k. vuletich

about the artist
 
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Starting at a young age, I had a deep affection for drawing; and, as the years progressed, so did my artistic exploration and discovery. At Regis University, under the mentorship of artist Tony Ortega and art historian Barbara Coleman, I became interested in mixed media collage, Neo-Expressionism, and Pop Art.
Frequently using more than ten different mediums in a single collage, my art pushes the limits of my canvas and often touches upon an implicit conversation that I believe already exists within popular culture.
 
Currently I am working at a shelter for homeless youth, called Urban Peak. With the many hats I wear and the many people I meet, I have grown a true appreciation for collaborative work - an art form that celebrates the individual as positioned within the living, breathing collective.

art in action

Filmed by Zach Johnson, courtesy of Zach Johnson and Sauced TV.

Filmed by Jesse Johnson, courtesy of the Broomfield Public Library.

curriculum vitae

Education
 

2015. B.A. Visual Arts and B.S. Economics with Honors. Regis University. Denver, CO.

 

General Experience
 

2018:

Studio Assistant to Randy Pijoan and Evy McLean. Amalia, NM.

2016 – Present:

Urban Peak Denver Art Group Facilitator. Denver, CO.

2013 – 2015:

The Learning Commons Art History Tutor. Denver, CO.

Palettes and Pastries Program Manager. Denver, CO.

2011 – 2013:

Regis Ramblers Painting Manager and Co-Technical Director. Denver, CO.

2010:

Broomfield Arts and Humanities BSYP Painting Manager and Technical Director. Broomfield, CO.

 

 

Exhibitions
 

2019:

Stitch Craft. (Group) NEXT Gallery. Denver, CO.

Alarming! (Solo) Art Gym. Denver, CO.

Fauna and Flora. (Group) Hey Hue Pop-up. Denver, CO.

2017-2018:

Holiday Fine Art Festival. (Group) Art Gym. Denver, CO.

Small Wonders. (Group) Hey Hue Pop-up. Denver, CO.

Narrative Threads. (Group) R2 Gallery, Dayton Memorial Library, & Art Gym. Carbondale & Denver, CO.

Month of Printmaking. (Group) Grace Studios. Denver, CO.

(UN)SEEN. (Rowan Salem and me) Art Gym Gallery. Denver, CO.

Art Market. (Group) Art Gym Gallery. Denver, CO.

Sexbomb Tryptic. (Group) Art Gym. Denver, CO.

Refuge. (Solo) Broomfield Library Auditorium. Broomfield, CO.

2015-2016:

Pieces. (Group, curated by me) Dayton Memorial Library @ Regis Univeristy. Denver, CO.

WHAT makes. (Group) Nighthawk. Broomfield, CO.

Blondeness & What Makes. (Group) Ventero Open Press. San Luis, CO.

Sexbomb Tryptic, Herself, 40-21-35 & MM Productions. (Solo) First Friday Art Walk @ eXtraOrdinary Gift Co. Denver, CO.

{adjective}: WHAT makes. (Group) O’Sullivan Art Gallery, Denver, CO.

2013-2014:

Jaguar in Teal and Pink. (Group) Dayton Memorial Library. Denver, CO.

Whittled Wabbit. (Group) Dayton Memorial Library. Denver, CO.

Busty Bombshell Retablo. (Group) Main Hall Garden Level Gallery. Denver, CO.

The Delicate Balance between Life and Death. (Group) Main Hall Garden Level Gallery. Denver, CO.

 

Workshops and Presentations

2017-2018:

Intro to Chalk Art. Broomfield Public Library. Broomfield, CO.

Faux Stained Glass. Broomfield Public Library. Broomfield, CO.

Take a piece, leave a piece: An Up-cycling Clothing Workshop. Art Gym. Denver, CO.

Night at Art Gym. Art Gym. Denver, CO.

Art after Regis. Regis University. Denver, CO.

2016-2015:

Art after Regis. Regis University. Denver, CO.

What Makes: Marilyn Monroe and Early Cold War Era Representations of Femininity. Regis University. Denver, CO.

{adjective}: WHAT makes. O’Sullivan Art Gallery, Denver, CO.

Public Art
 

2019:

Hummingbird. Platte Valley Medical Center. Brighton, CO.

Butterfly in the Sky. (Chalk Art) Larimer Square. Denver, CO.

2017-2018:

Stronger Together. (Community Mural) Arista Park. Broomfield, CO.

Find your Peak. (Outdoor Mural) 48th & N. Pecos. Denver, CO.

Happy Hour: Coloring Book. (Collaborative Chalk Art) Art Gym. Denver, CO.

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. (Chalk Art) Golden Art Week at the Golden Hotel. Golden, CO.

Some Pig. (Chalk art and permanent chalk pastel piece) Broomfield Public Library. Broomfield, CO.

Happy Little Trees. (Chalk Art) Larimer Square. Denver, CO.

Peak Thrift Mural. Peak Thrift. Denver, CO.

SAME Café Mural. SAME Café. Denver, CO.

How Will You Shape the Future? (Temporary Mural) Redline in coordination with TARRA. Denver, CO.

Night at Art Gym: Raccoon. (Chalk Art) Art Gym. Denver, CO.

Colorful Colorado. (Chalk Art) Larimer Square. Denver, CO.

2015-2016:

Salmon & Garfish. (Chalk Art) Larimer Square. Denver, CO.

 

Press
2018:
Chalk Art Festival Kicks off a Colorful Summer in Larimer Square. Fox 31. Denver, CO.
What You Missed from the Chalk Art Festival 2018. 303 Magazine. Denver, CO.
Editor's Pick: Unseen. 5280 Magazine. Denver, CO.
21 Best Events in Denver: Unseen. Westword. Denver, CO.
2017:
K. Vuletich Shares Stories of Youth Experiencing Homelessness Through Collage. Art Gym Blog. Denver, CO.
Art and the Magis. Regis Alumni Magazine. Denver, CO.
What You Missed at the Denver Chalk Art Festival. 303 Magazine. Denver, CO.
The 15th Annual Denver Chalk Art Festival. Denver Post. Denver, CO.

2010:

Westword: Color Your Moon. Westword. Denver, CO.

 

Featured Publications
 

2019:

Inverted Syntax Volume 1 Issue 2. Denver, CO.

2018:

Cherry Creek Lifestyle Magazine. Denver, CO.

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine. Boulder, CO.

2017:

Art Farm Anthology. Art Farm. Marquette, NE.

2015:

{adjective}. Regis University. Denver, CO.

What Makes: Marilyn Monroe and Early Cold War Era Representations of Femininity. Regis University. Denver, CO.

10:10. DJ Vigilite. Denver, CO.

 

Residencies
 

2018:

Broomfield Library Maker in Residence. Broomfield, CO.

2017:

Broomfield Library Maker in Residence. Broomfield, CO.

Art Gym. Denver, CO.

Art Farm. Marquette, NE.

2015:

Ventero Open Press. San Luis, CO.

Awards
 

2019:

Denver Chalk Art Festival 2nd Place Winner. Larimer Chalk Walk. Denver, CO.

2017:

Denver Chalk Art Festival Best Use of Color. Larimer Chalk Walk. Denver, CO.

2016:

Denver Youth Challenge 2nd Place Winners. (Organized and designed by me) Larimer Chalk Walk. Denver, CO.

Grants & Scholarships
 
2017-2018:
Urban Arts Fund. Denver Arts & Venues. Denver, CO.
Career Advancement Grant. Colorado Creative Industries. Denver, CO.
2011 – 2015:
Board of Trustees Scholarship. Regis University. Denver, CO.

Regis Grant. Regis University. Denver, CO.