Denise V Brown

Biography

My inspiration comes from psychologically analyzing personal memory and the effects such memories have on the psyche. This I use to construct representational imagery to stimulate the unconscious mind of the viewer into engaging beyond the image presented and into the emotional side of existence. I use personal experience to translate the emotional content of everyday life and contemporary events within the world around me. I work on contemporary global issue using my personal history and those around me as a source of experience and point of view. In the hope to expand my own experiences as a human being and the viewers of my works.

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Tilting at Windmills

Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

2016
Tilting At Windmills

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2015
Art On The Move Wanneroo Tilting At Windmills

Art On The Move Wanneroo Tilting At Windmills

2015
Esperance Art on The Move Tilting At Windmills

Esperance Art on The Move Tilting At Windmills

Group Exhibitions

2017
Cossak Art Award

Karratha

2016
Scene

Nyisztor Studios

2016
Tied up with string

Mundaring Arts Centre

2015
Bunbury Biennale

Bunbury Biennale

2015
Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

2015
Betweens the Sheets

Betweens the Sheets

2015
Pod Moores Building Fremantle

Pod Moores Building Fremantle

2015
Portals. past Present and Future West Australian Maritime Museum

Portals. past Present and Future West Australian Maritime Museum

2015
Heathcote Gallery and Museum COLLECTED Exhibition

Heathcote Gallery and Museum COLLECTED Exhibition

2015
Mid west art prize

Awards

2012
Finalist Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat, VIC

Finalist Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat, VIC

2009
Fini, Inaugural Annual Acquisitive, Riseborough

Fini, Inaugural Annual Acquisitive, Riseborough

2009
Industry Award, Artsource

Industry Award, Artsource

2008
Second Prize, Main, Trek the trail

Second Prize, Main, Trek the trail

2008
First Prize, Primary, Trek the Trail

First Prize, Primary, Trek the Trail

2008
Third Prize, Observing the Human Form, City of Swan

Third Prize, Observing the Human Form, City of Swan

2006
Highly Commended, City of Melville, Sculpture/3D Awards

Highly Commended, City of Melville, Sculpture/3D Awards

2005
Highly Commended, York Art and Craft Awards

Highly Commended, York Art and Craft Awards

Collections

Liz and Lloyd Horn Collection WA

City of Swan WA

East Metropolitan Regional Council WA

City of Melville WA

Fini Olive Company,

Private collections, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Spain

Commissions

2015
Public Art, Telethon, Kings Square WA

2015 - 2016
Refurbishment, Alison Brown sculpture Mundaring

2014
Public Art, Kerb Tle Project, City of Joondalup

2013
Restoration of large interactive audio sculpture, Moondae Rings

2013
Public Art Mural, Prince Lane, Perth, City Lane Ways

2013
Public Art, Telethon scylpture

2013
Public Art, Water Corporation, Mundaring Weir, Mural on Water tank 23m

2012 - 2013
The Syndicate, Peter Dailey, studio assistant

2011
Public Art Project, Wall sculpture Ballajura liberary

2011 - 2012
Percentage for Art Finallist, Makybe Rise Primary school

Galleries

Liz and Lloyd Horn Collection WA

City of Swan WA

East Metropolitan Regional Council WA

City of Melville WA

Fini Olive Company,

Private collections, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Spain

Publications

Liz and Lloyd Horn Collection WA
Liz and Lloyd Horn Collection WA

City of Swan WA
City of Swan WA

East Metropolitan Regional Council WA
East Metropolitan Regional Council WA

City of Melville WA
City of Melville WA

Fini Olive Company,
Fini Olive Company,

Private collections, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Spain
Private collections, Australia, New Zealand, Britain and Spain

Residencies

2017
Peter Moyes Anglican Community School, WA

2017
Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah, WA

2014
Edgewater Primary School Joondalup WA

Edgewater Primary School Joondalup WA

2014
Heathridge Primary School Joondalup WA

Heathridge Primary School Joondalup WA

2014
Glengarry Primary School Joondalup WA

Glengarry Primary School Joondalup WA

2013
Ellenbrook Christian College WA

Ellenbrook Christian College WA

2012
Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Melville, WA

Heathcote Museum and Gallery, Melville, WA

2008
Duel residence with Sue Starcken, Sacred Heart Primary School, Mundaring. WA

Duel residence with Sue Starcken, Sacred Heart Primary School, Mundaring. WA

2005
Chidlow Primary School WA

Chidlow Primary School WA

Artist Statement

Working with limited pallet, with singular forms in multiple placements, allows one to concentrate on the emotional present that builds up within these spaces. Within these self-imposed limits I have been experimenting with the size and scale of these works analyzing man and our built environment and its psychological impact.