Solo Exhibitions:

2016    "The Many Parts of One", Fresh A.I.R. Gallery,  Columbus, OH

2015    “The Interlopers”, L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME

2015    “Smoke & Mirrors”, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, Portland, ME

2014    “Toni Jo Coppa”, The Denmark Art Center, Denmark, ME

2013    “The Wild Things Are”, The M+B Gallery, MECA, Portland, ME

2011    “Figures”, Zand Head Gallery, MECA, Portland, ME

2010    “Recycled into Joy”, William A. Laporte Gallery, Southwick Library, Southwick, MA

2009    “Girl Investigated”, William A. Laporte Gallery, Southwick Library, Southwick, MA

2005    “Exhale”, William A. Laporte Gallery, Southwick Library, Southwick, MA

2002    “Mirrors”, The Beta Gallery, Cody, WY

2001    “Scenarios”, Railroad Square Gallery, Waterville, ME

1999    “New Work”, South Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

1997    “Desires”, South Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

1992    “Toni Jo Coppa”, The Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery X, Chicago, IL

Two and Three Person Exhibitions:

2016    “Toni Jo Coppa & Juliet Karelsen”, Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

2013    “Divergent Collective” (Campbell, Coppa & Nadal), The Danforth Gallery,

University of Maine, Augusta, ME

2013    “Toni Jo Coppa & Karen Merritt: Healing Works”, The Gallery of

                        Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Portland, ME

2002    “Condon, Coppa & Kriven”, Wilbur Mansion Gallery, Oneonta, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016    "Human/Nature", Engine Gallery, Biddeford, ME

2015    “Twisted”, Festival Port Noarlunga Art Gallery, Victor Harbor, Australia

2015    “Violence Transformed 2015: Celebrating the Transformative Power of Art”,

            Jon Shirland - Juror, Massachusetts Statehouse, Doric Hall, Boston, MA

2015    “Violence Transformed 2015: Celebrating the Transformative Power of Art”,

Hope Ricciadi – Juror -1000 Mass Avenue Gallery, Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA

2015    “Anniversary Exhibition”, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus, OH

2015    “Beyond Our Walls”, Ohio State University, Urban Art Space,

Columbus, OH

2014    “Sacred & Profane”, Battery Steele, Peaks Island, ME

2014    “Wish You Were Here 13”, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014    “citydrift/Portland”, Deering Oaks Park and Space Gallery, ME

2014    “I dream of…”, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014    “I dream of…”, ArTik and Civil Academy, Freiburg, Germany

2014    “Dear Holly”, Knox City Centre, VICTORIA, Australia

2014    “Free for All 4”, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2013    “8th Annual Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition”, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2013    “Make Believe”, The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT

2013    “MFA Thesis Exhibition”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME

2012    “Monsters”, Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland, ME

2012    “Free for All”, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2012    “MFA Retrospective: 2012”, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2011    “Drawing Connections”, Sienna Art Institute, Sienna, Italy

2011    “MFA Retrospective: 2011”, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2010    “NEVER THINK small – Redux!”, Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2010    “Memories in the Making”, Blake Hall Art Gallery, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

2010    “Female Symbolism”, RANT Gallery, Chicopee, MA

2010    “D-Cup Diatribes”, City Stage, Springfield, MA

2009    “New Perspectives”, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus, OH

2009    “First Open Juried Art Show”, Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA

2007    “Alumni Invitational Exhibition”, South Gallery, Greenfield Community College,

                        Greenfield, MA

2006    “Trajectory”, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2005    “Southwick Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, Southwick Cultural Art Center,

Southwick, MA

2004    “Six Local Artists”, Cody Country Art League, Cody, WY

2003    “Annual Group Exhibition”, Cody Country Art League, Cody, WY

2002    “Contemporary American Art”, Granger Fine Art, Cody, WY

2002    “Annual Winter Exhibition”, Cody Country Art League, Cody, WY

2001    “Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition and Auction”, Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY

2000    “Winter Salon”, Limner Gallery, New York, NY

1999    “Essential Art”, Cooperstown Art Association Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

1998    “Women’s Works”, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL

1998    “Catskill Rural AIDS Services Exhibition and Auction”, Roxbury Art Gallery,

Roxbury, NY

1998    “Essential Art”, Cooperstown Art Association Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

1997    “Art ‘97”, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME

1997    “Ooh Baby, Baby!”, Pavilion Galleries, Mt. Holly, NJ

1997    “Maine Open Juried Show”, Waterville Public Library, Waterville, ME

1996    “Feminist / Humanist”, IAC Contemporary Art / Fisher Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1996    “Prescott Palette”, Yavapai College Performance Hall Gallery, Prescott, AZ

1996    “Women’s Works”, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL

1996    “Visions: Southwest”, Prescott Fine Arts Association, Prescott, AZ

1996    “Representing…”, A ‘Loft Gallery, Prescott, AZ

1995    “It’s All Relative”, Mesa Arts Center, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

1995    “National Juried Exhibition by Audrey Flack”, Gallery 84, Inc., New York, NY

1994    “DeSoto Art Show”, Peace River Art Guild, Arcadia, FL

1993    “Juried Exhibition”, ArtWest Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY

1992    “The Sentimental Show”, Beret-International Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992    “Raw Space Exhibit”, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991    “70th Annual Art Exhibition”, The Women’s Club, Evanston, IL

1991    “SAIC Accreditation Show”, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Residencies

1997    Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, ME

2013    Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Summer Residency, Lovell, ME

2014    Something Rotten Residency, Denmark Art Center, Denmark, ME

 

Awards:

2014    Artist Project Commission, Denmark Art Center, Denmark, ME

(Additional support from the Maine Community Foundation and the town of Denmark)

2013    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Spring), Adamsville, OH

2012    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Winter), Adamsville, OH

2012    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Fall), Adamsville, OH

2012    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Summer), Adamsville, OH

2011    Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Winter), Adamsville, OH

2009    First Place; Painting Category, Mattoon Street Arts Festival, Springfield, MA

2009    First Place; Fantasy Hair Design, C.B. Sullivan Company, Hooksett, NH

2001    New York Foundation for the Arts; Special Opportunity Stipend, Oneonta, NY

1999    Cooperstown Veterinary Association Prize, “Essential Art”, Cooperstown, NY

1998    Puffin Foundation Artist Project Grant, Teaneck, NJ

1997    William and Marguerite Zorach Full Fellowship, Skowhegan Residency,

New York, NY

1996    Honorable Mention, “Vision Southwest”, Prescott, AZ

1994    Honorable Mention, “DeSoto Art Show”, Arcadia, FL

1993    Second Place Prize Award, “Juried Exhibition”, ArtWest Gallery,

 Jackson Hole, WY

1990    Art and Graphic Design Award; Class of 1990, Greenfield Community College,

                        Greenfield, MA

1988    Full Scholarship; Two Years, Elks Foundation, Greenfield, MA

 

Bibliography:

2015    Jacob Fall, “The Interlopers’: Toni Jo Coppa at the L. C. Bates Museum”, The Chart:

                        Maine’s Online Art Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, September 2015

2015    ‘The Interlopers: A New Exhibition at the L.C. Bates Museum’, Summertime in the                    

                        Belgrades, Central Maine Lakes and Kennebec River Corridor, July 17-23,               

                        Vol. 17, No. 7

2015    Kathryn Skelton,  “One man’s trash is Denmark’s art project that got an NEA grant”,

                        Oxford Hills Sun Journal, Oxford Hills, ME, Friday, July 17

2015    ‘The Interlopers’ exhibit at L.C. Bates Museum’, Morning Sentinel; Kennebec Journal,

                        ME, Thursday, p.8, July 16

2015    Mariah Bergeron, “The Animals Within; A Visit to the Studio of Toni Jo Coppa”,

                        The Portland Phoenix, Portland, ME, p.16, January 29-February 4

2015    Amy Stacey Curtis, “People I Like to Visit (Part 1), “The Artist Plan”, April 12, 2015

                        www.theartistplan.com/category/people-i-like-to-visit/

2015    Melissa Starker, “Anniversary Exhibition assembles works of past clients of recovery program”,

                        The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH, Sunday, June 14, 2015

2014    Belz, Carl, Ed. Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 27, Juried Selection of International Artists,

          Open Studio Press

2014    Timothy Gillis, “Space Gallery puts a new twist on Maritime Art”, The Portland Sun,

                        Thursday, September

2012    “Scene and Heard”, Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, ME, p.D 10, March 25

2007    “College Exhibition and Alumni Artwork”, The Republican, Springfield, MA, Nov. 6

2005    “Southwick Library”, Southwoods – A Journal for Country Living,

Southwick, MA, April

2003    “Angel Tree Lights Up Residence”, The Powell Tribune, Powell, WY, p.14, Dec.4

2001    “Seven Artists Receive “SOS” Grants”, The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY, p.5, April 20

1998    “Who’s News”, The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY, p.7, May 20

1997    “Creating Art”, The Sunday Sentinel, Waterville, ME, p. B1-2, August 17

1996    “Arts & Events”, HEMBRA: A Journal of Southwest Feminist Thought,

 Albuquerque, NM, March

            “Sexism: A Woman’s View”, The Albuquerque Tribune, p. B5, March 7

            “Arts & Community Calendar”, The Weekly Alibi, Albuquerque, NM, p. 14,

March 6-12

1995    “It’s All Relative”, M.A.C. Galeria Review, Mesa, AZ, Vol. 7, Fall Issue

1993    “ArtWest Local Art Competition”, Jackson Hole Guide, p. D 7, May 12

 

Publications as Author:

“Gothic Art Saves Lives”, Lulu Publishing

 

Related Experience:

2014    Teacher, “The Art of Looking at What’s Not Really There”, Denmark Art Center

                        Workshop, Denmark, ME

2013    Lecturer, “On the In-Between”, Osher Hall; Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2013    Guest Speaker, Art Department, University of Maine, Augusta, ME

2013    Studio Tutor for Figure Drawing, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2012    Teaching Assistant, “Purview”, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2012    Studio Tutor for 2-D Design, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2007    Panelist in Art Discussion, Art Department, Greenfield Community College,

Greenfield, MA

2005    Teacher,“ Faux Finishing Techniques”, Eastern States Craft Fair,

West Springfield, MA

1999    Guest Speaker, Art Department, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

1998    Teacher, “Kite Making”, Delhi Elementary School, Delhi, NY

1997    Guest Speaker, “Skowhegan Experience: What to Expect”, Hartwick College,

                        Oneonta, NY

1997    Guest Speaker, Art Department, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA