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Denise Prince Photography

Denise Prince has had critical success and both the commercial and academic art worlds. Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston of Prince's photography (in their collection,)  "No one is making work like this." Ardent support also comes from master photographer Joel-Peter Witkin. Tractatus 7 is an extension, a public and cultural version of a clinical and private study, by Prince and Charles Merward of the logic of fantasy. Merward, a philosopher and practicing psychoanalyst, attributes that “Being able to make explicit the concepts and commitments implicit in the fantasy of our everyday reality is a continuation of the Enlightenment.”

Across the disciplines of film, photography, painting and object making, Prince’s work employs the commercial language of advertising to make explicit what is real or deftly, its counterpoint, fantasy. The lush styling and singular locations in Prince’s constructed portraits are augmented by wit and make clear the pleasure with which she constructs narratives and then carefully disrupts them. The concept is essential to the nature of photography. "Caught in a state of permanent suspense vis a vis events that have just happened or are about to take place, photographs contain essential seeds of narratives that can never come to fruition except in the imagination." Lucy Soutter

 

Prince’s feature, the Deep End, produced by independent film producer Cary Woods (Scream, Kids, Swingers, Gummo) was released at the Anthology Film Archive in New York City.

 

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

 

Kopeikin Gallery, Women's Work, Los Angeles, California

 

PBS Television, Tractatus 7 featured in Coming Back

 

Apama Mackey Gallery, Solo exhibition, Houston, Texas


Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX
 

 

Women and Their Work, Object Lessons, Solo exhibition, Austin, Texas

 

International Zizek Studies Conference, Parallax Future(s) in Art, Design Ideology, and Philosophy, Cincinnati, Ohio


The Contemporary Austin,
Art of Narrative Portraiture, Austin, Texas

 

Arcaute Arte Contemporaneo, Los Americanos, Monterrey, Mexico

 

Wally Workman Gallery, Saatchi Art's Western Reflections, Austin, Texas

 

Effearte Gallery, Solo exhibition and performance, Beyond This Thing Between Us, Milan, Italy

 

Barbarian Art Gallery, BAZAR, Zurich, Switzerland

 

E8 Galeria, E8 Colectiva, Madrid, Spain

 

KLRU interview for Arts in Context, A Light in the Dark  (click on episode title to view)

 

The University of Texas at Austin, Presentation to University Fashion Group | Textile and Apparel Design, Austin, Texas


Museum of Fine Art Houston, Photograph from Tractatus 7 in the permanent collection, Houston, Texas

 

Barbarian Gallery, ART MOSCOW, Moscow, Russia

 

New York Photo Festival, Provocation, New York, New York 

 

CentralTrak, That Moral Coil; Rebuking the Ideal in Contemporary Figurative Art, Dallas, Texas  

 

Festival de Cine Internacional de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


San Francisco Short Film Festival, San Francisco, California

 

International ARTEXPO - Essence / Borders, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Municipal Shadow performance, Marfa, Texas

 

Bridge Art Fair, Intimate Distance - Soldier/Adulterer performance, Miami, Florida

 

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico; juror Neal Benezra, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Wright State University, Photography Now: One Hundred Portfolios, Dayton, Ohio

Galleri Urbane, Me, Myself and Everybody Else, Marfa, Texas

 

New American Talent: The Twentieth Exhibition, Arthouse at the Jones Center; traveling exhibition originating in Austin, Texas; juror Dan Cameron

 

New American Talent: The Nineteenth Exhibition, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas; juror Jerry Saltz

 

Anthology Film Archive, The Deep End, New York, New York

 

Public art installation, Good for Amusement Only, Los Angeles, California

 

Parker Zanic Gallery, Speaker Death, Los Angeles, California

 

Bliss Gallery, The Significance of Bricolage, Pasadena, California 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

 

School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

 

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY / MEDIA

 

Picnic Magazine Issue #3, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Visual ARTBEAT Magazine, Salzburg, Austria

 

Las Bases del Coleccionismo, Taxi Magazine Issue 3, Guadalajara, Mexico

 

The Tausk Group: Art, Analysis, Intervention, Origins Magazine

 

Love and Hate padres e hijos, Duende Magazine, Madrid, Spain

 

Irreversible Magazine an International Art Project

 

The Language of Reality: An Interview with Photographer Denise Prince in Canvas, Saatchi Art blog

 

Interview in Boulevard Quarterly  

 

Bodies, Models, Sex and Death: That Mortal Coil at CentralTrak, D Magazine, May 2013, Dallas, Texas

 

The Artist’s Way, L Style G Style, Austin, Texas

 

A Heightened State: Drash Pit, Eye Openers

 

I Shutter To Think: A Group Portrait of Austin's Photography Scene By Six of its Rising Stars, The Austin Chronicle volume 30, number 38

 

A Tale of Two Bridges, ARTINFO, Miami, Florida

 

Downtown television program, KLRU

 

“Things I Never Told You: The Photographs of Denise Prince, catalog accompanying show at Women and Their Work

Inner Worlds We Inhabit,
Austin Chronicle, Austin, Texas

Biennial Southwest
catalogue, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Oh, Give Me a Home,
The Austin Chronicle, Austin, Texas

Wonder Women,
bRILLIANT Magazine, Austin, Texas

A Piece of Work,
Austin Chronicle

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