Ian Torres McLaughlin, was born in 1979 and grew up in Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting/Drawing from the Kansas City Art Institute 2002. He apprenticed with one of Chicago’s premiere Architectural Arts and Design studios and studied visual arts at the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Over the years, he’s been lucky enough to work with amazing people, projects and institutions in the visual arts world, including Marc Chagall’s “Four Seasons” restoration project, The Chicago Cultural Center’s Tiffany stained glass dome restoration project, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art. He has shown in Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit and is exhibited regularly in Denver. His work lives in a number of permanent collections in the Denver area. He lives and works in Boulder Colorado.



  • 2002, B.F.A. The Kansas City Art Institute
  • 1998, The Chicago Academy for the Arts
  • 1997 Pre-College HSSRP Kansas City Art Institute

Professional Experience:

  • 2015-17 Guest Teacher Boulder Prep Highschool & Picture Woods Ltd Mural Painting project, Boulder CO
  • 2011-12 Northwestern University Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Preparator team
  • 2009 The Chicago Cultural Centers Tiffany stained glass dome restoration project
  • 2002-06 Ranger, Colorado
  • 2002-06 Wild land Fire Fighter, Colorado
  • 2001 Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Preparator, Kansas City MO
  • 2000-02 & ’08 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Prep Department subcontractor, KCMO

Exhibitions & Projects:

  • 2018 Solo exhibit, JCC, Boulder CO
  • 2017 Alternative Facts, Space Gallery, Denver CO
  • 2016/17 Winter Show Space Gallery, Denver CO
  • 2016 solo show, Colorado Ballet, Denver CO
  • 2016 Love Bombs, solo, 530 Sante Fe Dr Denver CO
  • 2016 Longmont Front Range Film Festival
  • 2015 Space Gallery, Nature’s Line, Denver CO
  • 2014 Space Gallery Holiday show, Denver CO
  • 2014 Space Gallery Grand Opening, Denver CO
  • 2013 “Total Abstraction” group show, Republic Plaza, Denver CO
  • 2013 “Summer Show”  group show, SPACE GALLERY, Denver CO
  • 2013 “MIND OVER MATTER” group show, SPACE GALLERY, Denver CO
  • 2012 Winter Invitational, Buena Suerte a los Compañeros, Telephonebooth Gallery, KCMO
  • 2010 “Sonar Donkey-Deer Days” music, Rogers Park Peoples Radio, Chicago IL
  • 2010 “Sonar Donkey-Deer Days” shown at US Social Forum, Detroit, MI
  • 2010 Solo, Synesthesia for the Times, Living Room Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2010 Group, Dharma Art show, Chicago, IL
  • 2008 Group, Around The Coyote Spring Show, Chicago, IL
  • 2008 Solo,Bubble Burst Time, d/vision gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2002 Kansas City Art Institute BFA Show, H & R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO
  • 2002 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, Kansas City, MO
  • 2002 Treehouse Meeting , group show, Kelvin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
  • 1998 Group Show, The Opie Gallery, Kansas City MO