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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Chad Collofello

MFA Candidate Collofello Fine ArtPainting+ Drawing
Website: Collofello Fine Art


Masters of Fine Arts, Painting + Drawing, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Spring 2025  

(Studied with John Sabraw, David LaPalombara, Melissa Haviland, and Duane McDiarmid)

Masters of Arts Administration, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Summer 2024 

(Studied with Dr. Christine Camper Moore, Faith Knutsen, and Dr. Allison Ricket)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Printmaking, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 2002 

(Studied with Sean Caulfield, Richard Finch, Ron Jackson, Tracy Templeton, and Claire Lieberman)


Grant Seeking Essentials Certificate,, March 2024

Online Facilitation Certification, Ohio University, 2022

Woodshop Certification, Ohio University, 2022

Artist Statement

My work is an invitation to reawaken our connection with the earth and recognize our role as an integral part of our ecosystem rather than separate from it. It positively influences our care for our surroundings and acknowledges that all things are connected.

The work explores and compares the similarities that connect us with the earth, seeking to create unexpected pathways for viewers to connect with the world around them by drawing on experiences with cognitive therapy and positions within ecology, aiming to build a poetic yet visceral relationship with nature, highlighting the intelligence and beauty in what often goes unnoticed or discarded, a connection with nature for human sake.