Current Exhibit


May 17 - June 26

The exhibition’s reception will be on Tuesday June 6th from 7:00pm -9:00pm and is open to the Public.

Artist Statement:
"As an artist who works in a diverse variety of media, I experiment with aleatoric processes to create strong personal moments, masterfully, by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal and by enticing the viewer round and around in circles. I often allow the inventive process to be decided by the hands of fate.

Through the use of the digital glitch these unexpected visual disruptions are spontaneous and accidental in appearance, caused by digital means.My art is associated with my preoccupation with the acceleration of technology and its multifaceted advances in our lives. In my art, I try to draw my audience to both the negative and positive outcomes associated with our daily uses of technology.

My works do not place an identifiable form, rather, the results are taken apart to the extent that significance is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multi-layered. I use a visual vocabulary that addresses many diverse social and political issues. My work incorporates time as well as space allowing an imagined and experiential universe that only emerges bit by bit.

My art utilizes­­­­­­ lo-fi visual effects like stop –motion which gives a tangible eminence and a human element to the art piece. I create short narratives using miniature robot sculptures made of discarded electronics. I use electronic parts effecting a robotic look that reflects technologic culture. I create a look of entropy in a futuristic environment, creating a poignant and psychological disturbing narrative."

Artist Bio:
Denise Lion was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1960, and now lives in the city of Plano, Texas where she owns a day spa. Like her art works, Denise takes pride transforming the human palette from a dull canvas into a gorgeous, radiant look. Being self-taught, Denise’s artworks reflect the colors and vibrancy of her Brazilian upbringing and incorporate the influences of American culture. Denise is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Art and Technology degree. She attends the University of Texas at Dallas.

Denise has worked in a variety of mediums including oil painting, jewelry making, feature films and videos, photography, 3-D printed art and in digital mixed media. In that endeavor, she uses discarded electronic parts which affect a robotic look that reflects a technological culture.

Denise has exhibited her artwork in several locations. Additionally, she has shown her work at City of Grandprairie, Dallas Arboretum, city of Frisco library, Texas Discovery Center Gallery and at the Plano Art Center in Plano, Texas, where she alsoserved as a member of the board of directors. More than 70 of Denise’s artworks were featured in a solo exhibition at the Plano Courtyard Theater in Plano, Texas. Denise was featured in an article in the Plano Star Courier newspaper and on the Plano Television Network. Denise has even had one of her oil paintings entitled “The Conductor” used by a music magazine in Brazil for its cover photo. Denise Lion is listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) for her credited work as set decorator for one of the first virtual reality feature films ever made.