Denise Weaver-Ross – bio

Denise Weaver Ross is an artist, poet and graphic designer who lives and works in Albuquerque, NM. Her images are richly layered with personal, cultural, political, historical and mystical references. She is currently working on two series: the Legendary Creatures Series explores creatures from legends and folk tales around the world, and the I Ching Series is base on the 64 hexagrams from Book of Changes, the 5000-year-old Chinese divination system. Denise graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Master of Fine Arts degree. She has exhibited in galleries and museums along the East Coast, Chicago, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Artist Statement

Denise Weaver Ross is an artist, poet and graphic designer who lives and works in Albuquerque, NM. Her images are richly layered with personal, cultural, political, historical and mystical references. Denise graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Master of Fine Arts degree. She has exhibited in galleries and museums along the East Coast, Chicago, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Denise is currently working on two series of paintings on panels: the Legendary Creatures Series explores creatures from legends and folk tales around the world, and the I Ching Series is based on the 64 hexagrams from Book of Changes, the 5000-year-old Chinese divination system.

She was chosen for as the poster artist for Globalquerque!, Albuquerque’s world music festival, taking place in September 2017. This summer Denise is also working on her second mural for a private residence in the South Valley. The mural, We the People, is based on dancers from a variety of cultures. Her Garden of the Muses mural can be viewed at The Source’s Community Garden, located at 1111 Carlisle SE in Albuquerque, behind the Michael Thomas Coffee Patio.

In 2016 Denise won “Best-in-Show” in the Las Vegas International Juried Art Competition at Jana’s RedRoom Gallery, located in Las Vegas, Nevada and will have a solo exhibition at the same gallery in August 2017. The winning artwork, The Jacks of Jupiter, is a 40 x 26 work-on-paper from her House of Cards Series originally shown in 2015 at the Tortuga Gallery in Albuquerque, NM. In this series, Denise reimagined a deck of playing cards, using mythical and contemporary iconography to depict personal yet universal themes.