• FALL 2013


    FINE LINES
    (group exhibit)
    Rhombus Space
    October 18 - November 17, 2013
    Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 PM
    and by appointment

    Fine Lines features work by Helen Dennis, Nils Folke Anderson, Jason Peters, and
    Ann Stewart. Using architectural references and architectonic designs in their art
    – line is a visual building block is central to all of the work in this show. The exhibition
    includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and sculpture; demonstrating
    a shared interest and investigation of architecturally inspired dynamics in art.
    Rhombus Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    www.rhombusspace.com


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    PANGEA
    (group exhibit)
    New York Foundation for the Arts
    20 Jay St., Suite 740,
    Brooklyn NY
    September 27 - January 17, 2014

    An exhibition of work by artists participating in NYFA's Immigrant Artists Program

    Exhibiting Artists:
    Santina Amato, Franca Barone, Gianluca Bianchino, Liene Bosquê,
    Pablo Carpio, Heejung Cho, Giada Crispiels, Priscila De Carvalho,
    Helen Dennis, Rosemarie Fiore, Isabelle Garbani, Volker Goetze,
    Joanne Howard, Nung-Hsin Hu, Denise Iris, Hidenori Ishii,
    Jessica Kaire, Jain Kwak, Hyunji Lee, Zaun Lee, Carlos Martinez,
    Eva Nikolova, Lucia Pedi, Liesl Pfeffer, Alfredo Plot,
    Karolina Sobecka, Claudia Sohrens, Laetitia Soulier, Anita Sto,
    Rica Takashima, Octavio Vazquez, Stephen Woods,
    Ezra Wube, and Sophia Chizuco Yw

    Readings & Performance
    Event: January 17, 2014
    Martita Abril, Ephrat Asherie, Jonathan Cerullo, Volker Goetze,
    Amy Lawless, Jaqueline León, Grace Lee, Javier Peñalosa,
    Neil Rolnick, Barbara Rubin, Oded Tzur,
    Carlos Cesar Valle, and Octavio Vazquez


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  • SUMMER 2013


    CoD+A Awards
    Collaboration of Design + Art
    Helen's public art project 'Rendering Leonard' has recently been selected as
    one of the Top 100 CoD+A Awards in the category of Public Spaces
    A link to the project may be viewed here:
    Top 100 CoD+A Awards


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  • WINTER 2013



    ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
    Caldera Arts, Sisters, Oregon
    www.CalderaArts.org

    February 2013
    A month long artist residency at Caldera Arts.
    An incredible month spent in the spectacular setting of Blue Lake, OR.

    OPEN STUDIOS: Exhibitions & Readings by the Artists-in-residence
    February 23, 2013
    Jason Baker poet
    Helen Dennis drawing/photography
    Laura Gibson singer-songwriter
    Elsbeth Pancrazi poet
    Roger Peet printmaker
    Joanna Priestley animator

    For the entire month of February we have each been given the
    time & space to work on our art projects in a beautifully mountainous
    area of Central Oregon. During the month I have been gifted with a
    cabin by the creek, a 1000sq.ft. studio with a private darkroom. The
    incredible setting, the isolation of no cell service, and the nearest town
    15 miles away certainly makes for a productive month.

    Caldera was founded by Dan Wieden of Wieden & Kennedy with the
    mission to be a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through
    inovative year-round art and environmantal programs. As a result I had the
    privilidge to lead a workshop in alternative photography with a fantastic group
    of highschool kids.

    THANK-YOU Caldera


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  • SUMMER / FALL 2012



    DRAWING THE LINE
    Praxis International Art Gallery
    Chelsea, NY
    May - September 2012

    A site specific installation filling the entrance stairwell
    of Praxis International Art Gallery located in NY



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  • FALL 2011



    ISLAND 22 Artists on Iceland
    Presented by the EMU Art Department
    October 31 - December 12, 2011

    An International Group Exhibition of
    Artists' Responses to Iceland

    Opening events:
    University Gallery
    November 2nd, 4-7pm
    EMU Student Centre
    Cave Gallery
    November 4th, 7-11pm
    Russell Industrial Centre
    Detroit, MI



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    DUMBO Arts Festival 2011
    LIGHT DRAWINGS Public Art Exhibition & Murals
    Installation located at 37 Main St. DUMBO
    Presented by the DUMBO Arts Festival 2011

    Festival Dates:
    September 23rd - 25th, 2011
    Artwork is viewed from the street 24hrs.


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  • SUMMER 2011



    PROJECTED DRAWINGS
    A Wall Drawing by Helen Dennis
    The LAB Gallery
    July 8-September 2, 2011
    47th St. & Lexington Avenue.

    The show Projected Drawings, will unite the notions and essence of photography into a single large
    scale installation, filling the entire space of The LAB Gallery.

    Dennis will be hand drawing a mirrored reflection of the intersection of 47th and Lexington Avenue,
    creating a distilled inversion of the urban environment onto the gallery wall.

    Helen Dennis’s process typically uses urban architectural photographs projected onto tracing paper to
    guide the hand drawn sketches of her subjects. In then laying the ink on tracing paper drawings down
    on top of photographic paper and exposing it to the light, she creates a negative positive line image of
    her original photograph.

    For Projected Drawings the end result will remain the same with a white on black linear distillation of
    an urban landscape, but the process will be approached from the opposite angle, using light reflective
    pens on a solid black surface. The lines will no longer be a bi-product as they are in Helen’s typical
    process, but will become the primary source of the image.

    Exhibiting concurrently in the Lobby of The Roger Smith Hotel is also a series of New York-based
    works by Dennis.


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    CAN'T HEAR THE REVOLUTION
    Kunsthalle Galapagos
    16 Main St. DUMBO
    August 13th - August 21st, 2011

    Opening: August 13th, 6-9pm
    Featuring artwork by over 100 emerging and established artists.
    Kunsthalle Galapagos


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    TOWN & COUNTRY
    Curated by Jason Patrick Voegele of Republic Worldwide,
    Samson Contompasis of The Marketplace Gallery,
    Keith Schweitzer of M.A.N.Y. and Tyler Wriston of The B.A.C.
    Hosted by 320 Studios at 320 West 37th Street, 14th Floor
    TOWN & COUNTRY website

    June 28 - June 30, 2011
    6 to Midnight with VIP After Party
    Concept by Jason Patrick Voegele

    Much of what we know and how we learn comes through the study of explicit or subtle comparisons
    and contrasts. Meaningful opportunities for these comparative studies invite us into a more explicit
    and intentional approach that can both broaden our understanding of contemporary American art and
    help us draw connections and distinctions between the studio practices and conceptual intentions of
    today's American Artist.

    Produced and developed by four of New York State's premiere curatorial teams, Town & Country
    presents just such an opportunity.

    On June 28th through June 30th at 320 West 37th Street in New York City, Republic Worldwide, The
    Marketplace Gallery, Keith Schweitzer (M.A.N.Y.), and The Brooklyn Art Collective invite you to join
    the discussion and stoke the fires of debate as we present Town & Country: the very best of
    contemporary American art. Artists include: Scott Michael Ackerman, Doug Auld, Paul
    Brainard, White Cocoa, Hannah Cole, Annika Conner, Helen Dennis, Eric Diehl, Ira
    Eduardovna, Tara de la Garza, Charles Koegel, Elizabeth Livingston, Frodo Mikkelsen,
    OLEK, Sirikul Pattachote, Patrick Porter, Leon Reid IV, Julia Samuels, Tom Sanford,
    Chris Stain, Veng, Emma Wasielke

    Much appreciation to John Stavros from 320 Studios.

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  • WINTER/SPRING 2011



    (dis)located
    Art For Change, NY
    January 14 - April 2, 2011
    Opening Reception Friday Jan. 14, 7-11pm
    1699 Lexington Avenue
    (between 106th & 107th Streets)
    www.ArtForChange.org


    Art for Change is pleased to present (dis)located, a group art exhibition featuring artworks
    by Hector Canonge, Helen Dennis, Cecilia Givens, Jocelyn M. Goode, Hayat Gul, Marissa A.
    Gutiérrez-Vicario, Harry Jean-Pierre, Miatta Kawinzi, Caitlin Masley, Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi,
    Jasmine Murrell, Ibou Ndoye, Sarah Nelson Wright, Heather M. O’Brien, Sa’dia Rehman, and
    Christina Stahr, with homeless LGBT youth art projects presented by The Create Collective.

    The exhibition focuses on the concept of displacement as it functions locally to exclude various
    groups of people. Being physically apart or away, being disrespected through criticism,
    being dislocated emotionally by existing social structures, or being removed from zones of
    familiar location all reflect situations of dislocation.


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  • WINTER 2010-2011



    FIXING THE SKY
    Brick & Mortar
    February 10 - 12, 2011

    Opening Reception Thursday Feb. 10, 7-10pm
    with music by HOOL
    Brunch Saturday Feb 12, 11am-1pm


    This exhibition brings together the work of Nicole Pietrantoni, Amy Sacksteder, and
    Helen Dennis, as well as the collaborative work of Island Projects (Nicole Pietrantoni
    and Amy Sacksteder). Fixing the Sky reflects the artists' experiences traveling in Iceland.
    Iceland is often perceived as a remote location covered with lava fields, volcanoes, and glaciers.
    While this sublime landscape attracts thousands of adventurous tourists to the island every year,
    it also attracts a large group of international artists interested not only in the island's natural
    beauty but also its unique geo-political and ecological situation. The work in Fixing the Sky uses
    Iceland's beauty as a jumping-off point to explore humans' interaction with nature. In each
    of the works, one finds a heightened awareness of our effect on the natural environment and the
    environment's effect on us.

    ABOUT THE BAND
    HOOL will be performing on February 10th. HOOL has played in office parking garages, shipping
    containers, hospital rooms, industrial lofts, haylofts, storm drains, abandoned covents, in the
    quiet canyons of California, under the autumn leaves of western New York, and on sheep farms
    in the green heart of Holland.
    www.hoolishness.com


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    ABSENCE
    FRAMING AIDS 2010
    at the Partnership Gallery,
    Queens Museum of Art
    December 1 - 19, 2010
    OPENING RECEPTION DEC. 2ND 6-8PM
    Link to exhibition website

    The art exhibition, ABSENCE, features the works of twenty three artists who were
    selected based on this year’s open call inspiration theme ‘indifference and invisibility’ to reflect
    on the present lack of activism and public awareness about HIV / AIDS. The exhibition includes
    the participation of artists who worked directly with curator, artist, Hector Canonge, in the
    creation of new works that challenged their regular practice and production methods to meet the
    challenges of the project. ABSENCE promises to leave a mark on audiences visiting the gallery
    of the museum, and as the organizer explains, “visitors will be challenged not just to walk by the
    works of art, but to seriously think and reflect on what they can, might, cannot or might not see,
    hear or touch.”

    Participating Artists:
    %Desireena Almoradie, Alta Berri, Eve Biddle, Kenneth Burris, Melissa Calderon, Helen Dennis,
    Felipe Galindo, Juan Hinojosa, Katarina Jerinic, Soo Im Lee, Kathleen Mallaney, Norma Marquez Orozco,
    Jason Mitcham, Antonio Ortuño, J Carlos Pinto, Risa Puno, Ryan Roa, Patricio Robayo, Zefrey Throwell,
    Alison Ward, Genevieve White, Plamen Yordanov, and Bowie Zunino.%

    Directions to QMA: #7 Flushing Train. Exit at Willest Point / Citi Field, walk in the direction of the park.
    Museum is located in front of the metal structure, the Unisphere.


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  • PUBLIC ART WORK 2010-2011



    PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION - thru Feb. 2011
    Rendering Leonard a public art installation
    56 Leonard Street, New York City
    On view February 2010 - 2011

    Downtown Alliance of NY, RE:Construction Public Art Program

    Rendering Leonard is installed along the 230 ft plywood wall that surrounds
    56 Leonard Street, and will be up for close to a year.

    Re: Construction is a public art program produced by The Downtown Alliance of New York.
    The project is curated by Ayelet Daniele Aldouby and Elinor Milchan of ARTEA Projects.


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  • FALL 2010



    EXTENDED... until further notice
    Exhibit: Helen Dennis at JodiArnoldNYC
    October 20 - November 30, 2010 (extended)
    Opening October 20TH 6-8PM
    COLLECTORS' PREVIEW NOV. 10TH 6-8PM
    56 University Place (@ 10th Street), NY
    Art profile: An Urban Montage
    Open Studio Interview
    I hope to see you there...


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    DUMBO Arts Festival
    Watch This Space Public Art Exhibition & Murals
    Unabridged - installation located on Main St (next to Galapagos)
    Presented by No Longer Empty for the DUMBO Arts Festival

    September 24 - October 23, 2010
    Thursday-Sunday, 12-5pm
    111 Front Street, Suite 200,
    Brooklyn, NY

    www.dumboartsfestival.com
    www.nolongerempty.org


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    RE:FORM SCHOOL a REDU project
    rethinking reforming & rebuilding US education

    RE:FORM SCHOOL is a high profile group exhibition, event series and public awareness
    campaign taking place in New York City, that brings together the creative community in a call for
    the reform of the American Public Education System. RE:FORM SCHOOL will be open to the public,
    October 9 - 11, 2010, 10am-6pm. Located at 233 Mott Street, New York City, NY 10012

    RE:FORM SCHOOL is currently transforming a disused school into an art exhibition and a weekend
    of events from break dancing to bake sale, screen printing to algebra art class! All to bring an
    awareness to the perils of the American Public Education System. I took a peek around the school
    and it's going to be quite a transformation, well worth checking out, and it's certainly an
    inspiring team that are orchestrating this event, it's a privilege to be a part of it.


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  • SUMMER 2010


    ICELANDIC ART RESIDENCY
    The Association of Icelandic Visual Arts - SIM
    Reykjavik August 2010
    My Blog, Art & Iceland

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    ONLINE EXHIBITION
    Site/Line: Helen Dennis, Bradford Robotham, and Mary Temple
    Organized by Joanna Montoya
    www.add-art.org
    (Add-Art is a Firefox ad blocker that replaces ads with art and presents a
    new show every two weeks)

    August 14 - 27, 2010

    Site/Line presents the art of Helen Dennis, Bradford Robotham, and Mary Temple.
    Each suite of work responds to specific sites or architectural elements that are
    both familiar yet overlooked. Linked by their use of photography to recreate
    place and time, the artists find inspiration in seemingly ordinary landscapes
    and highlight the beauty of the sites’ painterly and sculptural forms.

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    EXHIBITION
    Weaving In & Out with No Longer Empty
    Tapestry Building 245 East 124th Street (at 2nd Avenue)
    June 15 - August 30, 2010
    Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 7pm

    Opening reception - Tuesday June 15, 6-9pm

    No Longer Empty Weaving In & Out

    No Longer Empty is pleased to present Weaving In & Out, a collaborative
    exhibition in a new green development in East Harlem. The exhibit, opening on
    June 15th, will take over the raw ground floor space of a residential property called
    Tapestry located at 245 East 124th St. The exhibition is free and open to the public
    Wed-Sat 12-7pm, running until late August.

    In keeping with No Longer Empty’s curatorial practice of site specificity, this exhibition
    explores the interactions between this particular space and its surrounding physical
    and cultural contexts. "Weaving" appears in the title as a metaphor for the interconnected
    artistic actions, and the intertwining of people, projects and ideas here.

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  • ARTISTS TALK / PANEL


    A-Lab Forum - Artists Talk / Panel
    Queens Media Arts Development - A-Lab Froum
    May 15th, 2010, 2 - 4pm
    Hosted by Crossing Art Gallery
    136-17 39th Avenue (at Main Street) Flushing, NY 11354

    Presentations by 5 Artists curated and chaired by Juan Hinojosa
    Participating Artists:
    Paul Behnke
    Megan Bisbee-Durlam
    Helen Dennis
    Oasa Du Verney
    Kathleen Mallaney

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  • EXHIBITION


    25th Anniversary Salon
    Lehman College Art Gallery
    Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468

    May 11th - June 4th, 2010
    Opening Reception: Tuesday May 11th, 4 - 8pm
    A Fund-raising Exhibition - all works $500 or less

    www.lehman.edu/gallery

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  • SPRING 2010


    Helen Dennis + Albert Fung
    curated by Nikki Schiro

    April 1st - May 15th, 2010
    Opening Reception: April 1st, 6-8pm

    Nikki Schiro brings together atmospheric works by Helen Dennis and Albert Fung.
    Dennis presents a variation of black & white photographic drawings, whilst Fung is
    showing a selection of oil paintings.

    OZANEAUX Ltd
    515 West 20th Street, #5E
    New York, New York 10011
    viewing by appointment - please email helen@helendennis.com


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  • WINTER 2009-10


    (IN)TANGIBLE

    Taller Boricua Galleries present (IN)TANGIBLE
    1680 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10029

    November 20th, 2009 – January 9th, 2010
    Opening: Friday, November 20th, 6-9pm
    Tuesday - Saturday 12-6pm

    (IN)TANGIBLE is a group exhibition of 11 contemporary New York artists whose work
    blurs the boundaries between states of permanence and permeability, collapsing the
    distinctions within the visible and invisible forces that surround our lives.

    Curated by Fernando Salicrup and Christine Licata.
    Artists exhibiting include: Kristin Anderson, Yiftach Belsky, Helen Dennis, Andrew Doro,
    Gina Fuentes Walker, Ann Oren, Fernando Salicrup, Erik Sanner, Barbara Sullivan,
    Kazue Taguchi and Richard A. Wager.


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  • FALL 2009


    Get the Led Out

    SHO Gallery and Team Lab present Get the Led Out at The Loading Dock
    170 Tillary Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    www.shogallery.com

    September 19th - 26th, 2009
    First Opening Party: Saturday September 19th, 7-9pm
    Second Opening Party: Saturday September 26th, 2-11pm (Bands at 6pm)

    Get the Led Out brings together a group of artists who use ordinary materials to
    create precise and meticulous objects. Employing ink, paper, video, aluminum foil,
    and various other mediums, they produce work that is fastidious in execution and
    detailed in result. Repetition, planning, patience, concentration, rules formed by the
    use of simple tools, and a driving need to master their chosen craft attribute to the
    astonishment of their work. Often their subject matter mirrors their process, exploring
    systems, structures, and environments that exist only in their specific renderings.

    Curated by Erik Hougen, Tony Ingrisano, and Julie McKim.
    Artists exhibiting include: Justin Amrhein, Sarah Bostwick, Sonya Blesofsky,
    Helen Dennis, Sarrita Hunn, Bill Lohre, Jessica Mein, and Pete Watts.


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  • artHARLEM


    artHARLEM - HOAST2009

    The 5th Annual Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour.

    Harlem Artists, Galleries & Exhibition Spaces Open their Doors to the Public,
    The 5th Annual Two-Day Harlem Open Artists Studio Tour/HOAST2009
    Kicks Off October 10th & 11th, 2009

    For more information and a map of HOAST2009

    www.artharlem.org


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  • SPRING 2009


    Mixing it Up: Recent Hunter MFAs Working in Combined Media

    April 2 – May 9, 2009
    Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College
    68th St. and Lexington (SW corner)
    New York, NY 10065

    Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 1-6pm

    Curated by Tracy L. Adler, Mara Hoberman and Julia Moreno, Mixing It Up presents
    recent work by eleven alumni of Hunter College’s Masters in Fine Art program.
    Selected from the hundreds of graduates since 2000, this group shares a common
    tendency to push beyond the traditional classification of art according to distinct
    mediums: drawing, painting, sculpture, video, performance, etc. But, rather than
    disregard the physical specifics of the art object as a container for ideas or images,
    these artists deliberately fuse diverse artistic practices.


    Downloadable pdf - exhibition catalogue


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