Colleen Fitzgerald is a photo-based visual artist and educator based in New England, USA. Her work creates new approaches to conventional subjects in art by utilizing the materials and tools of photography in non-traditional ways. She is the recipient of grants and awards, including the ArtsWorcester Present Tense Prize for artistic innovation, risk-taking, and excellence in execution in art and 3rd place in the 2018 PhotoNOLA Review Prize. She was selected as an Artist in Residence at the Noble and Greenough School, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Fitzgerald earned a Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. She has also studied at La Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She delivers talks and exhibits work internationally. The Filter Photo Festival, Pingyao Photography Festival, Photographic Center Northwest, and more have featured her work. She enjoys curating exhibitions to champion the work of fellow artists.
Fitzgerald has served as a faculty member at Endicott College, Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Maryland Global Campus, Memphis College of Art, and Parsons School of Design Teaching Assistantship. She designed and implemented curriculum for photography courses in Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.