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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.



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


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 






California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California


School of Visual Arts, New York, New York


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture






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