Vitae

CAROL BIVINS

b. USA

Lives and works in Denver, CO​​

Art Education:    University of New Mexico 2010-2012

                               Workshops:  Margi Weir, Lauren Mantecon, Nicholas Wilton

                               Private Study: Leslie Ayers, Diane Rolnick, Natalie Voelker

Exhibitions

2022            charity art auction, Art In The Round - BRDG Project Contemporary Art Gallery, Denver, CO

2022            juried exhibition, Holy Moly, What's Next?, Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO

2022            member exhibition, Small Works, Big Ideas, WCACO, 40 West Arts, Lakewood, CO

2022            duo exhibition, Mystery and Metaphor, Blo Back Gallery, Pueblo, CO

2022            group exhibition, D'Art Gallery Third Anniversary Exhibition, D'Art Gallery, Denver, CO

2022            group exhibition, The Truth Show, Blo Back Gallery, Pueblo, CO

2022            group exhibition, One Square Foot, REACH fundraiser, Redline Contemporary Art Center,

                       Denver, CO

2022            juried exhibition, #9 Annual Abstract Sanctuary, Verum Ultimatum Art Gallery, Portland, OR

2022            juried exhibition, Monochromatic: One Color, Infinite Possibilities, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts,

                      Mill Valley, CA

2022            juried exhibition, Herstory 2022, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY

2022            juried exhibition, Celebrating Color, RIWS, Pawtucket, RI

2022            member exhibition, Over Under Further Forever, WCACO, Core New Art Space,

                       Lakewood, CO

2021            group exhibition, Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, Reframing Herstory, DAC, Denver, CO

2021            juried exhibition, Black & White Winter, R Gallery, Boulder, CO

2021            juried exhibition, Spot On #2, D'Art Gallery, Santa Fe Arts District, Denver, CO;

                      Juror: Dr. Gwen Chanzit, curator emerita of modern art and the Herbert Bayer Collection

                       and Archive at the Denver Art Museum.

2021            group exhibition, WEAR ORANGE : Art Exhibit Against Gun Violence, Doris Madsen Gallery,

                       Easthampton City, MA

2021            juried exhibition, Art Against Racism: Memorial.Monument.Movement, (permanent archive)

                       Visual Culture Gallery, New Jersey

2021            solo exhibition, Ten : Works on Paper, The Annex, Denver, CO

2021            juried exhibition, Wreck - oning, Cade Gallery, AACC, Arnold, MD

2021            juried exhibition, Beautiful Possibilities, Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor, WI; Juror: Elizabeth

                       Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director of the Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI

2021            juried exhibition, Viral Influence: Art in the Time of Coronavirus, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

2021            juried exhibition, All Abstract, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2021            juried exhibition, Love… or Something like It 2021, Core New Art Space, Denver CO

2021            Curator, group exhibition, Beyond the Surface, WCACO Member Exhibition, Core New Art

                        Space, Denver CO

2020            juried exhibition, Checking In:  A Call for Civic Connection, Redline Main Gallery, Redline

                        Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO

2020            juried exhibition, Minimalism, ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2020            juried exhibition, Old Myths, New Stories, Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO

2020            juried exhibition, Political Discord, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2020            juried exhibition, Holy Moly, 2020! / The Year 'Til Now, Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO

2020            juried exhibition, The Aqua Show 2020, Core New Art Space, Lakewood, CO

2020            member exhibition, Small Works Exhibit, WCA-CO, 40 Arts West District, Denver, CO

2020            juried exhibition, Meaning In Abstraction, R Gallery, Boulder, CO

2020            juried exhibition, Spot On, D'Art Gallery, Santa Fe Arts District, Denver, CO; Juror:

                       Michael Paglia, art historian, art critic for Westword Magazine and writer with essays on

                       the visual arts published in Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction

                       and Sculpture Magazine

2020            juried exhibition, The New Vanguard: Explorations into the New Contemporary, Keep

                       Contemporary gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2020            group exhibition, Underwater, fooLPRoof Contemporary Art Gallery, RiNo, Denver, CO

2019            juried exhibition, POP - The Power of Pink, New Studio of Visual Arts, Jupiter, FL

2019            Museum juried exhibition, Gateway to the Imagination 2019, Farmington Museum,

                        Farmington, NM

2019            group exhibition, Take Notice, 6th Annual Benefit for Menaul's Artist-in Residence

                        Program, Luanem Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2019            juried exhibition, 2019 Contemporary Art Survey, The Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO

2019            Museum juried exhibition, No Creative Boundaries -- Anything Goes, 2nd Annual Juried

                       Exhibition, Museum of Encaustic Art (MEA), Santa Fe, NM

2018            group exhibition, Open House, Denver Art Company and Lewis Art Consulting, Denver, CO

2018            juried exhibition, Bees and Wax, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ

2018            group exhibition, Visions in Color, OnyxSwan Gallery, Old Town Albuquerque, NM

​2017            group exhibition, It's A Joint Thang, Fine Art Framers & Nest, Santa Fe, NM

2017            solo exhibition, Gang of Seven, Zendo Artspace, Albuquerque, NM

2017            group exhibition, Tincture, Winning Gallery, Albuquerque, NM​

2017            group exhibition, My Garden, Real or Imaginary, Art Gallery 606, Albuquerque, NM

2017            juried exhibition, COLOR THEORY—Contemporary Abstraction, Perry and Carlson Gallery,

                         Mount Vernon, WA

2017            juried exhibition, Women's Work: A Celebration of Women & Creativity, Ghostwolf Gallery,

                         Albuquerque, NM

2017            group exhibition, The Eighth Annual Peoples Art Show, 5G Gallery at the Factory,

                         Albuquerque, NM

2017            group exhibition, Flame Annual Valentine's Show, Downtown Contemporary Gallery,

                         Albuquerque, NM

2014            group exhibition, The Fifth Annual Peoples Art Show, 5G Gallery at the Factory,

                         Albuquerque, NM

2012            group exhibition, hangovers: a collaborative event showcasing new and emerging talent,

                         Framing Concepts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Public Art

2022            mural, Celebrating Colorado Women Artists, Colorado Women's Day, Denver, CO

2020            mural, Togetherness, Colorado Mills Mall Mural Project "All Together Now" installation

                          Lakewood, CO (mural team member - WCA-CO)

2020            mural, Homage to Jean B. Smith, Santa Fe Arts District, Denver, CO

2020            group installation, MSU Denver Center for the Visual Art: The Walls Between Us, The Art

                          In The Everyday Community Quilt Project participant, ArtNauts Group Exhibition, Center

                          for Visual Art, Santa Fe Art District, Denver, CO

2017            group installation, Rise and Try to Imagine the Galaxies, Anderson-Abruzzo

                          International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM and Spaceport America,

                          Truth or Consequences, NM

Galleries

Blo Back Gallery, Pueblo, CO

D'Art Gallery, Denver, CO

Galileo Gallery at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO

Saatchi Art Online:  www.saatchiart.com

The Healing Power of ART and ARTISTS Gallery (Online), New York, NY

R Gallery (online) Boulder, CO

Art Consultants

Denver Art Company, Denver, CO

Nine Dot Arts, Denver, CO

Collections

Private collections across the U.S. and the United Kingdom

Awards

Honorable Mention winner, "Celebrating Color,"  RIWS, Pawtucket, RI​ (2022)

Blick's Pantone Color of the Year Art Challenge 2016

Press/Bibliography

SeeMe, self-portrait exhibition catalog, Sasse Museum of Art, Pomona, CA, published August 2022

9th Annual Abstract Sanctuary Exhibition Booklet, Verum Ultimatum Art Gallery, Portland, OR, published March 2022

VoyageLA : Life & Work with Carol Bivins, http://voyagela.com/interview/life-work-carol-bivins-denver/, April 28, 2021

From Babe Walls to Detour, Colorado’s Biggest and Boldest Art Moments of 2020, Denver Post, 

https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/12/27/fine-arts-coronavirus/250979/, December 2020

Artsy Magazine: Minimalism, ShockBoxx Gallery, https://www.artsy.net/artwork/carol-bivins-not-always-the-way, November 2020

Old Myths, New Stories, Art Book, Curtis Center of the Arts, Littleton, CO, published December, 2020

She Votes 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Commemorative Art Book developed by Bonnie Smith, SCWCA, September 2020

Artists in Captivity 2020: Women's Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter, Art Book, published August, 2020

Featured Artist in online critique group sponsored by Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ July 2020. The link for the broadcast is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpV1eSoYddI

Featured in photoLA 2020, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA:  a collection of portraits of LA Artists and Others by fine art photographer Jeffrey Sklan, February 2020

Art Associations:  Redline Contemporary Art Center; Women's Caucus of Art, National, NYC (WCA); Women's Caucus of Art - Colorado Chapter (WCACO); Art Students League of Denver (ASLD)