bio

Denise Gasser is a mixed media artist, born and raised near the mountains of Utah. After receiving her BFA in Art Education, she lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for a time, before moving to her current home in Vancouver, BC. The farther she ventured North, the deeper her work was permeated by the natural wonders of the Northwest Coast. Denise shares her home studio with her architect husband and their three young, and very busy, sons. Her work has exhibited in Canada and the U.S., and is owned in private collections in several countries around the world.

Whether taking inspiration from coastal forests, driftwood, or rollerbladers in neon spandex, tension is integral to Denise’s work. Tension between flowing, organic forms and rigid, geometric shapes. Tension between foreground and background, order and chaos, reality and dreams. She explores concepts of energy, spirit, and elements unseen as she attempts to lift the veil on the appearance of things and reveal a kind of magical order within.