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Jen Thario CV



MFA.  University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  Honolulu, HI.

Graduate Achievement Scholarship Award.  

Shore Hodge Lipsher Memorial Award for Fiber Art.  

President, Graduate Arts Council. 

Graduate/Teaching Assistantship.

BFA.  University of Colorado.  Boulder, CO

Internship, Gallery Assistant, Fuse, Dairy Center for the Arts.  Boulder, CO. 

Internship, Studio Assistant, Antonette Rosato.  

Foundry and Metalshop Assistant.  


Solo Exhibitions

2014.  Cover the Spread.  University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery.  Honolulu, HI.

2013.  Get Away: Extemporaneous Oahu.  University of Hawai‘i Commons Gallery. Honolulu, HI.

2011.  Rudimentary.  Core New Art Space.  Denver, CO.

2010.  Minutiae.  Core New Art Space.  Denver, CO.

2009.  Inner.  Core New Art Space.  Denver, CO.

2009.  Twisted Cityscapes.  Aviano.  Denver, CO. 

2008.  Objectivity.  Core New Art Space.  Denver, CO.


Select Recent Group Exhibitions

2014.  Meronym.   Honolulu Museum of Art School.  Honolulu, HI.  Invitational.

2013.  Juxtapose.   CoXist Studio.  Honolulu, HI.  Invitational.

2013.  Fractioned.   Honolulu Museum of Art School.  Honolulu, HI.  Invitational.

2012.  Hawai‘i Craftsmen Annual State Juried Exhibition.  Honolulu Museum of Art.  Honolulu, HI.

2012.  Consumer Culture.   Woman Made Gallery.  Chicago, IL.  Juried.

2012.  Proximity.  Honolulu Museum of Art School.  Honolulu, HI.  Invitational.

2012.  FAX.  University of Hawai’i Art Gallery.  Honolulu, HI.

2011.  Best of Santa Fe Arts District 2010.   The Gallery at 910Arts.  Denver, CO.  Juried.

2010.  Timmy Flynn’s Hardware Store.  Foothills Art Center.  Golden, CO.  Invitational.

2010.  Best of Santa Fe Arts District 2009.   The Gallery at 910Arts.  Denver, CO.  Juried.

2010.  The Fresh Art Show.  Evergreen Art Center.  Evergreen, CO.  Invitational.

2009.  Blue.  Core New Art Space.  Denver, CO.  Members.

2008.  Beyond These Walls.  Evergreen Gallery.  Evergreen, CO.  Invitational.

2008.  XL.  40th Anniversary Exhibition.  Foothills Art Center.  Golden, CO.  Invitational.

2007.  Accretionary Assemblage.  Core New Art Space.  Denver, CO.  Juried.

2007.  The Red Show.  Core New Art Space.  Denver, CO.  Juried.

2006.  Indent.   Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.  Denver, CO.  Invitational.


Select Public Art & Commissions

2006.  One Twisted City.  One Broadway Building.  Denver, CO.  Multi Panel Mural. 

2006.  Fifty Two Eighty.  Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Art in Schools Mobile Art Collection.  Denver, CO.

2001-2011.  Redstone Meadery.  Boulder, CO.  Illustration, Label, Merchandise and Tap Design. 

2010.  Frog Island Brewing.  Ypsilanti, MI.  Illustration. 

2006-2010.  Denver Chalk Art Festival.  Annual Street Painting Festival.  Denver, CO.

2007.  Award.

2006.  Cow Parade Denver.  Denver, CO.

Fifty Moo Eighty. Sponsor: Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau.

2006.  Cow Parade Denver.  Denver, CO.

Rhythm and Moos.  Sponsor: Starbucks. 


Curatorial Projects

2011-2014.  University of Hawaii Art Gallery.  Honolulu,HI.

2014.  Binding & Looping: Transfer of Presence in Contemporary Pacific Art. 

Curatorial & Installation Assistant.

2014.  Beili Lui, Yuan. 

Curatorial, Fabrication and Installation Assistant. 

2014.  Mark Amerika, Convergence: Glitch, Click, Thunk. 

Curatorial, Fabrication and Installation Assistant. 

2013.  Phoebe Cummings, Cella. 

Curatorial, Fabrication and Installation Assistant.

2013.  Framing Paradise-Photography and Waikiki. 

Curatorial Assistant.

2012.  Video-Choreo. 

Curatorial Assistant.

2012.  FAX. 

Curatorial Assistant.

2012. East/West Ceramics.

Curatorial Assistant.

2011. Stacking, Interlocking, Nesting. 

Co-Curator.  Group Exhibition.  2011

2012, 2013, 2014.  BFA Exhibition. 

        Installation Assistant.

2008-2011.      Core New Art Space.   Denver, CO.

2011.  Polarities. 

Co-Curator, Group Exhibition.

2010.  The Woman Show

Co-Curator, Group Exhibition. 

2009.  Blue.

Co-Curator, Group Exhibition.

2008.  WOW (Wide Open Whatever.)  

Co-Curator, Group Exhibition.

2009-2010.  Golden Fine Arts Festival.  Golden, CO. 

Juror. Annual Art Festival. 



12/29/2010. Denver Arts.  In Review: Denver Arts 2010.  Ken Hamel.

11/25/2010.  The Untitled Art Show.  Show #94.  Erik Issac and Michael Keen.

7/24/2009.  The Denver Post.  All Things Blue, Who Knew.  Kyle MacMillan.

9/10/2008.  The Canyon Courier.   Home is Where the Art is.  Sara Miller.

2008.  McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin Publishers. Illustration, 11th Grade Literature. 

2006.  Cow Parade Denver.  Orange Frazer Press. 

2005.  HGTV. Crafters Coast to Coast and That’s Clever. Episode 261. 


Professional Experience

2011-2015.  University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.  Department of Art & Art History.  Honolulu, HI. 

Adjunct Lecturer. 2014, 2014-2015.  Instructor of Record, Courses:

Art 116 - Introduction to 3D Composition is an introduction to the materials and processes utilized in 3D Art. Students learn strategies of art making and criticism through interaction and collaboration; and improve their knowledge of design, fabrication methodology, materials, tools and safety.

Art 101 and Art 101A (Honors) – Introduction to Visual Arts examines the materials and techniques of art making, as well as the forms that propel art and visual culture.  The course combines an overview of art and design history with studio projects to enhance visual literacy, knowledge, and skills for non-art majors. 

Teaching Assistant.  2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014.  Teaching Assistant, Course:

Art 360 - Exhibition Design and Gallery Management.

Exhibition Design & Installation Assistant.  University of Hawaii Art Gallery System.  2013-2014

Design, installation and implementation of art exhibitions for the UHM Main Gallery, the Commons Gallery, the Parc Waikiki Gallery, and the John Young Museum of Art including: art handling, packing, conservation, registration and condition reporting; wall construction, repair and painting; installation of artwork, decals, signage and labels; crate building, exhibition furniture design and fabrication; exhibition photography and image editing; exhibit models and maquette fabrication; de-installation; train and supervise student assistants.

Curatorial Assistant.  University of Hawaii Art Gallery System.   2011-2013

Art exhibition development and administration including: historical research; compose didactic and interpretative labels and texts; grant writing; database management; preparation of public relations, social media and marketing materials; graphic design; art handling, conservation, registration and condition reporting; develop and lead educational programs, tours, and lectures; supervise students and volunteers.

2006-2011.  Foothills Art Center. Golden, CO.  (303)279-3922.

Retail Gallery & Programs Manager 2008-2011.

Management and administration of all aspects of the Art Center’s retail art department, special events and exhibitions; including the Gift Gallery, the Holiday Art Market, the Sidewalk Art Sale, and other exhibitions.  Work with artists, visitors, and the public; curate artist selection and development; exhibition design, production, and installation; promotion of local art and artists; handling, packaging and shipping artwork; registration, inventory and database management; fiscal and statistical forecasting and reporting; correspondence, contracts, and payments; media and public relations; volunteer recruitment, training, retention, scheduling and supervision; outreach and fundraising.

Art Instructor 2006-2009.

Art education and instruction for adults and children ages 5-15. 

Courses:  Recycled Art, Papermaking, Making Art in the Kitchen, Art Camp.

2000-2011.  Artchicken.com.  Denver, CO. 

PrincipalArt Consultation, Design, Fabrication and Installation.

1998-1999.  Brilliant Marketing.  Denver, CO. 

Graphic Designer

1996-1997.  Dream Maker Gallery.  Arvada, CO. 


1994-1996 Longmont Homeschool Group. Longmont, CO.

Art Instructor.


Non Profit

2012-2015 Hawai‘i Craftsmen.  Honolulu, HI. 

Arts organization.  Member, Board of Directors.

2007-2011 Core New Art Space.  Denver, CO. 

Exhibition Space.  Member, Board of Directors.

2010-2011 Denver County Fair.   Denver, CO. 

Annual Festival.  Art Pavilion Preparator.

2000-2016 EBSQ Artists. 

Virtual Cooperative.  Founding (Lifetime) Member.

2004-2008 Foothills Art Center.  Golden, CO. 


2004-2005 Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.  Denver, CO. 

Volunteer, Service Award.