Colleen McCulla-Thomas, Texas Sculpture Group
From Martindale, Texas
My art reflects multilayered symbols that address current world issues while seeking the beauty and spiritual meaning behind reality. It often entails a paradox of meanings, and how it can be both positive and negative at the same time, which brings balance and choice. It is environmental, political, feminist, and spiritual. It seeks to communicate with the entire being’s point of view as the work reveals itself to the viewer in their contemplations.
Colleen McCulla-Thomas was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and resided in London before moving to Texas in the late 1970s. Colleen has been a practicing mixed media artist since 1982. She has a BFA in Sculpture from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and graduated with honors with a Masters in Secondary Education from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas 2014.
Colleen won best of show in 2015 at the “Seven State Biennial Exhibition” Nesbitt Gallery, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, Oklahoma with the juror, James Surls. This award led to an invitation and a successful solo show in 2018 “Ladies in Waiting” at the same venue. Colleen has exhibited nationally and broadly in Texas.
Prior to Colleen’s current endeavors, she worked as a woodcarver, carpenter, and stone carver including but not limited to the gate entry at Old Oaks Ranch Road in Wimberley, Texas.
Colleen currently resides, and works from her studio, in Martindale, Texas.