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  12205 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

  Albuquerque, New Mexico 87122



  Birth date: December 12, 1942

  Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas




1980 — MA Art Education; University of South Florida; Tampa, FL
1979 — BA Fine Arts; University of South Florida; Tampa, FL



• City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque International Airport
• Center for Life: UNM School of Medicine; Alb., NM
• First Capital Bankers, Inc.; Corpus Christi, TX
• Beverly Luna
• Alice King
• Hines Corporation, Albuquerque, NM
• Public Service Company of New Mexico
• Bank of Las Cruces; Las Cruces, New Mexico
• Taft College Art Gallery; Taft, California
• Bank of Santa Fe; Alta Lorna, Texas
• R.C. Gorman
• The Whitney Corporation; Redwood City, CA
• Michael de Santis, Inc.
• Pinellas County Arts Council’s Public Art Permanent Collection
• Amaco Art Clay Co., Inc.; Indianapolis, IN

• Cancer Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico



2019 “Layered Art, The Holistic Perspective”,

2018 “SLMM Within and Without”, Museum Contempo, Shelton, Washington

2017 “Merge IV” African American Performing Arts Center, Alb., NM

2016 “Merge III”, African American Performing Arts Center, Alb., NM

2015 “Merge II”, African American Performing Arts Center, Alb. NM

2014 “Merge”, African American Performing Arts Center, Alb., NM

2010 “New Directions”; Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale; Austin, TX

2009 “Beyond the I”; Albuquerque Arts Alliance; Alb., NM

2008 “Illumination”; Fort Meyers, Florida

2007 “Exploring Multiple Dimension”; Albuquerque Museum of Art and History; Albuquerque, NM 

2006 “Connections: We Are All One”; Lexington, KY

2006 “Celebracion”; Albuquerque Arts Alliance; Alb., NM 

2006 “Soul Shrines”: New Mexico State University: Las Cruces, NM

2005 “Hands That Create”; Weyrich Gallery; Alb., NM

2005 “On the Edge”; Peninsula Art Center: New Port News, VA

2004 ”Healing Environments”:Blue Moon Gallery: Hot Springs, AR

2003 “Fire in the Heart”: Schneider Museum of Art: Southern Oregon University: Ashland, OR

2002 “Landscape and Memory”: Sedona Art Center: Sedona, AZ

2002 Guest Artist: Corrales Bosque Gallery: Corrales, NM 

2002 “Celebration of Clay”: Harwood Art Center: Alb., NM

2001 “Masks Redux”: Mariposa Gallery: Alb., NM

2001 Featured Artist; Janet Bruno Gallery: Monrovia, CA

2001 “Earth Spirit”; Hiestand Art Gallery: Miami University: Oxford, Ohio   

2001 “Selected Work from SLMM”; Gallery of Contemporary Art: Univ. Of Colorado; Colorado Springs. CO 

2001 “Shadow and Light”; South Broadway Cultural Center; Alb., NM 

2000-2002 “Placitas Artist Series”; featured artist; Placitas, NM

2001 “Tides of Change”; Rockport Center for the Arts; Rockport, TX

2001 “Earth Spirit”; Miami University; Oxford, Ohio

2000 “Birth of Wisdom”; St. John=s College, Santa Fe, NM; Chapelle Des Penitents Blanc, Gordes, France 

2000 “The Women of Sumner & Dene”; Sumner and Dene, San Diego, CA 

2000 “Let There Be Light”; Mariposa Monte Vista, Alb., NM 

2000 “Voyage”; Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 

1999 “New Mexico Clay ‘99"; The Fisher Gallery, Alb., NM; Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM; Second Place Award

1999 “Bridging Time & Space”; Dominican College, San Rafael, CA

1999 “Tried & True”; Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1999 “Adages & Aphorisms”; Mariposa Gallery; Albuquerque, NM

1998 “Celtic Connections”; Laura Knott Art Gallery; Bradford College; Haverhill, MA

1998 “Featured Artist”; Weyrich Gallery; Albuquerque, NM

1998 “New Mexico Clay ‘98"; S. Broadway Cultural Center; Alb. and Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM  

1998 "Ceramics Celebration ‘98"; Roswell Museum & Art Center

1998 "In The Garden"; Mariposa Gallery; Albuquerque, NM

1997 "Guardian Spirits"; St. Peters Church; Marlborough, England 

1997 "Magnifico Invites"; Alb. Convention Center; Alb., NM  

1997 "Toys and Games"; Mariposa Gallery, Alb., NM

1996 "Layers, Mining The Unconscious"; WNMU, Silver City, NM

1996 "Tree Of Life"; Instituto del Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 

1996 "Signs and Signals" Mariposa Gallery, Alb. NM

1996 "New Mexico Clay", NW Craft Center, Seattle, WA

1995 "New Mexico Clay '95", Weyrich Gallery, Alb. NM

1995 "Magnifico" Juried Crafts: Albuquerque, NM 

1995 "Angels and Devils" Mariposa Gallery, Alb. NM 

1995 "Que Pasa" Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos NM

1994-96 "Crossing", Bradford College, Bradford, MA; Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, CO; St John's College, Santa Fe, NM and The Open Art Center, Old Saybrook, CT

1994 "Milagro Pequeno"; Weyrich Gallery; Alb., NM 

1994 "The Layered Perspective"; Univ. of Arkansas; Fayetteville

1994 "SLMM Artists"; Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM 

1994 "Magnifico" Juried Crafts; Alb., NM 

1994 "New Mexico Ceramic Artists"; Kimo Gallery; Alb. NM 

1994 "Metamorphosis" Mariposa Gallery; Alb. NM 

1994 "Ceramique" 8th St. Gallery; Alb., NM 

1993 "Biennial" ,Fuller Lodge Art Center; Los Alamos, NM 

1993 "Magnifico" Juried Crafts 

1993 "Buried Treasure" Mariposa Gallery 

1992 "Magnifico"/ Governors Gallery & Juried Crafts 

1992 "The Universal Link" & "Art is for Healing" Univ. of Texas Health Science Center; San Antonio, TX 

1991 "New Mexico State FairFine Arts Exhibition" 

1991 "Recycle"; Mariposa 

1991 "Magnifico"; Convention Center, Alb., NM 

1991 "The Healing Experience"; Bradford College; MA 

1991 "Layering, A Gathering of Voices", Marin, CA 

1991 "Layerist in New Mexico"; Fuller Lodge; Los Alamos, NM

1991 "New Works"; O'Brien Art Works; Alb., NM 

1990 "LayeristLevel to Level"; JohnsonHumrickhouse Museum; Coshocton,Ohio 

1990 "Capturing The Soul of Bandelier"; Fuller Lodge; Los Alamos, NM 

1990 "Stars & Stripes"; Mariposa Gallery; Alb., NM 

1990 "Masks and Reality"; Kimo Gallery; Albuquerque, NM 

1990 "Bandelier Show"; Fuller Lodge; Los Alamos, NM 

1989 "Masks"; Fuller Lodge; Los Alamos, NM 

1989 "Camouflage"; Mariposa Gallery; Albuquerque, NM 

1988 "From the Heart"; Mariposa Gallery; Albuquerque, NM 

1988 "Eros"; Armory for the Arts; Santa Fe, New Mexico 

1987 "Vessels & Prints"; Fuller Lodge; Los Alamos, NM 

1987 "Visions of Excellence"; Albuquerque United Artists 

1987 "Self Portrait"; Mariposa Gallery; Alb, NM 

1986 "Annual Celebration of American Crafts"; Creative Arts Workshop; New Haven, CT 

1986 "Crafts Twenty"; Pennsylvania State University; State College, PA 

1986 "Fourth Biennial Juried Craft Exhibition"; Fuller Lodge Art Center; Los Alamos, NM; 2nd Place & Purchase Award 

1986 "Crafts Concepts'86";Jewish Comm. Center; Margate, NJ

1986 "Shape, Light, Color"; Toh Atin  Gallery;  Durango, Colo.

1986 "Fiber and Clay"; The Art Store Gallery; Los Angeles,   CA

1986 "Gallery"; Lubbock Arts Festival; Lubbock, Texas 

1986 "Cowboys and Indians"; Mariposa Gallery; Alb., NM 

1985 17th Annual Celebration of American Crafts, The Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Conn. 

1985 "The Wichita National Decorative Arts Exhibit"; Wichita Arts Assoc.; Wichita, Kansas 

1985 "Crafts 19"; Pennsylvania State University; University Park, Pennsylvania 

1985 "For The Birds"; Mariposa Gallery; Albuquerque, NM 

1985 "Winter Exhibition"; Artisans Gallery; Great Neck, N.Y.

1985 "7th Annual Vahki Exhibition"; Galeria Mesa; Mesa, Az. 

1985 "Ceramic Competition '85";Angelo St.Univ.; San Angelo, Texas 

1985 "Gallery"; Lubbock Arts Festival; Lubbock,Tx. 

1984 "Santa Fe Festival of the Arts"; Santa Fe,NM

1984 "Woman Art"; F.A.C.E.T.; Taos, New Mexico 

1984 "Crafts '18"; Pennsylvania State University; University Park, Penn. 

1984 "New Horizons"; Sun West Bank; Silver City, NM 

1984 "Clay, Wood and Fiber"; Fine Arts Building, New Mexico Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

1984 "The Gallery"; Lubbock Arts Festival; Lubbock, Texas 

1984 "Personal Visions"(four woman show); Fuller Lodge; Los Alamos, New Mexico 

1984 "Reflections";  Mariposa Gallery; Albuquerque, NM 1983 "American Ceramic National Exhibition"; Downey, Calif. 

1983 "Vessel Aesthetic '83"; (Merit Purchase Award); Taft, Calif. 

1983 "Clay and Fiber"; Fuller Lodge Art Center; Los Alamos 

1983 "Contemporary Crafts"; New Mexico State Fair; Albuquerque, NM 

1982 "Ancient Skills/Modern Art"; Artist Market Gallery; Clearwater, Florida 

1980 "Tampa Bay '80"; Tampa Museum; Tampa, Florida



1987 & 1988 Contemporary Crafts Market; Santa Monica, CA
1984 & 1985 ACE Craft Fair; Dallas, Texas
1984 Springtime Exhibition; Albuquerque, New Mexico; (Merit Award)
1983 New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair; Albuquerque, NM
1983 Springtime Exhibition; Albuquerque, New Mexico
1982 Gasparilla; Tampa, Florida
1982 Mainsail(2nd place in pottery);St. Petersburg, Florida
1981 Ringling Craft Show; Sarasota, Florida



1992 YWCA "Women on the Move" Awards 

1995–98 Albuquerque Woman’s Bowling Hall of Fame Awards



• Visual Journeys: Art of the 21st Century; 2010
• Crop Circles An Art of Our Time; 2007; p.107
• The Art of Layering: Making Connections; 2004
• Bridging Time & Space; Markowitz Publishing; 1998
• Southwest Art; Sept. 1996; p.36
• Southwest Art; May 1995; p.120
• Layering; An Art of Time and Space; 1991
• The Collectors Guide ;1987,1988,1989,1990,1991,1993,1996
• The Guild ’87 & The Guild ’88,Kraus Sikes Inc.,1987; p.34
• 1001 Home Ideas, "Shopping America", June 1988; pp 60, 64
• Crafts Report, "A Need To Be Obsessed…..." May 1987; p.3
• Ceramics Monthly, "News and Retrospect", April 1986; p.91
• Artists " Artisans of New Mexico, "Ilena Grayson",1985; pp19–20
• Ceramics Monthly, "News and Retrospect", Oct. 1984; p.79
• Southwest Profile, "The Pottery of Ilena Grayson", Aug. 1984



Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico


 Ilena Grayson 

Copyrights in the works of art and the images displayed on this site are held by the artists creating the works, and display on this Website is solely by permission of the artists. No right is conferred to reproduce these images, either digitally or in print, except with the express permission of the artists. 

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