Colleen Fitzgerald is a New England based visual artist and educator whose practice incorporates a combination of experimental and traditional photography. ArtsWorcester recently selected her as the annual recipient of The Present Tense Prize for artistic risk-taking, new practices, and excellence in execution. She was chosen as the 2016/17 Artist in Residence at the Noble and Greenough School and a visual arts resident at the Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She has taught for the University of Maryland University College, Endicott College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Memphis College of Art, Parsons School of Design Teaching Assistantship, and arts courses for Putney Student Travel in Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Colleen earned a Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. She delivers talks at institutions across the country and exhibits work internationally. The Society for Photographic Education, Filter Photo Festival, Pingyao Photography Festival, and much more have featured her work. She also enjoys curating exhibitions to champion the work of fellow artists.