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  Irene Delka McCray - Resume  
     
     
 

Solo and Small Group Exhibitions
2012 – Threads, (two person) Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO
Out Figured, (six person) Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO
2011 – Holocaust, (Two Person) In conjunction with Holocaust Seminar, Denver Seminary, CO
2009 - Figure Matters (Four Person), Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
2007 – Looking Back to Now, Solo, Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO
         – Bravery of Being, two person exhibit, Canyon Galleries, Boulder, CO
         - Burden of Flesh, two person exhibit, Phillip J Steele Gallery, Rocky Mountain College of Art       
         and Design, Lakewood, CO
2005 - Irene Delka McCray, (Solo) Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
2004 - Telling Fantasies, (Solo) Pirate, a Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, CO
2003 - Precious Beyond, (Solo) Pirate, a Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, CO
2002 - Indefinite Locations, (Solo) Pirate, a Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, CO
2002 - Imminence, Bas Bleu Theater, (Solo) Fort Collins, CO
2001 - Realities, Phillip J Steele Gallery, (Solo) Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver
2000 - MFA Thesis Exhibit, (Solo) T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
1997 - Irene Delka McCray, (Solo) Santa Fe International Academy of Art, Santa Fe, NM
1992 – Irene Delka McCray, (Solo) Santa Fe Actors’ Theater, Santa Fe, NM
1990 – Concert of Drawing/Poetry, (Two Person) Boulder Public Library Bridge Gallery, Boulder, CO
1987 - Irene Delka, (Solo) Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA
1985 - Irene Delka,(Solo) Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO

Selected Invitational and Juried Exhibits
2010 – Mix, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO
2010 – Small Works, Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO
2009 – Colorado Art Open, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2008 – Art is Political, Gallery Artists, Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO
         – Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
         – Character Sketches, Loveland Art Museum, Loveland, CO
2007 - State of Mind, Five State Regional Invitational, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
2005 - Allegories in Art, Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO
2005 - Figure Painting Invitational, Emmanuel Gallery, University of Colorado/Denver
2005 - Performing Portraits, UMC Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2005 - Director’s Choice, Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO
2005 - Anniversary Alumni Exhibit, Pirate, Denver, CO
2004 - Scene Colorado/Sin Colorado, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
2004 - Storytellers, Fact or Fiction, UMC Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder
2004 - Lessons in Art, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
2003 - Members’ Exhibit, Pirate, a Contemporary Artist’s Oasis, Denver, CO
2003 - Colorado Expo in Pirate Space, Convention Center, Denver, CO
2003 - Life, Death , and In-Between, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
2003 - Mini Retrospective, Art Students League of Denver, CO
2003 - Greenwood Village Annual, Littleton, CO, (award)
2002 - Two Painters, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
2002 - Members’ Exhibit, Pirate, a Contemporary Artist’s Oasis, Denver, CO
2002 - Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
2001 - Reality+ Imagination, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO
2001 - The Figure in American Art, 1950 - 2000, Metro Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO
2001 - The Dream Mill, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO
2000 - Working Drawings, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
1999 - Group Exhibit, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
1999 - Bay Arts, San Mateo Arts Council, Belmont, CA
1999 - Art is Figurative, ACI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1999 - Heaven and Earth, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA (award)
1999 - Arts on Fire, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, (award)
1998 - Spanning the Bay, Oakland Center for the Arts, Oakland, CA
1998 - Sacred Arts, La Galleria of the Sacred Stone, Santa Fe, NM
1997 - Ladies of the Night, Dreamworks, Guadeloupe Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1996 - Southwest 96, Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM
1996 - Death & Transformation, Guadeloupe Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1995 - Quartet, Nuar Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
1996 - Erotica, Copeland-Rutherford, Santa Fe, NM
1996 - Women’s Work, Santa Fe Community College, NM
1996 - Departures and Disclosures, David Rettig Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1995 - The Figure, Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1992 - Arizona Visionary Alternative, Phoenix, AZ
1990 - Gallery Artists, Payton-Rule, Denver, CO
1990 - Figuration: Mind & Body by Women Artists, YMCA & University of CO @ Denver
1990 - Contemporary Mythology: The Story Retold, Gallery of Contemporary Art University of CO/CO Springs
1990 - Intimacy, Boulder Artists’ Gallery, Boulder, CO
1990 - Colorado Show, Arnesen Gallery, Vail, CO
1990 - Intimacy, Colorado College Symposium on Intimacy, CO Springs
1988-89 - Significant Colorado Women Artists of the Twentieth Century, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC; Toured CO - Arvada Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Sangra de Cristo Art Center, Canon City Fine Arts
1988 - Colorado Contemporary Collection, Denver Art Museum, CO
1988 - 14 de Colorado, Trajecta Gallery, Terassa, Spain
1988 - Exhibition ‘88, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, (award)
1988 - New Art Examined, William Engle Gallery, Indianapolis, ID
1988 - Arts ‘88, - Arts `87 (1987), Arts ’84 (1984), - Draw ’82 (1982) award,
       Arts ’81 Boulder (1981), Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, CO
1987 - Exhibition ‘87, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1987 - Art Barn, The Human Element, Denver Alternative Building, Denver, CO
1986 - National Annual, San Bernardino County Museu m, Redlands, CA
1987 - The Colorado Drawing Show, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO
1987 - The Human Animal, Alpha Gallery, Denver, CO
1986 - Light, Matter, Spirit, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver, CO
1986 - Communications, Mountain Bell, Denver, CO
1985 – Own Your Own, Sangra de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO, (award)
1984 - Drawing Show, Grant Street Art Center, Denver, CO
1983 - Colorado Springs Biennial, CO Springs Fine Arts Center, CO, (award)
1983 - Male-Female, The Human Figure, Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1981 - Colorado Springs Biennial, CO Springs Fine Arts Center, CO Springs, CO
1979 - Colorado Women in the Arts, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO

Museum Collection - Denver Art Museum, Underneath Time, aquired 1987

Faculty Exhibits
2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design , Lakewood, CO
2004 - Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
1996 - Santa Fe International Academy of Art, Santa Fe, NM
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 - Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

Recent Awards – 2008 Milash Representational Painting Award from Boulder County Arts   Alliance, 1st Place Curtis Arts Center Biennial, Littleton, CO, Faculty Development Awards:     Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design – 2011 Course release to prepare for        exhibition, 2010, 2009, and 2008 for partial funding of exhibitions and conferences

Education
2000 - MFA in Visual Arts, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
1971 – BFA in Art/Painting, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1965 – Colorado College, Summer Studio Arts Program
1987 -1995 – Zahourek Systems Anatomy In Clay Study, Loveland, CO.
1985 – 1998 – Individual Studies in Dream work and Psychology at Boulder Jungian School,        Boulder CO, and Anne Yeomans, Archetypal Therapist, Santa Fe, NM.

Faculty Positions
2000 – Present - Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO, Full-Time      
Professor in Foundation and Fine Arts Painting/Drawing
       Teaching Responsibilities: typically teach Life Drawing 2 and Figure Painting, also Life       
Drawing 1, Visual Design, Drawing 1 and 2, Experimental Figure, Intro to Painting,      
Painting 1 and 3, and Graduate Honors       
Portfolio Program
       Additional Duties: Curriculum Committee, Safety Committee, Online Development,Management of Painting and Life Drawing studios, Chair of Diversity Committee, Student   Advising, Portfolio Review, various committees including Search Committees and     Faculty Senate, Recruitment, Official Mentor to adjunct faculty and incoming Freshmen, Study Abroad Instructor for Spain trip (2007), Advisor to Student Tutors.
2001 – Front Range Community College, Adjunct Drawing Instructor
2000 – University of Colorado at Denver, Adjunct Drawing Instructor
1999 – Belmont Center for the Arts, Belmont, CA, Life Drawing and Painting Instructor
1991 – 1998 – Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM, Adjunct Instructor
       Responsibilities: teach Beginning and Intermediate Painting, Basic Drawing, Figure       Painting, Figure Drawing and Drawing with Color, Curriculum Development, Exhibitions Committee, Search Committees, and Planning for New Arts Complex.
1995 – 1998 – Santa Fe International Academy of Art, Santa Fe, NM, Artist in Residence, Undergraduate and Graduate Instructor, responsibilities: teach Figure Painting and Figure    Drawing, Course Planning and Development.

Community Services:
1999 – Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, Board of Directors, Exhibitions Committee
1987 – 1989 – Boulder Artists’ Gallery, Co-Founder, Board of Directors, Exhibitions      Committee
1987 – 1989 – Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Board of Directors, Exhibitions Committee,    Chair of Education Committee

Selected Reviews in Publications
2007 – Rocky Mountain News, Dreams on Canvas, by Mary Chandler, Denver, CO
         - Denver Post, Critics Choice by Kyle McMillan, Denver CO
2004 - Daily Camera, Stories Retold, by J. Gluckstern, Boulder, CO
2004, 2003 - Westword, Reviews by Michael Paglia, Denver, CO
1996 - THE magazine, Women Artists on the Day of the Dead, Death and Transformation, by Diane Armitage, Santa Fe, NM
1997 - Pasatiempo, McCray’s Nudes Reveal Primal State of Touch, by Gussie Fountleroy, Santa Fe
1997 - Pasatiempo, Images From Her Unconscious, by Dottie Indyke, Santa Fe, NM
1997 - Journal North, Dreams on Canvas, by Wesley Pulkka, Santa Fe, NM
1996 - Pasatiempo, McCray embraces the crone, by Emily Van Cleve, Santa Fe, NM
1989 - Art Times, NMWA, by Joanne L. Schweik, New York, NY
1988 - Sunday Herald, Sensual Works, by Irene Lagorio, Pacific Grove, CA
1988 - Pacific Grove Monarch, PG Art Center, by Paul Wolf, Pacific Grove, CA
1986 - New Art Examiner, TH Lauria, Chicago, IL
1986 - Denver Post, Bell’s art show, by Jane Fudge 
1985 - Rocky Mountain News, Uneasy Eden Worth Pondering, Irene Clurman, Denver, CO
1985 - Audience Magazine,Mythic Realities, by TH Lauria, Boulder, CO
1983 - Kansas City Forum, Male/Female:The Human Figure, by Garry Noland, Kansas City, MO

1982 - Boulder Daily Camera, “Virtuosity”, by Jose Arguelles, Boulder, CO  

 

 
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