Denise Pepper is a Perth based artist and has had a professional career since graduating at ECU Mt Lawley in 2006. Denise’s art practice intertwines sophisticated Glass Art with large scale sculptures and elegant detailed art pieces. Denise has developed a highly crafted set of skills to construct an imaginative fusion of ideas and materials. Her art considers craftsmanship in the fabrication of lace and embroidery by translating this textiles-based research into unique art, delicate and complex and unapologetically decorative. Fundamentally a glass artist, Denise regularly exhibits in public sculpture exhibitions experimenting with diverse materials such as copper and acrylic plastics.
Denise won the 2017 Cottesloe ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ WA Sculptor Scholarship and previously had won the Australian New Zealand Ranamok Art Glass Prize in 2012. Denise also won the 2009 Ausglass emerging artist prize, People’s choice awards at Kirra Gallery Melbourne and Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award in 2015 and the City of Bayswater Sculpture Award in 2016. Denise regularly exhibits in Australia and overseas, and has exhibited at ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ Cottesloe on five occasions.
An article about Denise pepper's glass work and her collaboration with sculptor Pierre Capponi for their 2010 exhibition 'Walls Talk' can be accessed by clicking here.Download CV