artist work

Connaught Cullen MFA
Executive Director, Majestic Galleries

P.O. Box 133, Chauncey Ohio 45719
Telephone: 419-463-3775

  Executive Director, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 2016-
  Adjunct Faculty, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2015
  Adjunct Faculty, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio, 2012
  Adjunct Faculty, Terra State Community College, Fremont, Ohio, 2003-2012
  Adjunct Faculty, Jackson Community College, Hillsdale, Michigan, 2009


 Master of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2015
(studied with John Sabraw, David LaPalombara, Julie Dummermuth, Robert Peppers, Lauren Rice)

 Master of Arts, Studio, Eastern Michigan University, Yipsilanti, Michigan 2011
 (studied with Chris Hyndman, Margaret Davis, Maria Ruggerio)

 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio      2000,
(studied with Dennis Wojtkiavtz, Robert Mazur, Charles Knawischer) 


           Stark State Percent for Art Purchace, 2018

 EXHIBITIONS (Solo shows marked by an *) 

           On Being ,Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham Michigan, Artlink Fort Wayne Indiana, Artspace Lima Lima, Ohio 2019

·         Alternative Realisms, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio 2019

·         Athens Voices, Dairy Barn Arts Center Athens, Ohio, 2019

·         In the Field, Painting and Drawing Alumni from Ohio University, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio 2018

·         Wide Open, Excellence in Photography, international show Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio 2018

·         73rd Ohio National, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio, 2018

·         Women Work, Bowen House, Logan, Ohio, 2017,2018

·         Women of Appalachia, Traveling show, 2016-2018,

·         Second Sight, Robert Peppers, Curator, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2016

 Black and White, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2016

·         Alone, Together, Assemblage, Athens, Ohio, 2016

·         A Centrifugal Sense of Place, a two-person invitational exhibit, Lancaster Gallery, Fairfield County Libraries, Lancaster Ohio 2016

·         Yew Journal, Fall 2015,, 2015

·         Foot By Foot, Seilers Gallery, Zanesville, Ohio, 2015

   *    Hallucinatory Landscapes, Ohio University Gallery, Athens, Ohio 2015

·         Ohio Art League Spring Exhibition, Schnormeier Gallery, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio 2015

·         Athens Voices, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio, Arthur Butcher Art Gallery, Concord University, Athens, West Virginia, Alabama Center for the Arts, Athens, Alabama 2015

·         Nuit Blanche, Athens, Ohio 2014

·         Shifting Sites, 4/16/2014 performance as part of Architecture Embodied, Trisolini Gallery, Athens, Ohio 2014

·         Long Story Short, Seigfred Gallery, Athens, Ohio 2013

·         Rodin Summer Show, Rodin, Detroit, Michigan, 2013

·         Magestic National, Magestic Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2013

·         You’re Not From Around Here, Majestic Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio 2012

·         Map, String and Pins, Trisolni Gallery, Athens, Ohio 2012

·         EncaustiCon International Juried Exhibition, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas, 2012

*        Looking For Answers In Texture and Pattern, Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan 2011

·         One Last Slide Show, Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan 2011

·         Graduate Exhibition, Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

·         Untitled, Mixed Medium Space 237, Toledo, Ohio 2005

·         Spring Show, Parkwood Gallery, Toledo, Ohio 2005

*        Solo Exhibition, Skye Bank, Weston, Ohio 2002

*       Solo Exhibition, Fremont Community Theater, Fremont, Ohio 2001

·         BFA Thesis Exhibit, Willard Winkleman Gallery Bowling Green Ohio 2000

·         Undergraduate Exhibit, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1999

·         Fall Show, Spectrum Gallery, Toledo, Ohio, 1997


     ·    Godbey, John, Athens Voices Images, Deatur, November 6, 2015·         Dara Barnat featuring images by Connaught Cullen, Yew Journal, Fall 2015, October 14, 2015

·         Gottlieb, Meryl, First Year Graduate Students Map Out An Exhibition, The Post, January 16, 2013

·         Bojanowski, Carmen, Cullen Showcases Her Work, Eastern Echo, December 12, 2011

·         Scott, Angela, Graduate Art Show Inserts New Elements, Eastern Echo, March 13, 2011

·         Vannest, Niki, Ohio University Fine Arts Graduate Students Open Studio Spaces to the Public,, October 15, 2012

·         Adair, Angela, Fremont native putting work on display in Toledo, Fremont News Messenger, March 10, 2005

·         News Of Art, Toledo Blade, March 15, 2005


 ·         Haynes, Matt, “The Best of Rivals”, Illustrations, 2015

·         “Animal Magnetism”, Idiosyncratic Response, September 2, 2014

·         “E. A. Brown”, Idiosyncratic Response, June 29, 2014

·         “C. David Russell, In-Between”, Idiosyncratic Response, April 15, 2014

·         “Let’s Talk About Love Baby”, Idiosyncratic Response, September 21, 2013

·         Haynes, Matt, “Mrs. Alligator’s First Movie”, Illustrations, 2013

·         Haynes, Matt, “Gator and Moose”, Illustrations, 2012


     ·    Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2015- present

·         Split Winds Gallery, Port Clinton, Ohio, 2011-2013

·         Space 237, Toledo, Ohio 2006-2008

·         Pieces Gallery, Highland Park, Illinois, 2004-2008

     ·     Doug Poe, Tiffin, Ohio

·         Dan Kingsborough, Fremont, Ohio


     ·     Jan and David Nowak, Fremont, Ohio

·         Brenda Vargo, Fremont, Ohio

·         Kathy and Dennis VanWey, Fremont, Ohio

·         Kelsey Scharf, Clyde, Ohio

·         Aaron Smith, Nelsonville, Ohio

·         Teresa Eishen, Fremont, Ohio


 ·        Then and Now, Painting and Drawing Symposium, Mitchell Auditorium, Ohio University, 2018

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, artist talk for Seeing and Knowing class, 2013, 2014

·         Terra State Community College, Fremont, Ohio, artist talk in conjunction with Arts

Week, 2011


“Alternative Realisms”, Majestic Galleries, 2019

“15” Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2018

"Idiosyncratic Landscape", Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio 2016

“Domestic Gospels”, Ohio University Women’s Center, Baker Center 2013

  Four diverse views presented by four women on domesticity 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Instructor-of-Record)

     ·    Function, Foundations Area, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2014

·         Painting, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio, 2011

·         Three-Dimensional Studies, Terra State Community College, Fremont, Ohio, 2008-2010

·         Two-Dimensional Studies, Terra State Community College 2008-2011

·         Drawing I, Terra State Community College, 2003-2010

·         Drawing II, Terra State Community College 2004-2006, 2008-2011

       Introduction to Painting, Terra State Community College 2006-2011

·         Introduction to Watercolor, Terra State Community College 2008, 2010-2011

       Art Appreciation, Terra State Community College 2006-2007, 2012

·         Mixed Media, Terra State Community College 2004-2005, 2007-2011

·         Color Communications, Terra State Community College, 2007-2011

·         Introduction to Art Elements, Terra State Community College, 2005-2006

·         Art History I, Jackson Community College, Hillsdale Branch, Hilsdale, Michigan, 2010

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Teaching Assistant)

 ·    Studio Art Topics: Drawing: Process and Practice, (assisted Julie Dummermuth) 2015

·         Function, Foundations Area, Ohio University, (assisted Mary Beth Janssen), 2014


    ·         Model Coordinator, School of Art, Ohio University, 2014

·         Juror,
     Fire and Ice, Final Friday Ice Sculpting Competition, Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2015

·         Art In The Park, Port Clinton, Ohio, 2012  

·         College Success, General Education, Terra State Community College, 2008

·         Orientation, General Education, Terra State Community College, 2007-2008

·         Community Education, Kern Center, Terra State Community College, 2004-2012

Courses taught: Oil Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media Painting, Acrylic Painting

·         Kid’s College, Kern Center, Terra State Community College, 2005-2006

Courses taught: Beginning Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Sculpture, Painting

·         Editor and Contributor, Idiosyncratic Response,

       Writings include exhibition reviews and essays on painting.

·         Curriculum Development, Terra State Community College

·         Exhibition Coordinator, Terra State Community College, 2003-2010



    Associates of Applied Business, Cum Laude, Terra Technical College, Fremont, Ohio 1977


   Whirlpool Corporation, Clyde, Ohio, 1978-2008

Assignments in all areas of production: Quality Control, Shipping and Receiving, Pressroom, Porcelain, Assembly, Machine Shop, Maintenance. Operated a variety of apparatus: fork lifts, electric lifts, calipers and other measuring devises and machines, data entry computer programs, testing equipment and computer programs, manual and computer machine operations.



 ·         Ohio Art League


     ·     Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2015

·         Pontifex, Fremont, Ohio, 2008-2011

·         Building Blocks, Habitat For Humanity, Nashville Tennessee, 2006

·         Big/Brothers/Big Sisters, Fremont, Ohio, 1987-1997