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Eleven Women and a Man

Exhibition Dates:

April 18 -May 24

GOCA 1420/UCCS

GOCA 1420│UCCS

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Saturday

12 - 5 p.m.

 

Eleven Women and a Man
Eleven Women and a Man presents the work of twelve dynamic artists - eleven women and one man. These senior visual art students of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs' (UCCS) Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program are creating an exhibition that features a compelling selection of work developed during their undergraduate studies. Audiences can expect an energetic array of subject matter and media including photography, digital media, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media and more.

Continuing the annual tradition, this is the eighth influential senior art exhibition on display at GOCA 1420│UCCS. These artists are participating in the evolution of contemporary art in Colorado Springs. They have developed the most conversant art practices through VAPA's interdisciplinary curriculum. Nurtured by a program that stimulates experimentation and collaboration, these artists will invigorate audiences with an exhibition that pushes the limits of a traditional gallery experience. 



Exhibiting Artists

Jennifer Autry

Jenifer Autry

Jennifer Autry is a Colorado resident who grew up in Michigan. Much of her artwork centers around racism and genetically modified foods. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Autry's work has been exhibited at the Heller Center for Arts and Humanities in Colorado Springs, Colorado and at GOCA 1420│UCCS at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Elena Clark

Elena Clark

Elena Clark was born in 1987 in Naples, Italy and moved to Colorado where she now lives and works. Clark received an Associates of Arts from Pikes Peak Community College in 2012 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) in 2014. Clark has worked in several commission works, including Unity, a mural made for the Ent Federal Credit Union located at UCCS. She has also been in exhibitions such as Eleven Women and a Man at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS.

Catherine Gainey

Catherine Gainey

Hello my name is Catherine Gainey, I am a senior at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) studying Visual and Performing Arts. The main medium that I use is Watercolor but I also do a lot of Illustration. I was born an only child in a very small town called Whiteville, North Carolina. My family and I then moved to New York City when I was 9, and then to Colorado Springs, Colorado when I was 14 years old. I have been drawing since I could remember and have always been heavily into art as a child. I've always loved color so naturally I was drawn to paints, Watercolor then becoming one of my favorite materials to use.

As a child I would always carry around a bag with all kinds of paper, markers and crayons everywhere I would go. As an adult I find myself more attracted to black and white than color. As an artist I've come obsessed with people and the way they think, as well as the way they look when they are in deep thought as well as in passing. I create illustrated portraits of people that I think look interesting and recreate their look using graphite pencil and then going over those very detailed line with ink. My art represents the hidden thought behind the faces we as human beings see every day. I think that most people will find my art interesting because they will also find themselves in these portraits or someone they may know. 

Chelsea Lubitz

Chelsey Lubitz

Chelsey Lubitz was born in Minnesota in 1984. She has also called Wyoming, Bonaire, and Key West home, however she always finds herself back in Colorado where she now lives and works. Lubitz received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Visual and Performing Arts and Sociology from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. In addition she was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Eleven Women and a Man at GOCA 1420 | UCCS and the Culminating Creations Show at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. Her work is included in the Best of College Photography 2011 published by Photography Forum Magazine and Nikon Cameras. While working and traveling as a Divemaster she first discovered her passion for photography, both above and below water. With an immense desire to see the world, she'll continue traveling and photographing her journey.



Kitty Muller

Kitty Muller

Kitty Muller was born in Altus, Oklahoma in July 1955 then moved to Colorado in the early 1980's.  She attended Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts with a focus on Painting. Muller was awarded a full Reisher Scholarship to attend UCCS. She was a gallery assistant at Pikes Peak Community College Art Gallery and is currently an assistant in the library  at the American Numismatic Association Money Museum. She has been in numerous exhibitions in Colorado Springs and Denver including the Colorado Community College System Exhibition Art Show Best of the Best and the All Pikes Peak Reads 2013 Conference Stage Exhibit. After a brief sabbatical, she will pursue a MFA in visual art at Vermont College of Fine Arts.



Diana Perkins

Dianna Perkins

Dianna Perkins was born in Austin, Texas and moved to Colorado where she now resides. She has attended Community College of the Air Force, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Pikes Peak Community College and University of Colorado Colorado Springs where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts in 2014. Perkins has joined group exhibitions at the Heller Center for Arts and Humanities, Gallery of Contemporary Art│1420 and is currently exposed at CK Comics and Collectables in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Ongoing, Dianna empasizes photography, drawing, social art practice, fashion, music, and theatre. 

Christina Self

Chirstina Self

Emerging from Kansas City where Christina lived for the first 18 years of her life, in the same house, Christina experiments with the individuality of different people and their relation to the town in which they live. In the summer of 2010 Christina packed her belongings and moved to Colorado to start a new chapter and expand her thinking. She is working to finish her Visual Art major alongside two minors, one in marketing and the other in dance. Christina uses dance and photography in her artistic work, exploring the idea of body, individuality, style and the ways in which everyone chooses to use, decorate, and present themselves as individuals. 

John Slye - Port-O-Potty

John Slye

John Slye was born in 1991 in Denver, Colorado and has since moved south to Colorado Springs where he currently resides. Slye received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. In 2013, he won the Harris Visual Art Scholarship, and in June of 2014 he will have an exhibition at the Manito Arts Center. Other exhibitions include work shown at the Heller Center, the Business Alliance Center, and in the 2014 Riverrun Art Magazine. In his part time Slye works as a Barista at a local coffee shop called Stir, which allows him to satisfy his passion for meeting new individuals in the community. In the future, he plans to attend Graduate School to receive a Masters in Fine Arts degree. 



Stacy Sprewer

Stacy Sprewer

Born in Apple Valley, California in 1992, Stacy Sprewer moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado as a child. In 2014, she received a B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Sprewer's work has been shown at the Manitou Art Center, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Office, the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, and GOCA 1420│UCCS. She has worked closely for many years with the non-profit arts organization Imagination Celebration including leading a public mural project at the Citadel Mall. She continues to pursue public and socially engaging art works.  

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Kirstie Valkonen

Kirstie Valkonen

Kirstie A. Valkonen was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 15th of 1991. She has lived in the same house since just before her 1st birthday. She has never ahd a reason to leave a five mile radius, work, the grocery store, and school have always been right around the corner. She has received an Associate Degree in General Studies from Pikes Peak Community College, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Her work has been exhibited in Culminating Creations at the Cotton Wood Center of the Arts in Colorado Springs, CO, and the 2014 senior show Eleven Women and a Man at GOCA 1420│UCCS Colorado Springs, CO. She has a fascination for the original Grimm Fairytales, and reads anything she can get a hold of, her love for reading influences her work greatly. 

Stephanie Von Fange

Stephanie Von Fange

Stephanie Von Fange was born in 1987 on a farm in Madison, Indiana. She studied at Pikes Peak Community College and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Multimedia Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts. Von Fange interned as a gallery assistant with the Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) and worked as a graphic designer for the Campus Recreation Center at UCCS. She received numerous prestigious scholarships including: the Bruce and Anne Shepard Reach Your Peak Scholarship and the Suzy Weinert Scholarship for Fine Arts. Von Fange's work, largely inspired from her childhood experiences on a farm, explores the relationship between society and natural resources. Her work has been exhibited in Colorado Springs at the Business of Fine Arts Center, Cottonwood Center for the Arts and GOCA 1420|UCCS. She currently resides and works in Colorado Springs, CO.

Kimberly Woolridge

Kimberly Woolridge

Kimberly Woolridge was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1992. She will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2014. Woolridge's work will be exhibited in the Senior Exhibition, Eleven Women and a Man, at the UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art in May 2014. She is passionate about empowering the next generation of artists in Colorado and will pursue a Masters in Art Education in the upcoming year. She currently lives and works in Colorado Springs.