b.1973 Portsmouth, England
lives and works in Denver, Colorado


All of the places Lola Montejo has lived has influenced her aesthetic in ways that are as layered as her work itself. Lola was born in Portsmouth, England but since her family is originally from Spain, they returned to Madrid when she was very young.

During their years in Spain the Montejo family lived in the arts district of Madrid. Lola's grandmother was an artist and her dad was singer, so their home became an informal salon where musicians and artists often visited and whose conversations sparked an appreciation and understanding of art in Lola.
The Montejo family traveled a lot until finally settling in the United States when Lola was a teenager. Each of these diverse places and people informs and inspires Lola’s work and serves as a foundation for Lola’s formal education; earning her BFA from the Metropolitan University of Denver where she studied on a full academic scholarship. Soon after, Lola did a graduate program from the University of Colorado Denver in Art Education and from there she continued her education at Azusa Pacific University in California where she earned her MFA.

Lola  currently lives and teaches painting and drawing as an adjunct professor in Denver, Colorado. Lola has exhibited her work throughout the U.S., Mexico and Europe.  

curriculum vitae

 EDUCATION
2014 - 20017 Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, MFA
1999 - 2001 University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Educational Pedagogy, MA
1996 - 1998 Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO, BFA
1997 - Study abroad, Paris, France
EXHIBITION HISTORY
SOLO & TWO PERSON SHOWS                  
2017   Force, Robert Bullock Gallery, Azusa, CA
2016   Foundations, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
2015   New Contrast, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
2014    Madrilenia, Core New Art Space, Denver,  CO

2013    Impressions, Reserve List , Denver, CO        
             Juego, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
2011    La Costa Blanca, Core New Art Space,  Denver, CO 

             Elemento, Sellars Project Space, Denver, CO
CORPERATE, PRIVATE & MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Polsinelli Law Firm, Denver, CO
Hoogwater Law Company, Littleton, CO
Griffis Parmer Clubhouse, Austin, TX
Sage Brook Business Center, Denver, CO

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN   
Muhaisen and Muhaisne Law Firm, Denver, CO
El Cubano Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA
The International Barter Company, Alicante, Spain
Changarrito Project, Premiant Collection,  Mexic-Arte Museum, Puebla City, Mexico
GROUP SHOWS
2018     Sangre Colorado, CVA Metro State, Denver, CO
              Plan Sight, Exit Gallery, West Covina, CA
              Hyper Objectivity, Exhale  Gallery, Los  Angeles, CA  
2017     Changarrito Collective,  Museo Amparo, Puebla City, Mexico
              For Your Consideration, Exhale  Gallery, Los  Angeles, CA
              Hero, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA           
2015     Celebrate, 35-years show, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO
              Blink, Evoke Art Gallery, Angeles, CA
              The Denver Modernism Show, Denver, CO
2014     Works on Paper, Fort Worth Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
              Soirée Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO
2013     Tenn Street Art, Street Art, Denver, CO
              Sabor Latino, Chicano Humanities and Art Center, Denver, CO
              Opening Gala for Anythink Libary, Thornton, CO
2012     Negative Space, The Fu Collective Plus Gallery, Denver, CO
              MDF, La Colección,  Drawings 1 & 2,  Mexico City, Mexico
              Abstract on the Edge, Englewood Arts Center, Englewood, CO
              Dazzle, Art Talk, Denver, CO
2011     Marianneplats, Anonyme Zeichner, Berlin, Germany
              Fine Line, The FU Collective, Denver, CO
              Positive Art, Curtis Art Center, Denver, CO
              Red Handed, Tenn Street Art, Denver, CO
2010     Thornton Civic Center, Hispanic Heritage, Thornton, CO
              Denver Alliance Francais, Art of Giverny, Denver,  CO
              Englewood Arts Center, juror: Jenifer Ito, Englewood, CO
              Armstrong Oil and Gas art gala, invitational event, Denver, CO
2009     10 x 10, invitational Artist, Sellars Project Space,  Denver, CO
              Red Handed, curator  Sharon Meriah, Art’s Place, Denver, CO
              Art of Giverny, Denver Alliance Francais, Denver, CO
              Spring Open, Kirk Norlin Gallery, Denver, CO
 2008    Amalgam, Thesis Show, Metro State University, Denver, CO
              We Are So, Imeo Gallery, juror Melanie Smith, Denver, CO
               Alumni, Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
              Confluence, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

             
Professional Experience & Affiliations

2017/2018     Adjunct Professor,  Front Range Community College, CO 
2009/2016     Member and Gallery Liaison, Core New Art  Space, CO
2012/2015     Board Member, Chicano Arts &  Humanities, CO
2011               Visiting Artist, Gold Crown Foundation, CO
2008               Apprentice to Maximo Gonzales, Museo de  las Américas, CO