Coleen Sterritt b. 1953

Coleen Sterritt is a Los Angeles-based artist known for her abstract, hybrid sculpture along with works on paper. Her work is included in public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Her awards and fellowships include the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2016), City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (COLA) in 2007, The J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts /California Community Foundation (1996), Art Matters, Inc. (1994), Roswell Artist-In-Residence (1994), and the National Endowment for the Arts (1986).  As a longtime educator, she has influenced a generation of Los Angeles sculptors and in 2019 she received the Outstanding Educator Award from the International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ. Sterritt was born in Morris, Illinois.  She holds a BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and an MFA from Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles.