Denise Weaver Ross is an artist, poet, and muralist. She has created five murals in the Albuquerque area, and her poems have been published in anthologies both nationally and internationally. As an artist, she explores her understanding of the world through images richly layered with mythological, natural, cultural and historical references. For her, the magic happens when disparate images combine to make a new and unexpected image with layers rich with hidden meaning. Denise is known for her large thematic series such as House of Cards, Legendary Creatures, Art of the I Ching, and her newest series, Postcards to America.
Denise has lived and worked in Albuquerque since 1996. Notable achievements and honors are listed below:
2022—completed fifth mural at the The Next Best Thing To Being There, An eclectic shop for handmade products, located at 1315 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque. She one of the artist selected to represent Albuquerque in VIVID: A Sample of Today’s Albuquerque Art Scene, an exhibit at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts.
2021–received Honorable Mention for her work-on-paper Georgia: On My Mind in Dynamic: d’Art’s First Annual Contemporary Artist Exhibition, a National Juried Exhibition, Norfolk, VA, 2021
2019–completed fourth mural at the Orpheum Community Hub building at 500 2nd Street in Albuquerque. This mural celebrates the history and cultural of the Barelas neighborhood.
2018–designated a Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Business Arts Association and led a team of artists including Roe LiBretto and Joel Davis in creating a 24×90-foot mural that wraps around the Tortuga Gallery in Albuquerque. The mural was part of Mural Fest 2018 and celebrates the flora and fauna of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Bosque. She showed the I Ching Hexagram series in a one-person show at Tortuga Gallery
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