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Denise Prince Photography

Denise Prince is an American artist concentrating in photography and film.

She has photographed for publications and exhibited internationally.

 

Educated at CalArts, in Los Angeles, Prince explores the ways we experience ourselves; taking into consideration, because of language, the way we understand ourselves and others and communicate as objects. Her work seeks to make explicit structures of meaning in the “relation between what we see and what we know” (quoting John Berger’s Ways of Seeing). Prince is captivated by the visual language used in advertising and she plays with signs and signifiers, pointing towards the viewer as interpreter. Using these strategies, Prince sometimes suggests narrative then consciously interrupts it. In other work, she more explicitly points to the constraints. Fashion tells us to desire something that is missing. Prince points to the pretends that compose its structure in response. She seems compelled to communicate the greater complexity and nuance of being a woman in relation to Desire and the other imaginary hierarchies we have been taught to read and signal so fluently we tend to believe they’re real.


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

 

New Monuments for New Cities, The High Line, New York; Buffalo Bayou, Houston; Waller Creek, Austin; The 606, Chicago; The Bentway, Toronto

 

Marfa Open, Captivating Not Captive, Marfa, Texas

 

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

 

PBS Television, Captivating Not Captive featured in Coming Back

 

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

 

LA Fashion Film Festival, short film in programming, Los Angeles, California

 

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, Texas; curator Jennie Goldstein, Whitney Museum of Art

CENTRO CULTURAL DE JESUS, film in IBICENCO, Ibiza Spain


MFAH, Photography included in the permanent collection, Houston, Texas

 

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


Arcaute Arte Contemporaneo, Los Americanos, Monterrey, Mexico

 

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

 

Parker Zanic Gallery, performance, Los Angeles, California

 

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

 

Festival de Cine Internacional de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Barbarian Art Gallery, BAZAR, Zurich, Switzerland

 

E8 Galeria, E8 Colectiva, Madrid, Spain

 
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  

 

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

     

Bridge Art Fair, performance and photography, Miami, Florida

 

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico + San Francisco, California

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

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

  

The Contemporary, New American Talent: The Nineteenth Exhibition; juror Jerry Saltz 

 

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

  

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 3

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