The rooms I create are portraits of me, my family, my friends. Reenvisioning my surroundings, I intertwine household belongings with saved and found objects, never meant to look new or cherished, to craft a narrative about domestic life, its inhabitants and the role of women in this domain.

 

The rooms I create are portraits of me, my family, my friends. Reenvisioning my surroundings, I intertwine household belongings with saved and found objects, never meant to look new or cherished, to craft a narrative about domestic life, its inhabitants and the role of women in this domain.

About Constance Culpepper

Born, 1969 in Texas. Lives and works in Philadelphia, USA.

Culpepper's collective work is a study in domesticity and the commonalities of personal experience. She depicts heavily patterned interior scenes with vibrantly colored objects that she uses as a framework for conveying emotion.

Currently, she is the Director Emeritus of 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia. In 2014, Hyland Magazine spotlighted her work in the article, “Constance Culpepper - Painting Interior Fascinations.” A featured artist at Select Fair Art Basel Miami 2013 and 2014, Culpepper's paintings were exhibited at the 2016 Democratic National Convention Headquarters.

Culpepper’s work is held in private collections throughout the United States and Russia and has been featured in numerous gallery, museum and university exhibitions throughout the United States.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Finding Home, Marple Public Library, Broomall, PA
Celebrate the Spring, Fabric Spa, Philadelphia, PA
2016    
Featured Artist: October, Women’s Caucus for Art, nationalwca.org
Paintings + Paper, Bryn Mawr Wellness, Bryn Mawr, PA
New Work, Jeff Kellmer Jeweler, Haverford, PA
Paper Cut Outs, Hummus, Ardmore, PA
Winter Solo Series, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2015

Paintings, Jeff Kellmer Jeweler, Haverford, PA
What is Old is New, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA
Selected WorksRittenhouse 1715 Boutique Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Interior PaintingsMitchell Gallery at the Englewood Art Center, Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota, FL
2014
Small PaintingsBalance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Coming Home3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
DomesticityRiver’s Edge Gallery, Upper Black Eddy, PA
A Closer LookSt. Asaph Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA
2013
Take a SeatSelect Fair Miami , Miami, FL
Interiors3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012
Interiors and MoreStill Waters Holistic Health Therapies, Philadelphia, PA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
37th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT
POST: 7th Annual Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition, The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS 
Achromatic, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA
48th Annual River Road Show, Louisiana State Archives Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
29th Annual Juried Exhibition, Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Texarkana, TX
A Celebration of Art and Life 2017, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
In Bloom, Sotheby’s International Realty, Montclair, NJ
Associate Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Home, Sotheby’s International Realty, Montclair, NJ
2017 Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2016

InLiquid presents: Constance Culpepper, Donna Quinn, Melissa Maddonni Haims, DesignPhiladelphia, Philadelphia, PA
All Together NOW! POST Member Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
28th Annual Juried Exhibition, Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Texarkana, TX
Featured ArtistDemocratic National Convention Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA
49th Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Art of the State of PA, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA 
Texas National 2016, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
Works On Paper, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2016, University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg, VA
Radius: Diverging Lines from a Common CenterThe Art Gallery at Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA
2016 Annual Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper ExhibitionPhiladelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
2015
Fall 2015 Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artist Equity, Wallingford, PA
Contemporary Still Life, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
POST: 5th Annual Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA    
Honoring the Fauves, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ
48th Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Art of the State of PA, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Texas National 2015, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX 
All That’s Jazz, Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
The Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA 
Small Works Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Contemporary Women Artists XVII - Reimagining Femmage, Women’s Caucus for Art, St. Charles, MO     
A Celebration of Art and Life 2015, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
2014    
InLiquid presents: Constance Culpepper, Donna Quinn, Melissa Maddonni Haims, Select Fair Miami, Miami, FL
POST: 4th Annual Members Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Fall 2014 Members Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artist Equity, Wayne, PA 
Outer Limits: Art Beyond Philly’s Borders, Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
65th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia/Tri State Artist Equity, Conshohocken, PA
71st Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA 
InLiquid Benefit v.14, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia , PA
A Celebration of Art and Life 2014, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 
Professional Artists Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
2013
Small Works Show, the Annex at 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
POST Member Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
215/610: Juried Painting Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, Delaware County Community College Art Gallery, Media, PA
Home Bodies, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Interiors, Still Point Art Gallery, stillpointartgallery.com 
Member Exhibition: InLiquid, PPAC, Second State, The Ice Box - Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia , PA 
Four Painters: Unanue Sexton Shaver Culpepper, the Annex, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
70th Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
150th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
The Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
2nd Annual All Women Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery, lightspacetime.com
A Celebration of Art and Life 2013, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
2012
Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Interiors, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA 
Small Works in the Annex, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
National Juried Exhibition: Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD 
POST Member Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Members’ Juried Show, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA
Members’ Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Invitational Show, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011
Members’ Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

 

Awards

2015
3rd Place (Fall 2015 Juried Exhibition)Philadelphia/Tri State Artist Equity, Wallingford, PA
2013
Nolan Painting Award (Annual Members’ Exhibition), Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Best Painting or Drawing (Interiors) Still Point Art Gallery, stillpointartgallery.com
Best in Show (A Celebration of Art and Life 2013) Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, Phil, PA 
2011 + 2012
Honorable Mention (Interiors) The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA
The Rosemary Beardsley Award (Members’ Juried Exhibition), Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

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