Denise Weaver Ross

Tortuga Gallery - Mural Fest 2018

Denise Weaver Ross is an artist, poet and graphic designer who lives and works in Albuquerque, NM. Her images are richly layered with mythological, cultural, and historical references.

Click here to see the Tortuga Gallery mural painted by Denise Weaver Ross, Roe Libretto & Joel Allen Davis on

Denise is currently working on a new series based on the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching. She was drawn to this abstract visual system, which shares universal archetypes explored earlier in her House of Cards series (56 large scale works-on-paper from a reimagined traditional deck of cards) and in her Legendary Creatures series (26-plus paintings of creatures from myth and legend from around the world). Visually, Denise is interested in exploring the way the abstract patterns interact representational symbols and images. In her I-Ching Series she is creating 64 12×12 inch and 16×16 inch paintings as well as 4×4 and 5×5 inch paintings for collectors.

In September 2017, her commissioned painting for the poster for ¡Globalquerque!, Albuquerque’s annual world music festival, was shown along with her Twelve String series which focuses on world music figures in playing string instruments. Earlier in 2017 she also completed her second mural, a private commission, entitled “We the People” which includes dancers along a 40-foot wall from many cultural traditions. In 2016, Denise won “Best-in-Show” in the Las Vegas International Juried Art Competition at Jana’s RedRoom Gallery with one of the paintings from her House of Cards series, several of which are currently showing in the RedRoom.

Denise graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Master of Fine Arts degree. She has exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. A prolific artist, Denise is also a poet, with poems published in many anthologies as well as in five books of her own art and poetry.

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