CARLEEN SHEEHAN                                   

Studio:  Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bldg. 30, Suite 202


2019 National Geographic Endurance Project, Change: A Permanent Polar Exhibition, curated by Zaria Forman

Yardworks Gallery, Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum, Bldg. 92, Kindred Constraints, curated by Millie Benson & Amy Lemaire

Yardworks Gallery, Brooklyn Navy Yard Museum, Bldg. 92, Open Field, curated by Nancy Bowen, Colin Thompson & Lindsay Walt

OPEN HOUSE NY, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn NY

Gallery Bergen, Bergen College, NJ, Lines of Fire/Lines of Ice

En Masse: Ice Fall Project, Thompson-Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY

2018 The Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NY, Art for Arctic Sake

The School / Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY, True Blue Benefit

Thompson/Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, En Masse: Invisible Mountains

Labspace Gallery, Hillsdale, NY, True North

Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, The Last Iceberg, multimedia installation with Itty Neuhaus

Labspace Gallery, Hillsdale, NY, Nature lab, curated by Eric Wolf 

2017 September Gallery, Hudson, NY,  Planned Parenthood Benefit

Thompson/Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, Subzero

2016 September Gallery, Hudson, NY,  Post-Election Show

Gallery Bergen, Bergen College, NJ, Tipping Points: Artists Address the Climate Crisis, curated by Amy Lipton,

Artists: Resa Blatman, Diane Burko, Nancy Cohen, Matthew Friday, Mary Mattingly, Itty Neuhaus, Laura Petrovich-Cheney,

Joan Perlman, Caroline Rothwell, Carleen Sheehan, Rebecca Smith

Thompson/Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, En Masse: Fractal Creek

2015 Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY, The Miami Project, Miami, FL, Mica Series

The Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NY, Faculty Spotlight: Abby Goldstein, Ross Maclaren, Carleen Sheehan

Thompson/Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, Mica Series

Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY Art on Paper, Pier 36, NYC, Mica Series

2014 Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Redacted:  Pierogi 25THAnniversary Exhibition

Thompson/Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, Fractal Series

Pratt Institute, MFA Alumni Exhibition, curated by Honey Ramka Gallery, Bushwick

Thompson/Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, Friend of a Friend

2013 Thompson/Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, Drawn Apart

Jill Newhouse Gallery, NY, at the Salon du Dessin, Palais Brongniart, Paris, Mica Series

2012 GO Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum Open Studios, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Thompson/Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, Friend of a Friend

Fordham University, The Center Gallery, Faculty Spotlight: Goldstein, Ruble, Sheehan

BCB Gallery, Hudson, NY, NADA Art Fair and Gallery Walk

Thompson/Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY, Restructuring Signs and Symbols

The Cornell Cooperative Agro-forestry Extension and Greene County Cultural Council,  NY, 

Whale Oil to Whole Foods: Artists exploring the economic and ecological history of the Hudson Valley 

 curated by Christy Rupp and Fawn Potash, Catskill, NY

2011 Pierogi Gallery Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, Carleen Sheehan: Convertibles Series*

BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NYArtists of the Hudson Valley

2010 Kathleen Cullen Gallery, New York, NY, Carleen Sheehan: Scrambles Series

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, The Schafler Gallery at 25: The Exceptions and the Exceptionals 

 curated by Eleanor Moretta

2009 Deutsche Bank, New York, NY, Interchange, curated by Liz Christensen

Fredric Petzel Gallery, New York, NY, Artseen: NY Foundation for the Arts Benefit 

2007 The Center Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, Visual Arts Faculty

Kent State University, Kent, OH,  Drawing on Edge

Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY, Contemporary Drawing

National Arts Club, New York, NY, Belfast-NewYork

2006 Komaneka Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, Continuous Painting for the Village of Ubud

Bali Purnati Center for the Arts, Batuan, Ubud, Bali, Tangled Centers

2005 Maynard ArtSpace, Boston, MA, Painting Now

2004 Illinois State University, University Galleries, Normal, IL, 200 Drawings, 

curated by Annie Herron and Barry Blinderman(excat)

University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, NY, Pierogi: The Flatfiles

The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, Pierogi Gallery Artists  

2003 Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont, Carleen Sheehan: Sampler Series*

Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, Carlsbad, NM, New Work, New York, New Mexico,

curated by Annie Herron(excat)

Metaphor Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, Paper 2003

University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, Pierogi Flatfiles

Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, Art at Steepletop

2002 Fishtank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Nathaniel Lieb, Carleen Sheehan, Mary Temple,

 curated by Susan Hamburger

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, New York, New Work, Now

2001 Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO,Pierogi Gallery Artists

Millay Colony for the Arts, Steepletop, NY, Art at Steepletop

2000 Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY, Carleen Sheehan: New Drawings*

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY, Six Abstract Painters

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY, at Art Expo Chicago, Calypso Series 

Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Superduper New York

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, Multiple Sensations

POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Haulin’ Ass

1999 Karen McCready Fine Art and Jan Abrams Fine Art, NewYork, NY, 

Carleen Sheehan, JanTyniec & Christina Craigo 

Kyoto-Seika University, International House, Kyoto, Japan, Ukiyo-e Works

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA, Colleagues: Studio Art Faculty 

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Pierogi Flatfiles

Smith College, Northampton, MA, Five-College Drawing Faculty       

Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Art-for-Park Benefit

1998 Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY, Carleen Sheehan: Calypso Series*

Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria, New York Art on Paper

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY, at the New York Print Fair, New York, NY

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY, at Chicago Art Expo Chicago 

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Works on paper

Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, NY, Tight:SphinctericArhatship

450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, LINK, curated by Susan Hamburger

Bard College, Rheinbeck, NY, & Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY,  Pierogi Goes to College

1997 The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Current Undercurrent

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY at the Art Chicago Exposition, Chicago, IL  

Karen McCready Fine Art & the NY Downtown Arts Festival, First Look Project(excat)     

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY, New York Print Fair, New York, NY

The Art Exchange Show, Annie Herron Productions, 60 Broad St., New York, NY

Visual Arts Museum, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, Possessions II, curated by Milton Glaser

The Gasworks, London, England  & The Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, England, New York Drawers 

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Art on Paper 

1996 Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Works on Paper by Ten NY Artists

Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY,  Carleen Sheehan, Survey: 1992-96*

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY at the Art Chicago Exposition, Chicago, IL  

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY at the New York Print Fair, New York, NY

Holy Ghost Church, Brooklyn, NY  Holy Ghost Salon, curated by Annie Herron 

1995 Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY, Carleen Sheehan: Cobá Series

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Collector's Circle Viewing

Eighth Floor Gallery, New York, NY, Quelques Fleurs, curated by Annie Herron

Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York, NY, Other Rooms

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY at the Art Chicago Exposition, Chicago, IL  

Karen McCready Fine Art, NY at the New York Print Fair, New York, NY

1994 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Recent Acquistions

92nd Street Y, New York, NY, School of the Arts Faculty Exhibition

1993 Jill Newhouse Drawings, New York, NY, Judith Cotton, Sue Johnson, Carleen Sheehan

The Asia Society, New York, NY, A Life in Six Episodes

Hunter College, Leubsdorf Gallery, NY, Faculty Selections '93, with Valerie Jaudon

1992 Herron Test Site Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Salon of the Mating Spiders, curated by Annie Herron

Tie Factory, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New Icons: David Kramer, Dexter Buell, Carleen Sheehan, curated by Will Eno  

Artist's Space, New York, NY, Neurotic Art Show, curated by Four Walls, Brooklyn

1990 New Waterfront Museum, Fulton Landing, Brooklyn, NY, Archetype

Gowanus Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, Carleen Sheehan: Baubles Series*

1989 Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY & Pratt Institute, Brooklyn,  The Exceptions & the Exceptionals, curated by Corinne Roberts

1985 Universidad de Santander, Santander, Spain, “Pinturas de la Cuevas de El Castillo”



2018   Public Commission, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, Art in the Yard Project

2018 ASAP 10, Panelist Travel Fund, Assoc. of Arts of the Present/Conference, New Orleans, LA

2016   The Artic Circle 2017 Summer Solstice Expedition, Artist’s Residency and Expedition to the High Arctic

2013   Finalist, ArtBridge, Kingston, NY, public artwork installation project

2012  Mellon Challenge Grant for exhibition and collaborative projects for Rockslide Sky
          The Center Gallery and The Lipani Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NY

2009   Mellon Challenge Grant for exhibition, Radiant, The Center Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center

2007   New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship 

2006   Bali Purnati Center for the Arts, Bali, Indonesia, Residency Fellowship

2004  Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Fellowship in Painting

2002   Mount Holyoke College Faculty Travel Grant, Bhuddist Murals in Bhutan

2001   Mount Holyoke College Faculty Travel Grant, Mural Painting in Northern Italy

2000  Mount Holyoke College  Faculty Travel Grant, Mosaic Patterning: Morocco/Spain 

1999   Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, Visual Artist’s Grant in Painting

1999   Mount Holyoke College Faculty Travel Grant to Kyoto-Seika UniversityKyoto, Japan 

1996   The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, Residency Fellowship 

1995   Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, Residency Fellowship 

1995   Virginia Center for the Arts, Sweet Briar, VA, Residency Fellowship 

1994   Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, Residency Fellowship 

1994    The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, Residency Fellowship

1988    Pratt Institute, Graduate Painting Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY 



2018 Art for Arctic Sake, The Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NY, co-curated with

Joanna Isaak. Artists: Janet Biggs, Jessica Segall, Rúri, Subhankar Banerjee, Carleen Sheehan,

Elaine Byrne, Adam D.J. Laity, James Balog, Brian Adams, Bill Hess, and Peggy Weil, who created a special web

version of her project, Cores -1 to -2137, for the exhibition website,

2018 Smeerenberg Glacier, Calving: A short film by Adam Laity, The IldikoButler Gallery, 

Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NY.   This project also featured a poem by writer and playwrite, Nick Drake: 

The Ice Core Sample, from his collection, The Farewell Glacier; and a collaborative video project, Old Ice, with images 

by Carleen Sheehan and video editing byAudrey Fenter ’19.  

2018   Old Ice, Collaborative multi-media event, with artist Itty Neuhaus exhibition, The Last Iceberg,

at Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, and Fordham University Alvin Ailey Dance Program

2017  Prismatic Shifts: Lee Boroson and Diana Cooper, The Ildiko Butler Gallery,  Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NY

2012   Rockslide Sky, The Center Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NY. Artists: Marsha Cottrell, Steve DiBennedetoo,

Tom McGrath, Ann Pibal, Joel Longenecker, Franklin Evans, Jackie Saccoccio, Laura Newman, Jared Handelsman, Michelle Kloehn,

Morgan O’Hara, Janet Gillespie, Marcy Rosenblat,

2011   Soundview Murals, Soundview Magnet School for the Arts, Bronx, NY 

2009  Radiant, The Center Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NY. Artists: Julia Kunin, Shari Mendelson, Susan Rabinowitz

2006  Continuous Painting for the Village of Ubud, Collaborative Project with artists Mark Giglio,

Wayan Suja and Putu Sudiana, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

2003  Karl Jensen; Pulpit, installation, Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA



ASAP 10 Conference (Association for the Arts of the Present)

Artist talk: Glacial Cosmologies

for open panel on Fluidity, organized by Rebecca Snedecker, Director, Center for the Gulf South,

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Gallery talk , Artists Engage Climate Change, during the exhibition,

Art for Arctic’s Sake, in the Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University.


Gallery talk, Fordham University, Smeerenberg Glacier, Calving, Ildiko Butler Gallery.


2017    Inside Fordham, Art Professor Sees Red in the Arctic

2014    Metroland, Friend of a Friend at Thompson Giroux Gallery(illus.)

2013    excat, The Center Gallery, Fordham University, NY, Rockslide Sky

2012    Albany Times-Union, Critic’s Choice: Thompson Giroux Gallery,Restructuring Signs and Symbols(illus.)
               The Huffington Post, Arts and Culture Section, It’s about Time…..,8/31

2009    Deutsche Bank Collection/DB Artmag, , Interchange: Making it in New York, Vol. 55 

2009    excat, Deutsche Bank, NY, Making It in New York,curated by Liz Christensen 

2006    Bali TV  at Komaneka Gallery, interview, Continuous Painting Collaborative Project

2006    Planet Blogger, Denpasar, Bali,  Continuous Painting in Ubud

2006    Korantempo, Jakarta, Visual Dialogue: New York-Bali 

2006    Bali Post, Denpasar, BaliCollaboration: New York-Bali

2005    excat, Illinois University Galleries, Normal, Illinois, 200 Drawings, curated by Annie Herron

2004   excat,Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, Carlsbad, NM,  New Work, New York, New Mexico,

        curated by Annie Herron

2003    Roger Boyce, Art in America, Carleen Sheehan at Marlboro College

2003    Roger Boyce, Art New England, Carleen Sheehan: Sampler Series,, Aug/Sept

2003    College Street Journal, Abbey Chapel to Host "Heavy-Metal Rococo" Karl Jensen Sculpture,

            interview with the curator,September 26, 2003

2000    Ken Johnson,  The New York Times, Six Abstract Painters at Karen McCready, July 29

1999    Gloria Russel , Art New England, Mount Holyoke College Faculty Artists, , February

1998     Jennifer Dalton, Review Magazine , Link at 450 Broadway,  March

1997     Susan Hamburger, Waterfront Week, Current Undercurrent at the Brooklyn Museum

1996     excat,essay by Claire Daigle, Karen McCready Fine Art, Carleen Sheehan 1992-96,

1992     excat, essay by Will Eno, New Icons for the 21st Century: David Kramer, Dan McCarthy, Carleen Sheehan


2007–current FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, Dept. of Theatre and Visual Arts, New York, NY 

2011-12           FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, Bronx, NY, Program Director, Visual Arts at Rose Hill

1998-06           MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE, South Hadley, MA, Visiting Artist/Assistant Professor                              

1993-98           THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTSNew York, NY, Adjunct Professor

1994-98           92ndST Y SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, New York, NY, Adjunct Instructor                               

1997-98           PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, New York, NY, Adjunct Professor                                     

1997-98           STUDIO IN A SCHOOL, New York, NY, Artist Educator  


1989. M.F.A. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 

1984. B.F.A.  Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA