Patricia Denys

 

 

     

Published papers

“To Be Spiritual is to be Natural, to be Natural is to be Balanced,” presented at the School of Visual Arts 28th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 2014. Published in Proceedings for the School of Visual Arts 28th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: WHAT SHOULD AN ART SCHOOL BE (WHITHER OR WITHER THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES), 2015

 “The Artist as Avatar and the Collective Consciousness,” presented at the School of Visual Arts 27th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 2013. Published in Proceedings for the School of Visual Arts 27th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: COLLABORATION IN THE ARTS, 2014

“Others/Othering/(M)others,” presented at the School of Visual Arts 26th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 2012. Published in Proceedings for the School of Visual Arts 26th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: WORDIMAGE IMAGEWORD, 2013

“A Compendium of Animals,” presented at the School of Visual Arts 25th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 2011. Published in Proceedings for the School of Visual Arts 25th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: CROSSING THE BORDERS, 2012

 “Animals and Women as Meat,” The Brock Review, Vol.12, No. 1, 2010

“Green Oceans, Green Caves and Green Nests,” presented at the School of Visual Arts 24th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 2010. Published in Proceedings for the School of Visual Arts 24th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: GREEN, GREENER, GREENEST: ROMANCING NATURE AGAIN, 2011

“The Artist as Witness and Warrior,” presented at the School of Visual Arts 23rd Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 2009. Published in Proceedings for the School of Visual Arts 23rd Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: VISIONS OF WAR: THE ARTS REPRESENT CONFLICT, 2010

“The Use of Words and Images in Our Culture to Create Misperception, Objectification and Denial,” presented at the School of Visual Arts 22ndAnnual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 2008. Published in Proceedings for the School of Visual Arts 22nd Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: DESIGN, THE ARTS AND THE POLITICAL: IMAGES AND WORDS THAT PROPAGATE AND DISSENT, 2009

“Embracing the Goddess,” presented at the School of Visual Arts 21st Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 2007. Published in Proceedings for the School of Visual Arts 21st Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: ART EDUCATION, RELIGION AND THE SPIRITUAL, 2008

“The Rejection of the Sacred in the Modern World,” presented at the School of Visual Arts 20th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, NY, October 2006. Published in Proceedings for the School of Visual Arts 20th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists: REASSESSING THE MODERN, MODERNITY AND MODERNISM, 2007


Books

 

The Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition Book, Lantern Books, New York, 2015

by Kathryn Eddy (Author, Editor), Janell O'Rourke (Author, Editor), L.A. Watson (Author, Editor) Featuring work by the editors, Nava Atlas, Sunaura Taylor, Yvette Watt, Angela Singer, Hester Jones, Suzy Gonzalez, Renee Lauzon, Olaitan Callender-Scott, Patricia Denys, Maria Lux, and Lynn Mowson, The Art of the Animal explores contemporary women artists engagement with how women and animals are depicted and treated.

The book was inspired by The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist Vegetarian Critical Theory by Carol J. Adams, who has written an afterword. The foreword is by Keri Cronin, Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Brock University, Canada. Carolyn Merino Mullin, director of the Museum of Animals and Society in Los Angeles, for which the book serves as a catalog for an exhibition of the artists work in Fall 2015, has also contributed an essay.

 

Animal Magnetism, Smithmark Publishing, New York, 1998

Patricia Denys and Mary Holmes "Animal Magnetism" is a photographic celebration of the bond between celebrities, artists and their beloved animal companions. Each black-and-white photograph is accompanied by a personal written meditation on the significance of animals in our lives.

Celebrities and companions featured include: Robert Rauschenberg, Danny Elfman, William Wegman, Patrick McDonnell, Audrey Flack and Tasha Tudor.

The book includes an introduction by Jane Goodall, noted primate scholar, and Ingrid Newkirk, President and Founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as well as a foreword by Linda McCartney.

 

Artistic Leanings, book in progress