The 965 Project Gallery is a student-led space that provides professional development opportunities to students interested in the art industry. Located inside CVA, the 965 Project Gallery is curated and managed by MSU Denver student employees who are mentored by gallery and museum professionals and art faculty. 



Deeper Than Skin | January 8 - March 20, 2021



The 965 Project Gallery presents Deeper Than Skin. In this exhibition, Denver artists examine life experiences within the Black community. The culmination of local activism stemming from the Summer 2020 and ongoing civil rights movements highlight the continuation of the social justice timeline. The exhibition promotes community perseverance and humanizing actions.


Artists exhibiting in Deeper Than Skin are Tyree Jones, Adri Norris, Yvens Saintil, and Jasmine Wynter. This exhibition was co-curated by 965 Student Curators Shari Myers, Molly Quinn, 965 Student Curators, with guest co-curators Sheila Mungai and Kendall Taylor-Wright. This student-run space provides premier professional development opportunities to MSU Denver students interested in fine art curation and arts administration.

Explore Past 965 Exhibitions

Art + Action Summer Internship 2020

The Art + Action Lab Summer Internship at the Center for Visual Art brings together students who are interested in creative careers from all over the Denver metro area. They make art to share with the public, meet with creative professionals from a wide range of industries, and build personal and professional skills and networks. The program is meant to provide an introduction into an art world that can appear mysterious and even impenetrable to those outside it. 

The 965 Project Gallery at CVA is pleased to present the creative work of these amazing teens. Their artwork will be on display in the 965 Project Gallery Nov. 6-28. 

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Revealing | August 14 - October 17, 2020



The 965 Project Gallery presents Revealing. Clothing, hair, and accessories have the power to create protective yet expressive personal statements that enable the wearer to feel connected to culture, movements, organizations, etc.? They also have the power to undermine preconceived notions when it comes to gender, race, and sexuality.? Masculinity and femininity are tropes that often dictate socially acceptable appearance, gender-roles, careers, activities, and relationships cross-culturally. More than ever, we are seeing individuals breaking through barriers of what is expected of them to perform within the bounds of their assigned gender, race, culture, or sexuality. We are also seeing repercussions from the anonymity of uniforms that make it easier to inflict violence upon the bodies that wear them for the sake of the team.?


Revealing explores the ways in which articles of clothing, hair and accessories carry within them connotations of normative behavioral expectations by exhibiting artists that address traditional conventions of gendered appearance. This exhibition focuses on fashion to create conversations surrounding societal presumptions about individual personal expression, allowing for toxic behavior to be addressed, and creating room for the celebration of marginalized communities. These conversations aid in subverting confining limitations and draw attention to the popularity of aggressive and violent professions, hobbies, and behaviors. 


Artists exhibiting in Revealing are Paisley Rose Amrien, Drew Austin, Clay Hawkley, and Audrey Twigg. This exhibition was co-curated by Kristin Smith and Grace Gutierrez, former 965 Student Curators, with the assistance of Shari Myers and Molly Quinn, current 965 Student Curators. The 965 Project Gallery is a student-led space that provides premiere professional development opportunities to students interested in fine art curation and arts administration.

2019 965 Project Gallery Exhibitions

Synergistically Speaking

Fiber art by Electric Coffin Collective. The word

August 1 - October 19, 2019

Morocco Through Four Lenses

Black and white photograph of an ornate building eave

May 24 - July 20, 2019

The Space Between

Photograph of young Latina woman with her face half in shadow in front of an American flag

January 11 - March 23, 2019

2018 965 Project Gallery Exhibitions


Image of intaglio print from 965 exhibition, Pluralisms

August 30 - November 3, 2018


Image of collage from 965 exhibition, Reclaimation

May 31 - August 18, 2018

Extra Credit

Image of painting from 965 exhibition, Extra Credit

January 12 - March 24, 2018

2017 965 Project Gallery Exhibitions

Introspect: Unraveling the Process

Image of leather bound journal tied with blue string

November 3 - December 15, 2017

Propagate: A Backyard Revolution

Image of gold leaf foliage

August 2 - October 21, 2017

Analogue Impression

Image of screenprint depicting reclining man

May 26 - July 22, 2017


Image of girl on white sand dune wearing a black dress

February 3 - April 8, 2017