Professional Bio

Education
  • 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