”, Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
    1995 “Midwestern Arts-Poland”, Gallery Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Olsztyn, Poland
    1995 “Perspectives: Midwestern Landscapes”, Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
    1994 “Dialogues”, 20 Peoria women artists, The Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
    1993 “Meeting of the Minds”, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
    1990 “Fourteenth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition”, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
    1990 Peoria Area Arts and Science Council “Grants for Individual Artists” recipient (funded through the Illinois Arts Council)
    1989 “Thirteenth Biennial Southern Illinois Artist’s Open Competition and Exhibition”, Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, IL
    1989 “Galex National 23”, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL (first place award)


    COLLECTIONS:

    The Witchita Center for the Arts, Witchita, KS
    Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
    Illinois Western University, Macomb, IL
    Bradley University, Peoria, IL
    Millbrook School, Millbrook, NY
    OSF Health Care Systems, Peoria, IL

    Numerous private collections


    RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

    2015, Nov/Dec; Orion; Great Barrington, MA; “Naming Happiness” (Illustrations), p. 51-55
    2013, April 28; Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL; “Seeking Truth”, by Leslie Renkin, p.C1
    2013, October 17; The Weekly Post, Elmwood, IL; “Finding Art in Familiar Surroundings”
    2012, March 18; Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL; “First United Methodist Church Fine Arts Exhibit”; p. C1
    2012, CIAO & Friends Invitational: Works by Central Illinois Artists, Peoria, IL; ed. Kristen McKinsey; p. 15
    2012, CIAO: Art Lives in Central Illinois, Peoria, IL; Arts Partners of Central Illinois, Inc.
    ed. Eileen Leunig, Clare Howard; p. 77
    2010, October; Berkshire Living, Pittsfield, MA; “Daydream Believer”; Alison McGee;
    p. 80
    2010, June; Numero; Peoria, IL; “Drawing the Elements”; Liz Kauffman; p. 18-21
    2010, January 13; The Pantagraph; Bloomington, IL; “Arts in Brief”; p. D6
    2010, January 22; The Daily Vidette; Normal, IL; “’Thickets’ Vibrant Pastels Awake Viewer’s Imaginations”; Nikolle Keeney; p.9
    2010, Winter; The Arts Quarterly, McLean County Arts Center; Bloomington, IL; “Thickets: Ann E Coulter”
    2009, Fall; Hudson River Museum and Gallery Guide; Willow, NY; “’Season Suites’ at Argazzi Art”, p. 36
    2009, Oct/Nov; The Country and Abroad; Pine Plains, NY; “Ann E. Coulter’s Pastels Featured in Argazzi Art’s Sixth Anniversary Show, ‘Season Suites’”; pp. 42, 48
    2008, Oct/Nov; The Country and Abroad; Pine Planes, NY; “Ann E. Coulter: Accessing the Honest Beauty of the Natural World”; Shelley Frome; p. 29-31
    2008, August 31; Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL; “’Little Landscapes’ at Picture This Gallery”; p. C1




  • Biography

    The old house I live in is said to have been part of the Underground Railroad. It sits out in the wide-open, flat, farm land of central Illinois. The closest neighbor lives a half mile away; others are few and far between. There is a full circle, uninterrupted view of the horizon, and the wind whips in from the west with nothing much to break it.

    I am inspired and overwhelmed by this sensory overload, this non-stop panorama in which I live. This place is an undeniable and intentional part of my life and my art. There is no ignoring it; I am completely immersed. It leads me to consider big issues like nature and time, landscape and history, and the part we play in it all. To find a focus, some way to talk about all this that I love, is the challenge.

    In my work I try to frame this immensity, coaxing it into something more negotiable, something I might be able to decipher. I'm after a longer look, a clearer vision, a deeper understanding. The resulting paintings and drawings evolve from this beginning, each taking on their own expressive nature,
    serving to mark a moment in place and time.