Colleen Randall

Chair of Studio Art

Professor of Studio Art

Colleen Randall received her MFA in Painting from Queens College, City University of New York, her BFA in Painting from The University of Iowa and her BA in Art History from Macalester College. She is an abstract painter whose work explores space and light through the materiality of paint.

Selected Solo and Two Person exhibitions include:

  • Elsie B. Rosefsky Memorial Art Gallery, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
  • Ober Gallery, Kent, CT
  • The Painting Center, New York, NY
  • Spheris Gallery, New York, NY
  • Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
  • Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
  • Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • Boliou Art Gallery, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  • Houghton Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NH
  • List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
  • Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY

Randall is a member of The Painting Center in New York City and affiliated with Cynthia-Reeves New England in Walpole, New Hampshire. She is the recipient of the National Academy of Design’s Edwin Palmer Memorial Award for Painting, a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship Grant and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant. She has been selected for artist residencies at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony and Landfall Trust in Brigus, Newfoundland.

She has taught Master Painting and Drawing Workshops at the National Academy of Design in New York City, Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, CO, and Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, NY. She has been a visiting artist at numerous universities, art institutions and colleges, including the Vermont Studio Center, University of New Hampshire, Binghamton University, Haverford College, American University, Delaware College of Art & Design, Art Institute of Boston, Swarthmore College, and the Caumsett Summer Painting Program.

A Professor in the Studio Art Department, she has taught at Dartmouth College since 1989 and was Chair of the Department from 2000-2006 and from 2012-2013. The courses Professor Randall teaches at Dartmouth include: Drawing, Painting, Special Topics in Color, and Senior Seminar.