Colorado Creatives

100 Colorado Creatives: Mario Zoots

#87: Mario Zoots Mario Zoots is something of a phenomenon in the local world of emerging artists: A DIY Renaissance man and University of Denver MFA candidate, he dabbles in music with his band Modern Witch, digital collage online and video work-out in the world at large. This is a potent combination that connects him to a global village of artists who interact in cyberspace.

See also: - Denver artist Mario Zoots makes his Mexico City debut inside a big white cube - Live, From The Internet! - Witch House: A explanation of the genre from the warped mouth of Mario Zoots

On top of that, Zoots is now a curator as well: The Vital Illusion, an international collage and photomontage exhibition timed to coincide with Month of Photography, opens today at Vertigo Art Space for a run through March 30; concurrently, his own work will be seen in MoP exhibits at Gildar Gallery, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and MCA Denver. And did we mention that Zoots also has work now on view at a gallery in Greece? And Zoots is young: He's just getting started, with nowhere to go but up. We asked him to give us his perspective on the artist's life by answering our 100CC questionnaire; read on for his answers.

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