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Mr. Chuck Olson

Chuck Olson

Title: Director Springtime in Italy Program, Associate Professor
School: Arts & Letters
Academic Department: Fine Arts
Phone: 814-472-3215
E-mail: colson@francis.edu
Office Location: Fine Arts Center 2012

Education

  • 1981 The Tyler School of Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1976 M.A. in Painting, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
  • 1974 B.S. in Art Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

Biography

Teaching Experience
  • 1976 to present: Associate Professor of Art; Chairman of the Fine Arts Department, Saint Francis University Loretto, PA.
Art Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

  • Galleria Alphacentauri and La Citta di Parma, Parma, Italy 2005, 2006
  • Galleria Peters, Parma, Italy 2005
  • Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Clarion University Clarion, PA 1999
  • Volksbankm Frankfurt, Germany 1999
  • Deutsch Amerikanische Zentrum/James Byrnes Institute Stuttgart, Germany 1998
  • Galerie Lillebonne Nancy, France 1998
  • James Gallery Pittsburgh, PA 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006-
  • Farleigh Dickinson University New Jersey 1998
  • Gallery in the Square, Pittsburgh, PA 1996, 1997, 2000
  • 808 Penn Modern Pittsburgh, PA 1993, 1994
  • The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1995
  • Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1984, 1988, 1991
  • Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, New York 1986
  • Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 1988
  • Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA 1978, 1980, 1988, 1991
  • Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France 1986
  • Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1984, 1985, 1986
  • University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1986
  • Galerie Voltaire, Sens, France 1985
  • Kipp Gallery/University Museum, Indiana Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1994, 2001

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Raggazolla Estate 2005, Galleria Alphacentauri, Parma, Italy
  • 48th National Fall Open Exhibition, Southern Vermont Arts Center Janet Fish, Juror Manchester, Vermont 2004
  • “A Response to War” Invitational Exhibition, Foreland Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2004
  • “Intuitive Abstract Painting” Ben Shahn Galleries, William Patterson University Wayne, New Jersey 2000
  • “15XXX”: New Art from Pittsburgh: The Myers School of Art; University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 2000
  • Olson/Bonello: In the Abstract: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Ligonier, Johnstown, and Altoona satellities January/August 2000
  • Selections Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 2000, 2001
  • 13 Artists/13 Drawings Allegheny College Meadville, PA 2000
  • New York, New York, New York: Beardmen, Matibe, and Olson Frankfurt Airport Gallery Frankfurt, Germany 1998
  • Collections Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY 1998-1999
  • The Pittsburgh Biennial Pittsburgh Center of the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 1998
  • Summer Group Exhibition Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 1995-2004
  • Selections from the Pittsburgh Biennial Clarion University, Clarion, PA 1998
  • Summer Invitational Gallery in the Square, Pittsburgh, PA 1996-1997
  • Gelerie Sepia Pont Aven, France 1994-1995
  • Abstraction: Olson, Battaglini, Wert, and Dropcho Gallery in the Square 1995
  • Binai, Enders, and Olson Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 1995
  • American Abstraction: A New Decade The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1997
  • New Directions 1993 Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York 1993
  • National Works on Paper Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland 1993
  • Abstraction Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1993
  • Winterlude Invitational Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA 1993
  • Art of the State William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA 1989, 1993
  • Educator’s Invitational Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1993
  • Pennsylvania’s Artist’s Invitational Anita Shapolsky Gallery at the Josiah White Center, Jim Thorpe, PA 1991
  • The Museum Gallery Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA 1990-1994
  • Small Works Invitational The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1991-1995
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 1978-1992
  • Osaka Triennial International Painting Exhibition Osaka, Japan 1990
  • Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, Delaware 1990
  • France/USA Traveling Exhibition various galleries and museums in Nancy, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Saint Die, Bar le Duc, and Pont a Mousson, France 1989-1991
  • Regional Invitational Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA 1990, 1976, 198, 1983, 1990
  • Winterlude Faculty Invitational Seton Hill College Greensburg, PA 1990
  • Group Show Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1978-1993
  • Group Show Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1989-1994
  • Chuck Olson and Bernice D’Vorzon University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 1988
  • Inaugural Exhibition The Royce Gallery Miami, Florida 1988
  • Group Exhibitions The Andre Zarre Gallery New York City, New York 1984-1987
  • New Art from Pittsburgh Copley Society, Boston, Massachusetts 1987
  • Group Show Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France 1987
  • New Attitudes: Recent Pennsylvania Abstraction Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Loretto, PA 1986
  • Group Exhibitions Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1982-1986
  • Olson and Jensen Sanford Gallery Clarion University Clarion, PA 1986
  • Three Painters: Olson, Kelly Pickering Gallery G Pittsburgh, PA 1986
  • Associated Artists in Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland
  • AAP Invitational Exhibition Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA 1985
  • Alumni Invitation University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1985
  • 10th Anniversary Exhibition Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, New York 1984
  • Five Painters on Paper Bruce gallery, Edinboro University Edinboro, PA 1984
  • Seven New Artists: Pittsburgh Today (Selected/organized by John Caldwell) Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 1984
  • PAEA Artist/Educator Exhibition William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA 1984
  • Chuck Olson and Dohn Hedman SAMA: Johnstown Extension Johnstown, PA 1983
  • North Dakota National Drawing Exhibition University of North Dakota Grand Fork, North Dakota 1983
  • National Watermedia Exhibition Zaner Gallery Rochester, NY 1982
  • Night and Day The More Gallery Philadelphia, PA 1982
  • Springfield National Exhibition Springfield Museum Springfield, Massachusetts 1982
  • Three Rivers Arts Festival Pittsburgh, PA 1979, 1980, 1982
  • Annual Exhibition 280 Huntingdon Galleries Huntingdon, West Virginia 1981
  • 15th National Drawing Exhibition Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas 1981
  • Statements on the Picture Plane The Butcher and More Gallery Philadelphia, PA 1981
  • National Juried Painting Exhibition Butler Museum of American Art Youngstown, Ohio 1975
Art Collections

Museum and University Collections (selected)

  • Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art Pittsburgh, PA
  • Osaka Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Art Center Osaka, Japan
  • Charleston Museum of Art Charleston, West Virginia
  • Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France
  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
  • Clarion University, Clarion, PA
  • Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
  • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

Corporate Collections (selected)

  • UPMC Corporation
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Corporation
  • Double Trees Hotel Corporation
  • Westinghouse Corporation
  • ALCOA
  • Oxford Development
  • PPG Industries
  • National Bank of the Commonwealth
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • Price Waterhouse
  • Coopers and Lybrand
  • Hilton Hotel Corporation
  • Tokyo Marine
  • Gulf Oil Corporation
  • USX Corporation
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Hewlett Packard
  • PNC Corporation
Awards
  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Art 1999-2000, 2004-2005
  • “Pittsburgh Magazine” and WQED-TV (PBS) Harry Schwalb Award of Excellence in Visual Arts 2001-2002
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumni 2001
  • Distinguished Faculty Award Saint Francis Alumni Association 1996
  • Swatsworth Faculty Award Recipient Saint Francis University 2004
  • National Honor Society Distinguished Faculty Award Saint Francis University 2005

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