ALBERTA CIFOLELLI - Born 1931
Artist and professor of art, 50+ one artist shows, eight in NYC.
Recipient of teaching and administrative grants from
Connecticut Commission on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Awards include: Nat'1 Scholastic Scholarship
Cleveland Museum May Shows 1952, 1961, 1965
Purchase Award Indiana Artists
N.S.P.C.A. Kriendler Award at National Academy of Design
Connecticut Salute to Women; Djerassi Foundation three-month residency.
One of 50 artists invited to A State of Artists at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.
One of 19 artists invited to the Connecticut Biennial at the Bruce Museum.
One of 18 "Distinguished Alumni" invited to 125th celebration Cleveland Institute of Art 2007
Included in Four Centuries of Women's Art that toured Japanese museums for a year
Selected One Artist and Special Exhibitions
1982 to 2010
2010 Softening the Edge, Director's Choice Show, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT
2009 Homecoming, Mercyhurst College, Erie PA
2009 Women: Diverse Interludes. A 6-women show curated by Elaine Wechsler, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City
2006 White Gallery, Lakeville, CT
2004 White Gallery, Lakeville, CT
2003 Director's Choice. Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts New Canaan, CT
2002 Brightening of the Spirit, Cifolelli. the Housatonic Museum of Art, CT
2001 Invited Artist of the Year. Art Place, Southport, CT
1999 Alberta Cifolelli, A Retrospective, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
1998 Beyond Flowers, Beyond Landscape, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
1995,1993,1992, Reece Galleries, New York, NY
1992 Altered Spaces, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1992 Cortland Jessup Galleries, Provincetown, MA
1991 Two Artists Exhibit with Modernist Loius Guiliami, St Mary's College of Maryland.
1989 Harmon Meek Gallery, Naples, FL
1988 Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, CT
1987 Captiva Gallery, Captiva, FL
1983 Kaber Gallery, New York, NY
1982 Noho Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Invitational Group Exhibitions
and Projects 1984 to 2007
2007 Fortieth Anniversary Celebration, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport,CT
2007 125th Year Invitational Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
2002 Maine Speaks Out Exhibit, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
2001 Maine Speaks Out Exhibit, Alexander and Bonin Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Invited to design and paint cow for NYC COW PARADE 2000
1997-1998 Preserving the Past. Securing the Future, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1998 1996 International Print Biennial, Silvermine Galleries, CT
1997 Color, Contrasts and Cultures, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
1998 New Landscapes, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT
1995 Into the Garden, 100 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT
1994 Interpretations of The Landscape, Virginia Miller Galleries, Coral Gables, FL
1993 Art of Italian Americans, Krasdale Gallery, White Plains, NY
1992 Director's Choice, Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
1991 Group Show, Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1990 National Museum of Women Traveling Exhibit to Japan.
1990 Connecticut Biennial. Bruce Museum, Greenwich,CT
1988 The Natural Image, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
1987 A State of Artist. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT
1987 Connecticut's Best, CT Gallery, Marlborough, CT
1984 The Artist's Mark, Armstrong Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Public Collections:
The United Nations Collection, New York, New York
Duke University Cultural Center, Durham, NC [on long term loan from private collector]
Stamford, Connecticut Court House, Percent for art program (2)
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA (acquired from Smithsonian)
Muskegan Museum of Art, (4) Muskegan, Ml
Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA
Housatonic Museum of Art (3), Bridgeport, CT
Stamford Museum of Art, Stamford,CT
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield.CT
Cleveland Art Association (3), Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Commonwealth of MA: Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Board of Education, Westport, CT
Westport Public Library, Westport, CT
Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis, IN
Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA
Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
Crow Art Partnership, Dallas, TX
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Selected Corporate Collections of over
PepsiCo, Purchase, NY
Xerox Corporation, Stamford, CT
Aetna Insurance, Hartford, CT
Sosa International, Saudi Arabia
Dean Witter, San Francisco, CA
Gray Seifert Inc., New York, NY
Mitsubishi Capital, New York, NY
Creditanstalt, New York, NY
McGraw-Hill, New York, NY
Deloitte & Touche, Wilton, CT
General Electric Headquarters, Fairfield, CT, and Norwalk, CT
Lansdowne Executive Conference Center, Washington, DC
Nynex Corporation, White Plains, NY
Hartford Financial Services, Hartford, CT
Cooper and Lybrant, New York, NY
Welch, Larson, Anderson and Stowe, New York, NY
General Signal, Stamford, CT
Marketing Corporation of America, Westport, CT
American Ultramar, Tarrytown, NY [painting shipped to England following corporate merger]
Reichold Chemical, White Plains, NY
Uninam Corporation, New Canaan, CT
Locktite Corporation, Hartford, CT
Aluminum Corporation of America, Pittsburgh, PA
U.S. Trust of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
Pfizer Inc. LaJolla, CA
Ultramar Corporation, England
Ernst and Young, Stamford,CT
Selected Bibliography 1982 - 2006:
Smithsonian Archives of American Art Journal Vol 45 Number 1-2
About Paint, catalog, Westport Arts Center ISBN: 0-9763323-0-2
Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Women, Who's Who in American Education, New York Art
Review: An Encyclopedia of 20th Century N. American Women Artists, 200 outstanding Artists and Designers of the 20th Century
Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers of the U.S. Colonial to 2002
Women in the Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts Quarterly. Holiday 2002
Brightening of the Spirit, in the Art of Alberta Cifolelli, catalog essay by Mark Daniel Cohen, 2002
Westport Magazine, May 2001, Alberta Cifolelli, "A Mediterranean Brush on Southern Connecticut," by
Margaret Barnett, Art and Antiques. March 2001, Gallery Watch
Cifolelli: Key Note Address, PA Educators Newsletter. January 2000.
Women Artists Works From the National Museum of Women in The Arts, 2000, Rizzoli International
Publications, by Nancy Heller (hard cover), ISBN 0-8478-2290-7
Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection, Collection Committee.
Flowers and More, Chronicling a Real Expansion of Vision, by William Zimmer, New York Times, June 20, 1999.
Alberta Cifolelli's Biophiliac Paintings, Nature All The Way, catalogue essay by Donald Kuspit, 1999.
Alberta Cifolelli, catalog essay by Deborah Frizzell, 1998.
SHU Presents, Beyond Flowers, Connecticut Newpapers. February 1998.
Color, So Much the Essence of What Happens in Painting, by William Zimmer, New York Times, December 21,1997.
Lush Landscapes at 100 Pearl, Hartford Courant. July 13, 1995.
Italian American Exhibit, by Vivien Raynor, New York Times. December 25, 1994.
Painting with Passion, by Carol Katchen, Northlight, 1994. (hard cover)
An Encylopedia of 20th Century North American Women Artists, a Biographical Dictionary, Heller and Heller,
1993 -1995 ISBN 0- 8240-6049-0 (hard cover), 0-8153-2584-3 (paperback)
A Personal Journal: Art and Quotes by Women. Running Press,1992.(hard cover) ISBN1-56138-117-9
New York Magazine Exhibitions, Alberta Cifolelli, April 1993
Connecticut Biennial Displays Diversity, by William Zimmer, New York Times, April 14, 1991.
Alberta Cifolelli, catalog essay by Nancy Hall Duncan, Bruce Museum March, 1991
Full House Gallery at Marlborough, by Vivien Raynor, New York Times, June 17, 1990
Psychology of Success by Denis Waitley Cove, Illustration, ISBN 0-256-11496-X
Four Hundred Years of Women Artists, catalog by The National Museum of Women in the Arts,1990.
Artist Worth Watching: Alberta Cifolelli, by Margaret Barnett, MD Magazine, March, 1989.
The Natural Image, by Dorothy Mavhall, catalog essay, March, 1989.
A State of Artists, catalog essay, by Ellen M. O'Donnell, Director, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, March, 1987.
Art and Artists, by Mary Ward, Manhatten Spotlight Magazine. July1987.
Alberta Cifolelli, catalog essay for Stamford Museum of Art Exhibit, by Virginia Mann, Executive Director of Collections, Chicago Art Institute, 1987.
Guild Artists Explore Spaces and Spheres, by Philip Eliasoph, Southern Connecticut Newspapers. October, 1984.
Castle Gallery Thinks Italian, by Kathie Beals, New York Times. September 23, 1983.
Beyond Theory at Castle Gallery, by William Zimmer, New York Times, October 10, 1982
Alberta Cifolelli, by Jacqueline Moss, Arts Magazine, April, 1982
NY Artist's Equity
NY Women"s Caucus for Art
Artist's Fellowship, Inc, NY,NY
Silvermine Guild Artist Center, Silvermine CT
Archives of American Art
Selected Awards and Honors:
Included in Archives of American Art
Included in Exhibition Momentum, Chicago Art Institute
National Scholastic Scholarship
Mary Suggett Ranney Scholarship
Cleveland Institute of Art Fifth Year Scholarship
State of Ohio Scholarship, Kent State University
Cleveland Museum of Art May Show Awards: 1961, 1962, and 1965
Purchase Award, Herron Art Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Visiting Artist, Festival of Arts, Pennsylvania State University
Kreindler Award, NSPAC, National Academy of Design, NY
Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Art and Teaching Grants
NEA teaching grant for an Alternative High School
GE Fund for Visiting Artist Grant
Connecticut Salute to Women, Bridgeport, CT YWCA
Djerassi Foundation Residency, Woodside, CA
Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Outstanding Connecticut Woman Award
1953 Four-year Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Art:
1955 BS Art Education, Kent State University
1975 MA, Communication, Fairfield University
Miscellaneous: 1998 - 2007
2007 Speaker Distinguished Alumni, Cleveland Institute of Art,
2004-5 Curator, special exhibition "About Paint", Westport Arts Center
2002 Easton Pribble Visiting Artist Lecturer, Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute
2000-02 Juror for Undergraduate Achievements, State University of New York at Stony Brook
1999 Keynote Speaker, Pennsylvania Art Educators, Erie, PA
1995 Speaker Connecticut "Y's" Women
1996 Juror, National Scholastic Art Awards, New York, NY
1996 Speaker, Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards, University of Hartford
1993 Speaker, NE Conference Women's Caucus for Art, Yale University
1988 Panelists, "Sources of Imagery," Institute for Visual Artists, CT
1989 Panelists, "Georgia O'Keefe at the Met," College of New Rochelle
"Renaissance of a City," by Larner, Library of Congress
"Westport's Hometown Artists," Staples High School, Westport, CT
"Alberta Cifolelli," Sacred Heart University Video Department, Fairfield, CT
"Visiting Artist Program," Fairfield High School, Fairfield, CT
"Distinguished Dialogue," Erie Public Schools, Erie, PA
"This Is My Father" Film by Putch Films, Studio City, CA