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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 teaching part time at NMSU in Las Cruces, NM and El Paso Community College in El Paso, Texas. Recently retired after almost 21 years as a college professor in the Department of Art teaching primarily foundation classes, she is looking forward to spending more time in the studio.  

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.

Upon receiving her 200 hr. yoga certification in 2016, she has been teaching yoga and has developed a meditation practice that has deepened  her connection to creativity and her desire to bring her yoga practice into her art research.



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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