CICELY COTTINGHAM was born in Brooklyn, New York and
currently lives and works in West Orange, New Jersey

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant 2011
Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper Fellowship Award 1999
NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award 1994–95
NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award 1986–87
NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Award 1983–84
Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant 1986–87
Hereward Lester Cooke Foundation Grant 1986–87
Nominated, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant 2001 and 2010

COLLECTIONS
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
Prudential, Newark, NJ
US Land Resources, Morristown, NJ
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co., Plainsboro, NJ
Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library, Rutgers-Newark, NJ
Johnson & Johnson, Trenton, NJ
Johnson & Johnson Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ
 
RESIDENCIES
The Millay Colony for the Arts, 1995 through a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship
 
SELECTED SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2020
The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery State University of New York, Geneseo. Cicely Cottingham | Victor Davson: Book of Hours/Ours.
2016 
Lockhart Gallery State University of New York, Geneseo. Cicely Cottingham: Everything is Sky.
2009   
Stewart Leshé Collections Milburn, NJ. The Marjorie Paintings and Kitchen Table Drawings.   
Gallery Aferro Newark, NJ. Cicely Cottingham’s Flags.
1996
Jersey City Museum Jersey City, NJ. Paintings from True Blue.
Hunterdon Museum of Art Clinton, NJ. Do Nothing at Present, (site-specific drawing installation) and An Intimate Repast, a collaborative installation with Victor Davson in memory of artist Doug Kenney. 
1994 
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art Newark, NJ. Bending Over Backwards, Drawings from the Last Few Years.
1989
Gallery Jupiter Little Silver, NJ. Cicely Cottingham Paintings
1985
Jersey City Museum Jersey City, NJ. Cicely Cottingham Drawings. 
1983
Samuel C. Williams Library Gallery Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. Paper Landscape.

SECLECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Kresge GalleryBerrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ. Sustained Investigations, Frances Barth, Cicely Cottingham, Joanne Howard, Kaare Rafoss. 
2017           
The Gallery at Nell Painter’s Studio Newark, NJ. Subject Matter Vol II. Nell Painter, Cicely Cottingham and Victor Davson. Popup Exhibition and Symposium. New Jersey State Museum Trenton, NJ. New Jersey Arts Annual—Special Edition.
2016           
Online Exhibtion Outrage: Artists Respond to the Election of Donald Trump.  
2015           
Drawing Rooms Jersey City, NJ. The Divine and Sublime.
2014
New Jersey State Museum Trenton, NJ. Alljira at 30, Dream and Reality. 
The Gallery at Nell Painter's Studio Newark NJ. Subject Matter, Nell Painter, Cicely Cottingham and Victor Davson. Popup Exhibition and Symposium 
2010
The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery State University of New York, Geneseo. Drawn to New York, a drawing invitational.
2007
The Print Center Philadelphia, PA. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.
2004
Bradbury Gallery Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AK. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.
Johnson & Johnson Corporate Gallery. New Brunswick, NJ. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.
2003
Noyes Museum of Art Oceanville, NJ. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.
Morris Museum Morristown, NJ. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.
2002
New Jersey State Museum Trenton, NJ. 100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints. Fifteen Years of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.
1999
Visual Aids New York, NY. By invitation. Postcards from the Edge.
1996
Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ. New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition 1994–95.
1995
Mercer Gallery Rochester, NY. Markings, A Drawing Invitational.
Jersey City Museum Jersey City, NJ. Drawing Invitational.
1994
New Jersey State Museum Trenton, NJ. By invitation. New Jersey Arts Annual.
1992
Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Ceremonies of the Spirit/Explorations and Interpretations.
1991
Montclair Art Museum Montclair, NJ. By invitation. New Jersey Arts Annual
The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Trenton, NJ, (A collaboration with Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark), The Capitol City Meets the Renaissance City.
City Without Walls Newark, NJ. Intimacy.
1990
Artists Space New York, NY. Selections: Aljira and Artists Space.
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art Newark, NJ. Review/Preview
Artworks Trenton, NJ. Counterparts.
1989
The Gallery at Mercer County Community College Trenton, NJ. Inaugural Exhibition, Seven New Jersey Artists.
1988
Jersey City Museum Jersey City, NJ, Landscapes
1987
Noho Gallery New York, NY. Invitational, One Plus One.
Korn Gallery, Drew University Madison, NJ, Working Drawings.
Gallery Jupiter Little Silver, NJ. Inner Light.
City Without Walls Newark, NJ. On Line.
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art Newark, NJ. Realities II. 
La Mamma’s La Galleria New York, NY. Regular Beauties.
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts Summit, NJ. Contemporary American Landscape/Reflections of Social Change. 
1986
Newark Museum of Art Newark, NJ. Recent Acquisitions.
The Boat House, Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY. A Change in the Weather
City Without Walls Newark, NJ. Real Property, A Contemporary Landscape Show.        
New York Open Center Women’s Caucus on Art 1986 National Conference, The Artist and the Spiritual Quest.
Essex County College and Aljira Newark, NJ. In Honor of Greatness: A Tribute to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
1985
Zim-Lerner Gallery New York, NY, From the Other Side
Bess Cutler Gallery New York, NY. Little Works by Big Thinkers.
Newark Museum of Art Newark, NJ. New Jersey Artists, Fifth Biennial Exhibition. 
Hunterdon Art Center Cinton, NJ. NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition 1983–84.
1984
Aljira, a Cener for Contemporary Art Newark, NJ. Of and On Paper
Tweed Gallery Plainfield, NJ. In The Pink.
Office of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Washington, DC. Fine Art by New Jersey Artists.
Paul Robeson Gallery Rutgers-Newark, NJ. New Jersey Curators' Choice. Invited by Gary Reynolds, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Newark Museum
of Art.
Union NJ YM-YWHA Union NJ. Union YM-YWHA 25th Annual Invitational Art Exhibition. Invited by Gary Reynolds, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Newark Museum of Art.
1983
Newark Museum of Art Newark, NJ. Recent Acquisitions.
Former Brooklyn Army Terminal Brooklyn, NY. Terminal New York.
City Without Walls Newark, NJ. Six Landscape Artists.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTERVIEWS
Cicely Cottingham and Victor Davson interview by Cynthia Hawkins, gallery director and curator at the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in conjunction with the Book of Hours/Ours exhibition. (August 22, 2020)
Women’s Voices for Change.Grace Visits: Artist Cicely Cottingham 
(January 13, 2017)

REVIEWS
The New York Times Online Local, Larry Dell (October 8, 2009)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, October 27, 1996)
Review, Frederick Ted Castle (October 15, 1996)
Artnet Magazine, John Mendelsohn (October 15, 1996)
The New York Times, Barry Schwabsky (NJ, Sunday, September 29, 1996)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, March 24, 1996)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, March 17, 1996)
New Art Examiner, Jude Schwendenwein (May, 1995)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, May 7, 1995)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, March 26, 1995)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, July 2, 1994)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, June 5, 1994)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, March 6, 1994)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, June 21, 1992)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, July 21, 1991)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, June 16, 1991)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, November 26, 1989)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, June 5, 1988)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, November 29, 1987)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, November 22, 1987)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, September 13, 1987)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Thursday, March 26, 1987)
The New York Times, Vivien Raynor (NJ, Sunday, March 15, 1987)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, March 12, 1985)
The New York Times, William Zimmer (NJ, Sunday, December 16, 1984)
The Newark Star Ledger, Eileen Watkins (Sunday, August 12, 1984)

CATALOGS
Cicely Cottingham | Victor Davson: Book of Hours/Ours, Published by
Milne Library, State University of New York, Geneseo, 2021
100 New Jersey Artists Make Prints, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ, 2002
New Jersey Arts Annual, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, 1999
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition 1991–95, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, 1996
Markings, A Drawing Invitational, Mercer Gallery, Rochester, NY, 1995        
New Jersey Arts Annual, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, 1994
New Jersey Arts Annual, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, 1991
Selections, Aljira and Artists Space, Artists Space, NYC, 1990
Counterparts, Artworks/Trenton, Trenton, NJ, 1990
Inaugural Exhibition, Seven New Jersey Artists, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ, 1989
Landscapes, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, 1988
Contemporary American Landscape, Reflections of Social Change, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, 1987
Realities, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, 1987
Real Property, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, 1986
In Honor of Greatness: A Tribute to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Aljira and Essex County College, Newark, NJ, 1986
New Jersey Artists, Fifth Biennial Exhibition, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, 1985
New Jersey Curators Choice, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, 1984
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition 1983–84, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 1984
Terminal New York, Brooklyn, NY, 1983

EDUCATION
BFA, 1966, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

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