Joan Mitchell Center

Denise Burge

Painter
Cinncinati, OH
May 1–26
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Denise Burge received her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991, and since has taught at the New York State College of Ceramics and the University of Cincinnati, where she is a Professor of Art.  She teaches courses that range from seminars on film theory to fiber art.  She has received multiple Ohio Arts Council Awards for Individual Artists and has carried out residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito California.  In 2004 she was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Visual Art.  Her most recent work involves video installation, which also incorporates fibers, and her collaborative group Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati in 2011.  Most recently, the group created an exhibition about the utopian community of New Harmony, Indiana, which was held during their biennial in 2014.

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Euphoric Recall

Euphoric Recall

2015, fabric, dye, paint, thread, 53 x 98 inches

Euphoric Recall (detail)

Euphoric Recall (detail)

2015, fabric, dye, paint, thread

Fountains

Fountains

2015, fabric, dye, paint, thread, 85 x 90 inches

 Fountains (detail)

Fountains (detail)

2015, fabric, dye, paint, thread, 85 x 90 inches

Watermelon White Owl (in progress)

Watermelon White Owl (in progress)

2016, fabric, dye, paint, thread, 80 x 95 inches

Fountains 2 (in progress)

Fountains 2 (in progress)

2016, fabric, dye, paint, thread, variable, roughly 30 x 50 inches each

Death Wish (in progress)

Death Wish (in progress)

2016, fabric, dye, paint, thread, 72 x 90 inches

Death Wish (detail)

Death Wish (detail)

2016, fabric, dye, paint, thread