CICELY COTTINGHAM was born in Brooklyn, New York and
currently lives and works in West Orange, New Jersey

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant 2011
Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper Fellowship Award 1999
NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award 1994–95
NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award 1986–87
NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award 1983–84
Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant 1986–87
Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation Grant 1986–87

COLLECTIONS
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
Prudential, Newark, NJ
US Land Resources, Morristown, NJ
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co., Plainsboro, NJ
Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark, NJ
Johnson & Johnson, Trenton, NJ
Johnson & Johnson Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ
McGraw Hill, New York, NY
 
RESIDENCIES
The Millay Colony for the Arts, 1995
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Lockhart Gallery State University of New York, Geneseo. Cicely Cottingham: Everything is Sky. Cynthia Hawkins, Curator
2009   
Stewart Leshé Collections, Milburn, NJ. Solo. The Marjorie Paintings and Kitchen Table Drawings, Greg Leshé, Curator     
Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ. Solo. Cicely Cottingham’s Flags. Evonne Davis and Emma Wilcox, Curators
1996
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ. Solo. Paintings from True Blue, Alejandro Anreus, Curator
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ. Do Nothing at Present. Solo (site-specific drawing installation) and An Intimate Repast, a collaborative installation with Victor Davson in memory of artist Doug Kenney. Kristen Accola, Curator
1994 
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art Newark, NJ. Solo. Bending Over Backwards, Drawings from the Last Few Years. Carl Hazelwood, Curator
1989
Gallery Jupiter, Little Silver, NJ. Solo. Cicely Cottingham Paintings. Brian Reddy, Curator
1985
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ. Solo. Cicely Cottingham Drawings. Robert Ferguson, Curator
1983
Samuel C. Williams Library Gallery, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. Solo. Paper Landscape

SECLECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017           
The Gallery at Nell Painter’s studio Newark, NJ. Subject Matter Vol II. Nell Painter, Cicely Cottingham and Victor Davson. Popup Exhibition and Symposium New Jersey State Museum Trenton, NJ. New Jersey Arts Annual—Special Edition. Organized by Margaret O’Reilly, Executive Director
2016           
Outrage: Artists Respond to the Election of Donald Trump. Online exhibtion organized by artist Patricia Dahlman
2015           
The Divine and Sublime. Jersey City, NJ, Drawing Rooms. Anne Tauben, Curator
2014
The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, Alljira at 30, Dream and Reality. Margaret O'Reilly, Chief Curator
The Gallery at Nell Painter's Studio, Newark NJ, Subject Matter, Nell Painter, Cicely Cottingham and Victor Davson. Popup Exhibition and Symposium 
2010
The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, State University of New York, Geneseo. Drawn to New York, a drawing invitational. Cynthia Hawkins, Curator
2007
The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (traveling)
2004
Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AK. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (traveling) 
Johnson & Johnson Corporate Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (traveling)
2003
The Noyes Museum of Art Oceanville, NJ. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (traveling)
The Morris Museum Morristown, NJ. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (traveling)
2002
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (traveling)
1999
Visual Aids New York, NY. By invitation. Postcards from the Edge, Barbara Hunt, Curator
1996
The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ. New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition 1994–95
1995
Mercer Gallery Rochester, NY. Markings, A Drawing Invitational, Karen Sardisco, Curator
Jersey City Museum Jersey City, NJ. Drawing Invitational, Alejandro Anreus, Curator
1994
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ. By invitation. New Jersey Arts Annual, Zoltan F. Buki, Alison Weld, Curators
1992
Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Ceremonies of the Spirit/Explorations and Interpretations. David Miller, Curator
1991
The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ. By invitation. New Jersey Arts Annual. Robert Koenig, Alejandro Anreus. Curators
The Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ. A collaboration with Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark. The Capitol City Meets the Renaissance City
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ. Intimacy
1990
Artists Space, New York, NY. Selections: Aljira and Artists Space. Carl E. Hazlewood, Curator
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art Newark, NJ. Review/Preview. Paul Belfanti, Franc Palaia, Curators
Artworks Trenton, NJ. Counterparts
1989
Mercer County College Community Gallery, Trenton, NJ. Inaugural Exhibition, Seven New Jersey Artists. Robert Ferguson, Curator
1988
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City Museum, NJ. Landscapes. Cynthia Sanford, Gweneth  Stokes, Curators
1987
Noho Gallery, New York, NY. Invitational, One Plus One
Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ. Working Drawings, Francois Morelli, Michael Peglau, Curators
Gallery Jupiter, Little Silver, NJ. Inner Light, Brian Reddy, Curator
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ. On Line, Billy Biondi, Curator
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Realities II. Carl E. Hazlewood, Curator
La Mamma’s La Galleria, New York, NY. Regular Beauties. Frederick Ted Castle
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ. Contemporary American Landscape/Reflections of Social Change, Nancy Cohen, Kiku Fukui, Liz Kesley, Curators
1986
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. Recent Acquisitions
Prospect Park, The Boat House, Brooklyn, NY. A Change in the Weather. Mariella Bisson, Curator
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ. Real Property, A Contemporary Landscape Show. Leah Durner, Curator           
The New York Open Center, Women’s Caucus on Art 1986 National Conference, The Artist and the Spiritual Quest
Essex County College and Aljira, Newark, NJ. In Honor of Greatness: A Tribute to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Victor Davson, Carl E. Hazlewood, Curators
1985
Zim-Lerner Gallery, New York, NY, From the Other Side. E. Salem Krieger, Curator
Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY. Little Works by Big Thinkers
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. New Jersey Artists, Fifth Biennial Exhibition. Jurors: Suzanne Delehanty, Director, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY; Douglas G. Schultz, Director, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Hunterdon Art Center, Cinton, NJ. NJ State Council on the Arts 1983–84 Fellowship Exhibition
1984
Aljira, a Cener for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ. Of and On Paper. Carl E. Hazlewood, Victor Davson, Curators
Tweed Gallery, Plainfield, NJ. In The Pink. A. Kimberlin Blackburn, Curator
Office of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, Washington, DC. Fine Art by New Jersey Artists, Opper/Nacht, Curators
Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers-Newark, NJ. New Jersey Curators' Choice. Invited by Gary Reynolds, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Newark Museum
Union NJ YM-YWHA Union, NJ. Union YM-YWHA 25th Annual Invitational Art Exhibition, Invited by Gary Reynolds, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Newark Museum
1983
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. Recent Acquisitions
Former Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY. Terminal New York. Frederick Ted Castle, Rhonda Zwillinger, Carol Waag, Barbara Gary, Curators
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ. Six Landscape Artists. Colleen Thornton, Curator

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
ARTICLES
Women’s Voices for Change. Grace Visits: Artist Cicely Cottingham. womensvoicesforchange.org (January 13, 2017)

REVIEWS
The New York Times Online Local, Larry Dell (October 8, 2009)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, October 27, 1996)
Review, Frederick Ted Castle (October 15, 1996)
Artnet Magazine, John Mendelsohn (October 15, 1996)
The New York Times, Barry Schwabsky (NJ, Sunday, September 29, 1996)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, March 24, 1996)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, March 17, 1996)
New Art Examiner, Jude Schwendenwein (May, 1995)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, May 7, 1995)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, March 26, 1995)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, July 2, 1994)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, June 5, 1994)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, March 6, 1994)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, June 21, 1992)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, July 21, 1991)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, June 16, 1991)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, November 26, 1989)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, June 5, 1988)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, November 29, 1987)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, November 22, 1987)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, September 13, 1987)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Thursday, March 26, 1987)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, March 15, 1987)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, March 12, 1985)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, December 16, 1984)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, August 12, 1984)

CATALOGS
100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ, 2002
New Jersey Arts Annual, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, 1999
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition 1991–95, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, 1996
Markings, A Drawing Invitational, Mercer Gallery, Rochester, NY, 1995        
New Jersey Arts Annual, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, 1994
New Jersey Arts Annual, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, 1991
Selections, Aljira and Artists Space, Artists Space, NYC, 1990
Counterparts, Artworks/Trenton, Trenton, NJ, 1990
Inaugural Exhibition, Seven New Jersey Artists, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ, 1989
Landscapes, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, 1988
Contemporary American Landscape, Reflections of Social Change, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, 1987
Realities, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, 1987
Real Property, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, 1986
In Honor of Greatness: A Tribute to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Aljira and Essex County College, Newark, NJ, 1986
New Jersey Artists, Fifth Biennial Exhibition, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, 1985
New Jersey Curators Choice, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 1984
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition 1983–84, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 1984
Terminal New York, Brooklyn, NY, 1983

EDUCATION
BFA, 1966, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

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