lola
montejo
​Each of the places Lola Montejo has lived has influenced her aesthetic in ways that are as layered as her work itself.  She was born in Portsmoth, England but since her family is originally from Spain, they returned to Madrid when she was very young. From there the Montejo family traveled until finally immigrating to the United States when she was a teenager.

Lola's grandmother was an artist and her dad was singer, so their home became an informal salon where musicians and visual artists often gathered and whose conversations sparked an appreciation and understanding of art in Lola. All 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. Before going on to graduate school and earning her MFA at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, Lola spent a summer in a residency in France. During a visit to the Musée Picasso in Paris, she was reminded of her childhood admiration for Picasso and her ever-present connection with abstraction. 

​Lola Montejo creates abstract expressionistic paintings that are the results of layering seemingly incongruous materials, textures, colors, techniques and processes that result in intriguing compositions that slowly reveal themselves. The structure of her paintings begins with deliberate shapes and marks but as she builds or deconstructs the surface, it becomes an organic process, a dialogue between the artist, her materials, and the work of art.

​BORN: 1973, Portsmouth, England

EDUCATION​
​20014- 20017 Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA,. MFA
​1999 - 2000 University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Graduate Studies in Art Ed
1996-1998 Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO. BFA
1997 - Study abroad, Paris, France


​​EXHIBITIONS
2017
Bullock Gallery, Solo Show, Azusa, CA
Evoke Unlimited, MFA Showcase,, Los Angeles, CA

​2016    
Core New Art Space, LOLA, Solo Show, Denver, CO
Blink, Evoke Unlimited, Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA 
 
 2014                            
Core New Art Space, Madrilenia, Solo Show, Denver, CO 
Fort Worth Arts Center, Group Exhibition  , Fort Worth, TX
The Denver Modernism Show, Denver Western Complex, Denver CO

2013       
Reserve List , Expressions of the Landscape, Solo show, Denver, CO
​Armstrong Oil and Gas Gala Event, Group Exhibition  , Denver, CO 
Tennyson Street, Red Handed S, Invitational Artist, Denver,CO
Chac Gallery, Sabor Latino, Group Exhibition , Denver, CO
                       
2012
The Fu Collective Plus Gallery, Negative Space, Group Exhibition , Denver, CO
​Core New Art Space, The White Coast, Two- Person Show Denver, CO
Galleria MDF, Ink Drawings 1, & 3, Mexico City, Mexico
Dazzle, Art Talk, Solo show and Art Talk, Denver, CO
 
2011   
Marianneplats, Anonyme Zeichner, Drawing Exhibit, Berlin, Germany 
Museo de Las Americas, Changarrito Artist, Invitational Show, Denver, CO
Sellars Project Space, Ten times Ten, Invitational Artist, Denver, CO
​Summer French Soirée at the Denver Botanical Gardens, Group Exhibition, Denver, CO
           
2010
Reserve List Winery, Solo Show, Denver, CO
Thornton Civic Center, Hispanic Heritage, Juried Show,Thornton, CO
Denver Alliance Francais, Art of Giverny, Invitational Show, Denver, CO
Englewood Arts Center, Juried Show. Juror,Jenifer Ito, Englewood,   CO
 
                    
PUBLIC WORKS
Wall of Women Mural , Derby, CO
History of the Automobile, Comer City, CO  
​ A Sense of Place Mural, Denver, CO