Artist Bio

Lawn Chairs

Alan Rabold

I started my photographic journey after completing a master’s degree in painting. As I became a Zen practitioner after many years of art classes, I discovered a newfound visual awareness of my immediate environment. Photography became a wonderful way to appreciate and capture our endlessly fascinating world.

I started a teaching position in photography at Evergreen High School in the early 1980’s as a livelihood choice that turned into an immense love of teaching photographic technique and visual awareness to young people. I was awarded Teacher of the Year in 1985. During that time I also presented several shows of my work in the Boulder/ Denver area.  My photographs are in several private collections as well the Denver Art Museum. I left Evergreen High School after 18 years of teaching and moved to Oxford England for two years, where I studied photography at Oxford Brookes University and had a one man show of my work at Magdalen College, Oxford University. When I returned to the U.S. I began a new position as photography instructor at Standley Lake H.S. for eight years. During this time I also began teaching Miksang photography classes {contemplative seeing} to adults at the Boulder Shambhala Center, and held a three month photo workshop with ‘Out Boulder’ teens that concluded with an exhibit at the Boulder Trident coffee shop. More recently I have taught photography for 8 years at New Vista H.S
in Boulder and now I am a meditation instructor for the Buddhist Psychology program at Naropa University.

Alan Rabold


Denver Art Museum
5 Photographs

AMOCO Corporation Fine Art Collections, Denver Colorado
10 Photographs


Shambhala Sun
22 Photographs

Scholastic Books
25 Photographs

Doubleday Publishers
30 Photographs


Core Art Space
“Red show” 3 – 8”by10”color photographs 2016

Pirate Contemporary Art Space
“Open Exhibit” 2- 8” by 10” color photographs 2016

Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art
“EcoArts” 22-16”by”20” color photographs 2016

Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder
Still Life One Man Show 2009

Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder
High School: A Glimpse 2004

Gallery Sink, Denver
Staged Fictions 2004

Mizel Museum, Denver
Street Level: A Century of New York Street Photography 2003

Gallery Sink, Denver
Humor 2002

NCAR, Boulder
Human Realm, One Man Show 2001

Boulder Public Library, Boulder
Strangers in Public Spaces, One Man Show 2000

Colorado University Galleries, Boulder
Boulder Flow 1994

Boulder Art Gallery, Boulder
One Man Show 1993

Oxford University, Magdalen College Gallery, Oxford, England
One Man Show 1993

Denver Art Museum, Denver
Contemporary Photography 1993