Bio

LULA MAE BLOCTON graduated cum laude from Indiana University, MFA, and a BFA from the University of Michigan She is the first generation to attend college in her family, the second born of seven children. She is Professor of Art teaching painting and drawing and former Chairperson of the Visual Arts Department and the Fine Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Her paintings and drawings are in the collections of First Fairview Capital Inc., Eastern Connecticut State University, The Connecticut State University System, Albright Knox Museum, Prudential Life Insurance Company, The Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, Larry Aldrich, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and Indiana University.

A selected list of publications where the artwork is reproduced: Lesbian Art: A Contemporary History, African American Woman Artists: A Critical Assessment, The Best of Colored Pencil 5, 3 and 2, Creative Inspirations, Gumbo Ya Ya: Anthology of Contemporary African-American Women Artists and many exhibition catalogs.

Some professional activities include being selected as a delegate for People to People, Citizen Ambassador Program of Art Educators to Egypt, Israel and Turkey.  Lula Mae traveled to London, Paris and Amsterdam and studied the major museum collections in those cities.  Other travel experiences include trips to Kenya, Tanzania and a visit to experience the art and architecture of the Mayans, Yucatan Peninsula.  Most recently she explored the Inca civilization of Peru, the Amazon rainforest, Nazca lines and Machu Picchu.