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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.





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 






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 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