Professor of Art, Sculpture
Coleen Sterritt is a Los Angeles-based artist known primarily for her abstract, hybrid sculpture. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and in Japan, Kenya, Spain, and South Africa. Public and private collections include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A., the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Scripps College Collection, Claremont, CA; Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, NM; Nestlé USA; and The Capitol Group Companies, Los Angeles, New York, & London.
In 2019 Sterritt received the Outstanding Educator Award from the International Sculpture Center. Her other awards and fellowships include: the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2016), City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (COLA) in 2007, J.Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts /California Community Foundation (1996), Art Matters, Inc. (1994), Roswell Artist-In-Residence (1994), and the National Endowment for the Arts (1986).
Her teaching career began in 1983 and has included noted positions at California State University, Fullerton; Otis College of Art & Design; and The Claremont Graduate University. Since 1998 she has been a professor and faculty coordinator of the sculpture area at LBCC. Sterritt was born in Morris, Illinois. She holds a BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a MFA from Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles.