Contact: dh@dhstudios.org/ IG @deniseh1111

Fine Arts Curriculum Vitae

I gratefully live and work on the Unceded Territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and the traditional keepers of their land.

I use predominantly sculpture, and text often turning ideas literally upside down, inside out and backward to express ideas in a satirical way. These sculptures act as a catalyst for further discussion, research and participation in ongoing works, collaborations and events. 

Education and Residencies

  • 2020 – Residency – PilotenKueche – Leipzig, Germany
  • 2019 – Residency by Correspondence – Arts Territory Exchange
  • 2017 – Residency – Arts, Letters and Numbers, Constitution, Albany, NY
  • 2017 – Residency – Caetani Cultural Centre – Vernon, BC
  • 2016 – Bachelor of Fine Arts – The Audain Faculty of Visual Arts + Material Practice, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC



  • Hard Fluid Betrayal, Leipzig Germany
  • Arts Alive! Oak Bay, Victoria, BC 2020-2022


  • Citizen Artist News, Rethinking Resources, co-editor with Daphne Plessner, Pender Island, BC
  • Put this in your window and think of me, part of Arts Territory Exchange, Cambridge Artworks Artspace, Cambridge, UK
  • Art as Activism: Truth, Survivance and Resilience, (juried) Guelph Museums, Guelph, ON
  • Skeiderarhlaup, part of Arts Territory Exchange, Skaftafell, Iceland
  • Unmade, (juried) Propellor Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • 15th Annual Art on the Green Sculpture Garden Exhibition, Juried by John Van Alstine, Kemp Centre for the Arts, Wichita Falls, TX
  • Reconsidering Place: Urban/Rural Drift, Commonfield Convening, Philadelphia, PA
  • No Citation Needed, (juried) National Humanities Centre, Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC
  • the basement show, (juried) Vancouver, BC


  • Ritual, Dresden, Germany
  • Losing Home, Finding Hope – (juried) Fort Gallery, Langley, BC
  • Ten Different Things – (juried) Curated by Kate Armstrong. Collaboration between the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, CityStudio, and Living Labs at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Vancouver, BC. Public art exhibition and artist talk.
  • DTES Small Arts Grant Group Show, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
  • 8th Annual Juried Show – Finalist – Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
  • Clouded Title, Curated by Daphne Plessner and Emily Artinian at StreetRoad Gallery, Philadelphia and Pender Island, British Columbia
  • The Aesthetics of Trees, Fish and Deer: Artistic Responses to Living as Treaty People – Curated by Daphne Plessner. Canada Council Grant. Pender Island/Tsawout Nation, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.


  • Constitution – Arts, Letters and Numbers, Averill Hill, NY
  • Late Capitalism PopUp Show – Parking Spot Projects, Vancouver, BC
  • DTES Small Arts Grant Group Show – Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • The Parent Show – Parking Spot Projects, Vancouver, BC
  • Techno-Art – Parking Spot Projects, Vancouver, BC
  • tiny gallery BIG ISSUES – Parking Spot Projects, Vancouver, BC
  • What Remains – in the Spirit of The Commons, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design Concourse, Vancouver, BC
  • And… (juried) Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC


  • In Memory of…An Exhibition Underlining December 6, (juried) Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design Library, Vancouver, BC
  • Precarium, Plaza Projects, Richmond, BC
  • The Show, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
  • Sculptures, 211 East Georgia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (organized, curated and exhibited)
  • Fresh Paint/New Construction, (juried) Student Art Competition with only 40 artists chosen across Canada, ArtMur, Montreal, QC

Awards and Grants

  • 2022 – 3rd place People’s Choice Award for Parallax Introvert at Arts Alive! in Oak Bay
  • 2020 – BC Arts Council Project Assistance Grant
  • 2019 – 2nd place at Wichita Falls, Texas 15th Annual Juried Sculpture Garden Exhibition
  • 2018 – Downtown East Side Small Arts Grant recipient – individual grant – Vancouver Foundation
  • 2017 – Downtown East Side Small Arts Grant recipient – group project – Vancouver Foundation
  • 2016 – BMO 1st Art, Nominated for Student Art Competition, Toronto, ON


Related employment, planning, collaboration and memberships

  • Arts Territory Exchange member – 2 year correspondence residency
  • Canada Arts Council – professional artist designation
  • Common Field international member
  • CARFAC member
  • Underground Assembly collective
  • 2017/2018 – Gallery director and curator, Parking Spot Projects, Vancouver, BC
  • 2018 – The Arts in Society, Conference planning and volunteer
  • 2017 – Reconciliation Canada, Marketing and Communications volunteer
  • 2015 – The Rennie Collection, intern and docent for Lara Favaretto exhibit, Vancouver, BC


Private collector, Montreal, QC

Private collector, Vancouver, BC