Denise Weaver Ross has exhibited in national and international galleries and museums. A prolific artist, she is also a poet, with poems published in many anthologies as well as in five books of her own art and poetry. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Master of Fine Arts degree. She shows regularly at the Tortuga and Ghostwolf Galleries in Albuquerque New Mexico.


Local Treasure designee, Albuquerque Business Art Association, 2018
Poster Artist,
¡Globalquerque! World Musical Festival, Albuquerque, NM, 2017
Judge, New Mexico Arts and Craft Show, Albuquerque, NM, 2017
Best in Show
, Las Vegas International Juried Art Competition, Jana’s RedRoom, Las Vegas, NV, 2016


  • City of Albuquerque Public Art
  • State of New Mexico Public Art
  • Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists
  • Proyecto Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • University of New Mexico Foundation, Albuquerque, NM
  • Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton, U.K.


  • Orpheum Community Hub Mural, co-funded by Homewise and the City of Albuquerque, 2019
  • Tortuga Bosque Mural,  Tortuga Gallery, Mural Fest 2018, Albuquerque, NM, 2018
  • We The People Mural, Private Residence, Albuquerque, NM, 2017
  • The Garden of Muses Mural, The Source Forest, Albuquerque, NM, 2015


  • Ante-Up, Slice Parlor, Nob Hill, Albuquerque, 2019
  • 64 Hexagrams, Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2018
  • DEALT, Slice Parlor, Northeast Heights, Albuquerque, 2018
  • From the Heart, ProgressNow, NM, Albuquerque, NM, 2018
  • Selection from the House of Cards, Jana’s RedRoom, Las Vegas, NV,  2017
  • Among the Trees, New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery, Albuquerque, NM,  2017
  • House of Cards: The Whole Deck, Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2015
  • Stars in My Eyes, Hearts in My Trees, The Source Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2014
  • My Heart is in the Trees, Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2014
  • MW by NE by SW, New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2013
  • Mangames, Soho Gallery, New York, NY, 1994
  • Mangames, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 1992
  • Bound and Gagged, McHenry County College Art Gallery, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1992
  • Mangames, Adams Hall Gallery, Wheaton College, Illinois, 1989
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors, Bridgewater State College, Rondileau Art Gallery, Bridgewater, MA, 1989
  • To be continued…, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 1986
  • Wish You Were Here! (MFA Thesis Solo), Herter Gallery, Amherst MA, 1982


  • Three—a national juried exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, 2018
  • Las Vegas International Juried Art Competition, Jana’s RedRoom, Las Vegas, NV, 2016 (Won Best in Show)
  • The Contemporary Figure in Painting, Matrix Fine Arts, Albuquerque, NM, 2016
  • Cupid’s Arrow, Wheelhouse Art, Santa Fe, NM, 2015
  • PRINT: Albuquerque, William Platz Gallery at SUVA, Albuquerque, NM, 2013
  • Walk on the Wild Side, The Wooden Cow Gallery & Art Space, Albuquerque, NM, 2010
  • WordPlay,The Wooden Cow Gallery & Art Space, Albuquerque, NM, 2010
  • National Highlights ’93, Limner Gallery, New York, NY, 1993
  • Corporate Ninjas, No Turtles, Bridgewater State College, Rondileau Art Gallery, Bridgewater, MA, 1992
  • Innocence Show, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA, 1986
  • In the Pink, Tweed Gallery, New Jersey, 1985


  • The Architecture of Beauty: Works by Prominent NM Artists, Gallery with a Cause at New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM, upcoming September 2019
  • Paganology—Mothership Alumni, Downtown Contemporary Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, December 2018
  • 12×12 Fundraising Exhibition, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, December 2018
  • MuralFest 2018 Artists, Artichoke Cafe, Albuquerque, NM, October 2018
  • Tocando Todo, Luanem Gallery, Menaul School, Albuquerque, NM, February 2018
  • FacePalm Patriots, KD Neely Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, November 2017
  • Whimsical Show, Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, NM, October 2017
  • Artists on the Rise, Gallery with a Cause at New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM, June 2017
  • Politico, Downtown Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM, April 2017
  • The Flame Show, Downtown Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM, February 2017
  • The Turtle Show, Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, February 2017
  • Grand Opening Show, Vibrance, Albuquerque, NM, 2016
  • Legends & Monsters, Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2016
  • Forms of Life, Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2016
  • Heart Attack, Downtown Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM, 2016
  • Fresh Paint, Luanem Gallery, Menaul School, Albuquerque, NM, 2015
  • Selections, The “New” Old School House Gallery, San Antonito, New Mexico, 2014
  • From Without and Within, Back Street Bistro, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2014
  • Becoming: One Thing Leads to Another, Luanem Gallery at the Menaul School, Albuquerque, NM, 2014
  • School House: Rock, Paper, Scissors, The Old School House Gallery, San Antonito, NM, 2014
  • Gravure – The Chameleon of Printmaking, The New Grounds Print Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2012
  • New Work by New Artists, New Grounds Print Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2007
  • Kingston Gallery: Ten Years, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 1992
  • On the Wall, Off the Wall, Boston Visual Artists Union, Boston, MA, 1984


Made in NM, Work by New Grounds Print Workshop Artists, 2008-2010

  • Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, Northern Alberta, Canada
  • Sarala’s Art Centre, Chennai, India
  • Open Studio, Toronto, Canada
  • University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Gallery Laurent Schkolnyk, Nantes, France
  • Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton, England
  • Proyecto Ace Dirrección, Buenos Aires, Argentina


  • Clarke, Condé, Denise Weaver Ross’s Hexagram 6: Sung (Creative Tension), Alibi, No.28 • July 11-17, 2019
  • Hood, Taylor, Creatives: Denise Weaver Ross, Albuquerque The Magazine, June 2019
  • Alibi, Event Horizon, Cha-Ching, V.27 No.41, October 11-17, 2018
  • Roberts, Kathaleen, Losses inspire project of 56 vibrantly colored works based on a deck of playing cards, Albuquerque Journal Sunday, October 4th, 2015,
  • Pulkka, Wesley, Playing cards carry symbolism, by Wesley Pulkka, Albuquerque Journal Arts review, Sunday, February 16, 2014
  • Guengerich, Gail, My Heart Is in the Trees and under a giant sea bird, Alibi Arts Featurem, V.23 No.6, February 6-12, 2014
  • Lathrop, Chuck, Opening One’s Heart, NM Art Review, February, 2014
  • English, Mike. My Heart is in the Trees: Denise Weaver Ross, Local IQ: Smart Arts Feature, Sunday, 26 January 2014


  • Teen Spirit (2018), | Drama, Music | 5 April 2019 (USA), “Matagot”
  • Poets Speak: Hers (volume 2),  Beatlick Press, 2017
  • Poets Speak: Water (volume 3),  Beatlick Press, 2017
  • Value, Beatlick Press, 2017
  • Colours of Refuge, Poets, Artists Unplugged anthology, Published by Authorpress India, 2016
  • House of Cards: Ekphrastic Poetry, A Jules Poetry Playhouse Project, 2015
  • Blue Mesa Review, Issue No. 32 (December 2015), “The Queen’s Fire”
  • Resonance स्पंदन Poets, Artists Unplugged 2014 bilingual International Anthology. Anthology includes Poetry in English & Hindi( & Urdu translated), 2015
  • Malpais Review, Vol. 5 No. 2 (Fall 2014), Front and Back Cover Art
  • The Artist Weekly, Black Cat Publications Featured in Volume 2, Issue 10, May 26, 2013
  • The Artist Catalogue: A Quarterly Publication for Emerging Artists, Spring 2013: Volume 2 Issue 1


  • House of Cards: The Bone SuitArt and Poetry by Denise Weaver Ross2017
  • House of Cards: The Star SuitArt and Poetry by Denise Weaver Ross2015
  • House of Cards: The Tree SuitArt and Poetry by Denise Weaver Ross2014
  • House of Cards: The Heart SuitArt and Poetry by Denise Weaver Ross2014
  • Midwest by Northeast by SouthwestArt and Poetry by Denise Weaver Ross, 2013

*Denise has also published her poetry in many anthologies and reviews both nationally and internationally.