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Lauren Denitzio (1983) is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose work encompasses drawing, painting, and mixed media as well as zines, site-specific text works and collaborative projects. Their practice addresses the visual examination of psychological space and lives outside of heteronormative frameworks. Denitzio received their BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and recently completed an MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons the New School for Design.

Their work has been exhibited in New York at The Kitchen, Recession Art Culturefix, Storefront, Rush Arts Gallery, and Wayfarers as well as a The University of Maryland Stamp Gallery. Denitzio is a founding member of For The Birds, a New York based feminist collective dedicated to challenging social inequality through DIY feminist cultural activism. Their writing and visual work has appeared in Brass in Pocket, Sick Zine, International Girl Gang Underground, Hoax and RE/VISIONIST. Interviews on various aspects of their practice have been featured in Pitchfork, All Songs Considered, NPR, AMP Magazine, Bitch Magazine, MSNBC.com, Alternative Press and FRHC: Creative Fuel. Previously a member of The Measure [sa], they are now the vocalist/guitarist of the band Worriers. Denitzio lives and works in Brooklyn.

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EDUCATION
2013 – Parsons The New School for Design – MFA Fine Arts
2006 – Rhode Island School of Design – BFA Illustration

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016
94 Jewel Street - Brooklyn, NY

2015
Andrea Geyer "Time Tenderness" - The Whitney Museum of American Art – New York, NY (composition of music for Geyer's performances)

2014
Congress Hall Art Show - Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space - New York, NY

2013
Queer Objectivity – Curated by Kris Grey – University of Maryland Stamp Gallery – College Park, MD
Ransom – Wayfarers – Brooklyn, NY
Sheffield International Artist Book Prize Exhibition – Bank Street Arts – Sheffield, England
The Intelligence of Things – Curated by Wendy Vogel & Jess Wilcox – The Kitchen – New York, NY
How Much Art Can You Take? – VLHS – Pomona, CA
Multiples – Bluestockings – New York, NY

2012
Eloquent Delinquents – 25 East Gallery, Parsons – New York, NY
Affecting Space – Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA (solo exhibition)
BRAIN WAVES – Curated by Kate Wadkins – Recession Art Culturefix – New York, NY
I Choo Choo Choose You – Wayfarers – Brooklyn, NY

2011
CurateNYC – Rush Arts Gallery – New York, NY
Oversensitive – 25 East Gallery, Parsons – New York, NY
Into the Neon (zine station) – Chashama Chelsea Project Space – New York, NY
BRAIN WAVES – Curated by Kate Wadkins – Storefront Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

2010
Self Titled – Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA
Welcome to Nutellaville – Little Skips – Brooklyn, NY
Hardcore Punktuation – The Loft – New Brunswick, NJ

2009
C’est La Vie – C–Squat – New York, NY
Leave Home – Death by Audio – Brooklyn, NY

2008
The Big SheBang III – ABC No Rio – New York, NY
Rockers and Posers – Brooklyn Artists Gym – Brooklyn, NY
Clothesline Show – ABC No Rio – New York, NY

AWARDS
2012 – Oscar Kolin MFA Fellowship – Parsons The New School for Design
2011 – Graduate Dean’s Scholarship – Parsons The New School for Design

RESIDENCIES
December 2013 – Institute Fur Alles Mogliche – Berlin
September 2013 – SiM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists – Reykjavik
March 2011 – AS220 – Providence, RI

CURATING
Question For Revolution And Universal Brotherhood – Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries The New School, New York, NY (September 2012)
A multimedia exhibition and collaborative artistic and curatorial project, co-curated with Jessica Posner and Isaac Richard Pool, deploying radical and feminist tactics across history, mythology, representation and presence. The exhibition included a collaborative mural installation and performance series.

Are You With The Band? – Paper + Plastick Records (October 2011)
Curation and design for the 12” vinyl music compilation of female-fronted bands accompanied by a printed booklet illustrated by related women artists

Big Mouth – Brooklyn Fireproof – Brooklyn, NY (August 2011)
co-curated with Kate Wadkins
Contemporary feminist voices in art and illustration – co-curated with Kate Wadkins featuring works by Suzy Exposito, Molly Fair, Kim Funk, Kathleen Hanna, J. Morrison, Adee Roberson and Gabby Schulz.

The Big SheBang V – The Church of the Messiah – Brooklyn, NY (August 2010)
Works on paper by women artists Michaela Zacchili, Xander Marro, Beth Slutzky, Patty Bowman, Meg Turner

Leave Home – Death by Audio – Brooklyn, NY (May 2009)
co-curated with Kate Wadkins

EVENTS
2014
Feminism: Body, Image, Power, Villanova Graduate Philosophy Conference – Villanova, PA

2013
International Gender Design Network Founding Conference: Gender Play
Presentation on the collaborative curatorial project Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood
with Isaac Richard Pool and Jessica Posner

2012
Winging It: Nurturing Authentic Communication in Feminist Organizing
Workshop at C.L.I.T Fest 2012 with the For The Birds Collective – New Brunswick, NJ

Visiting Artist Lecture – Hunter College BFA Fine Arts

Focus & Motivation: MFA Artists Presenting Their Art

Supporting the Scene: Creating and Curating A Feminist Safer Space
Panel at Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Conference 2012 with the For The Birds Collective – Bronxville, NY

Cabaret of Failure
Performance event presented by Reena Katz, Shana Agid and The New Division: Empathic Department for Sound and Architecture at Wollman Hall, The New School – New York, NY

2011
Ask Me, I Will Tell
Panel at the Women’s Caucus for Art at the CAA Annual Conference – New York, NY
Representing the For the Birds Collective

PUBLICATIONS
2014
How Do You Like What You Have. – artist book published by Don Giovanni Records
Ways Out, volume 4: Neukölln – self-published artist zine

2013
Ways Out, volume 3: Fuckingham Palace – self-published artist zine
Ways Out, volume 2: Lefferts Gardens – self-published artist zine
Brass in Pocket – curated by Kate Wadkins and Aimee Lusty, Booklyn Artist Alliance

2012
Shifter 19: Proposals – contribution to collaborative writing by Andrea Geyer, edited by Rit Premnath and Matthew Metzger
Ways Out, volume 1: Witch Beach – self-published artist zine
Get It Together #3 – self-published artist zine

2011
Hoax 5: Feminisms and Community – compilation zine curated by Rachel Levy and Sari
International Girl Gang Underground – compilation zine curated by Kate Wadkins and Stacy Konkiel
Get it Together #2 – self-published artist zine

2010
Get it Together #1 – self-published artist zine

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Anne Alexander. “Lauren Denitzio on fronting Worriers and working with Laura Jane Grace”, Afterellen, 29 July 2015.
Nina Corcoran. “Art History: Lauren Denitzio of Worriers Paints Scenes On and Off the Canvas”, digboston, 18 December 2015.
Mads Jensen. “Worriers: Most Space”, Rookie, 04 August 2015.
Daoud Tyler-Ameen. “All Songs +1: Laura Jane Grace and Lauren Denitzio on Surviving in Punk”, NPR, 7 August 2015.
Audrey White. “Punk Will Save Our Hearts, and Worriers’ “Imaginary Life” Is Proof”, Autostraddle, 6 August, 2015.
Cynthia Schemmer. "How Do You Like What You Have", The Le Sigh, May 2014.
Kyle Ryan, Jason Heller, and David Anthony. “A beginner’s guide to the bouncy buzz of pop-punk”, A.V. Club, March 2014.
Lindsey Rhoades. “Interview with Lauren Denitzio”, Audiofemme.com, February 2014.
Dan Ozzi. “Sorry, Dudes. The Ladies Won Punk This Year”, Noisey @ Vice.com, December 2013.
Jenn Pelly. “Down Is Up: Interview with Lauren Denitzio”, Pitchfork.com, October, 2013.
Jon M Lewis. “Over the Radar: an interview with Lauren Denitzio”, FRHC: Creative Fuel, May 2012.
Jesse Strauch. “Tattoos, Music for Planned Parenthood”, MSNBC.com, November 2011.
Amber Wade. “Girls to the Front: Lauren Denitzio curates a female-forward pop-punk comp”, Alternative Press, October 2011.
Katie Haegele. “Female Gazing: A Day With The Young Women’s Caucus For Art”, Bitch Magazine, June 2011.
Mira Schor. “A Feminist Tea Party”, The Huffington Post – in reference to the panel “Ask Me, I Will Tell” at CAA, February 2011.
Constance Rosenblum. “A Bushwick Mansion Where Music Fills the Halls”, The New York Times, July 2010

WRITING
The Balancing Act: An Interview with Katy Otto, Impose Magazine, 2015.
Interview with Kathleen McIntyre, The Worst Zine, 2013.
Alternative Highlights at the New York Art Book Fair, Photofeast Blog, photofeast.tumblr.com, 2012.
Interview with Billy Bragg, Razorcake Magazine vol. 56, 2010
Feminist Politics in Art Institutions, For the Birds Collective, forthebirdscollective.org, 2010.
Feminists in Current Visual Resistance, For the Birds Collective, forthebirdscollective.org, 2010.
The Necessity of Feminist Voices in Radical Visual Culture, RE/VISIONIST, online publication of the Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Women’s History Program, revisionistslc.com, 2010.
Radical Heart Support, Sick, Microcosm Publishing, 2009.
Radical Heart Support Followup, Sick Blog, sickzine.blogspot.com, 2009.

Thanks to Indexhibit.