about

Alyson Khan 2014

I use color and shape to communicate about the stability of the Self. Whether found through a precarious balancing act, or an obvious weighted stance, I aim to establish a resting place or an opening that offers space to confront the present.

The resulting simplicity, repetition and rhythm remind me of the things we do everyday, the same way, that culminate in a sort of lifelong mantra manifesting as our individual reality and even legacy.

I have worked with many reclaimed materials including vintage windows, found papers, wallpaper, mistints, and lumber scraps, as well as the more traditional canvas and acrylic paint.

I have been creating, exhibiting, and selling art in Denver for over thirteen years. Gallery shows include upscale venues like Space Gallery and the Denver Civic Theater Gallery, as well as more street and down low spots like Chance Operations and Revoluciones Collective Art Space. I even used to post my stuff up on telephone poles a long time ago. I have done many commission projects including stage art for The Rattlebrain Theater, reception area artwork for a VAIN salon, as well as custom work for numerous private clients.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*solo)

2013
Denver Designer Show House
Artwork for Guest Apartment designed by Carolyn Morris –Alvarez Morris Architectural Studio
2012
Space Gallery 11 Year Retrospective Group Show
BANG! The Beyond is Nearest at Hand*
2011
Fashion Denver My Crooked House*
2010
Metropolis Small Symmetries*
BANG! Return to Truth*
2009
Denver CORE group show
Carol Mier Fashion Untitled*
Metropolis Balancing Act*
2008
VAIN Gather, Assemble, Nest, Depart*
2007
Karma Untitled*
2006
BANG! Precarious Balances *
2005
Mario’s Double Daughter’s Salotto Afloat*
VAIN Fancy, Wavy, Golden*
2004
The New Denver Civic Theater Light & Milky*
CORE The Abstract Show (Juried Show)
Space Gallery Aiming for the Seam
Revoluciones Collective Art Space Head Rest
2003

Rattlebrain Theater Acts of Devotion*
Forest Room 5 Jazz Licks
2002
Chance Operations Gallery (Group Show) Dimensions Unknown: a Painting Show
Rattlebrain Theater Moon’s Jest*
2001
Space Gallery Strung up after the Circus
23rd Avenue Sculpture Gallery (Group Show) Unfold the Myth
Arts on Vine New Visions Through Old Windows*
2000
Soulsciety Collective Art Space (Group Show) Birds Women Sun
Revoluciones Collective Art Space (Group Show) Inferno

COMMISSIONS
2005-2013 –
Commissions for private clients
2005 – Art for reception area for VAIN Salon
2004 – Stage Art for RAttlebrain Theater for production, “Almost Denver”
2003 – Art for interior at BANG Restaurant

AWARDS
2004 – Best Stained Glass Window – Jergen Industries

PRINT/WEB MEDIA
ZeroMile
Artserved
SharksEatMeat
Luxe Magazine

EDUCATION
1998 – BA University of Colorado, Denver
2002 – Art Student’s League

CHARITY / DONATIONS
Lenah Deney Silent Auction, PBS, Lukemia / Lymphoma, PACE (senior support network), Denver Cooperative Preschool, Habitat for Humanity, ArtReach Denver, Bromwell Elementary

COMMUNITY
2014 – Present – Stanley British Primary School –
Classroom coordinator for annual art project for auction
2009 & 2012-2014 – Bromwell Elementary School – Art room volunteer
2010 – Denver Cooperative Preschool – donated supplies and worked with children to create over 50 collages on board

2006 – St. Louis Catholic School – worked with students to paint church windows which were then sold at the school auction

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4 thoughts on “about

  1. I love your use of reclaimed materials. Most of my work is also done with ‘found materials’. It’s called ‘upcycling’ now! Junk has a history and past usefulness. I like finding ways to show it off in an ‘artistic’ way.

    Mike

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