EDUCATION

1997-BFA, fine art/painting, Metropolitan State University

Denver, Colorado

AWARDS

1995-CoVisions award in the visual arts from the Colorado Council on the Arts, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts

AFFILIATIONS

2005-2009-Sliding Door Gallery, Denver

1999-2001-Ilk, Denver

1993-1998-Pirate, A Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver

1995-Taos Art Association, Taos

1990-1993-Edge Gallery, Denver

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2009-2012-Designer/Director of the holiday decor installations at the Colorado Governor's Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, Denver

2006-"Food: A Feastful Exhibit of Hunger and Satisfaction",

Sliding Door Gallery, Denver

SELECTED EXHIBITS

2016-Silvana Mundo Gallery, Denver

2016-"Bibelot", Kanon Collective, Denver

2014-Dona Laurita Photography and Fine Art, Louisville, Colorado

2009-"Spittin' Image", Singer Gallery, Mizel Arts Center, Denver

2009-"Food Allegories for Ancestors", Sliding Door Gallery, Denver

2009-Annual members' exhibit, Sliding Door Gallery, Denver

2009-Sliding Door Gallery at St. Mark's, Denver

2007-"Le Boom Show", Alliance Francais, Denver

2006-'Boom", A Ryder truck converted into a temporary art gallery, in conjunction with the opening of the Frederic C. Hamilton wing of the

Denver Art Museum

2006-"Follow the Munny", Capsule, Denver

2006-"Food: A Feastful Exhibit of Hunger and Satisfaction", 

Sliding Door Gallery, Denver

2005-"It's On: A Winter Celebration in the Medium of Light",

Sliding Door Gallery, Denver

2005-"Pirate's 25th Anniversary Show", Pirate, Denver

2003-"Ladyfest Outwest", Andenken Gallery, Denver

2002-"Edge Invitational, Edge Gallery, Denver

2000-"Call and Response--Contemporary Colorado Artists Respond to the Hebrew Scriptures", Singer Gallery, Mizel Arts Center, Denver

1999-"Real to Surreal", invitational,

Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

1998-"The Colorado/Wyoming Biennial", One West Art Center,

Fort Collins, Colorado

1997-"El Dia de los Muertos", Pirate, Denver

1st place, "best contemporary altar"

1995-"The Human Image", Stable Arts Center, Taos

1995-"10 and More", Stable Arts Center', Taos

SELECTED PRESS

Jefferson, Elana Ashanti, "Inspiration's Aglow at the Governor's Residence", Denver Post, Saturday, December 8, 2012

Jefferson, Elana Ashanti, "Decorating With a World of Inspiration",

Denver Post, Saturday, December 10, 2011

Valentine King, Kat, "Mansion Looks to the Past", Denver Post, Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hamel, Ken, "Singer:  Spittin' Image",

http://www.denverarts.org

Froyd, Susan, "Night and Day", Westword, December 15-21, 2006

Chandler, Mary Voelz, "Critic's Choice',

Rocky Mountain News, Sunday, April 14, 1996

Romancito, Rick, "The Human Image", The Taos News, March 3-9, 1995