Dorothy Connelly

artist artwork
Dorothy Connelly is a fine arts oil painter working in San Francisco.At the turn of the millennium, she traded in pinstripes for painter's overalls, went to art school, found a studio, painted, printed, and patched together found objects. Now working mostly with the face, she is endeavoring to find a 21st century alternative to traditional portraiture.

Ms. Connelly studied at the San Francisco School of Art; completed an Associates degree in fine arts at the College of Marin with 30+ units in 2-D & 3-D design, figure painting, figure drawing, life sculpture, color theory, printmaking; took classes at City College of San Francisco, including the 2 year Museum Drawing course conducted at the Fine Arts Museums.

Other Education
Masters of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Classical Piano Performance undergraduate degree, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
Piano studies, Mozarteum Conservatory, Salzburg, Austria

Exhibition History

Juried Solo Exhibitions
2011 Titans@Work:A Diversified Portfolio of Facescapes, Mill Valley Art Commission, Mill Valley, CA
2009 Wonders of Museum Drawing, City College of San Francisco Gough Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Ornaments for an Insomniac: Mixed Media Meet Recycled Sound, Mill Valley Art Commission, Mill Valley, CA
2005 Molten Dreams, Mill Valley Art Commission, Mill Valley, CA; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Palo Alto, CA

Juried Group Exhibitions
2010 Paper View, ARC Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA
2009 National Collage Society, Cornell Museum, Del Ray Beach, Florida
2008 National Collage Society, Longmont Museum, Longmont, Colorado
2008 First Friday SlideSlam, diRosa Gatehouse Gallery, Napa California
2007 Baroque Confidential:The Secret Life of Middle C, 2-person show, Mill Valley Art Commission, CA
2006 Fine Arts Exhibition, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA:
2005 Fine Arts Exhibition, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA
2004 Fine Arts Exhibition, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA
2004 California Printmakers, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2004 Mission Arts Party, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
2003 Fine Arts Exhibition, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA

Group Shows
2008 Drawings From the Masters, 550 Bryant Studios, San Francisco, CA
2007 Museum Drawing, City College SF Fort Mason Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Faces of the Fallen 1000 Heroes, College of Marin Gallery, Kentfield, CA
2004 Disposition, Jessie Street Gallery with Oakdale Painters, San Francisco, CA

Collections
Corporate:Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Palo Alto, CA
Private:Jeffrey Heller, San Francisco, CA; the Honorable Willie Brown, San Francisco, CA; other private:Arizona, California, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island; International:Italy, Kenya.

Awards
2005 Honorable Mention-Fine Arts, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA
2004 Honorable Mention-Fine Arts, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA

Publications
American Art Collector: Juried Competition of New Work (Berkeley, CA: Alcove Books, 2013), p. 64.