MARGO LINN ESPENLAUB

Visual Artist and Writer
Gallery Affiliation: Supporting Member, Spark Gallery  Denver

Education
Ph.D.  Women’s Studies in Literature, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio
M.H.  Master of Humanities, University of Colorado, Denver,
B.A.  University of Colorado, Denver

Graduate and undergraduate studies in art and art history, University of Colorado, Boulder and Denver
The Art Institute of Colorado (formerly Colorado Institute of Art)

Academic Experience
Faculty, University of Denver – Colorado Women’s College, 1998-2014
Academic Administration, 1999-2010
Faculty, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Institute for Women’s Studies and Services, 1987-1998

Exhibitions 2011-present
Supporting Member Group Show, Spark Gallery, Denver, July 21 – August 14, 2016
Associate Member Group Show, Spark Gallery, Denver, February 19-March 15, 2015
Associate Member Group Show, Spark Gallery, Denver, August 2014
Spark Mark: an Open Show of Drawing, Spark Gallery, Denver, August 2013
One-Woman Show, Capital Tea, Denver, January-February 2013
Group Show, Spellbound Art Gallery, Olde Town Arvada, March-June 2012
Open Entry Show, Spark Gallery, Denver, August 2011

Drawing Exhibitions 1998-1999
“First Annual International Women’s Day Exhibition and Art Auction,” Colorado Women’s Caucus for Art and SafeHouse Denver, March 1999
“Streams of Consciousness,” Women’s Caucus for Art Western Rocky Mountain Region Traveling Art Exhibition, February 26-July 5, 1998

Drawing Exhibitions 1974-1987
“Two-Person Exhibit,” Fermoy Arts Centre, King’s Lynn, England (UK), 1986
“Pencil Drawers: An Invitational Group Exhibit,” Grant Street Art Center, Denver, 1987
“Small Works Exhibit,” Emanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, 1985
“Three-Person Exhibit,” The Atwell Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs 1984
“Holiday Exhibit,” The Atwell Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, 1984
“Small Works Exhibit,” Emanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, 1984
“Sweetheart Exhibit,” Grant Street Art Center, Denver, 1984
“Western Skies/Western Eyes,” Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, 1981-82
“Two Women Exhibit,” Spark Gallery, Denver, 1980
“Alumni Exhibit,” Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, 1980
“Group Exhibit,” Attitudes Gallery, Denver, 1975

Painting Exhibitions (1974-1987)
“Colorado 83 Biennial,” Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1983
“Spree 76,” Denver Museum of Natural History, 1976
“The All Colorado,” Denver Art Museum, 1974

Previous Gallery Affiliation
The Atwell Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1983-1985

Research Grant
Independent Scholar, Front Range Women in the Visual Arts, Colorado Endowment for the Humanities, 1999-2000

Exhibitions Chair
National Committee, Women’s Caucus for Art, 1998-2000

Curator
“Celebrating Women’s Her/History: Past, Present, and Future,” Colorado Women’s Caucus for Art, EDGE Gallery, Denver, March 1996

Author
“Modeling Action for a Decade: Front Range Women in the Visual Arts,” Elbows and Tea Leaves.  Exhibition Catalogue.  Boulder, Colorado. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 2000.
“Acting Our Age: the Art of Helen Redman’s Crone Work,” Birthing the Crone: Aging into Full Creativity, 1986-2000.  Exhibition Catalogue. San Diego, California, 2000.
“Women in the Arts: Perspectives on Gender and Creativity.” Women’s Studies: Thinking Women.  Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 1993; revised printing, 1994.

Papers and Presentations
“Front Range Women in the Visual Arts, 1974-2000,” Women’s Studies Faculty Research Sharing, University of Denver, October 16, 2000 (invited presenter)
“History and Process: Front Range Women in the Visual Arts,” Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, July 12, 2000 (invited presenter)
“Modeling Action for a Decade: Front Range Women in the Visual Arts,” Front Range Feminist Scholars, Denver, Colorado, February 11, 2000 (invited paper)