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About the Artist

Tauna Cole is originally from Idaho where she received her BFA in painting at Boise State

University. In 1999, she received her MFA in Painting from New Mexico State University and

began her teaching career teaching part time at NMSU and El Paso Community College.

Currently, she is an Associate College Professor at NMSU where she has been teaching in the

Department of Art for the last 20 years. She is currently a member of the Border Artists, and

has volunteered her time in non-profits such as the Dona Ana Arts Council and the Fountain Theatre as well as programs around the city of Las Cruces. Her side business, Art Paper Scissors Studio focuses on kids through camps and private lessons and collaborations with yoga teachers to combine the two loves. Teaching yoga, primarily restorative and developing a meditation practice out of teaching have deepened the connection to creativity.



BFA in Painting, Boise State University


MFA in Painting, New Mexico State University



2022    March 11 - April 7th     

            Border Artists, Santa Fe Community College Visual Arts Gallery      

2021   June 12 - Aug15

Tondo Rotondo, RioBravoFineArt Gallery

2020    A Path Described by a Body, Casa Otro


The Border Artists Winter Exhibition, Dona Ana Arts Council


Rio Bravo Gallery Presents the Border Artists, RioBravoFineArt Gallery


Water on the Border, Brannigan Cultural Center


What We Love,  Cutter Gallery




Gazing Out From Within at Aa Studios

Water in the Pool, Water in the Valley, Unsettled Gallery

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