Resume

Alison ‘Al’ Denyer 

a.denyer@utah.edu 

adenyer.com 

Position

July 2015 –current Area Head of Painting and Drawing.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.

July 2014 - current Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.

July 2007 - 2014 Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.

Education

August 1998 MFA, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA.

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking.

June 1992 BA Hons, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England.

Painting & Drawing.

Creative Research

Solo - Four -Person Juried and Invitational Exhibitions

2017 Paper and Rubber, Invited Three-Person Exhibition with Justin Diggle and Heidi

Moller Somsen. Nox Contemporary, Salt Lake City, UT.

2016 Watershed Installation, Invited two-person installation with Stephanie Dykes,

Boise State University Albertson Library, Boise, ID (permanent public artwork)

2014 Shades, Contemporary Drawing. Four-Person Exhibition, Vermillion, SD.

2014 Al Denyer, NSR Series, The Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, UT

2014 Al Denyer, Lydia Gravis & K Stevenson, three-person exhibition (March – May)

The Alice Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.

2012 Al Denyer & Sandy Brunvand, two-person exhibition (Aug 17th – Sept. 20th)

Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.

Al Denyer, Barents Shore, solo exhibition (January 6th - 28th)

The House Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.

2011 Alison Denyer Recent Work (Two Person Exhibition with Jim Boden) (May 7th

June 10th). The Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY.

2010 Alison Denyer, Peter Russom and Michael Nichols

Robert A Peck Arts Center Gallery, Central Wyoming College Gallery, Riverton, WY.

Al Denyer, Drawings. Solo exhibition. (June 11th – July 22nd)

The Park Gallery, Finch Lane, Salt Lake City, UT.

2009 Al Denyer, ‘Flow,’ Drawings. Solo exhibition (Oct 5th – Nov 12th)

The Malone Gallery, Troy University, Troy, AL.

2007 Alison Denyer, ‘Subsurface Exploration,’ Drawings & Paintings. Solo exhibition.

Yates Art Gallery, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.

2004 Alison Denyer, Organic Forms. Solo exhibition.

The Juniata College Museum of Art, Huntingdon, PA.

Awards and Grants

2016 University Group Teaching Grant, ($6,241.00) to purchase Wacom tablets for new

digital drawing course. PI Alison Denyer, Co PI Lewis Crawford.

2014 College of Fine Arts Scholarly Research Award, ($6,400.00) for completion of The

Green River Series, research project 2014 – 2015.

2014 Honorable Mention, Dave Bown Projects - 7th Semiannual Competition,

(Curators: Jeremy Adams, CUE Art Foundation, New York; Janet Dees, SITE Santa

Fe; David S. Rubin, San Antonio Museum of Art).

http://davebownprojects.com/alison_denyer.html

2013 Jurors Award, Utah 2013 Mixed Media and Works On Paper Juried Exhibition,

($500.00) The Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.

2013 Honorable Mention Award: Map It, National Juried Exhibition, Riverside Arts

Center, Yspilanti, MI.

2012 Jurors Award. Treasured: Honoring Precious And Vanishing Worlds, Juried

Exhibition, ($250.00) Annmarie Arts Center, Dowell, MD. Curated by Joshua Bell

& Lisa Sheer.

2011 Utah Artist Fellowship Award, ($10,000.00)

‘Since 1986, the Division of Arts & Museums has awarded two fellowships each year

to Utah visual artists. The award recognizes, encourages and promotes excellence in

visual artists working in all visual mediums’.

http://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/news/?p=198

2010 Faculty Fellowship Award, University of Utah, ($7,000 course buy out), for The

Santa Fe Art Institute International Residency Program, in Fall 2010.

2008 Second Place Award, South Eastern College Arts Conference Members

Exhibition, ($500.00), The Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA

2008 Creative Research Award, University of Utah, ($2,592.00), to research new painting

and drawing techniques for use in new bodies of work.

2007 Jurors Award. Utah Art Council, Annual State wide Exhibition, ($500.00).

2005 The ‘Presidential Fellowship Award’ ($7,000.00), awarded by the college president

for research and sketching in China. Savannah College of Art & Design, GA.

2000 Excellence in Printmaking Award. 2000 Icarus International Juried Exhibition, NC.

($500.00).

1994 South West Arts Travel Award, England.

The Prince’s Trust Partners in Europe Award, England, For Artist in Residence

position, Enschede, Netherlands.

Residencies

2013 The Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, UT, artist in residence, July.

Invited residency.

2012 The Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, UT, artist in residence, June.

Invited residency.

2010 Santa Fe Art Institute Artist in Residence Program, August 30th – October 30th.

Juried international residency, Santa Fe, NM

1994 Artspace Bristol, Artist in Residence Exchange, Enchede, Netherlands. 6 weeks

Invited residency and exhibition. Funded by the Princes’ Trust and South West Arts.

Collaborative Projects

2010 -11 The Leonardo Museum, Salt Lake City, UT. http://www.theleonardo.org/

Juried commission with co-researcher Erik Brunvand to create an installation based on

macro/micro imagery, which combines art and science.

Published Scholarly Papers

2011 Leonardo, The International Society for Arts Sciences And Technology Journal.

Fall 2011, Vol .44, No. 5. Co-authored article ‘Printmaking On A Micro Scale’, Erik

Brunvand and Al Denyer. Article and images of artwork and research results

published. http://www.leonardo.info/isast/journal/toc445.html

2011 IMPACT 6 Multi-disciplinary Printmaking Conference Proceedings

A collection of peer-reviewed academic papers presented at the IMPACT 6

Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference, celebrating the international diversity of

the printmaking discipline; from its roots in industrial communication through

traditional, fine-art based processes, to current cutting-edge technology and theoretical

debates. ISBN: 978-1-906501-03-7 http://www.lulu.com/shop/stephen-hoskinsed/

impact-6-multidisciplinary-printmaking-conferenceproceedings/

paperback/product-17262864.html

Juried Publication of Artwork

2016 INDA 11, International Drawing Annual publication, published by Manifest

Drawing Research Lab, (release date early 2017). International Juried.

2010 New American Paintings 15 Years Anniversary Edition, Featured artist included in

publication. ISSN 1066-2235. Page 54

2009 Western Humanities Review, volume 63, #1, ISSN 0043-3845. Page 67, featured

artist.

2008 Western Humanities Review, volume 62, #2, ISSN 0043-3845. Page 77, featured artist.

2007 American Art Collector publication. Featured Artist. ISSN 1556-6781

2005 American Art Collector publication. Featured Artist.

2003 New American Paintings Juried publication, Southern edition #46. ISSN 1066-

2235. Featured artist included in publication.

Group Exhibitions. Juried and Invitational

International Exhibitions

2015 The River, Invited exhibition, Bath Fringe Festival, Bath, England. Curator Vicky

Vacher.

2014 The 42nd Osten Biennial of Drawing, Skopje, Macedonia.

2012 The I International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Novosibirsk State Art Museum,

Novosibirsk, Russia.

2012 3rd Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Thailand

(International juried exhibition)

Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand.

& The Contemporary Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Thailand.

http://www.interprint.su.ac.th/introduction.html

2011 Drawn Together, ‘Drawing Connections’, The Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

(Invitational exhibition). http://www.bluarte.it/attmedia/1298-siena-art-institute.html

2009 Group Show, Invitational, Time and Space Gallery, Bath, England.

‘Are You Looking At Me?’ Invitational Exhibition, University of the West of

England Impact, Bristol, England.

2008 Print Parallels Invitational. Cityscape Art Space Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

National Exhibitions (2009 – current, Invited and Juried.

2017 38th Paper In Particular National Juried Exhibition. Columbia College, Columbia,

MO. Juror Ben Cameron.

Slowness, Invitational print portfolio and exhibition, Zuckerman Museum of Art, GA.

2016 State Of The Art: Drawing Invitational, curator Shelby Shadwell, The Giertz

Gallery, Champaign, IL.

SECAC 2016 Juried Exhibition, The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Roanoake, VA.

Topographic, The Moon Gallery, Mount Berry, GA.

Mapping Bodies, Visual Art Center Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

Invitational Exhibition, The Sagebrush Art Gallery, Sheridan, WY.

Relatable Invitational, Alpine Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

2015 Macroscope, Central Gallery, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

ArtPrize Seven National Juried Exhibition, 106 Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.

From Nature National Juried Exhibition, The Art Center, Highland Park, Chicago,

IL. Juror Chuck Gniech, Curator.

Tributary National Juried Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR. Juror

J Cutshall.

36th Paper In Particular National Juried Exhibition. Columbia College, Columbia,

MO. Juror Alida Fish.

Utah Ties Juried Exhibition, CUAC Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT. Juror Mara

McCarthy, The Box Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Next, 12 Visual Arts Fellows, The Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.

2014 9th National Juried Exhibition, The Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA. Juror, Jenny

Gheith, curator SFMOMA.

The Mid America College Arts Conference (MACAA) Juried Members

Exhibition, The University of Texas at San Antonio. TX.

Nation of Immigrants, Utah Cultural Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Curator Namon Bills.

Honoring Utah Artists Invitational, Alpine Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

Alfred Lambourne Prize Exhibition, Alderwood Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT.

Land + Performance + Space, Curated by Laura Hurtardo, The Granary Arts

Center, Ephram, UT.

35th Paper In Particular National Juried Exhibition. Columbia College, Columbia,

MO.

2013 Arts Visalia North American Print and Drawing Juried Exhibition, Arts Visalia

Visual Art Center, Visalia, CA. Juror, Kurt Kemp.

Utah 2013 Mixed Media and Works On Paper Juried Exhibition, The Rio Gallery,

Salt Lake City, UT. Jurors, Simon Zalkind & Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director,

University of New Mexico Art Museum.

National Juried Exhibition, The First Street Gallery, NYC. Juror, Donald Kuspit,

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History and Philosophy, SUNY.

Map It, National Juried Exhibition, Riverside Arts Center, Yspilanti, MI.

The 50th Annual National Juried Competition, The Masur Museum, Monroe, LA.

Juror, George T.M. Shackelford, Senior Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum,

Fort Worth, TX.

The SECAC 2013 Members Juried Exhibition, The Gateway Gallery, Greensboro,

NC. Juror, Nancy Doll, Director of the Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC.

Honoring Utah Artists Invitational, Alpine Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

Coburn Goes Small, The Coburn Gallery, Ashland, OH

PaperWork In, On, and Of Paper VI National Juried Exhibition, The Foundry Art

Centre, St. Charles, MO

The Kentucky National 2013 Juried Exhibition, Murray State University, Murray, KY

2012 The A.I.R. Gallery 10th Biennial National Juried Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery,

Brooklyn, NY. Juror, Ingrid Schaffner, Senior Curator ICA Philadelphia.

Worldview National Juried Exhibition, Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-

Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Borders and Boundaries, National Juried Exhibition, Harwood Arts Center,

Albuquerque, NM.

Honoring Utah Artists Invitational, Alpine Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

Axis Gallery 7th National Juried Exhibition, Sacramento, CA.

Juror, Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Berkeley Art

Museum, Berkeley, CA.

25th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Abercrombie

Gallery, Lake Charles, LA

Treasured: Honoring Precious And Vanishing Worlds, Juried Exhibition,

Annmarie Arts Center, Dowell, MD. Curated by Joshua Bell & Lisa Sheer.

Biotic Semiotics: Drawing on Signs From Nature, Juried Exhibition, Allen Priebe

Art Gallery, Oshkosh, WI.

The Faculty Show, Utah Museum of Fine Art (UMFA), Salt Lake City, UT

Curator: Deb Banerjee. Six works from the Northern Sea Route Series were selected.

2011 FUSE: Utah Artists Working in Encaustic Juried Exhibition.

The Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT.

http://www.kimballartcenter.org/exhibitions/2011/05/fuse-utah-artists-workingencaustic

Clemson National Print and Drawing Juried Exhibition, ‘Place’, The Lee Gallery,

Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

Utah Arts Council, Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 2011.

Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring: The Global Water Crisis Juried Exhibition, The

Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass, OR.

2010 Group Exhibition, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM.

Utah Arts Council, Juried Mixed-Media & Works on Paper 2010.

Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.

SECAC Membership Juried Exhibition, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

The Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition, Eastern Kentucky University, KY

2009 Global Impact Invitational Exhibition, Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Upper Iowa

University, Fayette, IA.

Americas 2009 National Juried Exhibition, Northwest Art Center, Minot State

University, Minot, ND.

22nd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Abercrombie

Gallery, Lake Charles, LA

Fragile Bodies National Juried, Northern Kentucky University Galleries, Highland

Heights, KY.

Utah Ties Juried Exhibition, Central Utah Arts Center, Ephraim, UT.

Art Now, invitational, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT.

‘Truth is Beauty, Beauty Truth’ invitational, Shenandoah Arts Council Gallery,

Winchester VA

8” Miniature National Juried Show, Fontbonne University Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Work in collections

Museum of Drawing, Skopje, Macedonia. Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Salt Lake County Collection, Salt Lake City, UT. Juniata College Museum, Huntingdon, PA.

Changcun Jilin, Northeast Normal University, China. Southern Graphics Council. USA

The Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL. Winchester School of Art

Winchester, England. University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN. University of West Virginia,

Morgantown, WV. Bimidji State University, Bimidji, WI. St. Cuthberts Mill, Somerset,

England. University of the West of England Print Research Dept, Bristol, England. The

Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, IL. Numerous private collections in Europe and USA.

Artist Registry

2011 - current The Drawing Center New York City, NY, Viewing Program Artist Registry,

selected through an international juried process.

Conference Presentations

2016

Oct. SE College Art Conference (SECAC), Roanoke, VA.

Presenter ‘Explorations In Digital Drawing; The Digital Sketchbook’.

2015

Oct. SE College Art Conference (SECAC), Pittsburgh, PA.

Presenter ‘What Exactly is drawing? Expanding Vocabularies: Drawing as

Installation.’

2012

Oct. Mid American College Arts Association (MACAA), Detroit, MI.

Paper presentation ‘Satellite View: New Approaches to The Landscape’

2011

Nov. SE College Art Conference (SECAC), Savannah, GA.

Co-presenter, paper ‘Micro, An Arts And Science Collaboration’.

April Foundations in Art Theory and Education (FATE) conference St. Louis, MO

Presenter, paper ‘The Continual Line’.

2009

Sept. Impact 6, International Print Conference, Bristol, England.

Co-presenter, with Erik Brunvand, Associate Professor, School of Computing,

University of Utah. Paper title: ‘Printmaking on a Micro Scale: An Arts /

Technology Collaboration’.

April Foundations in Art Theory and Education (FATE) conference, Portland OR

Presenter, paper ‘Practicing What You Preach? The Balancing Act Of The

Artist/Educator In Foundations Education’.

2008

Sept. South Eastern College Art Conference (SECAC), New Orleans, LA.

Presenter, Paper ‘From Drawing To Performance: Gestural Explorations’

2007

Oct. South Eastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Charleston, WV.

Presenter, Paper ‘Subsurface Exploration’.

Feb. College Arts Conference (CAA), New York City.

Presenter, ‘Are We There Yet?, paper ‘Are They Ready For Us Yet?’

The Feminist Art Forum.

Professional service on advisory boards and service to professional societies:

2016 – current Elected Board Member for SECAC (SE College Arts Conference).

2016 Visiting Professor Invitation, University of Georgia, Cortona Italy program.

2013 - current Salt Lake City Arts Corporation, Visual Arts Selection Committee Member,

for the Finch Lane Galleries Visual Arts Program. Reviewing applications for

exhibitions.

2013 Organizing committee member for the 2013 Rocky Mountain Printmaking

Symposium (RMPA) at the University of Utah. This symposium will bring

approximately 150 attendees from throughout the Western States to the Department of

Art and Art History for three days of panels, exhibitions and dialogue.

Organizer of the Utah Printmakers Exhibition, The Salt Lake City Main Library,

Salt Lake City, UT, in conjunction with the 2013 RMPA Symposium.

2013 & 2012

Organized a group exhibition for artists and educators (national and international)

who were in Salt Lake City for the 2012 Advanced Placement Reading. Created

postcard, collected work, transported work to the Gittins Gallery, publicized and

organized the public evening reception.

2013 Workshop Leader for Artworks For Kids workshop.

Tape Installation Workshop for art educators across the state. 2/9/2013