Biography

Australian-American painter Denise Green trained at New York City’s Hunter College in the 1970s with Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell. The influence of her teachers is evident in her use of color fields filled with recurrent motifs. Green combines Indian and Aboriginal philosophy with modernist technique, composing deeply personal works. Disembodied objects such as cut roses, fan-like shapes, and stone fragments hover in the center of her mixed-media paintings and works on paper. Yet the objects are not meant to be read literally. They are extensions of the artist’s inner world, alluding to her experiences with loss and grief. Green has been studying the concept of metonymy, which she describes as the fusion of the inner spiritual and outer material world, as it is posited by Aboriginal culture in her native Australia.

Green was awarded the Order of Australia in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Australia, and it is in public collections including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Albertina Museum, Vienna; and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Her book An Artist’s Odyssey, was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2012.

Denise Green
NY | Chelsea
Denise Green
Paintings, Drawings, Photographs January 8 – February 21, 2015
Denise Green
NY | Chelsea
Denise Green
Wonder & Evanescence February 11 – March 6, 2010
Denise Green
Publication
Denise Green
Paintings, Drawings, Photographs
NY | Chelsea
Opening
NY | Chelsea
Denise Green: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs January 8, 2015, 6–8 pm
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Museum Exhibition
Heide Museum of Modern Art
Denise Green: The Heide Collection On view until June 18, 2017
Eyeline Magazine
Press
Eyeline Magazine
Denise Green: Semantic Amplitude May 2017

Denise Green's painting has been informed by both her graduate work at Hunter College with Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell as well as her familiarity with the burgeoning scene of what would come to be called French theory in New York in the seventies.

Australian Art Collector
Press
Australian Art Collector
Poetic Logic: Denise Green April 2016

My first ideas about art were shaped in Australia and that remains part of my identity—a really important part.

Artefuse
Press
Artefuse
Denise Green Opens Doors to Sights Unseen January 14, 2015

For her second solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore New York, Denise Green presented abstract work that reverberated with buoyancy in color, exuberance with gravity defying forms and majestic glimpses of nature photographs.

蘋果日報
Press
蘋果日報
泰戈爾後人 「藝術是歷史解碼器」 October 2013

「當我們大為謙卑的時候,便是我們最接近偉大的時候。(We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility)」這是曾獲諾貝爾文學獎的印度大文豪泰戈爾(Rabindranath Tagore)讓人耳熟能詳的名句。他周遊列國,與徐悲鴻、譚雲山為友,對促進東西文化最落力,描寫也最為細膩,甚至影響中國一代詩風。個半世紀後,泰戈爾對文化融通的深層視野仍然像基因遺傳在第五代子孫 Sundaram Tagore 的血液裏。「當我曾曾祖父拿到諾貝爾文學獎後,把獎金都捐到大學去,他深信人道主義(humanity)而非民族主義(nationalism)會令世界變好。我也深受影響,藝術不是商品也不只講求美輪美奐,最重要是有沒有達到歷史解碼的功能。」Sundaram Tagore這印度大文豪之後如是說。他更侃侃而談「文化衝擊」作為自己收藏和經營事業的單一準則與品味。

Blouin Artinfo/Modern Painters
Press
Blouin Artinfo/Modern Painters
500 Best Galleries Worldwide July 2013

Sundaram Tagore Gallery has been named one of the top galleries in the world by Blouin Artinfo and Modern Painters magazine.

Art Critical
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Art Critical
Abstraction and Representation on Equal Terms: A Studio Visit with Denise Green June, 2012

In conjunction with the launch of "Denise Green: An Artist’s Odyssey", published by the University of Minnesota Press, Artcritical sent contributing editor Jonathan Goodman to the artist’s studio for an in-depth discussion about the Australian artist’s time in Paris and New York and her contributions both as a visual artist and a writer and editor.

Art Forum
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Art Forum
Critics' Picks: Denise Green February 2010

"The painting in Denise Green's latest exhibition, "Wonder and Evanescence," are florally themed but not flowery - they are serious latter-day abstractions. This is unsurprising given that the New York veteran trained at Hunter College some forty years ago with Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell."

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