Mario Zoots

Born 1981, Denver, CO

Lives and works in Denver, CO

Represented by K Contemporary, Denver CO


2014 - MA, University of Denver, Emergent Digital Practices

2011 - BFA, Metropolitan State University, New Media


2015 - 2018  - Affiliate Faculty - Metropolitan State University, Foundations.

2016 - 2018  - Adjunct Faculty - Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Foundations.

2018 - Present  - Multimedia Instructor - 5280 High School


2018 - Artist in Residence - Taxi, Denver, CO

2017 - Artist in Residence - Dedazo Residency, Chiapas, MX  

2016-2018 - Artist in Residence - RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO

2016 - Artist In Residence - Historic Hynds Building, Cheyenne, WY

Solo Exhibitions


Gentle Distortion, K Contemporary, Denver, CO


Black Sun, K Contemporary, Denver, CO


Opsis, Parker Arts Center, Parker, CO


Recent Spells, Svper Ordinary, Denver, CO


I Just Wanna Be As Pretty As I Feel, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, MX

New Gothic, Super Ordinary Gallery, Denver, CO


I Miss Mystery, Illiterate Gallery, Denver, CO

Witches Cradle, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO

Select Group Exhibitions


Hardly Soft presents Night Cream, Understudy, Denver, CO

Juried Alumni Exhibition , Vicki Myhren Gallery , University of Denver, Denver, CO

The Denver Collage Club, Alto Gallery, Denver, CO

Ghostly Traces, Vicki Myhren Gallery , University of Denver, Denver, CO

Elemental Construction, CPAC, McNichols Building, Denver, CO

Now That I Have Your un(divided) Attention!, Redline, Denver, CO

Locals Only, Mirus Gallery, Denver, CO


Exchange Berlin, Dateline Booth, Kuhlhausberlin, Berlin, Germany

Making Headlines, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO

10X, RedLine, Denver, CO

Sarah Bowling + Mario Zoots, Dateline, Denver, CO

SITu: From the Artist’s Perspective, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO

LA Art Show Booth #5025, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA


Introductions,, K Contemporary , Denver, CO

Drive-In / Black Cube Nomadic Museum, S*Park , Denver, CO

Modern America, Firehouse Art Center , Longmont, CO

An Ant Bit Me In My Heart, Then My Titty Was On Fire, Dedazo, Carillo Puerto, Chiapas, MX

The Denver Collage Club, Alto Gallery, Denver, CO

In Between Meetings, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO

Nice Work If You Can Get It, RedLine, Denver, CO

Between The Medium, Seeing Photographically, RedLine, Denver, CO


Mario Zoots + Matt O’Neil, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, CO

Touching Hands With Someone Seriously Beautiful, Galeria La Esperanza,  Mexico City, MX

The Wall, La Pared, Vicki Myhren Gallery University of Denver,, Denver, CO

Looking Back: 40 Years / 40 Artists,  Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

The International Weird Show,  Trondheim, Norway

Drawing Never Dies, RedLine, Denver, CO

Subtle Gaze, Gravity Gallery, Aspen, CO

The International Weird Show, Carmen Cruanas, Barcelona, Spain


Strangers I Know, Dateline, Denver, CO

Vault / MSU Alumni Exhibition, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

MSU Faculty Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO


(Missing) Persons, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO

Scope Art Fair, Red Bull Curates, Miami Beach, FL

Super Human, Plus Gallery, Denver, CO

Its Been 4 Years Since 2010, Arcadia Missa, London, UK

International Weird Collage Show, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY

The Age of Collage, Feinkunst Kruger, Hamburg, Germany

Outside In 303, Museo de las Americas, Denver, CO

You Look Like How I Used To, Dateline, Denver, CO


MediaLive, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Soft Opening, Private Island, Los Angeles, CA

Come, All Ye Faithful, Florian Christopher, Zurich, Switzerland

Draft Urbanism, Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO

Cut + Paste, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Untitled Collages, Month of Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, CO

I Dont Know Its An Illusion I Dont Care, Vamialis, Athens, Greece

Real Is A Feeling, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO

Phos: Light Today, Colorado Photographic Art Center, Denver, CO


So Confused LOL, Beo_Project, Belgrade, Serbia

I’m Too High To Deal With This Shit Right Now, 72 Truck, Madrid, Spain

Plastic Ono Kuchi Kaiai, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City, MX

Appropriate Punk, Hinterland Gallery, Denver, CO

Mirage, Brooklyn FireProof, Brooklyn, NY


Trance End, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

Man Such As We Know Him, Is A Computer, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

Alternative Processes, RedLine Gallery, Denver, CO

The Big Picture Show, Illiterate Gallery, Denver, CO

Do It, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, Denver, CO

Mountain Standard: Time + Place, Colorado Springs, CO


Rojo Nova, Museum of Image + Sound, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Down With The Sickness, Illiterate Gallery, Denver, CO

We Ooze, Show Cave, Los Angeles, CA

Vigilante Justice III, 501 Club St. Paul, MPLS


Draw Rings II, Rhinoceropolis, Denver, CO


Choose Your Own Adventure, Object + Thought, Denver, CO

Gif(t)s, Show Cave, Los Angeles, CA

Video Screenings


Dateline:43, Sluice, London, UK


Gentle Jousting, Loophole, Berlin, DE


The Bacchaus Video Art Performance, Bacchaus, Los Angeles, CA


Sliders, Invisible Exports, New York, NY

Permanent Vacation, Show Cave, Los Angeles, CA

Sonic Horticulture, 26 minute video shown in 3 different EU cities. Hoorn, NL / Amsterdam, NL / Berlin, Germany.



Nylon Magazine, New York, NY Illustration for ‘Mixtape for Lovers’ February Issue


Urban Outfitters Artist Series Gift Card, Sold On-Line and In Store



International  Weird Collage Show #3 / Barcelona. Published by The Weird Press. 2016


The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art. Published by Gestalten in Berlin, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-89955-483-0

Strangeways Magazine, October 2013 Volume 3 Issue 1A - iiiPoints - Miami, FL

Secret Behavior. Edited by James Gallagher. Distrubuted by D.A.P. 1 work published in this contemporary arts journal.


Le Tempestad, Digital Arts + Culture Magazine, Mexico City, MX,


Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage. Published by Gestalten, Berlin, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-89955-338-3

Rojo Nova, 3 works published in catalogue for the international group show that happened in Sao Paulo that I was part of.


®ever chaos continuum, Rojo Magazine, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Eight works published in text less contemporary art book.


Café Royal 5, 180 pages, 16.83 cm x 26.03 cm, b/w numbered edition of 100. Seventeen artists printed together in a text less book of contemporary art and photography.

Tokion, NY. Work published in article Steal Your Face: A Portfolio of Artists Turning Portraiture On It’s Head.

Nylon Magazine, NY. Work included in article Valentines Mix tape.


®ictus sweet karoshi, Rojo Magazine, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ten works published in text less contemporary art book.

Grants & Awards


YES MA’AM PROJECTS Colorado Artist Grant - Grant that was juried by Toby Kamps, curator of Modern & Contemporary Art / Menil Collection.


Red Bull  - Scope Art Fair 2014 - Miami Beach.


Named as Top Of The Town Artist by 5280 Magazine, Denver -

Named as Best VJ of Denver 2012 -


Named as one of the top 12 artists under 35 in Denver by The Denver Post,

Ralph Nagel Thesis Grant

Best Collaboration Between Artists Who Are Also Musicians – Best of Westword Award