Violet Dennison

American, b. 1989

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Violet Dennison

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American, b. 1989

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Using materials from her urban surroundings, including concrete and coffee cups, Violet Dennison crafts sculptures that attend to the modern conditions of labor. While her sculptures address drab working conditions with wit and sometimes with a mocking tone, she rejects terms like satire as too restrictive, stating that she wants “art to be more open–ended than that.” Her latest series of evocative works stem from found office chairs, which she disassembled and re-combined with whimsical arrangements composed of such everyday industrial materials as rebar. When not in the studio, Dennison is co-running the alternative exhibition space, Violet’s Café.

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Biography

Using materials from her urban surroundings, including concrete and coffee cups, Violet Dennison crafts sculptures that attend to the modern conditions of labor. While her sculptures address drab working conditions with wit and sometimes with a mocking tone, she rejects terms like satire as too restrictive, stating that she wants “art to be more open–ended than that.” Her latest series of evocative works stem from found office chairs, which she disassembled and re-combined with whimsical arrangements composed of such everyday industrial materials as rebar. When not in the studio, Dennison is co-running the alternative exhibition space, Violet’s Café.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
New Museum Triennial
Articles Featuring Violet Dennison
The New Museum Triennial Asks: Can Artists Sabotage the Status Quo?
Feb 12th, 2018
The New Museum Triennial Asks: Can Artists Sabotage the Status Quo?
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Nov 13th, 2015
New York’s Artist-Run Galleries You Need to Know, Part I
30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Summer
Jul 14th, 2015
30 Emerging Artists to Watch This Summer
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