Trish Coonrod, Satsuma Mandarin, Two Starfruit and Cranberries, 24x36, oil

Trish Coonrod, Cherries, 6x8, oil on canvas/birch panel

Trish Coonrod, Amaryllis, 8x10, oil on aluminum composite material

Trish Coonrod, Three Figs, 6x12, oil on aluminum composite material panel

Trish Coonrod, Shell, 6x9, oil on aluminum composite material

Born in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1966, Trish Coonrod knew from a young age that she would be an artist. She majored in painting at Washington University in St. Louis, and later at The New York Academy of Art, where she graduated with honors. Shortly after graduating from the Academy she took a job in the studio of Jeff Koons where she worked as a lead painter for 8 years. She now resides in Ithaca New York with her husband and two children.

For the past several years Trish has focused on still life painting. Her subject matter is often fruit with other objects sometimes included bringing additional shapes and colors to the composition. She likes painting fruit because it’s a colorful natural form, and each piece of fruit is unique and can imply gesture and personality. Also, fruit is slowly but surely decomposing, making each painting a race against time in which she is attempting to make a lasting record of something temporary.

“What I ultimately strive for is to create a space that I believe in, that people feel they can go into. And feel like it’s an inviting place to be.”

~ Trish Coonrod



The New York Academy of Art, 1995 MFA, Graduated Cum Laude

Washington University, St. Louis MO, 1989, BFA


Feast For Your Eyes, Warm Springs Gallery, Warm Springs VA 2018

Fine Line Designs, Door County WI 2018 Season

In The Spotlight, West End Gallery, Corning NY 2018

Small Works Invitational, Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA 2017

Inspirations, 4 person exhibit, West End Gallery, Corning NY 2017

23 Pairs, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY 2017

Featured Artist, Fine Line Designs, Door County  WI 2017

Root to Bloom, Principle gallery, Alexandria VA 2016

In The Spotlight II, West End Gallery, Corning NY 2016

Still Life Invitational, Principle Gallery, Alexandria Virginia, 2016

Small Works Invitational, Principle Gallery, Alexandria Virginia, 2015

Fingerlakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester NY,  Alice E. Koret Docent Award, People’s Choice Award, 2015

National Juried Art Exhibition, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown NY, Juror Citation, 2015

Southern Tier Biennial, Olean NY, 2015

International Guild of Realism 10th International Juried Exhibit, Principle Gallery, Alexandria Virginia, Collector’s Choice Award, 2015

Director’s Choice, West End Gallery, Corning NY 2015

Landscape Today, Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo NY 2014

Arnot Regional Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY 2014

Re-presenting Representation VIII, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY, 2014

Small Gems, West End Gallery, Corning NY, 2014

Directors Choice, West End Gallery, Corning NY, 2013

Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester,  Rochester NY, 2013

The Drawing Center, Viewing Program Participant, New York  NY, 2007-present

Under The Stone Gallery, Skaneateles NY, 2012-2013

East Shore Festival of the Arts, Lansing NY, 2012, 2013

Greater Ithaca Art Trail, Ithaca NY, 2009-2013

Selections from the Ithaca Art Trail, Cap Art Space, Center Ithaca, Ithaca NY, 2012

Black and White, Benjamin Peters, Ithaca NY, 2012

Selections from the NYAA  Alumni Exhibition, Island Weiss Gallery, New York NY, 2010

WSKG Art in Motion, traveling show, 2nd Place in 2D Category, 2010

Light in Winter, Tompkins County Library, Ithaca NY, 2010

Ithaca Artists Show, The Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca NY, 2008

Annual Portrait Exhibition at Elderfields Preserve,  Manhasset NY, 2008

Second Invitational Art Show, All Souls Church, New York  NY, 2008

Lime Hollow Art Festival, Cortland NY, 2008

Summer Exhibition, NYAA, selected by Eric Fischl  and Jenny Saville, 2007

Heart and Soul Charitable Auction, Christie’s,  New York NY, 2006

Take Home a Nude, NYAA, New York NY, 2006

Dialogues with Visual Tradition, selected by Philip Pearlstein, NYAA, New York NY, 1998

Alumni Exhibition, NYAA, New York NY, 1997

New York Area MFA Exhibition, College Art Association, Hunter College, New York NY, 1994

Art St. Louis VII, The Exhibition, St. Louis MO, 1991

Scholastic Art Awards, Prudential Tower Lobby, Boston MA, Gold Key 1983,  Blue Ribbon, 1984

Professional Experience

Jeff Koons Productions studio artist 1996-97, assistant manager, 1999-2003
Evergreene Painting Studios, New York NY commissioned mural painter, 1998


Bill Chiasson, “Painting From Life: Trish Coonrod,” Ithaca Times, 12/31/2013
Sabrina Knight “Local Artist in Love with Landscapes,”Ithaca Times, 7/17/2013

Warm Springs Gallery

12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484

Gallery & Cafe Hours

April 1 – December 31, 2021
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm


Eigth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival

September 27 – October 3, 2021

For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.