Ann Marie Coolick

Ann Marie Coolick

Arlington, VA, United States

About Ann Marie Coolick

Ann Marie Coolick is an American impasto painter focusing on impressionist florals, seascapes, and abstractions using only palette knives. Ann Marie slathers frosting-like paint layer upon layer onto the canvas with paint running off the edges, resulting in a sculptural, three-dimensional appearance. She currently works out of her home studio in Arlington, VA, a bright and sunny upstairs loft. Her work has been exhibited extensively across the mid-Atlantic US and is held in public and private collections around the world.


2002 BA Studio Art, Painting, Virginia Tech. First in class Summa Cum Laude. Honors program.
2003 BS Marketing Management, Virginia Tech


Willow Street Gallery Opening Reception, June 23, 6-8pm, Washington, DC
Lucky 7 Opening Reception, March 16, 7-10pm, Covet, Arlington, VA
McLean Project for the Arts, MPAartfest, October 2, 2016
L'Officiel Australia Art Contributor, June 2015 issue


Glen Allen Arts Center, January 2019
Willow Street Gallery, "we met on Instagram" group show, June-July 2018
McLean Project for the Arts, Artfest, October 2017
Lucky 7, Curator, Covet, Arlington, VA, March 2017
The Cooley Gallery, Size Matters, Group Show, January 2017
West Annapolis Artworks, Annapolis, MD, May 2016
Covet, Arlington, VA, ongoing representation
Little Gallery, Moneta, VA, September 2015
Cooley Gallery, Leesburg, VA, ongoing representation
Oberndorf Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA, August 2015
Glen Allen Arts Center, Glen Allen, VA September 2014
Capital One, Glen Allen, VA, through February 2015
Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, Resident Alumni Exhibition, December 2014
Hylton Center, Juried Exhibit, Manassas, VA, May- July 2014
Aurora Hills Community Center, Arlington, VA, April- July 2014
Cooley Gallery, Small Works Show, February-March 2014
Hylton Performing Arts Center, Buchanan Gallery, January 2014
Northside Social, Arlington, VA, April- June 2013
Shirlington Library, Arlington, VA, March 2013
Arlington Central Library, January 2013
Lee Center, Alexandria, VA, June 2011
Premier Gallery of Ghent, Norfolk, VA, February 2011
Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD, February 2011
ArtSpace, Falls Church, VA, September 2010
Studio B, Washington, DC, Delicacies, June 2010
Art DC Gallery, Hyattsville, MD, 12 x 12, May 2010
Arlington Arts Center Resident Artist, 2004-2009
Center for the Arts, Manassas, VA, 2009
Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Nocturnal, March 2009
Sewall-Belmont Museum, DC, La Feminine, June 2008
Arlington Arts Center, Resident Artists Exhibit, Jan 2008
Touchstone Gallery, DC, Small Works Exhibit, Dec 2007
Arlington Arts Center, Seasons in Impasto, May 2007
Armory Art Gallery, Blacksburg, VA, Oct 2006
Arlington Central Library, Sep 2006
Tryst Lounge, DC, June 2006
Arlington Arts Center, Resident Artists Show, May 2006
NBC4 Arts Gallery, DC, Dec 2005
Washington School of Photography, Bethesda, MD, State Capitol Scenics, July 2005
Arlington Arts Center, Collisions of Color, July 2005
HNTB Architecture, DC, Dec 2004
University of Michigan Voices Art Gallery, Reflections of Childhood Cancer, Jul-Dec 2004
City Cafe, Baltimore, MD, Aug 2004
The Art Store, Washington, DC, Emerging Artists Group Exhibition, May 2004
GWU, DC, Art in the Springtime, May 2004
Skadden Arps Law Firm, DC, Apr 2004
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, DC, Textures, March 2004
The Women’s Center of Jacksonville, FL, Portraits of the Self, Feb 2004
Porter Library of Central Rappahannock, Stafford, VA, Dec 2003
Art Pannonia Gallery, Blacksburg, VA, Apr 2002
XYZ Gallery, Blacksburg, VA,Thick Chunks of Color, March 2002