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Virginia T Coleman

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The Dynamics, 2015 Steel, Stucco, Enamel Paint, Oil Paint 29" X 7" X 14.25" © VirginiaTColeman2016
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A Fathers Support, 2015 Steel, Enamel Paint, Oil Paint 12" X 8" X 2" © VirginiaTColeman2016
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A Mothers Support, 2015 Steel, Enamel Paint, Oil Paint, Stucco 22" X 8" X 4" © VirginiaTColeman2016
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A Brothers Protection, 2015 Steel, Enamel Paint, Oil Paint 7" X 8.5" X 1" © VirginiaTColeman2016
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A Sisters Embrace, 2015 Steel, Enamel Paint, Oil Paint, Stucco 9" X 6" X 14.5" © VirginiaTColeman2016
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The Middle, 2015 Steel, Stainless Steel, Enamel Paint, Stucco, Oil Paint 24" X 14" X 1.5" © VirginiaTColeman2016
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The Urban Landscape, 2015 Steel, Stainless Steel, Stucco 15" X 6" X 12" © VirginiaTColeman2016
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Space, 2015 Steel, Stainless Steel, Lights 78" X 97" X 51" © VirginiaTColeman2015
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Space, 2015 Steel, Stainless Steel 51" X 79" 82" © VirginiaTColeman2016
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Abstracted Space, 2015 Steel, Stucco 58" X 38" X 17" © VirginiaTColeman2016
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Serra in Space, 2015 Steel 27" X 14" X 13" © VirginiaTColeman2015
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Serra In Space, 2015 Steel 27" X 14" X 13" © VirginiaTColeman
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A Cloistered Faith, 2014 Steel 42" X 16" X 5" © virginiaTColeman2014
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A Faithful Guide, 2014 Steel 42" X 16" X 5" © virginiaTColeman2014
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To Seek a Connection, 2013 Steel 28" X 16" X 29" © VirginiaTColeman2013
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The Nature Of Discovery, 2013 Steel, Paint © VirginiaTColeman2013
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The Chapters Of Ones Life, 2012 Steel, Stainless Steel, TIG, Weld, Enamel Spray 5" X 10" X 5" © Virginia T Coleman
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The Chapters Of Ones Life, 2012 Steel, Stainless Steel, TIG, Weld, Enamel Spray 10" X 5" X 5" © Virginia T Coleman
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The Difference Is Nominal, 2013 Steel, Paint 8" X 10" X 5" © VirginiaTColeman2013
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The Difference Is Nominal, 2013 Steel, Paint 8 © VirginiaTColeman2013
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The Difference Is Nominal, 2013 Steel, Paint 8" X 5" X 7" © VirginiaColeman2013
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The Difference Is Nominal, 2013 Steel, Paint 8" X 13" X 9" © VirginiaTColeman2013
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The Canvas Dangles In Space, 2013 Steel, Enamel Paint, TIG © VirginiaTColeman2013
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Steel, Enamel Paint, TIG © VirginiaTColeman2013
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Steel, Enamel Paint, TIG © VirginiaTColeman2013
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Steel, Enamel Paint, TIG © VirginiaTColeman2013
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Steel, Enamel Paint, TIG © VirginiaTColeman2013
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The Canvas Of Space 2, 2013 Steel, Oil Paint 8" X 3" X 3" © VirginiaTColeman2013
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The Canvas Of Space 3, 2013 Stainless Steel, Oil Paint 8" X 3" X 3" © VirginiaTColeman2013
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A Borrowed Canvas in Space, 2013 Aluminum, Enamel Paint, TIG 4" X 3 7/8" X 3 1/4" © VirginiaTColeman
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Can You Define Space, 2013 Steel, Enamel Paint, TIG 4 1/4" X 5 1/8" X 3" © VirginiaTColeman2013
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The Closure of Space, 2013 Aluminum 12" X 5" X 5" © VirginiaTColeman
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The Closeure of Space, 2013 Auminum 12" X 5" X 5" © VirginiaTColeman
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Ode To David Smith Upon Brancusi, 2012 Stainless Steel, TIG Welds, Enamel Paint, Concrete Base 2" X 3" X 4" © Virginia T Coleman 2012
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Ode To Malvich In Sculpture - White Upon White, 2012 Stainless Steel, Paint 2" X 1" X 3" © 2012Virginia T Coleman
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Bessemer's Light, 2011 Steel Stainless, Steel, Aluminum, Oil Paints, Cold Wax, Plexi Glass 24" X 9" X 3" © Virginia T Coleman2011
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Bessemer's Light Close Up, 2011 Steel Stainless, Steel, Aluminum, Oil Paints, Cold Wax 24" X 9" X 3" © Virginia T Coleman
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To Drip, To Join, To Reflect, 2010 Steel, Stainless Steel, Wood, Enamel Paint 11" X 35" X 2" © VirginiaTColeman2010
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Vicissitude, 2010 Steel, Aluminum 8" X 9.5" X 3" © Virginia T Coleman2011
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The Buttresses to Be, 2011 Stainless Steel, Galvanized Steel, Aluminum, Enamel Paint, Wood 8" X 18" X 3" © virginia T Coleman
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Flux, 2011 Steel, Stainless Steel, Acrylic, Oil Paint, Glass, Copper, SAW Flux 13" X 13" 2" © 2011VirginiaTColeman
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Continuance, 2011 Aluminum, Steel Film, Plexi Glass 5" X 4" X 25" © Virginia T Coleman
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This Ones For The Dreamers, 2011 Steel (MIG) Enamel Spray 21" X 12" X 3.5" © Virginia T Coleman
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The Consummate Learner, 2012 Steel, MIG 21" 7" X 2" © Virginia T Coleman
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The Consummate Learner, 2012 Steel, MIG 21" 7" X 2" © Virginia T Coleman
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Colorado
Birth year
1979
Works in
Denver, Colorado
Representing galleries
Tags
MIG welding sculpture modern photography abstract sculpture, TIG welding sculpture, Welding mixed-media mixed-media painting drawing figurative
Virginia T Coleman

My artwork is an amalgamation of my multi faceted background. I adumbrate drawings like an architect, dapple color with a painter’s eye, capture compositions with the photographer’s quick lens, and weld forms together with a sculptor’s touch.

Metal has become the main tool to expressing my visual vocabulary. Metal is very seductive for a multitude of reasons. Its pure structural strength, its fragility to bend, its ability to capture time in its inherent chemistry, its reflective nature and its ease of joining via the lucid quality of a weld. I also use welding as a means of drawing lines upon metal.

The works follow three main trajectories. The first is an examination of nature of the built environment, the second is an expression of the ephemeral moments of life and the third is the continual study of the human figure.

When I speak of the built environment I focus on the physical world around us; the way that architectural lines delineates how we flow through space and time. The powerful presence, both clearly and latently, that structures have on our sense of being.

My work is also a vehicle for looking deeper into the human condition. The challenge is how to express emotions and concepts when they are not physical forms. To take the non-tangible and turn it into something that exists visually in an abstracted fashion. 

The figure is my platform for looking deeper into forms, lines, and the slight nuances of color that create the wonderment of the figure. 

 

Artist CV

Education-

  • Tulsa Welding School | Tulsa, OK | Masters Certificate in Welding, Graduated May, 2011 

          ~Top Welder:  TIG 6G Stainless Steel & SMAW 7018-IG & 3F

  • Academy of Fine Arts | San Francisco | Masters in Fine Arts, Graduated May, 2009          

          ~Concentration: Figurative Painting, Metal Art

  • Boston Architectural Center | Boston, MA | Began Masters in Architecture, September, 2004-May 2005
  • University of Colorado | Boulder, CO| Bachelors of Environmental Design, Graduated May, 2002

     ~Concentration: Architectural Design, Teaching Assistant: Environmental Design Course; Fall, 2001


Gallery / Studio Associated With-

  • Next Gallery |   3659 Navajo Street Denver CO 80211
  • Prism Workspace |   999 Vallejo Street Denver CO 80211 



Solo Themed Exhibitions-

2015

  • Next Gallery | Denver, CO| Metal Art - May 15-31


2014

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel | Denver, CO| Metal Art - Installation 
  • Next Gallery  | Denver, CO | The LIght of Ones FaithMetal Art, Photography , Drawings- May 23rd  - June 7th 
  • El Camino Community Tavern | Denver, CO | The Denver Skyline : Metal Art, Drawings - Month of March  

2013

  • Denver Film Society| Denver, CO | FracNation, Mixed Media; Dec 19
  • Next Gallery| Denver, CO | The Lines of A Woman, Mixed Media; Sept 13- 22
  • Living Arts Center | Tulsa, OK | The Lines of A Woman, Mixed Media; June 7 -28th

2010

  • Academy of Art Atelier | San Francisco, CA | The Architect, Mixed Media; April 1st – April 30th

2007

  • Panifcio Bistro & Bakery | Boston, MA | A New View, Mixed Media; May 3rd - 17th 

2005

  • The Reel Bar | Allston, MA | The Art of Travel, Mixed Media; Sept 1st – 7th 



Group Exhibitions-

 

2015

  • Love Gallery  | Denver, CO | 100 x 100 - Metal Art - April 10 -30


2014

  • Next Gallery  | Denver, CO | Holiday Show: Metal Art, Drawing, Sculpture- Nov 28 -- Jan 4 
  • Next Gallery  | Denver, CO|  Small Works: Metal Art, Drawing, Sculpture- Sept  26 -- Oct 12 
  • Next Gallery  | Denver, CO | Summer Thriller Metal Art, June 13- 29th  
  • Arthur Roger Gallery | New Orleans, LA | 4th International Sculpture Convention - LIttleSculpture - October 1- 4
  • Viridian Artist Gallery  New York, NY | Directors Choice Exhibition :  Metal Art - May 20th - June 7

2013

  • Next Gallery| Denver, CO | Holiday Members Show, Sculpture; Dec 6- Jan 12
  • Linus Gallery | Los Angeles, CA | Spirituality  On-Line Juried Exhibition: Photography, Ongoing - Los Angeles, CA.
  • Linus Gallery | Los Angeles | Urban On-Line Juried Exhibition; Mixed Media; Ongoing, 2013 
  • Linus Gallery | Los Angeles | Body Image On-Line Juried Exhibition: Ongoing - Los Angles, CA.
  • Yeiser Art Center | Paducha, KY | Merit Award Winner at Paducah International Photography Exhibition, June 22- Aug 3rd
  • Exposure 2013 | Long Island, NY| Juried Photography Exhibition: Photography - July 11th
  • Core New Art | Denver, CO | Time Capsule, Juried Photography, March 7th- 24th
  • Viridian Artist | New York, NY | 3rd International Photography Exhibition, Digital Photography Display; Feb. 5- 23
  • Zip 37 Gallery | Denver, CO | Juried Mixed Media, Mixed Media;  Jan 11- 27

2012

  • Brick Lane Gallery| London, UK | Art in Mind, Mixed Media; November 7th-19th
  • Studio 12 Gallery | Denver, CO | Open Show, Mixed Media; July 6th – Aug 17th
  • Yesier Art Center | Paducha, KY | Paducah Photo International Juried Exhibition, Photography; June 30th- August 4th
  • Viridian Artist Gallery | New York, NY | Mixed Media International Juried Show, Virtual Display; July 6th- July 27th
  • Core New Art Space | Denver, CO | Juried Mixed Media, Mixed Media; July 13th- July 30th
  • Viridian Artist Gallery | New York, NY | International Juried Exhibition, Digital Photography; March 13th- 31th
  • Istvan Gallery | Oklahoma City, OK | Four Ways of Shaping The World, Mixed Media; February 10th  – April 29th
  • Yesier Art Center | Paducha, KY | Paducah Photo International Juried Exhibition, Photography; June 18thth- July 30th

2011

  • Pauls Valley Art and Cultural Center  | Pauls Vally, OK| The Man Show, Mixed Media; April 1st – 3rd

2010

  • Pearl Gallery | Tulsa, OK | Summer Group Show, Mixed Media; September 23rd– October 21st
  • The Se Hotel | San Diego, CA | Raw Collective Artist, Mixed Media; May 27th



Commercial Art Displays -

  • Cantafio Eddington P.C. | Denver, CO | Metal Art
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel | Denver, CO | Metal Art
  • Liberty Resources | Denver, CO | Photography  
  • Zavanna, LLC | Denver, CO | Photography, Paintings, Sculptures 
  • Diamond Resources | Williston, ND | Photography 
  • Panificio Bistro & Bakery | Boston, MA | Painting
  • Ciros Cote Sud, Restaurant | New Orleans | Paintings

  

Artist Awards-

2013

  • Paducah International Photo Contest  |  Merit Award, "Believe In The Light"
  • ArtSlant  |  2013 Showcase 4 Winner; Mixed Media; “Refined”
  • ArtSlant  |  2013 Showcase 3 Winner; Sculpture; “The Closure of Space”
  • ArtSlant  |  2013 Showcase 1 Winner; Sculpture; “Ode To David Smith Upon Brancusi”
  • Viridian Artist Gallery | 3rd International Juried Show, Directors Choice Photography: The Morning Light Illuminates A Pilgrims Path

2012

  • ArtSlant  |  2012 Showcase 6 Winner; Mixed Media; “San Francisco”
  • ArtaVita   |  2012 Sculpture 3-D Mixed Media, 2nd Competition, Honorable Mention
  • ArtSlant  |  2012 Showcase 4 Winner; Mixed Media; “Majestic Blue Landscape”
  • Viridian Artist Gallery | Mixed Media International Juried Show, Directors Choice: The Chapters Of Ones Life
  • Viridian Artist Gallery | 2nd Annual International Juried Photography Exhibition Directors Choice; Digital  Photography “Look Beyond”, 2012
  • ArtSlant  |  2012 Showcase 3 Winner; Mixed Media; “Self Portrait 2012”
  • ArtSlant  |  Juried 2012 Showcase 2 Winner; Mixed Media; “Linear Facade”
  • ArtSlant  |  2012 Showcase 1 Winner; Mixed Media; “Modern Facade”

2011

  • ArtSlant  |  2011 Showcase 6 Winner; Mixed Media; “Night Has Befallen T-Town”
  • Convozine |  2011 Honorable Mention June Photography Contest; Photography
  • Convozine |  2011 Runner Up Photography Contest; Photography
  • Convozine |  2011 Honorable Mention July Photography Contest; Photography 
  • ArtSlant  |  2011 Showcase 3 Winner; Mixed Media; “Flux”
  • ArtSlant  |  2011 Showcase 2 Winner; Mixed Media; “Bessemer’s Light”
  • ArtSlant  |  2011 Showcase 1 Winner; Mixed Media; “Vicissitude” 

2010

  • ArtSlant  |  2010 Showcase 6 Winner; Mixed Media; “To Drip To Join To Reflect”
  • ArtSlant  |  2010 Showcase 4 Winner; Mixed Media; “Cesar Pelli’s Ode To The Hallidie Building”
  • ArtSlant  |  2010 Showcase 3 Winner; Mixed Media; “The Seductive Steel Skyscrapers of Night”



Publications-

  • Crave Magazine | Review of "The Light of Ones Faith", By Tiffani Amo, May 22, 2014
  • Blurb Publishing | Sketch Book: The Lines Of A Woman By: Virginia T Coleman; May 1, 2014
  • Blurb Publishing | Sketch Book: A Pilgrims Sketch Book By: Virginia T Coleman; May 1, 2014
  • Art Focus Oklahoma | Four Ways Of Shaping The World Istvan Gallery, By: Daria Prokhorova; January, 2012
  • Mia Magazine | My Art, By: Virginia T Coleman; October 2011
  • Lost At E Minor | New Art; By: Virginia T Coleman; August 3rd 2011
  • Art Of The Day | Paintings of Modern Museums By: Virginia T Coleman; March 31st, 2011
  • Blurb Publishing | Photography Book: The Lucid Quality of A Weld By: Virginia T Coleman; July 18th 2011
  • Blurb Publishing | Photography Book: Williston North Dakota By: Virginia T Coleman; December 8th, 2010
  • Blurb Publishing | Photography Book: San Francisco By: Virginia T Coleman; May 21st, 2010
  • Blurb Publishing | Photography Book: San Diego By: Virginia T Coleman; May 13th, 2010
  • Blurb Publishing | Photography Book Francisco Sketch Book By: Virginia T Coleman; May 25h, 2010

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Technical Skills-

Certified |Class A Certified Aerospace Aluminum welder, Colorado 6G Stainless Steel certified, Oklahoma and Canadian SAW Welder & Oklahoma Certified Welder in 2” 6G GTAW & GMAW 2F
Welded | Structural Steel: 1F, 2F, 3F,4F,1G,2G,3G, 4G in accordance to ASME Section IX & 2”-6” pipe in 2G, 5G, 6G in accordance to 
           ASME Section IX, Utilized E-6010, E-7018, E-7024,E-309L, ER 4043, ER6061
Metalworking | SAW, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, OAW, OFC, OFAC-A, PAC, Stainless Steel, Aluminum & Steel
Forging and Blacksmithing Steel
Woodworking | General Wood Shop, Classical Carving