Director of Graduate Studies in Visual Art, Professor
MFA (painting/drawing) University of Iowa, Iowa City
BA (painting/drawing/printmaking) University of California, Santa Cruz
Sum Total Faculty Exhibition 2009
Mit 323 A
Denis Sargent creates order within complex arrangements of images. He appropriates images from the barrage of media sources generated by our visually saturated culture, using them to develop rubbings with pigmented wax on unstretched cotton fabric. He earned a B.A. degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz in painting, drawing and printmaking in 1980 and an M.F.A. degree in painting from the University of Iowa in 1986. He taught drawing and printmaking for one year at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. Sargent is now professor of art in painting and drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has shown his work nationally and internationally. Exhibitions of his work include:
Schemata, James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison, WI; From the Source, National Institute of The Arts, Taipei, Taiwan; 3rd Annual Human Rights Art Exhibition; South Texas College; University of Texas Pan American; and the Progreso Art Gallery, Mexico; University of Monterrey, Mexico; Current: The Aesthetics of Contemporary Culture, Baton Rouge Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge, LA; Fragmentations, Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY; The Family Experience: Deconstruction and Reconstruction, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; Digitalis: Patterns, New Forms Festival, International Festival of Media Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Patterns, Rhythms and Cycles, Mt. Scott Art Center, Portland, OR; TechArt, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA; Digitalis 2: The Spiritual in Digital Art, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada; New Beginnings/False Starts: Artists Look at Globalization, HotHouse/Center for International Performance and Exhibition, Chicago, IL; Digital Delights, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO; Textiles Two Thousand Two, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI; Feast Your Eyes, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA; Artists Respond to War, Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia; Mixed Metaphors, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; Urban Edges VI, Barrington Area Arts Council, Barrington, IL; 44th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY; 18th National Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California; Digital Insight, Fuller Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Rite, Gallery 128, New York, NY; Digital Smart, The University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT; Fiberart International, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA; The Urban Landscape, Yorkarts Gallery, York, PA.