Past Exhibitions


January 30 – February 27, 2019

“Receipt (Lost Horse Press, 2017) features the carvings of 23 wood figures by Andy Buck, brought to life through the poetry of Carl Adamshick. The project began as one of sharing and discovery between the two friends. One of the connections shared by the artist and author was that both had recently lost a parent—Buck’s father passed away around the same Adamshick lost his mother. After carving the figures, Buck presented them to Adamshick, who named each figure and created original poems for each.” –excerpt from an Author’s Spotlight by Rich Kiley

Anderson Ranch Editions Survey

November 20, 2018 – January 28, 2019

The Anderson Ranch Editions Survey exhibition provides a glimpse into the tradition of collaboration at Anderson Ranch Arts Center through printmaking, and marks the reinvigoration of the publishing program under the new direction of Master Printer, Brian Shure. The Editions Program has been an important part of the artist’s experience at Anderson Ranch from its inception. Bringing artists of all mediums together with technically skilled master printers, Anderson Ranch Editions houses a diverse collection of unique artworks on paper.  The A. R. E. Survey features collaborative and solo works by past printers who were and are an essential part of building the Anderson Ranch community.

Kim Dickey: Chasse

October 6 – November 15, 2018

Artist and Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, Kim Dickey received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Alfred University.  From 1991 to 1994, she served as Director of Greenwich House Pottery in New York, where she curated over twenty exhibitions of contemporary ceramics in the Jane Hartsook Gallery. Her own work has been featured in numerous solo and group invitational shows in Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. American galleries that have shown her work include Garth Clark, Jack Tilton, Pierogi, Thomas Healy, Sherry Leedy, Rule Gallery, and White Columns, and she is currently represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver, CO.  Dickey has created permanent installations for the Danish Ministry of Culture in Slagelse, Denmark, the MCA Denver and The Lab at Belmar and has exhibited at Mass MOCA, the American Craft Museum (now MAD), and is part of the permanent collections of the Everson Museum in Syracuse, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Contemporary Art Museum in Honolulu, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, among other public and private collections.

The Center for Advanced Mentored Studies: Visual Storytelling and Documentary Projects

August 21 – September 24, 2018

Featuring Works by:

The Center For Advanced Mentored Studies at Anderson Ranch is a vital link in the education of emerging artists. Advanced students gain access to master faculty—top contemporary artists and educators—over a threeyear period, providing rigorous inquiry and steady direction for their individual practice. Students gain the critical levels of knowledge and mentorship necessary to take the next, important steps of becoming serious contributors in their chosen fields. Anderson Ranch offers Advanced Mentored Studies programs in the fields of Photography, Painting & Drawing, and Ceramics.

Live Auction Preview

July 28 – August 4, 2018

Preview works that will be available during the Annual Art Auction Live Auction. Live Auction Artists include Shepard Fairey, Christo, Dashiell Manley, Carroll Dunham, Ken Price, Catherine Opie and Anoka Faruqee.

Curator’s Choice Preview

June 26 – July 24, 2018

The Curator’s Choice is a collection of 23 works hand-selected by Annual Art Auction curator, Barbara Lee, that will be highlighted in a special section of the Annual Art Auction Silent Auction.

Double Vision

May 21 – June 13, 2018

Melanie Walker is an internationally recognized artist with experience in installation sculpture, photography and new forms. She combines photography with sculpture, electronics, puppetry, costumes and sound to create participatory environments that break down the traditional proscenium for viewers. She is a tenured professor of Art and photography at the University of Colorado at Boulder and has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1996.

George Peters has a thirty year history of working with aerial forms from gallery works to installation sculpture, kites, mobiles and banner works. During that time he has worked primarily as a studio artist and in the public art realm. His artistic experience includes film animation, graphic arts, theater set and costume design, photography, architectural modeling, painting and sculpture. He has completed over eighty large scale national and international commissioned works for private, corporate and public institutions.

Colorado’s Fourteeners

March 13 – April 20, 2018

With his Fourteener project Derek took on the arduous task of photographing all of Colorado’s fourteen thousand foot peaks and was produced primarily with a 4×5 view camera and black and white film. A sense of idealism and commitment to revealing more than just the geography of these majestic mountains resulted in over two decades of climbing and photographing. Working in all seasons with extremely variable weather conditions, Derek has spent countless days upon end in high places waiting for the perfect combinations of light and weather.

Derek Johnston is a Professor and Program Director of Professional Photography at the Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College. His fine art landscape work has been exhibited and collected throughout the United States including the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, IL.

He has been honored with a Colorado Council on the Arts Grant in Visual Arts and is included in the critically acclaimed anthology, Photography’s Multiple Roles: Art, Market, Document, Science, published by the Museum of Contemporary Photography.


And Still I Rise

Bunny and Charles Burson

Tuesday December 19, 2017 – January 15, 2018

Political art has been an important part of my art practice. I have addressed voting rights, women’s health, and now I turn the unexpected outcome of the 2016 election into an inspiration for women.

Focusing on the presidential election of 2016, I am using the actual confetti, which was to have heralded an historic election: that of the first woman to become President of the United States. The glass ceiling at the Javits Center was to have virtually shattered and the confetti resembling shards of glass was to have cascaded down on us. The actual confetti, which had been loaded into air cannons never fell, but are part of an installation now projected across the gallery and are encased within the assembled snow globes to punctuate our work going forward.

This exhibition was designed to inspire, to motivate, to encourage all of us to stay engaged and to give us the courage and vision to act. It is a reminder that elections matter, that women’s rights, voting rights, all of our rights need to be fostered and protected.

With the glass ceiling and confetti as metaphors and Maya Angelou’s words as the title to this exhibition, I hope to empower young women and little girls to dream big, to believe in themselves, to break their own glass ceilings…. and to finally break that highest, hardest one.

Politics and governance have been at the heart of Charles’s career. He has participated from the grass roots to the White House. More recently however, he has adopted photography as his medium of expression. He was with me at the Javits Center pursuing his photojournalism election project when he captured this image of the Javits Center ceiling, looming over us, but never springing to life.

Where’s the Door

Daniel Bauer
April 12 – May 9, 2016

Where’s the Door is an overture to a larger body of work titled Mama Birth Me Back. The temporality of self storage / public storage units torque a cartesian grid into undulating film strips. In this exhibition, corrugated metal and corduroy concrete are the signature modernist materials that create these anamorphic film cells.

Daniel Bauer is an artist whose work often uses a camera as a way of mining the materiality of an urban unconscious. The programatic nature of architectural narratives and the prescribed workflow of photographic apparati are rewoven into maddening tapestries of methodological knots and loose ends. Chasms between the personal and the collective; each a reflection of the other seen askew; emerge out of the surface of his work much the way latent images develop out of photographic emulsion.

Daniel Bauer received his BFA from The Photography Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and his MFA from Columbia University, New York. He has had two solo shows at the Andrea Meislin gallery and has recently curated PARTY BEUYS or What Comes After Farce. He has worked with architects and historians on exhibitions and projects in Kunst Werke, Berlin and the The Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, his work is in the collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. He presently teaches at The City College of New York.


Alex Blau
March 7 – April 1, 2016

Alex Blau’s geometric paintings draw from a variety of sources and have unexpected associations. By variously utilizing graphic languages associated with things like disposable consumer goods, computer generated architectures and unfolding mandalas, Blau’s work both points to abstraction’s open-ended possibility and highlights its incorporation into mass culture. Blau has an M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and works primarily in painting. She has had solo shows at several venues, including Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville, Firecat Projects in Chicago, Gallery Seomi in Seoul, Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, Kevin Bruk Gallery in Miami, Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston and the New Britain Museum of American Art. Blau is the recipient of several awards including a Joan Mitchell M.F.A. grant. She is currently teaching art at APSU and working in her studio in Nashville, Tenn.


Wes Magyar
On view February 1, 2016 – February 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 11, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Wes Magyar is a Denver-based painter and alumni of the University of Colorado, Boulder. His figurative works have been shown at The Denver Art Museum, Mobil Museum of Art, Arvada Center for the Arts, Dairy Center for the Arts, The Fort Collins Museum of Art, Mizel Ceter for Arts and Culture, and the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts. His paintings have also appeared in numerous publications including Art in America, Art Papers, Adbusters, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Westword. Magyar has artwork in the modern and contemporary collection of the Denver Art Museum, the Howard A. and Judy Tullman collection, Children’s Hospital Colorado, City of Aurora Colorado, Delta Dental as well as many private collections in United States, Canada and Europe.

Wes is also an accomplished photographer, providing documentation services for institutions such as the University of Wyoming Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts, Redline, the New York Yankees and many exceptional artists, galleries and collectors.

Finding Place

Alleghany Meadows & Sara Ransford
On view December 7, 2015 – January 25, 2016
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 15, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Alleghany Meadows is a studio potter in Carbondale, Colo. He received his M.F.A. from Alfred University, studied with Takashi Nakazato in Japan, received the Watson Foundation Fellowship in Nepal and was previously an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He exhibits nationally and is the founder of Artstream Nomadic Gallery, and co-founder of Harvey/Meadows Gallery in Aspen. His work was recently acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia, where he was honored with the Walter Gropius Master Award for 2011.

Aspen-based artist, Sara Ransford, received a B.F.A. from University of Colorado Boulder, studied at Alfred University and served as an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Her ceramic sculptures are inspired by the mysterious power found in life’s processes and historical marks left by events in nature. Her work is exhibited nationally.

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