Jen DeNike

American, b. 1971

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Jen DeNike

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American, b. 1971

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Jen DeNike is fascinated by ritual and the occult. She embraces video, photography, sculpture, and performance to explore the human figure and its environment. Her video production Another Circle (2010) depicts a ballerina in pointe shoes rotating in what appears to be an endless pirouette, and in her video work The Star Card (2012), a nude woman kneels in front of a pool of water. Inspired by the seventeenth Major Arcana tarot card, DeNike creates a ritual of renewal in which the woman pours water in the pool in front of her, as well as on the surrounding land. DeNike was a former student of Stephen Shore, and his influence shines through in her otherworldly depictions of daily life. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Julia Stoschek Collection, and the Bunker in West Palm Beach, among other public and private collections. DeNike lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Biography

Jen DeNike is fascinated by ritual and the occult. She embraces video, photography, sculpture, and performance to explore the human figure and its environment. Her video production Another Circle (2010) depicts a ballerina in pointe shoes rotating in what appears to be an endless pirouette, and in her video work The Star Card (2012), a nude woman kneels in front of a pool of water. Inspired by the seventeenth Major Arcana tarot card, DeNike creates a ritual of renewal in which the woman pours water in the pool in front of her, as well as on the surrounding land. DeNike was a former student of Stephen Shore, and his influence shines through in her otherworldly depictions of daily life. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Julia Stoschek Collection, and the Bunker in West Palm Beach, among other public and private collections. DeNike lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Greater New York
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