Calvin Coleman

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The various developmental stages of my artistic career have afforded me the opportunity to uniquely inspire, encourage, and ignite the senses. My style has allowed me to free my thought process and use assemblage as an approach to building my paintings. The resulting artwork is an uninhibited layering below and above the acrylic paint. My thoughts and imagination have molded me into an artist that incorporates abstract expressionism and fauvism, in which my paintings are built through a process involving the manipulation of multiple media.


At this stage in my career, I seek to perpetuate and develop my skills in such a way that my art offers encouragement, self-worth and beauty in a visually appealing manner. I have admired the techniques of Richard Mayhew, Nicholas De Stael and sculptor, Henry Moore. Mayhew’s fluidity with color, Stael’s dense textural characteristics, and Moore’s bold abstract sculptures of the human form, are great influences for the structure of my paintings, which I build using a strong melodic blending of hues, multi media, and textiles.

Calvin Coleman



Lincoln University, Lincoln, PA (B.S. Early Childhood Ed.)



“Dare To Dream” Aplomb, Chicago IL- April 2015

“Do You Feel What I See” Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore MD,  May-June, 2013

“Calvin Coleman” Lincoln University, Lincoln, PA, March-June 2012

“Solo” DuSable Museum, Chicago, IL November, 18 2010

“Baltimore Child Abuse Center Fundraiser” Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore MD, March, 2010

“A Retrospective” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL June 2009

“Spirit of Hope Inaugural Ball” Washington, DC January 20, 2009

“Sax & Strings” Jazz Concert, Bowie, MD Jan 10, 2009

“Reach For College” Fund, Creative Artisans, Lanham MD, September 25, 2008

“Rebirth” Art Jaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA June-July, 2008

“Freedom of Color” Clay’s Gallery, Atlanta, GA, May 18th 2007

“Emotions” The Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, & Adobe Design Center, Wash DC     April 22, 2007

“Calvin Coleman” Gems of Africa Gallery & Sweetwater Interior Design, Atlanta GA, March 31 2007

“The Coleman Collection” Atlantic Cape Community College, Atlantic City, NJ February-March 2007

“Prince of Peace Exhibit” Galerie Myrtis, Washington, DC February-March 2007

“Calvin Coleman Originals” Overdue Recognition Art Gallery, Bowie MD, October 7& 8 2006

“Beyond Color” Art Jaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA June 1-July 29 2006

The National Organization of Black County Officials, Inc, Largo, MD April / 2006

Ronald D. Lipford of Arel Architects Inc, and Art Jaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA presents “An Evening with Visual  Artist: Calvin Coleman” December / 2005

Prince George’s County Administration Building, 2nd fl. February 2005-2008


“Summertime at SunTrust Bank”, Ricmond VA August 2015

“The Men Have Spoken” Walton Gallery, Petersburg VA August 2015

Black but not all Black”, September Gray Art. Atlanta GA January 2015

“ Art Di Gras IX” Her Essence, Gallery Guichard, Chicago IL August 2014

Genesis” Gallery Guichard Chicago IL June 2014

“Investing For Lasting Impressions” Atlanta GA October 2013

“Homage to Harriet Exhibition” Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore MD March-June 2013

“Capital One Corporate Showing” McClean VA February 2013

“Capital One Corporate Showing” Richmond, VA February 2013

“New Power Generation” Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA October 2012-March 2013

“Material Difference”Thelma Harris Gallery, Oakland California, August 17, 2012

“Gala I” Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD December 4, 2010

“40th Anniversary” African American Museum of Nassau County, Hempstead, New York December 4, 2010

“Artful Intentions” African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA December 1, 2010

“Divergent Perspective” Art Jaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA July 2 – Sept18, 2010

“Art Di Gras V” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL Aug 14, 2010

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Chicago Alumnae Chapter. Gallery D’Estee, Chicago, IL March 5-6 2010

“Harlem is Music” The RAF Gallery, Harlem, NY December   2009

“Cocktails & Collecting” Allentown Museum, Allentown, PA November 7, 2009

“Picture a World Without Cancer” Galerie Myrtis/Smith Farm Center for Healing and the arts, Baltimore, MD September, 27, 2009


“Art Jaz and Calvin Coleman” at The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA March 28, 2009

“Stars and Stripes: Pride and Hope Reinterpreted” The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center

RIMS Center for Enrichment and Development, Chapel Oaks, MD Wash, DC Jan 7-31 2009

“Stars and Stripes…Pride or Despair” Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore MD Aug 30-Oct 2008

“Art Di Gras III” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL Aug 8-Sept 2008

“Canvas Soul” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL May 9- August 2008

“Les Cuisine des Artistes” Presented by Golden Flame Restaurant & Creative Artisans, Silver Spring, MD Jan 26 2008

“Double Consciousness” Rosenthal Gallery/Rich Forum, Stamford, Ct. Jan 18-March 2008

“Double Consciousness” General Electric’s Corporate Headquarters Cultural Fine Art Gallery, Fairfield, Ct. Jan 18-March 2008

“2nd yr. Anniversary Celebration: Art-Di-Gras” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL August 11-September 21 2007

“Links North Shore Chapter Fundraiser” Northbrook Westin Hotel (Gallery Guichard) Chicago, IL September16 2007

“Bombay Sapphire” River East Gallery (Gallery Guichard) Chicago, IL July 15-18 2007

“Fisk University” (Chicago Alumnae Chapter) Fundraiser, Olympia Fields Country Club, Chicago, IL July 15 2007

“Les Cuisine des Artistes” Presented by Golden Flame Restaurant & Creative Artisans, Silver Spring, MD June 26 2007

Burell “A Celebration of Black Fathers” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL June 15-30 2007

“Jackson Park Hospital’s 28th Annual Gala Celebration” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL June 2 2007

“V” Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Chicago Alumnae Chapter. Gallery D’Estee, Chicago, IL March 2-3 2007

“How We Got Over” Rosenthal Gallery-The Rich Forum, Stamford, Ct. Jan-Feb 2007

“Expo Internationale d’ Art Contemporain par Cubamba & Gallery Guichard”, Toulouse, France Nov-Dec 10 2006

“Art Di Gras” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL August- September 2006

“Eye Candy” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL July- August 2006

“Telling Our Story” Sackler Gallery- The Palace Theater, Stamford, Ct. Jan-Feb 2006

“Telling Our Story” Rosenthal Gallery-The Rich Forum, Stamford, Ct. Jan-Feb 2006

“Unveiled” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL December, 2005-January 2006

“Art Soiree” (Creative Artisans) Hosts: Wendell & Marie Johns, NW Wash. DC September 2005

“Fingerprints” Gallery Guichard, Chicago, IL August-September 2005

“Southern Hospitality” Art on 5 International Collectors Show…Atlanta, GA July 2005

Art Jaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA February-March 2005

“Ties That Binds: A Tapestry of Cultural Connections” Cendant Mobility Headquarters Gallery-Cendant Mobility            Danbury, Ct. February-March 2005

“Ties That Binds: A Tapestry of Cultural Connections” Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Gallery-The Rich Forum,

Stamford, Ct. January-March 2005

Art Jaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA September-October 2004

“Art at Home Tour” K&P Builders & Mercedes Benz of Annapolis, MD…Clinton MD 2002

“Artistic Palette of Local talent” The Gallery of African Wildlife and Contemporary Art, Capitol Heights, MD 2000

“Artist at Work I” Art Space-City Place Mall, Silver Spring, MD 2000


Carter G, Woodson  February, 2014, Cover Page

 An Unfailing Legacy, Lincoln University May 2012, Cover Page

Weekly Express, Center City Philadelphia’s Community Newspaper, June, 2008, cover page & p.2, By R.B.Strauss

Art Matters, The Philadelphia Region’s Magazine of the Arts, Jan. 2007, p.15 & 17, By Wuanda Walls

Black Entertainment Television (BET), “College Hill” reality show, Summer 2007

R&B Singer Will Downing’s, “Unveiled” Series I 2006

Gallery Guide Mid-Atlantic 2006, artwork appears on p.9

The Network Journal Black Professionals and Small Business Magazine, Jan. 2005, artwork appears on Cover

The Advocate & Greenwich Time, Jan. 2005 p.D3 & D4 By Special Correspondent L.D. Streitfeld

Mrs. Sylvia Solomon’s “Ma-Sect to Me” 1996

Ms. Helen F. Lee’s “Looking Toward the Sky” 1995


Lincoln University, Lincoln PA Master Class March 6, 2012

Paul Public Charter School, NW, Washington DC  Middle School Art Teacher, Fall 2009- Present

Prince George’s County Continental Arts Program Contracted Art Specialist, Fall 2009-2011

University of Maryland, College Park, MD Arts Alive Pre-College Programs, Summer 2009

Allegheny West Foundation, Philadelphia, PA Abstract Workshop for High school students, Winter 2009-2010, Fall/Winter 2008

MCT Art Studios, INC. Bowie, MD Abstract/Landscape Workshop for children and adults, Fall 2008

MCT Art Studios, INC. Bowie, MD Abstract/Realism/ Still Life Workshop for children and adults, Summer 2008

Overdue Recognition Art Gallery, Bowie, MD Abstract Still Life Workshop for children, Summer 2008

Prince Georges County Community College, Largo MD, (Summer Youth Program) Painting Workshop, Summer 2008

Prince Georges County Community College, Largo MD, (Summer Youth Program) Photo Journalism Workshop, Summer 2008

Work Available

Prayer Closet, 2015

Keeping Peace at Heart, 2014

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