Visual Art 3D: Denise Stewart~Sanabria, Knoxville
♦✹♦ Denise Stewart~Sanabria revisits the traditional concept of 2D charcoal drawings and expands the process to create life~size 3D illustrated woodcut sculptures of everyday people in everyday surroundings. Often the woodcut figures seem to be engaging in dialogue and based on their placement in the environment, one can imagine untold conversations. She received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her work is included in the Tennessee State Museum, the Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, the Knoxville Museum of Art, Firstbank TN, Pinnacle Banks, Omni and Opryland Hotels, Scripps Networks, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Jewelry Television, TriStar Energy, and the corporate offices of McGhee Tyson Airport.
♦✹♦ Denise Stewart~Sanabria was born in Massachusetts and received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She has lived in Knoxville, TN since 1986.
♦✹♦ Sanabria paints both hyper~realist “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts. The anthropomorphic narratives often are reflections on human behavior. She is also known for her life size charcoal portrait drawings on plywood, which are cut out, mounted on wood bases, and staged in conceptual installations.
Her work is included in various museums, private, and corporate collections including: The Tennessee State Museum, The Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana, The Knoxville Museum of Art, Firstbank TN, Pinnacle Banks, Omni and Opryland Hotels, Scripps Networks, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Jewelry Television, TriStar Energy, and the corporate offices of McGhee Tyson Airport.
♦✹♦ The Persistence of Pumpkin Spice,oil on canvas, 4’ x 6’