M.F.A. Painting, 1989
Tyler School of Art

B.F.A. Painting, 1981
Maryland Institute College of Art


  • George’s Orchard, NoHo M55 Gallery, New York, New York, 2024
  • “Imagine That…”, Rosemont College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 2022
  • Painting and Drawings, 1241 ArtsSpace+, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2021
  • Unrolled / Unstretched, 1241 ArtsSpace+, Philadelphia, PA, 2018
  • Wind Challenge Exhibition, Fleshier Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 2017-18
  • Paintings and Drawings 2009-2012, NOHO Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
  • Recent Works, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY, 2006
  • Baroque Cabinet, Pageant Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
  • Commuter Drawings, Southern Alleghenies Museum, Altoona, PA, 2002
  • Recent Works, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY, 2005
  • Recent Works, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY, 2004
  • Paintings 2002, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY, 2002
  • Commuter Drawings, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY, 2002
  • New Work, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY, 1999
  • Recent Paintings and Drawings, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY, 1997
  • Vermont: A Culmination, Bound Brook Art Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ, 1996
  • Recent Paintings and Drawings, Zone One Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1993


  • “WHACK,” Hot • Bed Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2023
  • Ripple Effect, Fairmount Park Waterworks Site, Philadelphia, PA, 2022
  • 15th Annual LGBTQIA+ Exhibit, William Way Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2021
  • Stonewall @ 50, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2019
  • Art of the State 2018, The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA, 2018
  • Of House and Home, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2011
  • Recent Works, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY, 2006
  • Small Works, Millennium Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 1999
  • Dreamscapes, Walt Whitman Cultural Center, Camden, NJ, 1995
  • Influences, Zone One Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
  • Selected Masterpieces, Zone One Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1991
  • Selected Regional Artists, Westmoreland Museum, Westmoreland, PA, 1985
  • Four Unrelated Artists, Barbara Fiedler Gallery, Washington, DC, 1978


  • New Jersey Turnpike: 15E, Contemporary Art and the New Jersey Turnpike, 2004
  • Stephen Hendee: Lost Vehicles, 2002
  • Visual AIDS: Selections from the Archive Project, 2000
  • Columbian Iconography: Imagining the New World, 1992
  • Ligurian Exhibition: The Road to the Americas, 1992
  • Aosta: Two thousand Years of History and Architecture, 1992
  • Abstracting the Landscape: A.E. Bye, 1992
  • Mapuche: The Seeds of the Chilean Soul, 1992
  • Art around the Edges II, 1992
  • International Lathe-Turned Objects, 1991- 1992
  • Josef Koudelka: Exiles, 1990
  • Traditional Japanese Ceramics, 1990
  • Make a Joyful Noise, 1990
  • Florence with a View, 1989 – 1990


  • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
  • Natasha and Richard Belcher, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mrs. Stephanie Lewis, Rosyln, NY
  • Mr. Anatole Poholenko, Philadelphia, PA
  • Underhill Farm, Hollidaysburg, PA
  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott and Eryn Rishell, Salem, NY
  • Mssrs. Bonds and Moran, Philadelphia, PA


  • MacDowell Colony, Residency in Painting, 2020
  • Jentel Residency Program, Residency in Painting, August-September 2015
  • Virginia Center for the Arts, Residency in Painting, May 2010
  • Yaddo, Residency in Painting, April-May 2009
  • Vermont Studio Center, Residency in Painting, July 2007
  • Vermont Studio Center, Scholarship participant, Residency in Painting, July 2006
  • Vermont Studio Center, Scholarship participant, Residency in Painting, July 1996
  • Mutter Museum, Disaster Preparedness/Mitigation Workshop, September 1995
  • University of Delaware, Scholarship participant, National Endowment for the Humanities, Collection Care Workshop, July-August 1995


  • New American Paintings, Volume 57, Curator Jonathan Binstock, Curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 2005
  • Art Matters, Robyn Fuoco, Philadelphia, PA, June 1990


Gallery Director
2000-2004, Paul Robeson Art Gallery, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers-Newark, NJ.

Curatorial Museum Supervisor
1993-1996, Development of a registration, conservation and intellectual control system for 30,000 objects, images and documents relating to World’s Fairs and Expositions, Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

1989-1993, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

Board Member
2023-current, DVAA Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA


Corliss Cavalieri is a Philadelphia based artist, having studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD) and Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia, PA), earning a BFA and MFA degrees respectively from those institutions. He has exhibited within the tri-state area of New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In Philadlephia he has exhibited at Pageant: Soloveev Gallery, and was a member of the co-operative space Zone One, where he exhibited as well as curated exhibitions. Regionally, Mr. Cavalieri has shown his work at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art; he was a member of 55 Mercer Street Gallery in New York, exhibiting regularly for twelve years with the last exhibition being at their hybrid space in the Chelsea district (NYC) in 2013; Corliss has been curated into numerous group exhibitions in Baltimore, Washington, D.C, Philadlephia, and Pittsburgh. Mr. Cavalieri was selected as an exhibiting artist in Philadelphia’s Fleisher Art Memorials 40th “Wind Challenge” Exhibition program of 2017-18.

Mr. Cavalieri has attended various residencies, the: Vermont Studio Center (VT) in 1996, 2006, and 2007; Yaddo (NY) in 2009; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VA) in 2010; the recipient of a Can Serrat Residency in Spain for 2012; Jentel Residency (WY) in 2015; and accepted to the Auvillar Residency in France for 2016, and most recently was accepted as a MacDowell Colony Fellow for 2020 (NH).

Mr. Cavalieri has work in public and private collections, including a long-term loan within the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Offices.

Mr. Cavalieri also worked in arts administration in various capacities as both Director or Curator at the: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (PA), Mangel Gallery as well as the Port of History / Civic Center Museum in Philadelphia, and Rutgers-Newark University-Paul Robeson Galleries (NJ). He maintains an active studio practice where he paints full-time in Philadelphia.