Denise Hawrysio

Denise Hawrysio is an Artist-in-Residence and Sessional Instructor at the AHVA Printmedia Research Centre from Sep-Dec 2007.

Denise Hawrysio was born in Toronto and currently lives in London, UK.
She received her BFA from Queen’s University, Canada, and her MFA from the
San Francisco Art Institute. Her work deals with issues of displacement,
hybridism, transience and mutation, utopia and dystopia, memory and
identity. She works in a variety of media including site-specific
installation and print, and has exhibited her work throughout Europe, the
United States and Canada.

During Winter Term I (2007-08), Denise Hawrysio is the Printmedia Research
Centre Artist-in-Residence, and she is teaching in the Department. As part
of her residency, she is working on project grant from the Canada Council
project.

Hawrysio has been an active member of London’s art scene for several years,
founding her own project space in the early 90’s, working collectively
with many of Britain leading artists.? A recent exhibition of her work was
reviewed and cited (100 Review Backwards, Alberta Press 2004) as one of
the most historically significant exhibitions in London, and last year one
of her installations was noted for bringing a new aesthetic sensibility to
art practice by attempting to redefine authorship and objecthood in art.
She recently exhibited, and curated an exhibition, at Overgaden, Institute
of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.

She has taught at the Architectural Association, and the University of the
Arts, London and was course leader in print and digital arts at Wimbledon
School of Art.? Last year she received the Putman Fellowship from the
MacDowell Art Colony in the United States, and this year had a solo
exhibition of print works at Simon Fraser Gallery in Metro Vancouver.