1940 Born: New Haven, CT
1960 AA Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
1962 BA Barnard College, New York, NY
1972 MA Columbia University, New York, NY
2009 Doctor of Arts, Honoris Causa, Pine Manor College, Boston, MA


2018-2019 “The Artist’s Eye,” Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT
2016 “The Ice Age Goddess,” N.A.W.A. Gallery, Creative and Graphic Arts Center, New York, NY
2013 – 2016 FRAGILE BEAUTY: The Art & Science of Sea Butterflies, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
2014 “Carving Water,” Art Basel Miami Beach at Jalan jalan, Miami FL
2012 “THE PTEROPOD PROJECT: charismatic microfauna,” Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
2010 “Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh – Sculpture 2000 – 2010,” Hess Gallery, Chestnut Hill MA
2009 “ARCTIC ICE MELT: moulins of my mind,” Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
2006 “THE TSUNAMI PROJECT,” Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
2003 “Maquettes for The Shape of Time,” Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, New York, NY
1996 “Recent Work by Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh,” Parish-Hadley Associates, New York, NY


2020 Members Show (First Prize for Sculpture) Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2019 A.R.C. Fine Art LLC, 145 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
2018 “Maquette and the Art of the Model,” Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2018 “Sculpture Walk,” Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2018 “Gustavo Ten Hover / Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh,” A.R.C Fine Art & Tucker Robbins, New York, NY
2017 MARKET ART + DESIGN, Bridgehampton Museum, Bridgehampton, NY
2016 “Art Takes Manhattan: Summer Show,” 526 West 26th Street, New York, NY
2016 “Art Takes Manhattan: Extended Consciousness,” Caelum Gallery, New York, NY
2015 – 2016 “Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art,” Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2015 “Art Comes Alive,” Cincinnati, OH
2014 “85th National Juried Show,” CWA, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT
2014 “Waterways III,” Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2013 “Waterways II,” Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2012 “OPEN 15,” 15th International Sculpture Exhibition, Venice-Lido, Italy
2012 “Colorworks,” Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2012 “Patterns and Forms,” Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2011 “Waterways,” Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2011 “Ripple Effect, The Art of H2O,” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2010  “The Reshaped World,” Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2009  “Ninth International Polar Weekend,” American Museum of Natural History, New York, 
2009   “120th Annual Exhibition,” National Association of Women Artists, The Salmagundi Club, New York
2008   “National Small Sculpture Invitational,” Desert Art Collection, Palm Desert, CA
2008   “Open Juried Show,” Connecticut Women Artists Inc., John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
2007   “The Muse Project,” ArtBasel / Miami Beach, Miami, FL
2007   “OPEN 10,” 10th International Sculpture Exhibition, Venice-Lido, Italy
2007   “Member’s Juried Exhibition,” Connecticut Women Artists Inc., Meriden, CT
2006   “Summer Show,” Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2006   “The Blue Hour,” Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
2006   “The Elements – Water,” The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
2006   “SOFA CHICAGO,” Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
2006   “International Gallery Artists,” Art Place, Yale Physicians Building, New Haven, CT
2006   “Port Warwick Art and Sculpture Festival, ” Newport News, VA
2006   “Summer Exhibition,” Hargate Art Gallery, St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
2005   “La Biennale di Venezia – 51st International Art Exhibition,” Venice, Italy
2004   “OPENASIA – 7th International Sculpture Exhibition,” Venice-Lido, Italy
2004   “Improvisation on a Square”, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
2004   “Invitational Sculpture Show,” The Art Center in Hargate, St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
2003   “Rooms with A View,” Southport Congregational Church, Southport, CT
2003   “74th Annual Open Juried Show,” Connecticut Women Artists,” Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT
2002   “Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh, Bronze Sculpture,” Art Place, Yale Physicians Building, New Haven, CT
2001   “Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh, Bronze, Plaster, Stone,” Tucker Robbins, New York, NY
2000   “Art of the Northeast 2000,” Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2000   “Connecticut Women Artists, Inc.,”  University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
1999   “Opening Exhibition,” Qualita Fine Arts, Las Vegas, NV
1998   “Abigail Adams Smith Museum,” New York, NY
1998   “Quietude Garden Gallery,” East Brunswick, NJ
1997   “The Five Winners,” The Discovery Museum and Nature Center, Bridgeport, CT
1997   “Artspace – New Work ’97,” New Haven, CT
1996   “Southport Garden Festival,” Southport, CT
1996   “Connecticut Invitational,” The Discovery Museum and Nature Center, Bridgeport, CT
1996   “Connecticut Women Artists Inc,” John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
1996    Phillip Eliasoph, “The Four Seasons – Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh,” Fairfield, CT 
1995   “Five from Connecticut,” Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
1995   “Sanctuary, Connecticut Invitational,” Audubon Birdcraft Museum, Fairfield, CT
1994   “Connecticut Women Artists Inc.,” John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
1993   “Connecticut Women Artists Inc.,” John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
1992   “22nd Annual Connecticut Art Competition,” Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT
1991   “Art Asia,” Hong Kong Convention Center, New Art Center, London, England


Stephanie Grilli, “ICE AGE GODDESSES: ‘She-Shells’ from the Dawn of Art”, 2016
Stephanie Grilli, “THE PTEROPOD PROJECT: charismatic microfauna”, 2012
Howard Eige, “American Art Collector – Juried Competition of New Work,” 2010
Marcia Clark, “Evolution of A Gallery,” 2010
Adam P. and Reneé Kennedy, “BEST OF AMERICA Sculpture Artists,” 2009
Paolo De Grandis, “OPEN 10,” Arte Communications, Venice-Lido, 2007
Paolo De Grandis “Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh Shape of Time Sculpture,” 51st International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2005
Chang Tsong-zung, “OPENASIA 04,” Arte Communications, Venice-Lido, 2004
Martha B. Scott, “Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh: Sculpture,” Easton, CT, 2000


Art Portfolio,” Design District, The Art Issue, Winter 2014
Adam Hanlon, “Smithsonian Features Underwater Art, WETPIXEL, September 18, 2013
Vicki Gan, “New Exhibitions at the Ocean Hall Ask What You Can Do for Your Oceans,”, September 17, 2013
Hannah Waters, “The Gorgeous Shapes of Sea Butterflies,” Smithsonian Magazine, September 16, 2013
Robin Just, “Ocean Art at its Finest – The Smithsonian Brings It,” New England Ocean Odyssey, September 10, 2013
CATCH THE WAVE,” Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, July/August 2013
Exhibit Spotlights Sea Butterflies, OCEANUS, April 26, 2009
President Obama and the Giant Pteropods,  A SEA CHANGE, March 13, 2012
Judy Ostrow and Mary Kate Hogan, “Artist’s Space,” ATHOME A-list winners, Winter 2012
Cate McQuaid, “Water Works,” The Boston Globe, August 6, 2011
Elena Dixon, “Natural Reactions,” New England Home’s Connecticut, Spring/Summer 2010
Brian Goslow, “Capsule Review,” artscope Magazine, Editor, May/June, 2010
“Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh’s Sculptures, Arctic Ice Melt: moulins of my mind,” Barnard Magazine, Summer 2009
William Zimmer, “The Tsunami Project,” SCULPTURE Magazine, December, 2006
“Monitor Grand-Daughter to be Featured at Newport News Art Festival,” Newport News, September, 2005
“51st Mostra Internazionale d’Arte,” Bujdoso Alpar, Elet Es Irodalom, , Venice, Italy, September 30, 2005
“Speciale Biennale di Venezia/La Materia Plasmata Incontra La Natura Incontamiunata delle Isole Vergini di Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh,” Servizi del Giorno, Venice, Italy, July 9, 2005
Roberto Ciono, “Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh International 51,” Artemore, July, 2005
“Forums de Arte Digitale ed Altro,” Maurizio Masetta, Venice, Italy, June 9, 2005
“51st Biennale, The Shape of Time, Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh,”, Venice, Italy, June, 2005
“Un te alle Isole Vergini,” Carlotta Scarpa, Arte Communications News, Venice, Italy, Summer, 2005
“Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh, 51st Esposione Internationale – La Biennale di Venezia,”, Venice, Italy, May   30, 2005
“A Bridge Between West and East at OPENASIA 2004,” NYARTS, November/December, 2004
Revue Culturelle de Droit et L’Art, Jeanne Belhumeur, Paris, France, September 6, 2004
Victor M. Cassidy, “New York: Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh,” SCULPTURE magazine, May, 2003
Michele Herrmann, “Community Talent on Display at Pequot Art Show,” Fairfield & Southport Living, Fairfield, CT, May 15, 2002
Michael Rush, “Connecticut Contemporary,” Art New England, January, 1998
Hank Hoffman, “Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh,” New Haven Advocate, New Haven, CT, 1997
Karri Williams, “Vision Set in Stone,” Darien News-Review, Darien, CT, July 31, 1997
Barbara F. Bangster, “Communicating In and With Stone,” The Hour, Norwalk, CT, 1997
“Artist Promotion,” Architectural Digest, September, 1996
Phyllis A.S. Boros, “High Five,” Connecticut Post, September 25, 1995
Vivien Raynor, “Local Show, Wider Themes,” The New York Times, New York, NY, September 24, 1995
Louise Lancaster-Keim, “Five from Connecticut at Norwalk Community Technical College,” Wilton News, Wilton, CT, 1995


Richard Friswell, “In Conversation with Contemporary Sculptor Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh,” ARTES MAGAZINE, July 1, 2014
Ari Daniel Shapiro, “One Species at a Time: Sea Butterfly,” National, November, 2013
International Sculpture Conference, Art Institute of Chicago, Art-Science “IGNITE” presenter, October 4, 2012
Ari Daniel Shapiro, “Sea Butterflies”(One Species at a Time Podcast), Encyclopedia of Life, Harvard University, June 2012
Julia Buntaine, “Cornelia Kavanagh, THE PTEROPOD PROJECT,” Art & Science Collaborations, Inc (ASCI Online Newsletter), May, 2012
“Lunch Talk with Cornelia Kavanagh,’62, Environmental Sculptor,” Department of Environmental Science, Barnard College, New York, NY, May, 2009
Christy Colasurdo, “A Room of One’s Own,” WESTPORT Magazine, Westport, CT, 2008
“Installation of Prize-Winning Sculpture Beautifies Campus,” Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ, 2007
Alana Heiss, “The Shape of Time,” La Biennale De Venezia, PS 1, Venice, Italy, June, 2005
Enid Munroe, “Garden Sculpture by Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh and Drew Klotz,” Inside FC, Fairfield, CT, 2005
Morgan Thomas, “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” Norwalk Citizen-News, Norwalk, CT, 2003
Karen Chambers, “Time After Time, The Sculpture of Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh,” New York, NY, 2001
Robert Mahoney, “Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh’s Sculpture Honors Her Father’s Landmark Treatise, The Shape of Time,” New York, NY, 2001
Betty Tyler, “Art of the Northeast,” The Hour, Norwalk, CT, May 11, 2000
Karri Williams, “Vision Set in Stone,” Darien News-Review, Darien, CT, July 31, 1997


Art Place, Yale University Physicians Building, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Dwight Englewood School, Englewood, NJ
Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, NY
Lancaster Estate Winery, Healdsburg, CA
Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
Marnier-Lapostolle Collection, Paris, France
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Southern Wine & Spirits, Miami, FL
Sunbelt Beverage Corporation, New York, NY
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, NJ