BORN: 1973, Portsmouth, England

EDUCATION

2014 - 20017 Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, MFA
1999 - 2001 University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Educational Pedagogy
1996 - 1998 Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO, BFA
1997 - Study abroad, Paris, France
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. 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 in Colorado, California, Texas, Mexico City, Mexico and Berlin, Germany.