ABOUT

Have you had a dream where it felt as if it was real? Do you feel the earth guide you to something that feels right? Have you felt a portal of some distant reality exist alongside of us?

Art has been a portal to channel my indigenous ancestors, where I slip under an emotional spinning vortex of creation. The makers of my blood flow through me. I channel the artisans, craft-makers, mud-dwellers, star-makers, dream-weavers and earth-brothers and sisters — the ones who paved the way and forged the path. My work carries spirit and my truth is in everything I create.

 

I grew up in Colorado, my mother was adopted and my father not quite in the picture. I have roots that bridge India and the natives of this land. I find myself exploring parallels between my hybrid identities found in myth, religion, and ritual.

I work within clay and sculpture through ancient traditional processes. Visit me during Art District on Santa Fe's First Friday Art Walks--My studio is located at Recreative Denver.

Cal Duran

2018

Día De los Muertos Altar Installation, Museo de las Americas, Denver, CO.

Día de los Muertos Altar, Pirate Art Gallery, Denver, CO.

Window Installation, Recreative Denver, Denver, CO.

Unearthed, Westwood Creative Arts District, Denver, CO.

Diorama Activation Space Installation, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO. 

Large Scale Giraffe Installation, The Fusion Factory, Denver CO. 

Studio Artist, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO. 

Mask and Altar Installation, Art Gym, Denver, CO.

Meow Wolf Booth, Colorado Black Arts Festival, Denver, CO.
Masks, Rhino Art Made Store, Denver, CO.

Frida Kahlo Sculpture, Westwood Creative Arts District, Denver, CO. 

2017

Día de los Muertos altar,Denver Art Museum , Denver CO.

Judge for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards , Colorado History Museum, Denver CO.

Entrance way altar Installation, Museum of Contemporary Art ,Denver CO.

Día de los Muertos Installation ,Dairy Arts Center, Boulder CO.

Día de los Muertos Installation , Westwood art district, Denver CO.

Día de los Muertos Installation, Pirate Art Gallery , Denver CO.

Sun, Moon and the Space Between Solo Show ,Recreative Denver, Denver CO.

Window Display, Recreative Denver, Denver CO.

Guadalupe Mural, Westwood Creative Arts District, Denver CO.

Solo show, CHAC Gallery, Denver CO.

 

2016

Activation Installation of 4th floor Pre-Colombian and Meso-American, Denver art Museum, Denver CO.

Día de los Muertos Installation ,Pirate Art Gallery, Denver CO.

Wow Show, Core New Art Space , Denver CO.

Solo Show, Steve Adam's Gallery, Littleton, CO.

 

2015

Día de los Muertos Installation,Pirate Art Gallery, Denver CO.

Solo Show, Steve Adams Gallery, Littleton CO.

 

2014

Solo Show, Core New Art Space, Denver CO.

Día de los Muertos Installation, Pirate Art Gallery. Denver CO.

 

2013

Solo Show , Core New Art Space, Denver CO. 

Día de los Muertos Installation, Pirate Art Gallery, Denver, CO. 

 

2012

Solo Show, Pirate Art Gallery, Denver CO. 

 

2011

Solo Show, Pirate Art Gallery, Denver CO. 

 

2010

Solo Show, Pirate Art Gallery, Denver CO. 

Día de los Muertos Installation, Pirate Art Gallery, Denver CO. 

 

2009

Solo Show, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood CO.

Solo Show, Pirate Art Gallery, Denver CO.

 

2008

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Lakewood CO.

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