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Grow Love International™️
robyn@growlovewalls.org
www.growlovewalls.org

Biography:

Grow love is the moniker of Denver based artist Robyn Frances. Grow Love specializes in public, commercial, and private murals and commission portraiture. In 2018 Grow Love founded the organization Gow Love International whose mission is to support female and female identifying creatives with mentorship based career building and mural arts training. In 2019 Grow Love co-founded the mural festival Babe Walls. Babe Walls was created to support and promote womxn and non-binary mural and street artists.

Arts Affiliations Membership & Education:

Babe Walls Mural Festival- Co-Founder- 2019-present

Flourish Creative Spaces & Galleria- Co-Founder- October 2019

Grow Love International- Founder- October 2018- present

Pirate Contemporary Art- Associate Member- March 2018- Present

Artuvus- Studio Artist- 2017-2018

Point Gallery- Studio Artist- 2016-2017

Helikon Gallery- Studio Artist- 2013-2016

University of Denver – BFA Studio Art – Denver CO 2007

SACI College of Art and Design – Undergraduate Studies – Florence IT 2007

Pratt Institute – PreCollege Program – Brooklyn NY 2002

Press:

https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/artist-invites-public-to-watch-murals-in-progress-in-downtown-rapid-city/article_a6f1ad38-9e56-51f3-a55c-fb48f7be2440.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

https://www.blackhillsfox.com/video/2020/09/02/mural-artist/

https://303magazine.com/2020/08/babe-walls-first-annual-colorado/

https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/08/09/babe-fest-2020-mural-festival-westminster/243052/

https://303magazine.com/2020/01/babe-walls-colorado-mural-festival/

https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/08/30/pink-progression-collaborations/244070/

KGNU Radio Interview- Women in the Street Arts Field- September 2019

Voyage Denver Magazine- Trailblazers Feature- June 2019

https://303magazine.com/2019/03/female-street-artists-colorado/

https://303magazine.com/2019/01/robyn-frances-pirate-contemporary/

https://www.studiodrewaustin.com/threadbare/

Westword Magazine- Artopia 2018 Artists Line Up

KGNU Radio Interview- Feminine Artists Perspective

https://www.squarefoot.com/blog/inside-baker/

Exhibitions & Events:

– Babe Walls Mural Festival- Arvada Colorado- July 2021

– Womxn on Walls- Group Exhibition- Matriarch Merchantile- Denver- March 2021

– Pink Progression Artist Talk, Series 1- Virtual Artist Discussion- Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities- September 2020

– The Collective- Commission for Original Artwork- Denver Colorado- August 2020

+ The Collective is a new arts infused condominium community opening up Winter of 2020 in the RiNo district in Denver. They contracted with ten local artists to create a permanent collection. I painted two 40” x 60” Iris paintings for their permanent collection.

– Community Building Mural Event with Focus Smith- Paha Sapa, Rapid City, South Dakota- August 2020

+ Hired by follow artist Focus Smith, and with the support of the local community of Rapid City, to create a large scale mural in downtown Rapid City. The event was created by Focus to gain more public and community engagement within the arts in public spaces.

– Gratis- Solo Arts Exhibition- Pirate Contemporary- Aug 2020

– Babe Wall Mural Festival- Westminster Colorado- Aug 2020

+ As a co-founder of the Babe Walls Mural Festival, my contributions included fundraising, sponsorship, skills building for participating artists, artist engagement and collaboration delegation, as well as completing a large scale mural design with two other artists. Planning, organizing, and fundraising from Fall of 2019 to execution in August of 2020.

– MCA Denver + Tara + Babe Walls- Artist Panel Discussion- Public Zoom Event- August 2020

– Pink Progression Group Exhibition- The Arvada Center- Arvada Colorado- July 2020

+ Invitation by a fellow artist Moe Gram, to collaborate on a multilayered, multifunctional, mixed media installation for one of Arvada Center’s largest exhibitions to date. The Pink Progression took place in several preliminary museums and events spaces in the run up to the Arvada Center’s “Collaborations” exhibition. Involving lectures, speakers, and poets addressing concepts of human rights and equality built on the solidarity established during the womxn’s marches and the 100th anniversary of votes for women. Pink Progression spanned over one year in and around the city of Denver.

– Street Wise Oral Histories- Virtual Artist Interview with Leah Brenner Clack & Alvin Gregorio, Professor at The University of Colorado Boulder School of Art & Art History- July 2020

– Pink Progression Collaborations- Group Exhibition- Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities- July- November 2020

– Babe Walls Tennyson Street Mural Project- July 2020

+ Babe Walls paired with the Tennyson neighborhood to create a multi- functioning arts space. They asked members of Babe Walls to come paint outdoor murals on outer walls of a property. I worked with fellow artist Alicia Cardenas to paint the backside of this entire property

– Wellness Winnie- CDPHE- March 2020

+ The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment asked me to create an original artistic design to wrap one of their mobile wellness RV’s. They wanted to have an inviting aesthetic that would be welcomed into the houseless community providing essential health services and supplies to the public.

– Babe Walls Artists Exhibition- Ironton Gallery- Denver Colorado- February 2020

– Allegory- A Matter of Heart Group Exhibition- February 2020

– For The Culture Con- Denver Cultural Partners Program- Live Painting Event- February 2020

– Pirate Contemporary Art- 40th Anniversary Members + Alumni Show- January 2020

– Colorado Health & Environment Mural Project- Redline Arts & Society Grant- 2018-2020

+ I was hired by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to create a statewide mural project with funding awarded to the department from the Redline Arts & Society Grant. I worked alongside department heads to develop the application process, artists payment structure, and timeline implementation. I was also one of the participating artists headlining the project. From development to execution the project spanned from Fall of 2018 to Spring of 2020.

– Mountain Phoenix Community School- June 2019

+ Mountain Phoenix Community School reached out to me to paint an outdoor mural in the center of their campus. I worked with them to combine the mural project with the arts section of the summer camp they offered the students. The kids help paint the mural and painted rocks as a token of their important contribution.

– Street Wise Mural Festival- Collaborative Public Mural- October 2019

– Samana Float Center- Painting Commission Annual Conference- Denver- Sept 2019

– Women + Street Art- Panelist- Street Art Network- September 2019

– Colfax Arts Fest- 40 West Arts- Featured Artist- Live Mural Painting- August 2019

– Denver Art Museum Culture Haus & The Street Art Network- Featured Artist & Speaker- On Site Street Art Tour- July 2019

– RiNo Arts District- Barber X Mural – Featured Artist Public Arts Program- July 2019

– FAUX NUDES- Solo Arts Show- Pirate Contemporary Arts Gallery- January 2019

– Urban Renaissance LLC- Corporate Mural Project- January 2019

– Mainstream Nails- Commissioned Indoor Mural Project- Denver Colorado- October 2018

– ACG Holding Corporation- Outdoor Mural- Denver Colorado- September 2018

– The Pod Space- Commissioned Mural, whole building wrap- Denver Colorado- August 2018

– Peoples Fair Mural Project- Projects Facilitator & Student Mentor- June 2018

– Baker Technologies- Indoor Corporate Mural- Denver Colorado- May 2018

Deck The Halls- Group Exhibition- December 2019

Flourish Galleria Grand Opening Reception- December 2019

Gutter Kids Vol 3.- Group Exhibition- November 2019

RiNo Arts District- Barber X Mural – Featured Artist Public Arts Program- July 2019

S*pring Fling – Outfront Colorado LGBTQ Media & S*Park – April 2019

International Women’s Day- Lululemon Athletics- Invitation Live Painting Event- March 2019

The Rose Show- Invitation Arts Event/Group Show- Lumenoti- February 2019

FAUX NUDES- Solo Show- Pirate Contemporary Arts Gallery- January 2019

Tedious – Live Performance – WOMC Artists Group performance- The Understudy- Dec 2018

Northside POP-up Party, Live Mural- Zio Romolos- October 2018

Far Out Factory Exhibition, Live Mural & Art show- Denver Rock Drill- October 2018

Old School Patio Battle, Live Art Battle- Meadowlark Kitchen- August 2018

The Safe Word Is (Event)- Live Painting – Fort Greene- August 2018

Thread/Bare Group Show- ReCreative Denver- August 2018

Anything for Selenas Art Show- Fort Greene Bar- July 2018

Shameless Sunday- Live Painting- July 2018

Art on Tap- Projects Facilitator- July 2018

Rino Arts Fest- Mural Project- June 2018

The Order by Lumenoti- Live Painting Event- Lumenoti Warehouse- April 2018

Artopia- Live Painting & Performance- The Church Night Club- February 2018

Basel House After Party Mural- Miami FL- December 2017

Art Collecting 101, Group Show- Firehouse Art Center- November 2017

Birdseed Collective’s Dumpster Revitalization Project- September 2017

Crush Mural Festival- International Mural Event- September 2017

Birdseed Collective’s 100+ – Group Arts Show- July 2017

Thornton Arts & Cultural Center, Oz Gallery- “Now You See Me” Group Show- July 2017

Pirate Contemporary Art – “Outsiders” Group Show- June 2017

City Hall, Denver CO- Artopia- February 2017

Alto Gallery, Denver CO- “Away & Anywhere” Group Show- August 2016

Point Gallery, Denver CO- “Contradictions Baby” Solo Show- August 2016

Crimson Hilt, Denver CO- “Unique Lines”Group Show- July 2016

Helikon Gallery, Denver CO- “Denizen” Resident Artist Show- August 2014

Helikon Gallery, Denver CO- Resident Artist Show- January 2014

Teal Art Gallery, Breckenridge CO- Group Show- November 2008

Vicki Myhren Gallery, Denver CO- BFA Student Exhibition – June 2007

SACI Gallery, Florence IT- Undergraduate Exhibition – May 2007