Sarah Tye Intellectual Profile


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Danielle Austin. Intellectual Profile.

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a studio art’s major. My main area of study is drawing and other 2D areas. Recently I have been interested in performance art and sculpture as well. Continue reading

Heather Nelson’s Intellectual Profile

1. My name is Heather Nelson and I am from Los Angeles, California. I am a senior communications major and will be graduating this upcoming may. I plan on attending Law School soon after my graduation. My main interest is music and I have worked at Sony Music for the last three years as a music licensing intern. It would be a blessing to get a job in music supervision and to compile soundtracks for movies.

2.  One of my favorite exhibits that I saw was at the Tate Modern in London. I do no remember the artists name but it was a fascinating piece where an entire room, about the size of our classroom, was a broken mirror. It was not actually a mirror but it was ground that was covered in an oil. This made the illusion that it was a mirror as you could see your reflection, however, if you looked in one spot it was clear that it was a room covered in this oil. It was wonderfully crazy.

Another one was this past summer in Los Angeles. It was at the MOCA in downtown LA and was called “Art In The Streets.” It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. It was an entire warehouse shaped into different rooms, showing the work of famous graffiti artists, such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey. The color was amazing and each room so unique. Also, it wasn’t just pieces on the wall, there were cars and miscellaneous objects. There was one room that had all black lights and was filled with neon objects. I recommend that every body watch the movie Exit Through The Gift-shop about Banksy and his work.

3. The books that I read most often are the Chelsea Handler books that she writes about her own life. One is called “Are you there vodka, its me chelsea.” Although they are not intellectually challenging, they are hilarious books that are easy to read. They are almost relaxing after a long day at school and homework. That particular book contains stories about her childhood and sneaking out in the middle of the night. She talks about her family and all of her funny childhood experiences. The stories are very relatable and remind me of my high school and college memories. If anyone is looking for an easy and comical read I recommend her books or her show on E!

4. Besides art my main interest is music and going to concerts. Its unfortunate that the music industry is not as stable as it once was and people think im crazy to want to work in the industry but it is the only thing i love. I would love to compile soundtracks for movies and oversee music placement in TV shows, commercials, etc. My other interests are outdoor activities. I particularly love the ocean and the beach and although I am sad to leave Boulder am excited to get back to the west coast. I love to scuba dive and boogie board and would love to learn how to surf. I also play the drums.

5. The blogs I check the most are Perez Hilton and Deadline Hollywood.

6. A cultural event that really interested me lately was a Snoop Dogg and STS9 concert at red rocks. This was my first time going to red rocks and I was amazed. It is one of the most magnificent landscapes I have ever seen. The formation of the rocks is beautiful and the way that the sound just echoes perfectly outward is great. You could see wonderful views from the top. I know its seasonal but I wish I had utilized this venue more and definitely recommend anyone that has not been to red rocks yet to go (although I know most probably have). I will definitely go back as soon as possible and would like to go whenever I visit Boulder after graduation.

7. An interesting article I read lately was something that my dad sent me that he had read online. It was interesting but frightening. The article said to beware of miscellaneous water bottles on the ground. Kids and young adults (although it could be all ages) are putting water, aluminum foil and drano in a water bottle shaking it up and leaving it on the ground for someone to pick up. When a person does so it explodes like a bomb. There has been many reports of people losing fingers or whole hands. I found the article very frightening and I am not sure why anyone would do such a thing or think its funny to hurt people. It is extremely dangerous and now makes me second guess picking up water bottles that I think are trash.

8. This quote keeps me motivated to work harder and do more. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Gandhi

9. I have never been to the Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver and BMoca Boulder?

Intellectual Post Madison Dye

1. I am an art history major and i am also interested in photography and sculpture.

2. My favorite exhibition that i have seen was Dale Chihuly’s “The Nature of Glass” at the Desert Botanical Gardens in phoenix Arizona. This exhibit consisted of huge glass instillations commingled with the desert botany of Arizona. The way Chihuly combined the colors and textures of his glass with the stark plant life was baeutiful. The flowing glass interwoven between the Yucca and saguaro cacti made for a very interesting aesthetic exhibit. Although it is no longer going on in Arizona, he travels around the country displaying his work.

3. The most recent book i read lately was Patti Smith’s book “Just Kids.” This book is an account of Patti Smith and how she found herself through her incorporation of poetry and rock and roll. She meets so many inspirational people along the way including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Robert Mapplethorpe the famous photographer. This book was so interesting because it goes into detail about the lifestyle of many New Yorkers of the 1950’s and 60’s and how creative and encouraging everybody was. I would definitely recommend this book.

4. One of my main interests besides art is cooking. Both my mother and my grandmother are chefs so cooking has always been a family oriented activity that i really enjoy. I also like hiking, camping, and just being outdoors in general.

5.  I am new to the whole blogging scene and there are not any blogs that i check regularly.

6. An event that impressed me lately was my visit to Peru to hike Machu Picchu. It was really interesting to be in a different culture and experience how they live for a month. Everything there is so laid back and very different from the way Americans live their lives, constantly on the go and always worrying about the next thing they need to complete. The people we met in Peru were content with whatever it was that they were doing at that exact moment, and they werent always trying to get in touch with somebody else, they were content just being with whoever they were with right at the moment. This was really impressive and eye opening for me because it taught me to just be happy with whatever it is that youre doing and to really live in the moment.

7. There isnt really one specific thought that has widened my horizons. I think that combining everything that you are told and taught and deciphering between those facts which ones you agree with and which ones you dont is what can widen your intellectual horizons.

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Brittany Hill Intellectual Profile

  1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

Im currently a junior studying studio arts, with an emphasis in drawing. Although drawing is my preferred medium, taking digital art classes here at CU has definitely inspired me to explore other mediums like sound, video, photoshop ect.  Continue reading

Intellectual Profile: Lucy Eyears

Intellectual profile: Lucy Eyears

I am a sophomore here at CU and my main fields that I am interested in are Painting and Art History. I am very interested in Art History and I have loved all the classes I have taken pertaining to it. I am a Studio Art Major and taking different classes to find my niche. I love painting, I am in a Painting class this semester and learning more and more about art as I go on. I personally really liked the Clifford Still exhibition. I found it very informative and I loved all of his work including his early work. His work created a different perspective for me and I learned a lot more about the time frame of art in the 20th century. The last book I read about art was my American Art History book. I took it last semester and I found it very interesting. I enjoyed reading about how art has evolved over years and how society has shaped too it. Besides art, my other main interest is music. I am very passionate about music and it has also helped me broaden my horizons in art class. I find it helpful while I am in school weather it’s a stressful or careless day I am always listening to something. This blog is the only one I check, I am very new to this process and still trying to keep up!

A cultural event that really impressed me was museum of modern art in New york City. I find this museum fascinating and I am always wanting to go visit whenever I am there. There is always something new to see and learn and I find it pleasing whenever I go.

An article I found interesting recently was an article on Andy Warhol. It was an article I found online through my American art class however I love reading it. I find Andy Warhol a very interesting artist and it talked about his work and how he created a new movement of art in America. The article is very informative and it helped me get an idea of what he started.

An idea I have for widening my intellectual horizon is a visual aid in lecture. Not just slide shows but movie clips or anything that is visual. Being a visual learner this helps me the most and watching dialogue and seeing other settings would help me learn through contemporary art.

I have been to the Denver Art Museum, an art object I remember seeing was a red room with red walls and it was a dining area with wolves all around it. It stood out instantly to me however I did not understand it. All of the red was very bold and the setting was unique. I have never forgotten it because it was so different to me.

Intellectual Profile- James Stahl

1. I am a senior Anthropology major and most of my Anthropology coursework has focused on Cultural Anthropology. Outside of that department I have taken a number of Art History classes, including those on Roman Art and Architecture, American art, Renaissance art and World art. I also enjoyed classes in Russian studies and Religious studies.

2. Over the break, I visited a particularly visually and intellectually challenging exhibition, called Dark Christmas, at the Leo Koenig, Inc. gallery in Chelsea, NYC. It featured, among others, Paul McCarthy, Gerhard Richter, and Andres Serrano. The subject matter and imagery was intense and mature in nature, naturally, as the artists had often engaged frankly and personally with themes of sexuality, violence, and the divine, sometimes simultaneously. Continue reading

Robby Gomez’s Intellectual Profile

I am going to have a lot of fun with this assignment, so I hope the people that do read this profile will enjoy themselves in the process.

1)  I am a senior at this great university, and I have many areas of interest, but only one major.  I am majoring in Anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology.   I love studying the past and how ancient civilizations lived and died.  Although I am an anthropology major, I almost went to music school at CU Denver.  I have been playing the drums for 11 years and it is probably the most defining thing about me.  I am very active in live music around the Denver area.  I love studying art history and have taken many courses in it before at other colleges.  Besides art history, I love studying astronomy.  I would love to be an astronomy major but i am extremely bad at math…which is a good thing I am an anthropology major.

2)  The first art exhibit that comes to mind would be located at the Denver Art Museum.  The Asian art exhibit really impressed me not only because they had many different collections from many different countries, but also the history behind these pieces is really incredible.  They had ancient Indian art dating back hundreds of years, which really rocked my boat.  They also had a display case of Tibetan Sand Art which was really amazing to see in person.  The Chinese ink drawings are my favorite aspect of Asian art, which I find completely beautiful and unique compared to classical western art.  I wish that Asian art was taught more in art history classes, because the unique style and cultural aspects of Chinese ink paintings really describes their historical culture which goes back thousands of years.  If you have not been to the Denver Art Museum, and judging alone by the course you probably have, i highly recommend it.

3)  Oh this will be one of my favorite questions of the profile.  Honestly, I have not read much for fun in my adult life.  Only a couple of books here and there.  As of late, I have completely lost myself in a series of addicting fantasy novels.  The series is called A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.  If any of you have HBO, I’m sure you have heard of this series.  It has become immensely popular since HBO made a series out of it, which is how I came across these books.  When I do read novels, I usually don’t read fantasy.  I have tried that with Lord of the Rings, which I found completely boring.  I also tried reading Harry Potter when I was young but could not finish the sixth chapter.  When I started this series, I checked out the first novel, A Game of Thrones, from the CU library just in case I thought it would be like the previous books.  I absolutely loved it and now I am on the fourth book called A Feast for Crows.  The reason why I like these novels is because they are fantasy novels geared towards adults.  There are many complex, adult themes that Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings lack.  Also, among many of the brilliant characters, it is hard to tell who are the protagonists vs. the antagonists.  The author is not afraid to kill off main characters which will infuriate his readers.  These are very dark novels but extremely well written and very entertaining.  The most that I will say about these novels is that they are medieval fantasy novels that focus on the viewpoints of several different characters that are knights, queens, bastards, dwarfs, noble lords and their kin, and exiles.  I highly recommend that you pick up the first novel and read away, you will not be able to stop yourself from turning the pages!

4)  My main interests besides art are music and anthropology, which was stated in the first answer.  Besides academic interests, I love the outdoors and exploring new places.  I am convinced that Utah is one of the most beautiful states.  I camped in Moab and completely loved it.  I felt like I was on Mars.

5)  The only blogs that I have been checking regularly are sports blogs since I love most sports.  Lately I have been reading NFL blogs since my brother writes them so I can keep up with the most current NFL news since I do not have cable television….go netflix!

6)  I will have to write about a concert since I have not been to any sports games or exhibits lately.  My favorite show that I have seen this year was performed by an artist known as Mimosa.  I saw him at the Filmore on Halloween, and he completely impressed me yet again.  This was the eighth time I have seen this youngster and his music is a big part of what I have been listening to recently.  He was my first electronic concert and before I went I had not even heard of him.  8 shows later he is one of my favorite artists and live performances.  This show he only got better.  The thing I love about this guy is that he keeps creating new music during tours which is not released, so the whole concert is mostly new songs I have never heard before.  His style is really unique among this electronic renaissance that is dominating Colorado.  He mixes break beats, hip hop, reggae, and other styles into his music, and his live performances are filled with high energy the whole show.  I would definitely check him out if you haven’t heard of him.

7)  This question will be really hard to answer since I do not read magazines are newspapers.  Most of the reading I do is for school, and when I’m not reading that, I am reading the fantasy novels I described above in the fourth answer.

8)  This is a hard question for me, but the only thing that pops up into my head is the website reddit.  I have been a member for 6 months and I think it is the best website on the net.  I know that is a pretty strong statement, but it is the most addicting website and you can really learn a lot just from visiting the site every day.  This is a website where people post things to reddit, and only the posts with the most upvotes reach the front page.  Many of these posts are funny, either being pictures of text messages of even an excerpt from yahoo questions, but people also post things that are going on in the world such as politics or interesting facts.  It is also a great place to look for art since a lot of members post their artwork and photography.  It is similar to digg if you have visited that website.

9)  I have been to the Denver Art Museum as well as BMOCA.  I loved both museums very much and have described an exhibit from the Denver Art Museum in a previous answer.  I’m sure while taking this class, I will visit them soon again.

Paige Lowe – Intellectual Profile

1) Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a senior psychology major. My favorite classes have been on childhood development and cognitive science. After graduation, I plan to take a year off before a Continue reading

Christina Binstock Intellectual Profile

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

Photography, is what i am most interested in. I love to use film, digital, ambrotypes, and other old school photography. Continue reading

Lindsey Cannon

Lindsey Cannon

Talked to Kira and Nicole. I’ve done the assignment on time!!

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I have always been fascinated with art and the affect it has on our culture. Whether it has resulted from current issues or the internal/external influence, it enables individuals to produce an expressionistic visual to society. That is why I chose to become an Art History major. The outdoors has always been my sscape. Growing up in Colorado has blessed me with so many experiences, especially in the Juan Mountains. I define myself from my childhood surroundings of Telluride, Colorado. I live for skiing and the unexplainable feeling of being exposed on those cragged peaks. Continue reading

intellectual profile – Alysia Davis

1. I am an undergraduate senior in the BFA for sculpture. In the fall of 2007 I transferred to CU Boulder from a community college in Colorado Springs. During my time at that school my emphasis was oil painting. Soon after transferring to CU I began acrylic painting and sculpture classes. Also I have my minor in Digital Media and a background in film production. For my science credits I take anthropology classes which I find revealing itself subconsciously in my work. I’m really excited about how this Contemporary Art lecture will inform my sculptural practice.  Continue reading

Katie Hitch Intellectual Profile

1)I am a Film and Art History major.  I adore making and watching movies. Some of my favorite filmmakers are Jan Svankmajer, Gregg Araki, John Waters, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Harmony Korine.

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Tony McKendry Intellectual Profile

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.
-I am a studio art major, my focuses are mainly photography and digital art; i enjoy graphic design, and electronic music production Continue reading

Shelby Simpson

  1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a sophomore studying studio art, with an focus in sculpture.  I enjoy working in this area, because the opportunities endless.  I am generally attracted to courses that address social behaviors and human connections.  I tried to interpret these ideas into my own work. Continue reading

Intellectual Profile Justin Neely

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a senior with a BA in music focusing in classical guitar. I surely appreciate classical music, but find that my true passion lies in live electronic music and funk. I am planning on teaching lessons after I graduate and hopefully be able to make a living playing with my band Eminence Ensemble. I also like to do sketches and doodles. I took a drawing for non-majors class and really learned a lot and have been drawing consistently since.

2. Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible.

I went to the annual Snow Sculptures in Breckenridge, CO last year around this time and i was blown away! I had never seen three dimensional art at that scale before. The 1st place prize went to a wild dragon-eagle sculpture. The dragon section protruded from the sculpture out toward its audience, while the eagle looked off stoically into the distance. It seemed as though it was a powerful, yet wise contraption of creatures. Second place was a cult like sculpture of what i saw as demons taking the dead away. It struck me because there was a crow inside sitting on a skull as though it was the embodied demons taking life from Earth.

3. Which books did you read of late (art, fiction, non-fiction)? Pick one and go into detail about it.

I do not necessarily take part in reading books, but I listen to a lot of music and I will go into detail about a song i have recently come across. The song “Limit to Your Love” by James Blake strikes my eardrums just right. The whole first part of the song is just piano and vocals. There is so much space in the music, yet it still keeps a very solid pulse. The second section is when the beat comes in and a low bass tone pulses at a fast rate. The two sections repeat and contrast each other beautifully. The simplicity is very tasteful.

4. What are your main interests besides art?

I love to travel. Although I have only been outside the country a few times, I still find it so fascinating to see other parts of the world. I have been to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Mexico. I am also interested in snowboarding, since i have grown up in Breckenridge my whole life. I also just enjoy being outside, whether its rock climbing, skateboarding, hiking, or just throwing the frisbee, it just feels good to be in fresh air.

5. Which blogs do you check regularly?

This is actually the first blog I have ever been a part of. But I would probably blog about research in space, theory in guitar and

6. Which cultural event has really impressed you lately? This can be a museum, a concert, or anything like that, but also a sports game (if you consider this a cultural event for which there are good reasons). Or anything I am not even thinking of … Again, tell us why.

I witnessed the Broncos vs. Steelers game a couple of weeks ago and i was very impressed. It was the first game that Denver had played well all the way through. Since there was so much argument about whether or not Tebow was good enough, he really came through and beat the Steelers in overtime. Culturally, this was very powerful to the fans of the Broncos. Since their home team played extremely well, it could possibly give the fans hope in other aspects of their life.

7. Please describe briefly an article in a newspaper or a magazine that got you thinking lately. Reading online is fine, and what you introduce here does not have to be about art. If the respective article is available online, please link to it!

Unfortunately, I do not read newspapers or magazines.

8. Please share with us a thought or an idea that really widened your intellectual horizon. Again, this must not be limited to the visual arts. If possible, give a source for this idea so that others know where to go to if they are interested.

I recently read a quote by John Lennon about happiness and was very intrigued. The quote said “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life” -John Lennon. This made me realize that even though we are all growing older and becoming part of the system, if we lose sight of what makes us happy, then are we really living?

9. Have you been to the Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver and BMoca Boulder? Describe one art object or a show you remember seeing.

I went to the Denver Art Museum sometime last year and saw a film nestled away in this dark room. It was all animated, but the way everything moved and the music that accompanied it was very intense. There were bugs crawling out of the background and just heaps of strange things. I didn’t watch the whole thing because it made me so uneasy that i had to leave. But provoking emotions like those means it is quite a powerful statement.

Shayna Weingast Intellectual Profile


1)   I am a senior film studies and art history major. With film, I am studying theory and criticism rather than production. I will be graduating in May and I plan on attending graduate school in August, ideally at NYU in the Tish program for Cinema studies Continue reading

Nate Goodman’s Intellectual Profile

1. I am a super senior currently running my first victory lap. I am a Studio Arts, Art History, and Ecology/Evolutionary Biology Major(s). My studio arts tend to focus on Ceramics. I am more or less a purist in the materials sense.

2. I was fortunate to see the Richard Serra at the Olympic Sculpture Park  in Seattle, Washington, an adjunct facility to the Seattle Art Museum. I  am a Serra fan and it was truly amazing experience to be in space controlled by his work. The way one must enter the space and is forced to move around the art is truly amazing.

3. My reading has been fairly watered down lately. I made a new years resolution to read a book of leisure every two weeks. I hope I hold to it. The last book I read was by Scott McMillion called the Mark of the Grizzly. The book examines case studies of grizzly attacks. It speaks to the value of nature, how humanity is pushing it out, and how we must work hard to preserve what is left and at the same time put a cap on our ideas of Manifest Destiny.

4. Besides art I enjoy immersion in the out doors. I enjoy Backpacking and camping in secluded areas. The Maroon Bells, and the Lost Coast (long walks on the beach ; ) ) were my two most recent favorites. My passions tend to lie in masochistic activities that promote suffering. Ice climbing, Climbing Cracks and Back Country Snowboarding top this list.

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6. Obama signing the national defense act impressed me. As if our freedoms are not limited enough, now any American citizen can be held with out means to expedient trial? can one say unconstitutional?

7. I do not read magazines or newspapers…

8. The most intellectually stimulating statement I have heard recently is “All of life shares a common descendent” This was most recently read in “Plant Systematics” by Simpson, however this appears in most Biological texts.

9. I appreciate Historic Asian Art, specifically religious objects of sects of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, etc. I enjoy Yamataka Lord of hell. I like the black stone he was crafted from, and his hollow red eyes. I feel the wrath he can unleash, and to be quite honest, I am a little afraid even though he should help me to thwart demons and break through my ignorance!

Ali Baca Intellectual Profile

  1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

My name is Alicia Baca, though I go by Ali. I’m a junior and I have three majors and one minor; Art History, Russian Language and Culture, Humanities, and Nordic Languages and Culture. Some of my fields of interest are early Russian history and early Russian connections with Scandinavia, the Russian avant-garde (especially avant-garde film), and contemporary Russian art. I also have some interest in wartime propaganda art and socialist realism. I also enjoy studying world mythologies and folk beliefs. I also enjoy seeing how mythologies and folk beliefs are presented in contemporary media.

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Intellectual Profile – Elizabeth David

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am currently a junior working towards a double major in English and Studio Art. Continue reading

Lubbers intellectual profile

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

Im a Senior this year planning on graduating next December but more likely it will be next may due to the amount of classes I wish to take. I am studying psychology and Studio Arts with an emphasis in ceramics but I consider my self more a sculptor than a ceramicist. Within my interest of psychology I have a passion for acoustical perception. I hope someday to possibly be doing research in this field, to be involve in acoustical engineering, and maybe teaching art at a high school level.

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intellectual profile: Madeline Dungan

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

  • My name is Madeline and I’m a psychology major. My current interest is in clinical psychology. I’m originally from Chicago, Illinois Continue reading

  1. 1.    Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a senior Art History major (but lost a semester of credits transferring, so I won’t be graduating until December). I am also a painter and just this year switched my major from painting to Art History. Continue reading

Intellectual Profile: Niki Hale

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I’m Niki, a junior majoring in studio arts with a photography emphasis. I’m primarily interested in fashion/editorial photography of female models, but in beginning my photography classes here at CU I hope to experiment with other focuses!

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Camille Paley- Intellectual Profile

1. I am a Junior and my major is Art History. Up until the end of my Sophomore year I was an Integrative Physiology major, but I decided to change my major to pursue a path that I have always been extremely passionate about. I have always loved painting, drawing, and learning about art. In the future I hope to work in a galleries and museums and possibly continue my education in order to become a museum curator. Continue reading

Bryce Johnson Intellectual Profile

1.I am a junior in the BFA program. Most of my work and my interest is more graphic design based, however I enjoy all forms of expression. Photography is the foundation for my ideas about composition, and is a big influence in my design work.

2. One exhibition that I found impressive was Andrea Carlson’s VORE, which I saw in Minneapolis Minnesota. Her works are object based, set in a dreamy landscape. The larger works were very powerful in the way that they are very visually active and also in the way that they provoke very real emotion. Andrea’s work also appeals to me because it appears to be done with more of graphic quality, rather than a painterly quality.

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Lauren Anderson Intellectual Profile

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Intellectual Profile

1. I study Art History, and I am specifically in love with Mesoamerican and Pre-Columbian art. Specifically the Aztecs, Olmec, Inca, and Mayan art works. I find Mesoamerican art the most fascinating because we know so little about it. This also makes it frustrating. The cultures are  so different than today, and this makes the subject matter so interesting. I also am a sucker for Impressionism, but isn’t everyone? Who doesn’t want to stand in the Lingerie in Paris and stare into the paint of Monet’s Water Lilies? I did.

I also love installation art, I strongly believe that installation art and street art are a necessity for every neighborhood in America. Go Banksy, go.
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Samuel Lane- Intellectual Profile

1.  I am a sophomore majoring in Art History with a concentration in contemporary art. It was my mother who sparked my infatuation with art, specifically post war and contemporary art. All throughout elementary school she gave monthly art history lessons where we would replicate the works of Jackson Pollock and Picasso. Since my early childhood, I have grown more interested in contemporary art, particularly its ability to generate astronomical sums of money at auction. I plan to learn more about the business aspect of art—how its sold and curated. Continue reading

Georgescu-Intellectual Profile

Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a senior studying Psychology and French. I have just applied to law school and hope to specialize in Intellectual Property Law (even more specifically, Art Fraud law). I studied abroad in Paris, France during the fall semester of my junior year and there my eyes were opened in many ways, especially in relation to the art world.  Continue reading

Intellectual Profile // Taryn Strong

1.  Music, art, design, history…  I have spent some time in all these areas of study and found that music and art are passions, and design and history are two things I can never learn enough about.

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Intellectual Profile- Kathryn Anderson

  1. I am a Psychology and Studio Art major.  I have always wanted to become an Art Therapist and work with children.  I have a focus in ceramics.  I love working with clay and molding it into anything that I can imagine.  Psychology always forced me to analyze and think about the different way that people function, especially children.  I think they are an extremely unappreciated population.  I am looking forward to combining my passion for art and psychology. Continue reading

Intellectual Profile, Rachel Olguin

My name is Rachel and I am a junior studying Psychology and Studio Art with an emphasis in Sculpture. My favorite color is green and I like long walks on the beach at sunset (just kidding). I’m originally from Arcadia, California where I love going to downtown L.A. to see plays and go to Dodger games. I’m looking to go into art therapy and wish I could travel all over the world.

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Annelysse Eggold- Intellectual Profile

1. I am a studio arts major with a focus in graphic art. More specifically I am interested in the advertisement world of art. I have always been very interested in modern and contemporary art, especially in todays society.

2. I visited the King Tut Exhibition at the Denver Art Museum as a project for ARTH and found it to be fascinating from several viewpoints:  archeological, artistic, reliquary, and as a international profit making extravaganza designed like an artistic Disneyland.

3. I read Einstein by Walter Isaacson.  On one account it is a story of a man’s life with all the attendant moments of agony and ecstasy, tears and laughter.  However the life of Einstein seems to reflect the paradox of simplicity emerging out of complexity.  It appears that genius is always willing to dare, to confront the status quo, to “take the road less traveled.”  Continue reading

Intellectual Profile Kevin O’Hara


I am a senior currently in the BFA program in the Drawing and Painting department.  I do most of my work with traditional oil paints or graphite but also work in mixed media projects and short films. Continue reading

Danielle Tomasetti

1. I am senior getting a Mathematics degree. I am also really interested in Sociology and Psychology classes.

2. I went to an exhibit a few years ago at the Denver Art Museum that was of old 60’s classic rock posters from old concerts and bands.  It was so cool to see the psychedelic posters. And another added bonus of the exhibit was a section where you got to take clips from some of the posters and create your own “rock poster.” I still have mine hanging on my wall :)

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(Franklin) Perry Martin Intellectual Profile

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

-I’m a senior playing with the idea of this being my last semester at CU.  I’m majoring in Psychology, studying Advertising, and currently planning to intern for an agency called SpotCo in NYC this summer.  I’m one of those rare geeky goons that digs school, and basically I pursue anything that I see as an opportunity to broaden the ol’ horizons.  I’m not quite sure what I’ll get into regarding my ‘talents’ after school ends, but it’s looking like the entrepreneurial track is what suits me best.  And that’s definitely because it’ll give me the most freedom to bend the rules=> creative control + startups + makin scrilla = one happy ballin blond kid, get me?

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Intellectual Profile – Jenna Speare

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

            My name is Jenna, I am currently enrolled in my final semester here at CU. I will be graduating with a BFA in Film Studies with an emphasis in Animation and a BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography. Aside from my majors, I work heavily with film and photo editing, sound design and music. I hope to work for a while out of college before I pursue a masters degree in either Art History or Global Marketing and Advertising.

2. Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible.

 An exhibition that I liked was actually a permanent studio set up in Cuernavaca Mexico. In November I visited the Diego Rivera Studio, which had a significant amount of artwork by Rivera himself, as well as Frida Kahlo. It was entirely different for me to see this work up close in person, and was such an amazing experience. To see the artist’s personal space with their artwork within made the experience that much more powerful.

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CRybarczyk – Intellectual Profile

1) I enjoy studying philosophy, history, astronomy, math and so much more. I especially enjoy researching  art history and studio artists of all mediums, though ceramics is my favorite.

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Intellectual profile Emily Potter

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a Super Senior and Studio Art major with an emphasis in Digital Art.  I did have a main focus in photography, but I took classes at CU and they were not what I was expecting at all.  The instructor was terrible and extremely unsupportive, which was very discouraging as a new art student.  After having a horrible experience with photography, I went and played with Digital Art with Matt Weedman and fell in love with it.  He encouraged me and told me I had an eye for it and to stick with it.  Greatest man, ever.  Ever since, I have gotten back in touch with photography, but have expanded it with my digital focus. Continue reading

Intellectual Profile – Janeesa Jeffery

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

-I am currently a junior and i am majoring in sociology. I hope that one day I can help young children that come from a broken home or have a single parent continue on the right path and not succumb to the wrong lifestyle like many do. Sociology is very broad so i’ll definitely look at a few different things to take on. I also took three full courses of sign language and also continue to work on those skills as well i find it very interesting.

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Dasha’s Intellectual Profile

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I’m a junior, studio arts major. I was born in New York, but I moved to Boulder when I was very young, so I’ve grown up here and really loved it. Continue reading

Intellectual profile- Jasmine Lewis

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

My name is Jasmine Lewis and I am currently a sophomore majoring in studio art. I am also in the process of declaring art history as a second major. Continue reading

Madison Rupp, Intellectual Profile

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am in my Junior Year, majoring in Art History (and possibly doubling in Studio), minoring in Evolutionary Biology, and getting a certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies.  I am specifically interested in Modern and Contemporary art, so this class is especially exciting to me.

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Andrew Davis Intellectual Profile

1. I am currently pursuing a BA in Studio Arts here at CU Boulder. I am a Colorado native and since a young age, music, art and other forms of creative expression occupied my time. I play several instruments and dip my hands into a variety of media. I have primarily focused on Painting and Drawing at CU, but within the last year I have found a desire to create sculpture. It is my intention to spend the rest of my time at the university utilizing the wood and metal shop to grow as an artist.

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Camille Breslin

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

Hello, my name is Camille Breslin and I am currently a junior in the Studio Art department. My emphasis is photography. I am a transplant from Great Barrington, Massachusetts and truly an “east coaster”. I like to sing (in the privacy of the shower) and my favorite food in the entire world is any cut of steak. Yes, it’s true.

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Intellectual Profile: Anna Cook

My name is Anna Cook. I’m a Studio Art Major and a TAM minor here at CU. I have dedication to the graphic arts in particular.I have enjoyed learning about religious culture, feminist literature and global culture as well as Japanese culture and history. I have a wide variety of interests here at CU, but I would say the concept of “critical thinking” applies to my focus best. Although I am not particularly skilled in science or math, I still enjoy theoretical concepts discussed in those realms. Continue reading

Intellectual Profile- Danielle Mulein

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a senior finishing my degree in Journalism, emphasis in News Editorial, and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. I have been fortunate enough to intern at premiere fashion public relation firms, where I’m sure the next step of my life will lead.  Journalism is a means to an end for me though. My passion and captivated interest lie in Women and Gender Studies. I am focused on eventually changing the portrayal of women and girls in the media, to phrase simply. Continue reading

Intellectual Profile: Andy Burns

1. Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am an integrative physiology major and am primarily involved with studies concerning the human immune system and endocrine system.  Ironically, despite my major, I hate hospitals and could never work in one.  In fact I am planning to avoid working in healthcare at all costs.  My primary interest is animal health, and I am planning on pursuing veterinary medicine in my future.

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Lucas Grund Intellectual Profile

1.     What is your major and when will you be graduating. Do you have specific interests in art history?


I am a studio art major with emphasis on drawing, and I will be graduating this December. As far as my art history interests go, I’m not too into the older stuff aside from really old (Early Greece and back) art and I am not too into about half of the more modern stuff but there are quite a few gems in there. Continue reading