From Austin, Texas, Colleen Blackard is based in Brooklyn, NY and creates artwork inspired by the Texas skies of her youth. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, recently completed a residency at Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat, Ireland, and received a BA from Hampshire College, MA. Her work has been shown in London, Moscow, Tokyo, New York City, and more, in such venues as ACA Galleries, Owen James Gallery, and Brooklyn Fire Proof. She is represented by Aberson Exhibits in Tulsa, OK. Her drawings are in Pierogi Gallery’s Flat Files and she was interviewed for their artists’ Q&A. Her work has also been featured in Drawing Magazine and Nippon TV Japan.