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Colleen Cosgrove, Fine Artist, Minnesota, US


My journey as an artist began in kindergarten when I was introduced to finger painting. I have never been good at relating to other people, but "creating" was something I could do, it didn't matter what others thought, and I didn't ever have to explain it. Throughout grade school, junior high school, and high school, Art was the one thing I could count on. I was encouraged by some amazing teachers in High School, and was fortunate to be able to attend art school for college. My four years at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota were a wonderful learning experience, and sparked a career as a fine artist that has had many twists and turns and brought much joy to my life.


The Women’s Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive
St. Catherine University, June 2018 -  Awarded Full Merit Scholarship

B.F.A. in Illustration 1989 - College of Visual Arts - St. Paul

Nominated for C.V.A. Scholarship - 1987 and 1988


High School - Convent of the Visitation - Mendota Hts., MN

Jean Ann Baker Art Award Winner - 1984


Seasons Gallery, Hudson WI

Athena Art Studio, Wayzata MN, 2020-2022

Frameworks Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Phipps Center for the Arts Gift Gallery, Hudson, WI 2020-2021

ArtZ Gallery, Amery Wisconsin, visiting artist 2020
Night Art Gallery Lindstrom, MN 2018-2019
Northrup King Studio 425 2018-2019



Third Place, Winter Wonderland, Paradise Ctr. for the Arts, Faribault MN Nov 2019
Honorable Mention, NAVS "Art for Animals" Juried Show 2019
People’s Choice Award, Harvest Art Show, Norseman Distillery, Minneapolis 2019
Wet Paint Award, Studio Pintura, Minneapolis "Bon Appetit" Juried Show 2018


Featured on Minnesota Public Radio News' "Art Hounds"

Guest Artist, ArtZ Gallery Amery Wi July 2020

WARM Me + You Exhibit July 2019

Winter Plein Air Retreat at Camp Menogyn 2019

Earth Day Exhibit at the Sower Gallery
Women's Art Institute Class of 2018 Final Exhibit

Social Media Director, Outdoor Painters of Minnesota 2017 – present
Hammer Residencies Artist Partners Volunteer Spring 2020

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