Denver artist features scientific exploration in study of trees

March 12, 2019

Mulvey exhibit at O'Sullivan art Center

Regis University opens its Northwest Denver Campus art gallery to Denver artist Mia Mulvey for a month beginning today. An opening reception will be 4:30 to 8 p.m. March 14. A gallery talk by the artist will be at 7 p.m., March 28. 

The show runs through April 11 at the O’Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus, 3333 Regis Blvd. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and open 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. 

All O’Sullivan Art Gallery exhibitions are free and open to the public. 

Mulvey, an associate professor of studio art at the University of Denver, researches ancient trees and their surrounding landscapes. She studies their history and composition then translates her wonder in her artwork, often using 3-D technology. 

“I am inspired by science and, in it, our ability to discover wonder,” Mulvey says. “Wonder is not a static moment. It is the process of moving from the unfamiliar toward understanding, a marvel that incites a desire to realize truth.”

“By investigating scientific processes and contexts, I can present real and imaginary objects that hint at the multilayered discoveries of understanding, innovation, and beauty found in nature.”

Mulvey’s artwork recently has shown at the Goodwin Fine Art gallery in Denver and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Denver Art Museum. 

For more information about the exhibition or the gallery, visit the gallery’s website here or contact Gallery Manager Robert St. John at rstjohn@regis.edu; 303.964.3634.