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UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO
SAIC, Chicago, IL
1987 – 1988
UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO
1986 – 1987
PLNC, San Diego, CA
2016 – present
Studio artist
2005 – 2016
3D Arts Supervisor, woodworking instructor, and Arts and Crafts Adjuncts Coordinator, Art Department, the Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
1988 – 2013
Seminar Faculty, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Summer Seminar, the Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Faculty, summer sculpture workshop, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
1998 – 2005
Owner/operator of Artworks, Colorado Springs, CO
1992 – 1993
Instructor, the Bemis School of Art, Colorado Springs, CO
1989 – 1991
Studio assistant to Chuck Close, New York, NY
2019 – 2020
1% for Art Public Art Sculptural Installation Project for the COX Business Conference Center, Tulsa, OK
2016 – 2020
Various private commissions
Selected for pre-qualified pool for outdoor public art in Palo Alto, CA
Permanent sculptural piece for lobby of the Maven Hotel, Denver, CO
Inclusion in New Mexico 1% for the Arts Large Scale Purchase Initiative pool
Peoples’ Choice Award, Art on the Streets Exhibition, Colorado Springs, CO
Finalist, Courage to Rebuild Public Art Project, Westminster, CA
Colorado College President’s Office grant
Juror’s Choice Award, Art on the Streets Exhibition, Colorado Springs, CO
1st Place Drawing, CSU Ft. Collins statewide undergraduate student exhibit
Best of Show, Young People’s Art Exhibit, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Tulsa Treasures: Private Collections in Public, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

Group Exhibition, Undivided, Freedom Center (Natl. Underground Railroad Museum), Cincinnati, OH

Group Exhibition, KNOCKOUT, the Dairy Block, Denver, CO
Group Exhibitions (multiple), Red West Contemporary Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO
Group Exhibition, In SITu: From the Artist’s Perspective, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
Solo Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Group Exhibition, Surreal, the MODBO Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
2014 – 2015
Group Exhibition, Art On The Streets, Colorado Springs, CO
Solo Exhibition, hol, Coburn Gallery, the Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Four-Person Exhibition, Industrial Gods and Monsters, the Downtown Gallery, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO

Group Exhibition, Revamp’t, Ivywild School, Colorado Springs, CO

Group Exhibition, Drawing: The Intimate Line, the Roby Mill Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
Group Exhibition, Big Drawings, the Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO
Andrew Ramiro Tirado – Stoking His Artistic Fire, Podcast, Ed Roberson,
Mackenzie Ross’ film “Open”, highlighting Andrew Ramiro Tirado’s solo show at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (by the same name), included in “In Short: Student Films Across Colorado”, October 10, 2016, Rocky Mountain PBS
Warren Epstein, 3 person interview, “The Ticket with Warren Epstein,” KVOR, Colorado Springs, CO, June 21, 2014
Jennifer Mulson and Nicole Montinez, Art on the Streets, Gazette Telegraph video, Colorado Springs, CO, June 10, 2014
Gram Kraus-Lyons, New Downtown Art, Gazette Telegraph video, Colorado Springs, CO, June 5, 2014
Briget Heidmous, A Response to Hol by Ally Ede, Talking Ideas, the IDEA Space, the Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, December 9, 2013
Briget Heidmous, Interview with Andrew Ramiro Tirado, Talking Ideas, the IDEA Space, the Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, November 21, 2013
Noel Black, 3 person interview, A Closer Look at the Art of Louis Cicotello, A Big Something, KRCC, the Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, February 2, 2012
Elevated Itinerary, Rachel Ng, Westways Magazine, March/April, 2020
The Maven Hotel – Wonderful Accommodations In Denver’s Gentrifying Downtown, Brad Auerbach,, November 26, 2019
Finding Impact at the Intersection of Art and Business, Martha Weidmann, Colorado Biz, August 30, 2019
Installing a Powerful Art Experience to Remember, Chris Roth, The Business of Art blog, August, 2019
The Transformative Power of Art in the City, Molly Casey, 9 dot blog, March, 2019
9 Artists to Watch, Molly Casey, Inside the Art blog, January 21, 2019
Things We Love, Denver Life Magazine, April, 2018
Infusing Art to Enhance Private Development, Meredith Badler, Building Dialogue, December, 2018
Meet Denver’s Art Concierges, Christine Deorio, 5280 Home, December, 2018/January, 2019
Artsy Places to Stay in Denver, Visit Denver Blog, October 23, 2018
State of the Art, Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Home, August/September 2018
One of Denver’s Most Art-Filled Blocks Can Be Found in LoDo, Cori Anderson, 303, June 12, 2018
Red West Gallery is Steamboat’s New Contemporary Art Hub, Artist Enclave, Audrey Dwyer, Steamboat Pilot & Today, June 1, 2018
Only in Denver: Giant Hand Sculpture at The Maven, Visit Denver staff, (Visit Denver blog), January 26, 2018
The Era of Experience-Driven Hotel Design, Tobias Strohe, ColoradoBIZ, January 20, 2018
Art of the City: Red Rocks, Tasty Treats, and Craft Cocktails in Denver, Lauren Monitz,, January 10th, 2018
Dairy Block Art (video), AOR Inc., January 5, 2018
Maven Hotel, John Czarnecki, Contract Design, December 9, 2017
Art in the Atrium, Whitney Forsyth, Tidings Magazine, Vol. 62, No. 3, Fall 2017
Lookin’ Good: The Maven at Dairy Block, Denver, Chiel Nobels, October 19, 2017
6 Denver Hotels For Art Aficionados, Linnea Covington, Forbes Travel Guide, October 17, 2017
The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block, Architect Magazine, October 3, 2017
Around The Block, Ventures Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017, September 10, 2017
Featured Artist @ The Maven,
The Maven: il nuovo boutique hotel nel cuore di Denver, Amedea Ziliani, Travel News 24, August 9, 2017
Make Your Escape, Kara DeYoung, Cherry Creek Lifestyle, July, 2017
The Benefits of Early Art Integration, Deanne Gertner, Inside the Art Consulting Business, Nine Dot Arts blog, June, 2017
Steal These Decorating Ideas from Denver’s New Maven Hotel, Christine DeOrio,, July 13,2017
The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block,
The Maven – Trattamento SP, Volonline, July, 2017
Denver’s Maven Hotel Hits it Out of the Ballpark with Innovative, Playful Style Just One Block from Coors Field, Travel Daily Media, July 4, 2017
A Hand in Lifting LoDo Even Higher, Emilie Rusch, The Denver Post, May 18, 2017
The Maven, Denver, nuovissimo e “very contemporary”, Massimo Terracino, Travel Quotidiano, April, 2017
Sage Hospitality Opens the First Maven Hotel in Downtown Denver, George Sell, Boutique Hotel News, April 8, 2017
You Don’t Need to Check Into The Maven to Check Out its Art Collection, Linnea Covington, Westword, March 27, 2017
THE MAVEN: nuovo boutique hotel ad aprile nel cuore di DENVER, Cinzia Dal Brolo, Travel Journalist, March 24, 2017
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Announces 2017 Award Winners, Patricia Calhoun, Westword, March 16, 2017
LOOK: This giant wooden hand in The Maven means LoDo’s Dairy Block is nearing completion, Kevin Beaty, Denverite, March 1, 2017
Contemporary Sculpture Roundup: Part IV, Jeremy Grant, Art In Love (blog), Spring, 2017
The Case for Craft – An Interview with Andy Tirado, Stuart Webb, As We Seek, February 23, 2017
TCC Playlist: Hymn to St. Joseph by the Benedictines of Mary, Melissa Musick, the Catholic Catalogue, March 19, 2016
Christine DeOrio, “The Insider”, Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine, January/Febuary 2017 edition
Edie Adelstein, “Andy Tirado’s months-long solo show at FAC finishes with monumental sculpture”, Indy Blog, September 18, 2014
Edie Adelstein, “Update from Andy Tirado on Open”, Indy Blog, September 4, 2014
Edie Adelstein, “Hand in Hand – three things to know about Andy Tirado’s Open exhibit”, the Colorado Springs Independent, September 3, 2014
Ray Mark Rinaldi, “At Colorado Springs Arts Center, serious work that’s fun, too,” The Denver Post, August 27, 2014
James Scarborough, “Andrew Tirado Pays Homage to Craftsmanship with His Monumental Hand Sculptures”,, August 11, 2014
Griffin Swartzell, “Art on the Streets”, 2014, Indy Blog, June 13, 2014
Cameron Moix, “Art on the Streets – 16 years and going strong”, The Colorado Springs Business Journal, June 13, 2014
Noel Kat, “Giant Sculptural Hands Formed from Pieces of Reclaimed Wood”, My Modern Metropolis, December 30, 2013
Anna Palmer, “From the Studio of Chuck Close to the days of Mr. Mom, Andy Tirado returns to art”, the Colorado Springs Independent, October 23, 2013
“Spotlight on: Andy Tirado”, Hot Wire Foam Factory newsletter, December 2011
Christopher Finch, “Chuck Close|Life”, 2010, pp. 274 – 275
Volunteer for Warka Water NGO, Bomarzo, Italy
2013 – 2015
Advisory Board Member, Gallery of Contemporary Art, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Juror, Art On The Streets Exhibition, Colorado Springs, CO
Juror, the Young People’s Art Exhibit, District 11, Colorado Springs, CO