Ceilon Aspensen has been an artist her entire life, has a BFA in Drawing from Mississippi State University, and paints in her studio every day. In addition to working as a full-time visual artist, she has also been an adjunct instructor at Montana State University teaching NASX-551, American Indian Art Survey, from 2009-2015, and is a doctoral candidate in American Studies, focusing on Contemporary American Indian Art. She taught art full-time in grades 9-12 in Baltimore City Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland for five years from 2006-2011, and taught art as a volunteer and served as an art mentor in the Bozeman area for many years prior to earning her PreK-12 Art teacher certification. Ceilon was awarded the College of Letters and Sciences Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for her outstanding teaching in May 2006. She continues to teach art to children in grades 7-12 at Shelby High School.
Ceilon lives and works in Shelby, Montana, which is situated in the beautiful Northern Plains of north central Montana, just below the Canadian border. She enjoys spectacular views of the Sweetgrass Hills, just 80 miles east of Glacier National Park.