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Julia A. Coash, Co-Chair

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Department:Visual & Performing Arts
Title:Professor of Studio Art and Art History; Director, Master of Arts In Liberal Studies Program
Background:B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University
M.F.A., James Madison University
Office:TAC, Room 201
Phone:(203) 773-8973
Email:jcoash@albertus.edu
Courses:
  • Drawing I & II
  • Painting I & II
  • Color
  • Figure Drawing
  • Evolution of Art
  • Art History Survey I & II
  • Art History: 20th Century Art - Present
  • African Art
  • Special Topics
  • Senior Projects

Julia A. Coash holds degrees in painting, higher education, and ethnographic photography. In conjunction with these studies she has completed field work and research projects on “Attitudes Towards Nature in Chinese Painting During the Sung Dynasty,” “The Evolution of Design and Style in Navajo Weaving,” and “The Weaving Techniques Forms and Styles of Tarabuco, Bolivia.” She recently returned from sabbatical research in Southeast Asia and was also an Artist in Residence with the Masterworks Museum in Bermuda.

Professor Coash has held teaching positions at the American University in Cairo, Bermuda College, and several colleges in the United States. As a practicing painter, she has exhibited her work in Bermuda, Paris, Cairo, and throughout the U.S.

“My interests in anthropology, travel, global arts, and cross-cultural exchange inform my teaching, research, and painting. My students are encouraged to reflect upon how ideas, values, and materials from their personal lives and interests could be a source of inspiration in their studies and studio work. In art history classes, for example, I try to make connections between the influences of travel, technology, and literature on specific art movements. Understanding such connections encourages students to make further associations between studied disciplines and their own work.”

 
Publications:

Major Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2013

  • Masterworks Museum of Art, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, Kentucky
  • City-Wide Open Studios (CWOS), New Haven, Connecticut

2012

  • CWOS, New Haven, Conn.

2011

  • CWOS, New Haven, Conn.

2010

  • CWOS, New Haven, Conn.

2007

  • “Painter's Projects,” Seton Art Gallery, University of New Haven, New Haven, Conn.
  • Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Drawing, John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, Conn.

2003

  • Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard (BACD), Sandys Parish, Bermuda

2002

  • BACD, Sandys Parish, Bermuda

2001

  • Burnaby Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda

1999

  • Ewart Hall Gallery, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

1997

  • Ewart Hall Gallery, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
  • Brownsboro, Gallery, Louisville, Ky.

1995

  • Chatham Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Kinetic Gallery, Louisville, Ky.
  • McGuffey Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia

1994

  • Eric Dean Gallery, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.
  • Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

  • CWOS, New Haven, Conn.

2012

  • CWOS New Haven, Conn.

2011

  • “Black, White, Read All Over,” Wilton Library, Wilton, Conn.
  • CWOS, New Haven, Conn.

2010

  • "Going Green,” San Diego Women's Caucus for the Arts
  • “Red Alert,” New Haven Arts Council, New Haven, Conn.
  • Artspace, CWOS, New Haven, Conn.

2009

  • “Index I,” Artspace - City-Wide Open Studios Exhibition, New Haven, Conn.
  • “West Cove Invitational,” City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven, Conn.
  • Members Group Show, Westport Art Center, Westport Conn.

2008

  • “Painting as Presence,” Juror, William Bailey, Honorable Mention
  • Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Conn.
  • Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition IV, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Members Group Show, Westport Art Center, Westport Conn.

2007

  • CWOS, New Haven, Conn.
  • Members Group Show, Westport Art Center, Westport Conn.

2006

  • CWOS, New Haven, Conn.
  • “Elementum II,” Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Conn.
  • Members and Friends Exhibition, Arts and Literature Laboratories, New Haven, Conn.
  • “In Motion,” Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredricksburg, Va.

2005

  • Artspace, CWOS, New Haven, Conn.
  • Cambridge Art Association, Annual Juried Exhibition, Cambridge, Massachusetts

2003

  • Bermuda Society for the Arts, Hamilton, Bermuda

2002

  • Bermuda Biennial, Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • BCAD, Sandys Parish, Bermuda

2001

  • Burnaby Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • BCAD, Sandys Parish, Bermuda

1999

  • Galerie Eterso, Paris, France
  • Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Haverhill, Mass.
  • Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

1998

  • Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.

1996

  • Connecticut Women's Caucus for the Arts, Conn.
  • Brownsboro Gallery, Louisville, Ky.

1995

  • Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee

1994

  • Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Second Street Gallery Traveling Exhibition, Beginning in Charlottesville, Va.

Current Gallery Affiliations

  • Painting Center, New York, New York
  • Westport Art Center, Westport, Conn.
  • Swanson Contemporary, Louisville, Ky.

Honors

2008

  • Honorable Mention, “Painting as Presence,” Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Conn.

2006

  • Honorable Mention, Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, Maryland

2003

  • Faculty Association Award, Outstanding Achievement in Professional Development, Bermuda College

1997

  • Trustees Merit Award, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

1995

  • Allied Arts Jury Award, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tenn.

1978

  • Graduated with University Honors, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.

1974-78

  • President's Degree Program, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.

Publications

  • “The Language of Creation - Recent Work by Marvin Sweet”
  • Ceramic Arts and Perception Magazine, Sydney Australia, Fall 2007
  • “Free Spirits: Paintings by Gerhard Altenburg,” Egypt Today Magazine, Cairo, April 1998
  • “The Lost Church of Faras: Paintings by Hassan Ali Ahmed,” Egypt Today Magazine, Cairo, January 1996
  • “Bridges: Paintings by Nazli Madkour,” Egypt Today Magazine, Cairo, March 1996
  • “Memories of the Desert: Photographs by Shahira Fawzy”
  • Egypt Today Magazine, Cairo, March 1996

Citations

  • “Artist Intrigued by &hellips;,” Sarah Lagan
    Bermuda Sun, Hamilton, Bermuda, July 3, 2013
  • “The Yixing Effect,” Marvin Sweet
    Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, China, 2006
  • “New Burnaby Showcase,” Lilla Zuill
    Bermuda Sun, Hamilton, Bermuda, June 6, 2001
  • “Getting In the Frame,&rdquo
    Royal Gazette, Hamilton, Bermuda, June 6, 2001
  • “Show Traces the Evolution of Colour Use in Art,” Patricia Calnan
    Mid-Ocean News, Hamilton, Bermuda, Sept. 19, 2001
  • “Julia's Crash Course” Bermuda National Gallery Magazine, Hamilton, Bermuda, Oct. 2001
  • “Summer's Saving Graces,” Michael Welzenbach
    The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1991

Related Professional Activities

2013

  • Guest Lecturer, Masterworks Museum of Art, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Workshops: “Demystifying Abstraction,” Masterworks Museum of Art, Hamilton, Bermuda

2008

  • Juror, Artists in Residence, CWOS, New Haven, Conn.

2007

  • Juror, New Haven High Schools Exhibition, John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, Conn.
  • Guest Lecturer, “Orientalism,” AMC North Shore Alumni Association, Branford, Conn.

2006

  • Juror, “Modern Post Modern,” Milford Art Center, Milford, Conn.

2002

  • Co-Curator, “Art: New Genre, New Directions,” Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Juror, “Forms in Space,” Bermuda Society for the Arts, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Exhibitions Committee, Bermuda National Gallery

2002

  • Guest Lecturer, Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda

2001

  • Curator, “Focus On Colour: Colour in Art, 1870 Present,” Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda

2000

  • Curator, “New Work: Kok Wan Lee & Dominic Paiva,” Edinburgh Gallery, Society for the Arts, Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Juror, Fall Members' Exhibition, BACD, Sandys Parish, Bermuda
  • Juror, Bermuda Society for the Arts, Edinburgh Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda

1998-99

  • Juror, The American University Advertising Award for the Middle East
  • Juror, Fulbright Applications, Cairo, Egypt

1997

  • Guest Lecturer, “Decoding Visual Images in Advertising”
  • Workshop for International Association of Students in Economics and Management, The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

1994

  • Guest Lecturer, Humanities Colloquium, Dean Gallery, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.

Professional Organizations

  • Arts Council of Greater New Haven
  • College Art Association
  • Connecticut Women's Caucus for the Arts
  • Yale University Art Galleries
 

Julia A. Coash, Co-Chair