Cecilia Thorell

Contemporary Realist Painter

Education:

2006-2010 – certificate of completion from The Florence Academy of Art; Florence, Italy & Mölndal, Sweden

Exhibitions:

2015 Abend Gallery, 25th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show – Denver, CO

Online show preview: http://abendgallery.com/html_shows/15-mini-show/

2015 Principle Gallery, The International Guild of Realism’s 10 Annual Exhibition – Alexandria, VA

2015 Arts At Denver “The Still Life” – Denver, CO

Online show preview: http://www.southwestart.com/events/arts-at-denver-oct2015

2015 Water4 Courage charity auction at the Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum – Oklahoma City, OK

2015 Arts At Denver “A Taste For Art” 24th Anniversary Show – Denver, CO

2015 Arts At Denver “After Dark” Valentine’s Show – Denver, CO

2014 Arts At Denver “When Wishes Come True” Annual Holiday Show – Denver, CO

2014 Arts At Denver “The Spell of Light and Shadow” Still Lifes and Interiors – Denver, CO

2014 Richard J. Massey Foundation “Chiaroscuro: Impressions And Imprints” group exhibition of alumni from The Florence Academy of Art – New York, NY

2014 Greenhouse Gallery Salon International – San Antonio, Texas

2013 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America” Exhibition – Bolivar, MO

2013 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition – Topeka, Kansas

2013 Galleri Scandinavia, Florence Academy Group Show – Gothenburg, Sweden

2013 Greenhouse Gallery Salon International – San Antonio, Texas

2013 Arts at Denver “The Joy of Painting” – Denver, Colorado

2013 Arts at Denver “Irresistible” – Denver, Colorado

2012 Arts at Denver “Gardens & Flowers” – Denver, Colorado

2012 Whelan Galleries “2nd Annual Night of a Hundred Angels” – Laguna Beach, California

2012 The Florence Academy of Art’s Sixth Alumni Exhibition – Florence, Italy

2012 S.P.Q.R. Gallery – Colorado Springs, Colorado

2011 Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts “Immortal Art” – Palmer Lake, Colorado

2011 Whelan Galleries “Night of a Hundred Angels” – Laguna Beach, California

2010 The Florence Academy of Art’s Fifth Alumni Exhibition – Florence, Italy

2009 Mölndals Stadsmuseum – Mölndal, Sweden

2009 Group Exhibition of Florence Academy Students – Mölndal, Sweden

Publications:

“Artistic Excellence” feature, Southwest Art Magazine, December 2015

Online version: http://www.southwestart.com/featured/artistic-excellence-2015-honorable-mention-cecilia-thorell%E2%80%A8

“Målar ur verkligheten”, Ale Kuriren, vecka 29, 2013, p. 6

“I morfars och mästarnas fotspår.”, Göteborgs Posten, 28 May 2013

Whelan, Patrick – Night of a Hundred Angels: Volume I, 2012, p. 47

Gangelhoff, Bonnie – “21 Under 31”, Southwest Art Magazine, September 2012, p. 95

Awards:

2015 Honorable Mention for painting “Colored Glass with Orange”, Southwest Art Magazine’s annual Artistic Excellence Award

2015 6th Honorable Mention in still life category for painting “Green Glass”, The Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition – Online

2013 Merit Award for painting “Thoughts of Love”, NOAPS “Best of America Exhibition” – Missouri

2013 Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition

2013 Finalist, Art Renewal Center Salon – Online

2013 Finalist, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society – Online

2012 Finalist, Art Renewal Center Salon – Online

2012 Gold Medal for Painting “The Blessing”, Whelan Galleries – Laguna Beach, California

2009 Student Scholarship Award, The Florence Academy of Art – Florence, Italy

2008 Student Scholarship Award, The Florence Academy of Art – Florence, Italy