Ceilon Aspensen, Art MakerCeilon Aspensen has been an artist her entire life, has a BFA in Drawing from Mississippi State University, and paints in her Billings, Montana 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 (ABD), 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 9-12 at Laurel High School.

Ceilon lives with her happily-retired husband, dog, and cat in Billings, Montana on the Yellowstone River, situated between seven beautiful mountain ranges. Natural beauty and spectacular visual imagery surround her and provide her with artistic inspiration at every turn.