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Exhibitions & Commissions

2017
Vogt Chapel, Lakewood, Colorado . Public Art Commission / Proposal

2016
Art in the Yard, Studio Show, Denver
Taste of Hope Benefit, Foothills, Colorado
Roots Charter, Denver . Public Art Commission / Installation
Crystal Facets, Denver . Public Art Commission / Proposal

2015
Studio Show & Open House, Denver
Artshop-A Private Group Showing, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Collections, Lamberts Group Show, Denver
Kendall Home, Lakewood, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
Tillis Home, Greenwood Village, Colorado . Residential Commission / Proposal
Healing Gardens, Castle Pines, Colorado . Public Art Commission / Proposal

2014
Botanics, Reflection Photography Collection, Denver
Collections, Lamberts Group Show, Denver
Taste of Hope Benefit, Foothills, Colorado
D. Hart Home, Denver . Residential Commission / Multiple Installations
MileHi Center, Lakewood, Colorado . Corporate Commission / Proposal

2013
Spiritual Self Portrait Collages, Studio Show, Denver
pARTicipate, Solo Works as Collaboration, Denver
Denver Highlights, Group Show, Denver
G. Gnussbaum Home, Denver . Residential Commission / Installation
Sonderman & Associates, Denver . Corporate Commission / Installation
G. Eberl Home, Evergreen, Colorado . Residential Commission / Proposal

2012
Impressions of Light, Galleria, Santa Fe District, Denver
Children’s Hospital, Denver . Public Art Commission / Proposal

2011
Art Gathering, SomaLogic, Boulder, Colorado
J. Koehler Home, Denver . Residential Commission / Installation
D. Ulrich Home, Denver . Residential Commission / Multiple Installations

2010
Studio Open House, Reflections in Art, Denver
Coming Together to Celebrate, Group Show, Denver
Heart Moments, Kendalls Showing, Denver
B. Radcliffe, Denver . Residential Commission / Installation
D. Paine Home, Cherry Creek, Denver . Residential Commission / Installation
W. Dyer, Yoga Studio, Maui, Hawaii . Residential Commission / Installation
A. Fillmore Home, New York . Residential Commission / Proposal

2009
SomaLogic, Together in Art, Boulder, Colorado
B. Anderson Home, Denver . Residential Commission / Installation
Highlands Ranch, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
Greenwood Village Townhome, Denver . Residential Commission / Installation

2008
Enzo Gallery, One Woman Show, Santa Fe District, Denver
OBAMA Democratic National Convention Headquarters, Denver Artists Show, Denver
Spring Showing, Phipps Pavilion, Junior League of Denver, Denver
Regional Nights, Black Bear, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Green Mountain, Colorado . Residential Commission / Multiple Installations
Cherry Creek South, Denver . Residential Commission / Installation
Trump International Hotel & Residence, New York . Residential Commission / Installation

2007
999 Exhibition, Studio Gallery, Denver
Group Show, Reed Galleries, Denver
Spirituality in Art, Mile Hi Center
Art Fest, ASL, Denver
Loft Showings, Denver Art Museum, JJ Jordon Partners, Denver
Sklonic Townhome, Albuquerque, New Mexico . Residential Commission / Installation

2006
New Works on Plexiglas, Studio Gallery, Denver
Dimensions, Reed Galleries, Denver
J. Alvarez Home, Lincoln, Nebraska . Residential Commission / Installation
Mile Hi Church, Lakewood, Colorado . Public Art Commission / Multiple Installations
Key Bank West, Lafayette, Colorado . Corporate Commission / Installation

2005
New Paintings on Canvas, Reed Galleries, Denver
Beaux-Arts, National Jewish Hospital, Denver
Boulder Creek Arts, Boulder, Colorado
C.Studna & C.James Home, Conifer, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
J. Holland Home, Centennial, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation

2004    Reflections, Studio Gallery, Denver
Studio Open House, Denver
McAuliffe Dentistry, Denver . Corporate Commission / Multiple Installations
Lafayette, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation

2003
Pushing the Edge, Studio Gallery, Denver
Benefit Show
, NYI Cancer Institute, New York
Parade of Homes, Residential Commission, Stapleton, Colorado/ Installation
Highlands Ranch, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation

2002
Mask Project, Cherry Creek, Denver
Participating Artist Show, Core Gallery, Denver
Community Center Gala, MileHi Auction, West Denver
Horner-Anderson Home, Arvada, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
Polo Club Home, Aspen Grove, Colorado . Residential Commission / Multiple Installations
Capital Hill Home, Colorado . Residential Commission / Multiple Installations
Cherry Creek Dentistry, Denver . Corporate Commission / Installation

2001   
Hot August Nights, Studio Gallery, Denver
Winter Warmings, Studio Open House, Denver
Polo Club, Cherry Creek, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
Douden-Mesner Home, Winter Park, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
Granby, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
Mile Hi Church, Lakewood, Colorado . Corporate Commission / Installation

2000
Four Decades of Fine Art, Studio Gallery, Denver
Mask Project 2000, Cherry Creek, Denver
Pageant Sponsor ’99–’02, Temple Buell, Denver
Highlands Ranch, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
Boulder, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
East West Center, Greenwood Village, Colorado . Corporate Commission / Multiple Installations

1998
Studio Open House, Denver
Summer Nights, Studio Open House Events, Denver
Chester Home, Centennial, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
Jackson Home, Northview, Colorado . Residential Commission / Multiple Installations
First Bank of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Colorado . Corporate Commission / Multiple Installations

1997-99
The Artgroup, Group Showings, Denver; Artscapes, ADDI Galleries, Maui, Hawaii

1997
Energy in Nature, Studio Gallery, Denver
Group Collective Showing, McDonough Cooperative, Denver
Sculpture Garden Opening, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver
Peer-1, Gala Show & Event, Denver
Newsquest Headquarters, Denver . Corporate Commission / Multiple Installations
Gurrentz Home, Highlands Ranch, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
Cherry Creek Country Club, Denver . Residential Commission / Installation

1996
East to West, East West Health Centers, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Beaver Creek Summer Festival, Group Showing, Beaver Creek, Colorado
Artfest, Group Showing, Castlerock, Colorado
University Hills, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation
LeMasters Home, Greenwood Village, Colorado . Residential Commission / Installation

1995
Art from the Heart, An Art Space, Denver
Expressions of Color, McPhee Gallery, Denver
Boulder Creek Arts, Boulder
Vail Valley Arts Festival, Vail

1994
Solo Showing, La Capole, Denver
A Gallery Opening, 670 Gallery, Denver
Artfest, Group Showing, Castlerock

1992
Solo Show, Sight and Sound Studios, New York

1991
Winds of Summer, Open Center, New York
Good Fortune Series, Ozu, New York

1990
Good Fortune Series, Felissimo, New York
Solo Showing, The DiMele Center, New York
Art of the Moment, Center for Unlimited Discovery, New York
Winter Group Exhibition, Felissimo, New York

Selected Professional Experience and Artistry   Created and Instructed Discovery thru Drawing, an Ongoing Class in Experiential Drawing, Denver. Teaching Associate, Drawing and Watercolor University Courses, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Lithography Studio Manager and Special Seminar Instructor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Teaching Associate, Junior High and Elementary School Watercolor Workshops, Jefferson County, Colorado. Visiting Lecturer/Demonstrator – Painting, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Marketing and the Power of Visual Brand. Owner/CEO, Amy Thornton Design – A Marketing and Visual Communications Firm, 1987–2014, New York and Denver. Creative Director, Colorado Parks & Wildlife Headquarters and 42 Statewide Parks, Denver. Award-winning Art Director/Publication Designer, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver. Exhibit Designer and Art Director, Colorado History Museum and 14 regional museums, Colorado. Art Administrator, Creative Trading Corporation, Denver and Designer/Artist, London, England

Academia and Awards   Extended Education, New York University. B.F.A. Colorado State University. Creative Arts Scholarships. Outstanding Graduating Senior, Colorado State University School of Art. Honors Degree. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Goodwill Ambassador and Residency in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Watercolor Workshop, Guadalajara, Mexico. Studies Abroad and Professional Work in London, England.