Professional Bio

  • University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Master of Humanities in Fine Art and Theater, 1994
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1991
  • Certification from Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, Instructor in Trades and Industry - Graphic Arts
  • Certification in Autistic Life and Advocacy, Autism Network International

I have been working professionally as an artist for over 20 years, dividing my time between fine art and technical computer visualization for forensics, architecture and manufacturing. Before coming to Regis, I taught computer animation and electronic image manipulation at the Art Institute of Colorado and Metropolitan State College. At Alchemical Eye Studio, a printmaking studio in Arvada, Colorado, I consult with other professional artists on ways to incorporate alternative process digital printing techniques into their work.

Research & Scholarship

Artwork featured in the following publications:

  • "Analytical Applications of 3D Imaging in Vehicle Accident Studies" (SAE Technical Paper #960648) Co-authored by Richard J. Fay and Judith Gardner
  • "Computer Imaging and Animation in Court", prepared by Richard J. Fay for  Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • "Goddess Speak" animated DVD created in collaboration with Dr. Claudine Jeanrenaud for Archetypos Jungian Center for Spiritual Development
  • "American Art Collector 2011", Alcove Books
  • "American Art Collector 2012", Alcove Books
  • "American Art Collector 2013", Alcove Books
  • Upcoming publication (2013) by Dan Weldon on Solarplate Printing, Watson Guptill

Awards & Recognition

  • 1993 Binney and Smith Student Artist Grant

Community Involvment & Service

Whenever possible, I look for opportunities for my students to work on "real world" projects. Each Fall a local gallery/coffee shop, Tenn Street Coffee, hosts a student show featuring the work of my Advanced and Studio Level students. I have also been able to coordinate various collaborative projects on campus to showcase student work.

Collaborative projects with Regis University students:

  • Mural for the entry hall of the Pomponio Family Science Building
  • Illuminated manuscript of the Declaration of a Global Ethic (not currently on exhibit)
  • Spiritual Traditions of the World artwork for Regis University Ministry offices
  • Prayer flags for the Earth in celebration of Earth Day 2010 and 2011
  • Banners for Earth Day Chapel service, Regis Chapel 2010

Images of these projects can be viewed at: http://www.gasanim.com/regisweb/projects.htm

Creative Work

Selected Collections

  • Regis University, Denver, Colorado
  • Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
  • University of Denver Library, Denver, Colorado

Selected Exhibitions

2013

  • Art of the State, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
  • 528.0 Regional Print Exhibit, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO

2012

  • Holiday Fine Art Show, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
  • Fade to Black, International Print Competition sponsored by Akua Inks
  • Panorama, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk CT

2011

  • Artists Book Cornucopia, international artist book exhibit at Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
  • Playing with Fire, international encaustic show at Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ
  • Fifty Grand, solo show at Access Gallery, Denver, CO
  • National Association of Women Artists Small Works Show, New York, NY

2010

  • Holiday Fine Art Show, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
  • Cultural Crossroads, Associated Artists of Winston Salem, NC
  • 5th Annual National Juried Show, Katherine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • Artists Book Cornucopia, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

2009

  • Regis University Faculty Show, Denver, CO
  • From our Perspective, Womencenter at Oakland Community College, MN
  • Golden Show, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
  • Alternative Methods, Booksmart Studio, Rochester, NY
  • American Print, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO