Colleen Woolpert is an interdisciplinary artist based in Kalamazoo, Michigan who creates interactive objects and installations, photographs, and videos that explore the nuances of vision—from visual perception itself to abstract concepts like imagination, wonder, and doubt. Recent topics addressed in her work include blindness, space exploration, and the reappraisal of stereographs (early 3D photography). Colleen curates and produces stereograph exhibitions and is the inventor/maker of the TwinScope Viewer, an exhibition stereoscope that has been acquired by collectors and institutions across the country including the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Henry Art Gallery, Nantucket Historical Association, and Hamilton College. Recipient of both Individual and Community Arts grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, her work has been exhibited at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids), Sla307 ArtSpace (NYC), Dumbo Arts Center (Brooklyn), Defibrillator (Chicago), Place (Portland), and Lightwork (Syracuse), among other venues. Colleen received her MFA from Syracuse University and BA from Western Michigan University, where she currently teaches in the Photography and Intermedia Department.
Colleen's ArtPrize Entries
These are Colleen's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Colleen's Past Work
These are images of past work that Colleen has done.