BIO/CV

Artist - Tif Choate. Born 1970. Self taught painter, Graphic design & Illustration degree. Currently lives and works in the Colorado Front Range with her husband and two Siberian cats.

Bold colors, mesmerizing gazes and dynamic images capture the eye in Tif Choate’s artwork. Inspired by her love for animals, God's rich and colorful creation and a passion for joy, Tif’s work articulates the spirit of freedom in expression. Tif primarily works in acrylic paint on canvas and latex paint on public outdoor murals. She describes herself as a color-haulic, unapologetically.  Her work is motivated by her love for contrasting colors, general wildness and the way that art can totally change the temperature of a space.

  • Solo Exhibits

    CUURENTLY EXHIBITING

    2023-24 "Truth is a Good Dog'

    7 selections

    ~Urban Dogg, Broomfield, CO

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    2023 "The SubDudes & Natty Swank Club"

    ~The Muse Performance Space, Lafayette, CO 

    2023 "Intersect: A Retrospect

    of Juncture" abstract

    ~The Muse Performance Space, Lafayette, CO 

    2023 Grand Opening

    ~Kaleidoscope Art Space Lafayette, CO 

    2019 "Truth Is A Good Dog"
    ~Elevate Realty Gallery, Louisville, CO

    2019 "Truth Is A Good Dog"

    ~High Drive Pet Supply,  Longmont, CO

    2019 "3 Dog Nights"

    ~Romero’s K9 Club & Taproom,  Lafayette, CO

    2018 selections

    ~The Acne Lab,   Lafayette, CO

    2018  "By Love: Art, Love

    & MeToo", Exhibition and

    Silent Auction

    ~East Simpson Coffee Co., Lafayette, CO

    2018 "Wild Things"

    ~FATE Brewery, Lafayette, CO

    2018 "Wild Things II"

    ~FATE Ale House, Boulder, CO

    2018 selections LAA

    ~Bittersweet Cafe,  Louisville, CO

  • Public Art

    2022 "Greetings from LAFAYETTE" City mural

    ~wall mural, co-created with 3 artists, Lafayette, CO, 307 S.Public RD

    2022 "Colorado The Beautiful"

    ~4-sided utility box, Broomfield, CO

    2021 'Cantando Huesos Muertos A La Vida/ Singing Dead Bones To Life’

    ~3D sculpture from musical instruments, Lafayette, CO, Lafayette Public Library

    2020 ''Wild Horses of Colorado" ~3-sided utility box, Lafayette, CO, 300 S.Public RD

    2020 ''Don't Worry"

    ~2-sided wall mural. Lafayette, CO

    2020 "The Buckle" abstract

    ~5-sided art display box, Broomfield, CO

    2020 ''A Boat through the Universe"

    ~Alley Art Amazin' fence mural, Lafayette, CO, Cleveland ST

    2020 " You ; Matter"

    ~wall mural for suicide prevention, Broomfield, CO, 120TH & US287

    2019 'Bee Kind’

    ~fence mural, Lafayette, CO,

    The Arts Hub

    2018 ‘Insectopia’

    ~5-sided utility box, SHOCK Art, Longmont, CO, Nelson RD next to Target

    2018 Four Animals & LOGO

    ~Commercial wall mural for Animal Urgent Care Hospital, Arvada, CO, 64th & Ward RD

    2017‘My Neighbor Totoro Visits Waneka Lake’ 

    ~Alley Art Amazin’ wall mural, Lafayette, CO, behind Take•A•Break Daycare

    2018 ‘Let It Bee’

    ~5-sided utility box, SHOCK Art, Longmont, CO, 6th & Coffman RD

    2016 ‘Lotus & Ohm’

    ~gold leaf indoor wall mural , Lafayette, CO, S.Boulder RD

    2015 ‘Little Clinic Measure Up Animals’,

    ~indoor exhibit mural, WOW! Children’s Museum, Lafayette, CO

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    2012-16 Public wall murals

    ~Alley Art Amazin’ city mural program, Lafayette, CO

    "Peacocks and Waves" 100’x7’  

    "Chicka Boom Band"  12’x10’

    "Empowered by Love" 48’x15’

    "The Hand Off" 60’x15’

    "LafaYeti" 24’x10’

    "Miller’s Window" 12’x8’

    "The Miner" at the Miner’s Museum, Lafayette, CO

    "Sunrise in the Mountains", on Mary Miller’s chicken coop

    "Urban Garden" 2-sided on house

    "John Weise Tribute", founder of Alley Art Amazin’

  • Group Exhibits

    CURRENTLY EXHIBITING

    2023-2024 "SEEN"

    'Breakthrough' painting by TC

    Boulder, CO Sanctuary Art Gallery

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    2019-2022

    2022 'Big Art Arte Grande'

    ~The Collective Arts Community Gallery, with 2 abstract paintings, Lafayette, CO

    2022  'SubDudes' and 'Natty Swank Club' series

    ~Creative Framing Art Gallery,

    A Featured artist with 15 paintings , Louisville, CO

    2021 'The Human Figure'

    ~R Gallery and Wine Bar,

    with 2 paintings, Boulder, CO

    2021 'VIRAL INFLUENCE: Art in the time of the Coronavirus'

    ~The Arvada Center for Arts & Humanities Arvada, CO

    2020  'Animal LOVE'

    The Colorado Children's Hospital Anschutz Gallery, featuring four paintings from ‘Truth Is A Good Dog’, Aurora, CO

    2019 Three artist exhibit

    The Arts Hub & Art Underground Gallery, select paintings from 'Truth is A Good Dog' Series, Lafayette, CO

    2019 'Lines'

    1 painting, R Gallery and Wine Bar, Boulder, CO

    2019 Three artist exhibit

    ~The Arts Hub & Art Underground Gallery, 'Intersect: A Retrospective of Juncture’ series of 12 paintings, Lafayette, CO

     2019 ‘Community Hang(Out)’,

    8 selected paintings, Madelife Gallery, Boulder, CO

    2019 selected work

    Lafayette Public Library, ‘See & Respond: Art on the Street’ Juried Exhibition,  Lafayette, CO

    2018 ‘Community Hang(Out)’+ Beat Cypher,

    6 selected paintings, Madelife Gallery, Boulder, CO

    2018 2 artist Art Show LAA ‘Truth Is A Good Dog’ series, with artist Dori Stickles. Cannon Mine Coffee House, Lafayette, CO

    2016-17

    ‘Duo of Color’ with artist Ruth Meere, East Simpson Coffee Co., Lafayette, CO

    ‘Winter Fine Arts Show", Juried Exhibition,  Louisville Center for the Arts, Louisville, CO

     ‘See & Respond: Art on the Street’ Juried Exhibition,  Lafayette City Library, Lafayette, CO

     ‘Grand Petit Deux’, CORE Art Space,Santa Fe Art District,  Denver, CO 

    ‘Hear Our Voices’, Silent Auction to benefit domestic violence survivors with SPAN    [Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence], Twisted Pine Brewery, Boulder, CO

  • Honors and Awards

    2020

    2 original paintings and 4 fine art framed prints purchased into permanent collection at Children's Hospital North Campus, Broomfield, Co

    1 original painting and 1 fine art framed print purchased into permanent collection at Children's Hospital Anschutz Campus, Denver,  Co

    2019 

    Selected Artwork commissioned by ARTS! Lafayette for 2019 Art Hero Award Winner

    2018

    ‘Insectopia’, 3D switchgear box, public vote winner for SHOCK ART, Art In Public Places, Longmont, CO

    Juror, ‘See & Respond: Art on the Street’ Reception, Lafayette City Library, Lafayette, CO

    ‘Music, Rhythms & Dance’ Juried Exhibition,  2nd Place Award, Louisville City Library, Louisville, CO

    Arts! Lafayette Art Hero Award Recipient

    2017

    ‘Let It Bee’, 3D switchgear box, public vote winner for SHOCK ART, Art In Public Places, Longmont, CO

  • Teaching/Professional Experience

    CURRENT (since 2012)

    Lead Artist, Alley Art Amazin’ city mural program, Lafayette, CO

    2016

    Co-Chair of Public Art Committee, City of Lafayette, CO

    2013-16

    Member of Public Art Committee,   City of Lafayette, CO

    2013-15

    Artistic Director, Alley Art Amazin’  city mural program, Lafayette, CO

    2014

    Art Instructor, ‘I Have a Dream’ mural for Dreamers Youth program, helping to design & oversee group painting

    2011

    Summer Youth Art Instructor K-5th Grade, Boulder Valley Christian Church

    2002-2010

    Homeschool Instructor for my two sons

    Co-op teacher for Hendersonville Homeschoolers Assoc., Asheville, NC

    Co-Op teacher private homeschool community, Boulder County, CO

  • Education

    CURRENT

    revolving: continuing education, workshops, field training and experience, volunteering and mentorships

    1991

    AS Degree in Arts, Illustration and Graphic Design, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL

    1970-present

    Lots of experimentation, trial and error, 30 years of marriage and parenting.

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    STRENGTHS

    Large format painting, professional acrylic and latex painter, animal portraiture, wall mural painting,graphic design, Adobe Creative Suite designer, all around positive attitude, resilience and determination.