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


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


2021-present-El Rito Arts Association, El Rito, New Mexico
2020 to 2023-Embudo Valley Arts Association, Dixon, New Mexico

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


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


2022-El Rito Studio Tour, El Rito, New Mexico

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


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",
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


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