Denise Sfraga
917-617-1261
IG @sfragadenise
 
Denise Sfraga is an artist working in an assortment of genres including photography, painting and collage.  Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Long Island University, C.W. Post College in Brookville, New York.
 
 
Selected Exhibitions

2021
Italianità   online exhibition curated, written and edited by Joanne Mattera 
https://joannematteraartblog.blogspot.com/2021/01/italianita-introduction.html
 
2020
The Enabling Act  curated by Nicole Castaldo and Michael David   
M. David & Co.  Brooklyn, NY
The Blues  curated by Kathy Cantwell and Lisa Pressman     
The Painting Center  New York, NY
USPS Art Project  created by Christina Massey  
(traveling exhibition)     The Pelham Art Center  Pelham, NY,  Ely Center of Contemporary Art  New Haven, CT,  Sunset Art Studios  Dallas, TX and Art Gym Denver  Denver, CO
Cribs  curated by Nicole Castaldo and Morgan Ashley  LoBo Gallery (online exhibition)
Holiday Show curated by Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher
LABspace Hillside, NY

2019
Ear To the Ground  curated by Julie Torres     
Ely Center of Contemporary Art  New Haven, CT
Ondate/Waves  curated by Paul D'Agostino and Simone Micciche     
Centotto  Brooklyn, NY, Officina 15  Bologna Italy and Area-A  Berlin, Germany
HyperAccumulators curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock and Elizabeth Saperstein     Pelham Art Center  Pelham, NY
Among Friends  curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Beth Dary and Patricia Fabricant   
Clemente Solo Velez Cultural Center  New York, NY
Poison Garden  solo exhibition curated by Michael David     
M. David & Co.  Brooklyn, NY
Holiday Show  curated by Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher    
LABspace  Hillsdale, NY
M. David & Co. Holiday Show  curated by Nicole Castaldo     
M. David & Co.  Brooklyn, NY
 
2018
Aporia  curated by Mary DeVincentis     
David & Schweitzer Contemporary  Brooklyn, NY
Among Friends  curated by Alexandra Rutsch Brock, Beth Dary and Patricia Fabricant      
Beth Dary Studio  Brooklyn, NY
Sideshow Nation VI  curated by Richard Timperio    
Sideshow Gallery  Brooklyn, NY
Chain Reaction     The Painting Center  New York, NY
Leaving A Mark  curated by Martin Dull     
M. David & Co.  Brooklyn, NY
By Their Fruits  curated by Nancy Iacoi  online charity exhibition
Talking Pictures 2nd Invitational Drawing Interpretations  
curated by Paul D'Agostino, Jeffrey Bishop and Cathy Nan Quinlan    
106 Van Buren  Brooklyn, NY
BIG Holiday Show  curated by Julie Torres and Ellen Letcher    
LABspace  Hillsdale, NY
Cosi Via  curated by Paul D’Agostino
Centotto  Brooklyn, NY
 
2017
True Believers  curated by Daniel John Gadd     
David & Schweitzer Contemporary  Brooklyn, NY
Yellow Chair Extravaganza  curated by Sharilyn Neidhardt, Tim Gowan and Meer Musa     
David & Schweitzer Contemporary  Brooklyn, NY
By Their Fruits  curated by Nancy Iacoi  online charity exhibition
 
2016
ReImagined V: The Artist's Hand  curated by Holly Roberts     
Tilt Gallery  Scotsdale, AZ
Seeking Space  curated by Julie Torres and Michael David  
David & Schweitzer Contemporary  Brooklyn, NY
Aporia  curated by Mary DeVincentis  
(online exhibition)    Curating Contemporary
Nonclamenture  curated by Paul D'Agostino      
Studio Ten  Brooklyn, NY
 
2015
Generation X: Razzle Dazzle Biennial    
A.I.R. Gallery  Brooklyn, NY
 
2013
Generation IX: Red/Pink Biennial    
A.I.R. Gallery  Brooklyn, NY


Artist Statement:
The biology of plants, nature and natural order has always been and continues to be an important and integral part of my creative life.  As both an inquisitive observation oriented artist and avid gardener,  I’ve always found inspiration exploring the various stages in the life cycle of plants, from early germination and growth, to seed dispersion and decay. This recent body of work anchors an inventory of organic shapes, layered textures and earthen colors within a subtle niche of reverence and remembrance – a testament to the artistic, cultural and symbolic heritage of plant life throughout history.  Utilizing a wide variety of mediums including photography, paint, found and natural materials, each piece attempts to capture a quiet spiritual energy that radiates a meditative presence.


Recent Exhibition Reviews:

https://artspiel.org/hyperaccumulators-at-pelham-art-center/
 
http://artspiel.org/cosi-via-at-centotto/
 
https://artspiel.org/nota-bene-with-postuccio-vi/