Dennis DeHart’s (b.1970) fine art photographs and interdisciplinary projects are informed by the connections, conflicts, and intersections of the natural and cultural worlds. Dennis has exhibited broadly, including dozens of solo exhibitions, numerous on-line media and art contexts, and over 100 group shows nationally and internationally. He has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Dennis photographs are included in private and public collections including the The City of Phoenix and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. During 2016 and 2017, Dennis travelled extensively with his family for a year, to 13 countries and 4 continents, focusing his world travel into art, education, and research. Dennis received his MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico in 2002. He previously served as an Assistant Professor of Photography with the State University of New York College at Buffalo and is an Associate Professor of Art with Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.
Dennis DeHart’s artistic practice manifests itself through photography and interdisciplinary projects. The works are project based and weave together interconnected themes of identity, place, and community. A central, expressive tenant throughout the projects derives from the connections, conflicts, and intersections of the natural and cultural worlds.
Much of my work while at SFAI included reviewing, editing, organizing, and synthesizing images, experiences, and research on water issues, culled from traveling on 4 continents and 13 + countries from October 2016-through June of 2017. During the residency, I created a hand made book, which functioned as a kind of artistic, informational clearing house of photographs, text, quotes, maps, and bibliography. The book is ultimately to be used as a resource for continued water related research and education. Also during the residency, I worked together with the other residents to create a group show. My installation was a collaborative installation with Jesica DeHart and included video, photography, maps, diagrams, and text elements. Additionally, I participated in SFAI 140 including giving a presentation and participating in open studios.