Cornelius Edmund Sullivan MFA has taught Drawing at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and at The University of Miami, The University of Miami School of Architecture, the Danforth Museum, and Art History at Florida International University. He studied Physics at Boston College and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design in 1991 and a Master of Fine Arts from The University of Miami in 1996.

For many years he was an Artist in Residence for the City of Cambridge, MA School Department. At the same time he served as the elected Artist’s Representative to The Board of Directors of The Boston Center for the Arts and was a Master Etching Printer at Impressions Workshop Atelier in Boston. He has been a lecturer and consultant in Rome beginning in 2007  for  leading the “Caravaggio Seminar”, and tours of “Arte Vaticana”, and “Galleria Borghese”.

Mr. Sullivan was invited in September to attend a Conference for Foreign Journalists at the Vatican hosted by Sant Croce Pontifical University and was issued a Journalist’s Vatican Press Pass for the Conclave of 2013. He is a Journalist and Art Critic for The Italian Insider Newspaper in Rome and the Saint Auistin Review, South Bend, Indiana.

Sullivan was an Adjunct Professor Co-Teaching a class, Theology of the Body in Renaissance Art,  with Dr.l Waldstein on Theology and Art at Ave Maria University in Florida. He has been a Visiting  Lecturer on Sacred Art at Ave Maria University, for example with: Sacred Art and Modernism  at an Honors Colloquium, Perspectives on Modern Art, March 19, 2014.

He was a respondant with Dr. Waldstein to the Lecture delivered on October 6, 2014 at Ave Maria University by Distinguished Visiting Professor Philosopher Roger Scruton on “The Human Figure in Art”. Sullivan’s response was called “Response to Bad Art” centered around Scruton’s BBC video “Why Beauty Matters”.



Curriculum Vitae

Cornelius Edmund Sullivan  Naples, FL 34120,  Gloucester, MA 01930  

2015 -2017              Ave Maria Univesity, Ave Maria, FL, Adjunct Professor, Theology of the Body and Renaissance Art,  taught with Professor Michael Walstein, Max Seckler Professor of Theology

2014              Ave Maria University, Visiting Lecturer, Renaissance Art, Counter Reformation Baroque Art, Honors Colloquium, Reflections on Modern Art

2011-18        The Italian Insider Newspaper, Rome, Italy, Journalist, Art Critic

                     Saint Austin Review Magazine, Art Critic

2007, 8         Context Rome.comRome, Italy, Lecturer, Consultant. Tours of Vatican Museums, Caravaggio Seminar, Galleria Borghese, Drawing Rome.                                                      

2003-2018       Sullivan Gallery, Gloucester, Massachusetts

2005             One Person Show and Celebrity Art AuctionTodd English’s Bonfire Restaurant,   Boston, Massachusetts, raised $45,000 for The Jimmy Fund and Cancer Research        


2014-2017   Ave Maria Univeresity, Visiting lecturer and Adjunct Peofessor

1998-2001   International Fine Arts College, Miami, FL, Assistant Chair, Department of Visual Arts

                     Painting, Figure Drawing, Sculpture, Develop Fine arts Curriculum for Masters Degree.

1997-1998   Florida International University, Miami, FL

                     Art History Survey for DASH, Design and Architecture High School of Miami.

                     University of Miami School of ArchitectureCoral Gables, FL


1993-1996   University of MiamiCoral Gables, FL

                     Drawing, Sculpture, Marble Sculpture, Summer Program in Sculpture for High School

1989-1992   Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

                     Visiting Critic, Visiting Lecturer, Drawing

1980-1981   Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

                     Drawing, Etching, Established and set up etching facility and curriculum. 

1971-1977   Cambridge School Department, CambridgeMA

                     Artist in Residence, Established etching facility at Rindge and Latin High School                 


                      University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, 1996

                      Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1989-91    

                      Boston Museum School, Drawing, 1966

                      Rhode Island School of Design, 1962-64

                      Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MA, BS Physics,1960-62

   EXHIBITIONS (Partial List)

2015              Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL, Canizaro Library, Sacred Art and the Theology of the Body.

 2007-2015     Dogtown Books Gallery, Gloucester, MA    

2003-2007     Sullivan Gallery, Gloucester, MA      

2006              Cotuit Art CenterCotuit, MA, two person show.     

2005              Contemplating the Sacred National, juried, Year long traveling exhibit, The Foundation

                       for the Sacred Arts

2004              Cotuit Art CenterCotuit, MA, one person show

2001              Blue Door Gallery, Miami, solo show

2000              Miami Historical MuseumSouthern Graphics Conference, print show

1999              Bakehouse Art ComplexMiami, FLjuried show

1996              Lowe Art Museum, Coral gables, FL, juried show

                      University of Miami, Invitational Portrait show

                      Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Invitational Drawing Show

1993              University of Miami, New Gallery, Group Show.

1992              Montoya StudioPalm Beach, FL. Solo Show.

1991              James Wolf GalleryCotuit, MA. Solo Show.

                      Yankee Art Gallery, Plymouth, MA. Solo Show.

1990              Rhode Island School of DesignProvidence, RI. Biennial Exhibition, Juried Show.

1988              Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA. Solo Show.

                      Golden Gull Studio, Plymouth, MA. Solo Show.

1987              Art Intentions Gallery Hanover, MA. Two Person Show.

                      Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the ArtsBoston, MA. Solo Show.

1986              Cyclorama Gallery, Boston, MA. Invitational Show.

                      East Coast Art Gallery, Boston, MA. Solo Show.

1985              Boston Fine Arts Gallery, Boston, MA. Three Person Show.

                      Fitchburg Museum, Fitchburg, MA. “Aspects of the Human Form”, Invitational Show.

Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. Invitational Show                            

Prudential Center, Boston, MA. Solo Show, Massachusetts Council on the Arts, Works in Public Places.

                      Hotel Meridian, Boston, MA. Invitational Show.

                      Cyclorama Gallery, Boston, MA. Blanche E. Coleman National Award recipient show.

1983              Mills Gallery, Boston, MA. Solo Show.

                      Cutler Stavarides Gallery, Boston, MA. Group Show.

1982              Tufts University, Medford, MA. Solo Show.

                      Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA. Group Show.

1981              Boston City Hall Gallery, Boston, MA. Solo Show.

                      281 Gallery, Boston, MA. Two Person Show.

1980              Boston Printmakers, Boston, MA. Juried Show.

                      Berkshire Art Association, Pittsfield, MA. Juried Show, award for painting.

                      Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA. Faculty Show.

                      Sullivan Beckwith Gallery, Boston, MA. Solo Show.

                      Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

                      Nashua Museum, Nashua, NH. Invitational Show.

                      Boston Visual Artists Union Gallery, Boston, MA. “Aspects of Realism”.


2008              Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester, MA

2000-2001     Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Miami, FL. Life size figure groups in marble.

1998              Private OrganizationConyers, GA. Eleven foot marble figures, carved in Pietrasanta.

1997              South Miami Art Exhibit, South Miami, FL. Juror.

1994              University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Posey Foundation Grant.

1992              City of Boston, King’s Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, MA. Restoration of Historic

                      Grave Markers, Head Conservator, Sullivan Marble Company.

                      Burial Hill, Plymouth, MA. Restoration of Pilgrim Grave Markers, Head Conservator.

1991              St. Zepherin’s Church, Wayland, MA. Commission for Sculpture and Architectural Design              

1990              Carver Bicentennial Committee, Carver, MA. Three murals for Carver High School.

1979-1989   Board of Directors, Boston Center for the Arts, Elected Artist’s Representative,

                     Mills GalleryArtist AdviserDirector. 

1988              The Artist’s GroupBoston, MA. Mural.

                      Massachusetts Arts and Humanities FoundationBoston, MA. Guest Lecturer.

                      Plymouth Guild Annual Show, Plymouth, MA. Juror.

1987              Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA. Epstein Award for Graphics.

                      New England Sculptors Association, Boston, MA. Juror.

1986              King Richard’s Faire, Carver, MA. 20′ Mural.

                      Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. “Within Award.”

1984              Blanche E. Coleman Award, National fellowship grant.

1980              Berkshire Art Association, Pittsfield, MA. First Place Award for painting.

                      Babson College, Wellesley, MA. Etching Commission.

1979              Board of Directors, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.

1976              Massachusetts Arts and HumanitiesBoston, MA. Grant Fellowship

 BIBLIOGRAPHY (Partial List)

2012               Saint Austin Review Magazine, Art Editor and feature article, Jan/Feb, Art of the

                       Blessed Virgin,

2011,12          The Italian Insider Newspaper, Rome, Commentary, Art Criticism, Series on Caravaggio, eighteen articles, nine articles on Michelangelo

                       Avaliable on after a while articles are accesable by subscription only but may be found at

2010              Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA, Cover Etching Portrait of Poet Charles Olsen

2003              Boston GlobeCelebrity Art Auction for Cancer Research

                      Boston Globe, Recovery of Stolen Sculpture

                      Quincy Patriot LedgerRecovery of Stolen Sculpture

1996              RISD Views, Rhode Island School of Design Magazine.

1991              Boston Globe, art review.

                      Old Colony Reporter, Plymouth, MA. Feature Article.

1989              Carver Reporter, Carver, MA. Feature Article.

                      RISD ViewsRhode Island School of Design magazine. Feature.

1987              Americana MagazineApril, photo and feature article.

1985              Wayland-Weston Town Crier, November 14, photo and feature article.

                      Poems of Eric Tracy Sigler, frontispiece portrait of the poet.

1984              Boston Globe, Photo and art review.

                      Sentinel-Enterprise, Fitchburg, MA. October, photo and art review.

1983              Boston Globe, “Critics Tip”, photo and art review.

                      Charles Olsen in Connecticut, Wesleyan University Press, frontispiece portrait.

                      Gloucester Times, Gloucester, MA. Cover art, portrait of poet Vincent Ferrini.

1982              Boston Globe Magazine, photo and feature article.

1980              Artist’s and Member’s NewsBoston Center for the Arts, photo and art review.

1979              Voyages, National Literary Magazine, photos and art review, artist’s statement.

1977              South Middlesex Daily Newsphoto and feature article.

1976              Boston Heraldphoto and caption.

                      Boston Globe, front page photo and caption.

1974              Boston GlobeMarch, art review.

1973              North Shore Magazine, cover portrait of poet Charles Olsen.

                      Polity, Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Associatescover art.


                      Boston Public LibraryWiggin Collection of Prints and Drawings, Boston, MA.      

                      University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT.

                      Northeastern University Museum, Boston, MA.

                      Wesleyan UniversityMiddleton, CT.

                      Babson College, Wellesley , MA.

                      Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA.

                      Cape Ann MuseumGloucester, MA.

                      Dali Museum, London, England.