Denise Treizman

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Denise Treizman is an artist born in Chile, currently based in NYC.  Her sculpture and installation repurposes found and ready-made objects, often combined with clay components that she creates in a highly intuitive manner. By using the excess from society, she points at a throwaway culture where things are easily disposed of. Precariously assembled, the works are wild and wacky yet perfectly balanced as they ride up a wall or come tumbling across the floor. Her painterly drawings capture the energy of her process, a condensed sample of the gestures and spirit that are always present in Treizman’s work. She improvises and plays, allowing herself to be surprised by materials and their infinite possible combinations. Working both on the street and the studio, she examines how worthless fragments can be transformed into unexpected art experiences. The discarded things that most people overlook, she instead makes noticeable. 

Denise Treizman has an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. (NY, 2013) She is a recipient of several awards including the Bronx’s Museum AIM: Artist-in-the-Marketplace Program (2015), a Robert Sterling Clark Foundation fellowship for Vermont Studio Center Residency (2014) and SVA’s Paula Rhodes award for excellence (2013).  She has participated in several residencies among them: Berlin Collective/APT Institute (NY, 2013), Ox-Bow (MI, 2014) NARS Foundation (NY, 2015), ACRE Residency (WI, 2015) Triangle Workshop (NY, 2015) and Mass Moca Assets for the Artists (MA, 2016 & 2017). She is also a mentor for NYFA’s Immigrant Artist Program in NYC. Treizman has created an interactive public artwork for FLOW.16 (Randall’s Island NY, 2016) and has had solo exhibitions at Cuchifritos Gallery, (NY, 2016), Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space (NYC, 2016), Soho20 Gallery +/- Project Space. (NYC, 2017) and MEN Gallery (NYC, 2017)