about cjb


Hello and thank you for stopping by my little pocket of the internet. I am a Franco-American visual artist based in Denver, CO who has worked in various mediums combining printmaking, alternative and digital processes in photography, free-hand drawing and illustration to investigate portraiture, the organic, and the relationships between human form and the natural and built environment we exist in.

In recent years, my  work has evolved and been focused around hand drawn illustrations that continue to play with the subtleties of botanics, portraiture, and the organic human form. These drawings have been superimposed to my photographs and translated to large scale murals and tattoos. At this point in my career, I am a full-time tattoo artist working to bring safety, comfort, and inclusivity to the experience of tattooing while showcasing my current work. As an interdisciplinary artist, I hope to help bridge the gap between traditional fine art and the long-standing tradition of tattooing, perhaps even help shed some light on the healing connections that can come from being tattooed.


At this moment in time, I continue to shoot freelance photography and paint murals while pursuing my career as a tattoo artist- I am always looking to take on new projects.

In 2015, I received a BFA in Printmaking with a sub-focus in photography from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, sub-focus in Photography & Art History

University of Colorado, Boulder ​


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The Untitled One, Too

Modern Nomad Gallery, Denver | November 2018

The Untitled One (Many Faces)

Boulder Creative Collective, Boulder | September 15 - October 7, 2018

The Faces

Wonder, Boulder, CO | June 1 - September 1, 2018



Through the Pine

Amante Coffee, Boulder, CO, December 2015


Skinned, Month of Print 2016

Black Box Gallery at Madelife, Boulder, CO, March 2016


Skinned, Month of Print 2016

Boulder Creative Collective, Boulder, CO, April 2016



Luck of Print

University of Colorado, Boulder, April 2015



Desensitizing Landscape

University of Colorado, Boulder, October 2014


Somewhere In Between

University of Colorado, Boulder, November 2014



Humble Assassin

University of Colorado, Boulder, October 2013


See It Be

University of Colorado, Boulder, November 2013


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Resident Exhibition 

The AKA Gallery, Boulder | February 2020


A Women’s Show of Photography, Month of Photography 2017

Boulder Creative Collective, Boulder, CO March-April 2017


Something That Means Something: An Art Happening

Madelife Gallery, Boulder, CO, May 2017



Spring Grand Salon Show

Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, March 2016



Must Be Continued 

Bachelor of Fine Arts show, University of Colorado, Boulder, April 2015


Hand Made Images 

University of Colorado, Boulder, November 2015


Something in September 

Carol Ann Wachter Gallery, Boulder, CO, September 2015


Perspective on Israel and Palestine 

Galeija, Bosnia, November-December 2015



69 Visions of Love

Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, July 2014




University of Colorado, Boulder, November 2013


Icebreaker Exhibition

IceCube Gallery, Denver CO, December 2013



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The Pop-Up

Art Sale and Exhibition, Noyes Art Designs, August 2018 

#NEVERAGAIN: The Conversation Continued, May 2018

ATC | DEN, Denver, CO


#NEVERAGAIN: The Conversation Continued 2, October 2018

Boulder Creative Collective, Boulder, CO


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FLAURA FAUNA Zine, Featured Artist Spread, July 2018

Denver, CO 


WESTWORDMagazine, #NEVERAGAIN Art Exhibition Spread, May 2018

Denver, CO 


Dirt Zine Magazine, Fine Arts Spread, 2018



Dirt Zine Magazine, Fine Arts Spread, February 2017



Black and White is Worth the Fight, Digital Magazine, Photography Spread March 2016


WESTWORDMagazine, Month of Print, Print Show Spread, March 2016

Denver, CO



INTERKORS Magazine, Photography Spread, May 2015

Denver, CO



Honors Journal 

University of Colorado, Boulder


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Hyatt Place

Boulder, CO

Since 2017

Gippsland Centre for Art and Design

Monah University, Gippsland, Australia 

Since 2013


[ G R O U P   P O R T F O L I O S  ]

Mythologies, Print Exchange 

Spring 2013


69 Visions of Love, Print Exchange

Spring 2013


[  R E S I D E N C I E S  ]

Boulder Creative Collective Residency, Boulder, CO November 1st, 2019 through November 1st, 2020

Tabet Letl Print Symposium, Norfolk Island, South Pacific, December 2015


[ A R T I S T  P R E S E N T A T I O N  ]

2018 48 Hours Summit and Exhibitions 

2018 Artist’s Talk at the #NeverAgain Student Show

2017 Artist’s Talk at the Boulder Creative Collective 

2015 Artist’s Presentation at the Carol Ann Wachter Gallery, Boulder CO

2015 Artist’s Presentation at the Tabet Letl Print Symposium Art Center, Norfolk Island, South Pacific 

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2014 - 2015 

Printmaker’s Collective at the University of Colorado, Boulder 



Fine Art Demos taught at the University of Colorado, Boulder

2016-2017 Assistant Teaching in Print 

2015 Screen Printing 

2015 Monotype 3 Color Reduction

2015 Tusche Wash Lithography 

2014 Monotype 3 Color Reduction



Want to get in touch?

Please note, I am not accepting emails for tattoos at the moment and my books are closed until 2021. 

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