Melissa Furness' art as part of #ArtFindsUs

#ArtFindsUs

July 29, 2020

CU Denver Art Practices faculty Melissa Furness is letting her work go on the ride of all the varied forms.

Occurring the third Thursday of every month, #ArtFindsUs is taking the work of local artists and putting them on a mobile billboard tour of the town. The project places the art that usually shows at Doug Kacena’s gallery, K Contemporary, on a mobile billboard truck that typically advertises sport bars and nightlife. With social-distancing measures closing many galleries, the art now comes to the viewer to provide much needed creative sustenance. Heads up– the next viewing is August 20th. To learn more about the community based initiative, follow the #ArtFindsUs hashtag or visit the website.

Melissa Furness works primarily in painting and installation. Her work is influenced by experiences of travel, which have included artist residencies in China, Mexico, Ireland, Poland, Hungary, and the U.S. Furness regularly exhibits and publishes both nationally and internationally. She participated in the 2015 Biennial of the Americas, and in 2016 Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Karala, India through A.I.R. Gallery of NY. Furness is currently an Associate Professor of Art Practices at the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media. The artist is currently represented by K Contemporary Art in Denver.