Denise Prince

Denise Prince

Austin, TX, United States

About Denise Prince

Denise Prince is an Austin-based, American artist working in a variety of media including film, photography, and performance. Influenced by critical theory at CalArts in Los Angeles, she has worked closely with clinical philosopher and psychoanalyst Charles Merward since 2007.

Prince is known for using the visual syntax of fashion and style photography to explore experience in relation to Desire (the memory of the missing thing). Her work has been clarified, confronted, and interpreted by psychoanalyst members of the World Association of Psychoanalysis, has been exhibited internationally and has been featured on PBS Television and in Vogue Magazine.


California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture



MARYMARY projects, solo exhibition of video and photography, New York, NY

The High Line, New York; Buffalo Bayou, Houston; Waller Creek, Austin; The 606, Chicago; The Bentway, Toronto; New Monuments for New Cities

Photo Vogue Festival, A Glitch in the System, Milan, Italy

Marfa Open, Captivating Not Captive, Marfa, Texas

Red Hooks Labs, Labs New Artists III, Brooklyn, New York

Off Bratislava, dogmatiX, Bratislava, Slovakia

Helskini Photo Festival, Anarchy, Helsinki, Finland

International Zizek Studies Conference, Parallax Future(s) in Art, Design Ideology, and Philosophy, photography and film in exhibition, Cincinnati, Ohio

Kopeikin Gallery, Women's Work, Los Angeles, California

Effearte Gallery, Solo exhibition + performance, Beyond This Thing Between Us, Milan, Italy

PBS Television, Captivating Not Captive featured in Coming Back

LA Fashion Film Festival, short film in programming, Los Angeles, California

Elisabet Ney Museum, SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition, Austin, Texas

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, Texas; curator Jennie Goldstein, Whitney Museum of Art

Centro Cultural De Jesus, film in IBICENCO, Ibiza Spain

MFAH, Photography included in the permanent collection, Houston, Texas

Arcaute Arte Contemporaneo, Los Americanos, Monterrey, Mexico

Women and Their Work, Object Lessons, Solo exhibition, Austin, Texas

Public art installation, Good for Amusement Only, Los Angeles, California

Festival de Cine Internacional de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Barbarian Art Gallery, BAZAR, Zurich, Switzerland

E8 Galeria, E8 Colectiva, Madrid, Spain

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

Bridge Art Fair, performance and photography, Miami, Florida

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico + San Francisco, California

Wright State University, Photography Now: One Hundred Portfolios, Dayton, Ohio

Galleri Urbane, Me, Myself and Everybody Else, Marfa, Texas

The Contemporary, New American Talent: The Nineteenth Exhibition; juror Jerry Saltz

Anthology Film Archive, The Deep End, New York, New York

Bliss Gallery, The Significance of Bricolage, Pasadena, California