Awards Commissions & Collections Education Projects Exhibitions
Public Art Projects Regional Group Shows & Invitations Resume


Self Portrait of Darrell Anderson
Darrell Anderson's passion is to grow at every opportunity and art provides the tool that carries him around the world. It has become his lifeline to success. It provides him the opportunity to create as he experiences day to day living. His philosophy is to give back to the world what he has freely been given.

In his words, "I get to sing with emotion, taste with color and dance with love.  It allows me to soar with the best of all existence."

Photo by Glenn Asakawa

Darrell's ability to envision the likeness of various people of the world allow for his projects to come naturally. Darrell has become a keen observer after:



2004 Afkey Award, for Community Service throughout art career, presented by the Denver Art Museum’s Alliance of Contemporary Art
1999 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
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Commissions & Collections

2003 Chair Affair, Original Aurora Renewal, CAAT, Aurora, CO
2002 The Three of Us, Historic Rossonian, Denver, CO
2000 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
2000 Afrocentric Art Show 2000, Bloomington, Illinois
1999 Celebrate Colorado Artists, Performing Arts Complex, Denver, CO
1999 Black and White Perspective in Contrast, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO
1999 Group Show, “Artist First,” Gallery, Denver, CO
1997 Jackie Robinson Exhibition at Coors Field, Denver, CO
1995 ”Exhibition 95,” Arts Students League of Denver, Denver, CO
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Education Projects

2003 Denver Metro Chamber Foundation and Leadership Denver, Workshop “Teaching With the Senses” Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
2000 Teaching At the University of Colorado at Denver, Basic Drawing, Denver, Co
1998 Project Coordinator for Discover V, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1997 Workshop, Denver Art Museum, "The Shape of Art," Denver, CO
1997 Workshop, China U.S. Conference on Education, "Interactive Learning Center, "Beijing, People's Republic of China
1997 Teacher Workshop, Shonto Preparatory School, Navajo Reservation, AZ
1996 Educational Management Group, Curriculum Writer, "Creative Expressions, Scottsdale, AZ
1996 Scotch Oakburn College, "Workshop & Demonstration," Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
1996 Conference Seminar, "Realizing Potential," Victoria, Australia
1996 Metropolitan State College, "Workshop, A Graphic Odyssey, Romare Bearden with Students and Parents," Denver, CO
1995 Workshops International School, "Let’s Paint," Hong Kong, China
1994 Juror for CBCA "On My Own Time Art Show,” Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Denver, CO
1993 South Metro Denver Chamber Commerce, Artist in Residence
1993 American Language and Cultural Center, Work Shop, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
1993 Department de Sapone, School, Work Shop, Afrique de l'Ouest, Burkina Faso
1993 KUBD TV59 "Jazz Alley" Artist in Residence, Denver, CO
1992 Cultural Attaché For The City of Denver, At Brest Brittany France, "Brest 1992", Maritime Celebration
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Exhibitions (One-Man)

2006: Lapis Gallery, Denver, CO
2004: Sanctuary Décor, Littleton, CO
2004: The Equitable, Denver, CO
2002: Windows of the World, Gallery 233, Fort Collins, CO
2000: Lapis Gallery, Denver, CO
1999: Night at the Breakers, Denver, CO
1998: Lapis Gallery, Denver, CO
1997: Exhibition in Kerangoff, “Think Like A Genius” Brest, France
1995: 11th World Conference on Gifted and Talented, Hong Kong
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Public Art Projects

2010 "Imagine" mural, U.S. Custom House, Denver, Colorado
2004 “54321” Mosaic, Installed at the Air Force Space Command Center
1992 “Land of the Floors” Mosaics, Denver International Airport 16,000 square feet
1997 “Think Like A Genius” Exhibition in Kerangoff, Brest, France
1996 “Art at the Stations” Mosaic, RTD/MAC Rail Stations
1996 Old Town-mosaic mural, The Fort Collins Community Mural Project
1995 11th World Conference on Gifted and Talented, Hong Kong
Year "Paths to Music" University of Northern Colorado Mosaic
Year Five Points Media Mural
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Regional Group Shows or Invitations

2004 Commissioned by the Association of Air Force Missilers, “Countdown:5-4-3-2-1, Colorado Springs, CO
2003 Commission 4 Benches, Clyburn Stapleton, Denver, CO
2003 "Rumble in Manhattan", New York, NY
2002 “Rumble in the Rockies” Fundraiser, Denver, CO
2002 “Granny Dance”, Cleo Parker Robinson, 6th Annual Granny Gala, Denver, CO
2002 Commission Painting “Workers”, Wellington Webb Building, Denver, CO
2002 Commission Mosaic called “Workers”, Wellington Webb Building, Denver, CO
2001 Colorado Department of Transportation Seatbelt Campaign, Denver, CO
2001 Commission to oversee “Art on the Walkways,” Phelps Construction, Denver, CO
2001 Create painting/mural for the movie “A Huey P Newton Story,” by Starz-Encore
2001 Commissioned as an art consultant for Civic Center Office Building, Denver, CO
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(2006) Currently serving as an advisory board member of the Mile High Stadium District’s Public Art Advisory Committee
(1997) Conducted creative workshops in the “Interactive Learning Center” in the first U.S./Chinese Educational Conference in Beijing, China
(1996) Created a new curriculum called, “Creative Expressions,” for the Educational Management Group used in public high schools across Australia
(1995) Invited to teach art workshops on the Navajo Reservation with the Discover III through the University of Arizona
(1992) Invited as an ambassador of Denver at “Brest 92” a maritime celebration in Brest/Brittany, Denver’s sister-city, encouraging artistic and cultural exchange
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