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Denise Weaver Ross

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Birthplace
St. Paul

Birth year
1957

Lives in
Albuquerque

Works in
Albuquerque

Website

Schools
University of Massachusetts, 1982, MFA
Wheaton College, 1979, BA
Oconomowoc High School, 1975, Diploma

Representing galleries
New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery

Tags
surrealism, mixed-media

Statement

STATEMENT

Drawing on her experience as a graphic designer, printmaker and poet, Denise weaves layers of archetypes, myths, and personal experience into colorful, complex images. The work exhibits cubist strands in the use of simultaneous perspective as well as the flattening and fracturing of the image; surrealist strands similar to Chagall's dreamlike and thematic imagery; and strands from ancient art such as Egyptian and Byzantine iconography.  Finally, it combines autobiographical, historical, cultural, and decorative elements into a unified tapestry.

In this work, Denise is recreating the entire deck of cards as 26-by-40-inch mixed-media (primarily water-soluble oil pastel and pencil) works on paper. The Heart Suit combines her personal story with Egyptian and Tarot images. Clubs became the Tree Suit incorporating myth and story from different cultures with the artist’s experience of both the natural and symbolic world of trees. Her current show, “My Heart is in the Trees,” exhibits the complete Heart and Tree Suits. She currently is transforming the diamond suit into a Star Suit with a focus on celestial bodies and constellations and the way they are viewed from a variety of perspectives. Finally, the spade suit will be transformed into a Bone Suit, with a focus on combining fossil prehistory with the Day of the Dead imagery.

EXHIBITIONS

2014

(Invitational) Schoolhouse: Rock, Paper, Scissors
The Old Schoolhouse Gallery
San Antonito, New Mexico

(Solo Show) My Heart is in the Trees
Tortuga
Albuquerque, New Mexico

2013

(Invitational) Open Studio
TEDxABQ, Albuquerque, New Mexico

(Invitational) Creatives Rising
See|Me Gallery, Digital Exhibit
New York, New York

(Invitational) The Story of the Creative
See|Me Gallery, Digital Exhibit
New York, New York

(Solo Show) MW by NE by SW
New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery,
Albuquerque, New Mexico

(Invitational) Print: Albuquerque
A selection of prints form New Mexico Artists
William Platz Gallery at the
Southwest University of Visual Arts
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Artist Catalogue:
A Quarterly Publication for Emerging Artists
Spring 2013: Volume 2 Issue 1

2012
(Group Show) Show of Generosity
New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery,
Albuquerque, New Mexico

(Group Exhibition) Gravure – The Chameleon of Printmaking
New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery,
Albuquerque, New Mexico

2010
(Juried Exhibition): Walk on the Wild Side
The Wooden Cow Gallery & Art Space
Albuquerque, New Mexico

(Traveling Group Exhibition: Made in New Mexico
Sarala's Art Centre, Chennai, India

(Invitational): The Art of Community
Silent Auction of artworks to benefit Peanut Butter & Jelly
SCA Contemporary Art
Albuquerque, New Mexico

2009
Banner Contribution
The Urban Forest Project: Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

(Traveling Group Exhibition): Made in New Mexico
Open Studio, Toronto, Canada
University of Tokyo, Japan
Gallery Laurent Schkolnyk, Nantes, France

(Juried Exhibition): WordPlay
The Wooden Cow Gallery & Art Space
Albuquerque, New Mexico

2008
(Traveling Group Exhibition): Made in New Mexico
Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton, England
Proyecto Ace Dirrección, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2007
(Group Exhibition): New Work by New Artists
New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery,
Albuquerque, New Mexico

1993
(Juried Exhibiton): National Highlights '93,
Limner Gallery, New York, New York

1992
(Solo Exhibition): Mangames,
A.RC. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

(Group Exhibition): Corporate Ninjas, No Turtles,
Bridgewater State College, Rondileau Campus Center Art Gallery,
Bridgewater, Massachusetts

(Solo Exhibition): Bound and Gagged,
McHenry County Collge Art Gallery
Crystal Lake, Illinois

1989
(Solo Exhibiton): Mangames,
Adams Hall Gallery, Wheaton College, Illinois

(Solo Exhibiton): Rock, Paper, Scissors,
Bridgewater State College, Rondileau Campus Center Art Gallery,
Bridgewater, Massachusetts

1987
(Juried Exhibition): Berkshire Art Association
1987 Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

1986
(Solo Exhibition): To be continued...,
Kingston Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

(Invitational): Innocence Show,
Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, Massachusetts

1985
(Invitational): In the Pink,
Tweed Gallery, New Jersey

1984
(Group Show): On the Wall, Off the Wall,
Boston Visual Artists Union, Boston, Massachusetts

1982
(MFA Thesis Solo Exhibition): Wish You Were Here!
Herter Gallery, Amherst Massachusetts


Collections
Proyecto Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
University of New Mexico Foundation, Albuquerque
Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton, U.K.



 

Recent Exhibits

Denise Weaver Ross participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2014 Trees in My Heart, Stars in My Eyes
The Source
 
Apr, 2014 Schoolhouse: Rock, Paper, Scissors
The Old Schoolhouse Gallery
 
Feb, 2014 My Heart is in the Trees
Tortuga
 
Jun, 2012 Gravure – The Chameleon of Printmaking – A Group Show
New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery
 
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Denise Weaver Ross has Exhibited at these venues:

The Source The Old Schoolhouse Gallery
Tortuga New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery

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