Photo credit: Michelle Aldredge.

Photo credit: Michelle Aldredge.

Denise's films have been broadcast on PBS and screened at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in NY, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, Femme Totale (Germany), MARFICI (Argentina), Trecianske Teplice (Slovakia), Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, and many others. They were awarded a Silver Spire at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Critics’ Prize at the Dakino International Film Festival, and the Director’s Choice award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival. They are held in Harvard University's collection and included in the film studies textbook The Film Experience (Corrigan and White).

Denise has received grants and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Wexner Center for the Arts, NY State Council on the Arts, NY Foundation for the Arts, Bogliasco Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation Pocantico Residency, among others. She was a Visiting Artist at Harvard University, Oberlin College, Bard College, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Colorado Boulder, Colgate University, Temple University, and others.

Born and raised in Romania, Denise holds a BA from Brown University, an MFA from Columbia, and has attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She is Assistant Professor of Film at Vassar College. 

Please email deniseirisstudio[at]gmail.com for CV.