Denise Pepper

 

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.

Denise Pepper

ARTIST STATEMENT 'WIP' (Work in Progress)' 2018 - Denise Pepper

I have previously reflected on the passengers and passage of the First Fleet and with this 'WIP' sculpture series I focus on the ‘Spindle and Whorls’ brought to the Colony, letting settlers spin yarn upon arriving in the new land.  The Spindle traditionally a straight spike, with its counter weight the Whorl, enabling it to spin freely, with little effort required.  An elegant and canny tool of great significance, nothing could be simpler.

Curriculum Vitae

Denise-Pepper-CV-2017.pdf (pdf 289kB)

Exhibitions

  • Tue 11 Dec - Sat 29 Dec 2018 'WIP' (Work in Progress) - Group Exhibition

    STALA CONTEMPORARY is proud to celebrate the opening of its new gallery premises with a celebratory group exhibition 'WIP (Work in Progress' running 11 -29 December 2018. Featuring an exuberant and eclectic assembly of 17 exceptional artists:

    Adam Hisham Ismail/ Alex Maciver/ Anna Sabadini/ Anne Walmsley/ Ayad Alqaragholli/ Denise Pepper/ Di Cubitt/ Ellen Norrish/ Jarrad Martyn/ Kathryn Haug/ Kim Hyunji/ Liam Dee/ Marcia Espinosa/ Michelle Hyland/ Richard Healy/ Sue Leeming/ Wade Taylor

    Affordable/Collectable Art from the West End Arts Precinct to you!

  • Wed 22 Jul - Wed 19 Aug 2015 'Medley' - Group exhibition

    An eclectic group exhibition by some of our favourite artists including Kathryn Haug, Chloe Tupper, Di Cubitt, Jarrad Martyn, Dianne Gall, Alana McVeigh and Denise Pepper.

  • Wed 15 Oct - Sat 08 Nov 2014 Cut from The Same Cloth - Denise Pepper
  • Wed 21 Jul - Fri 06 Aug 2010 'Walls Talk' - Pierre Capponi & Denise Pepper

    This will be a not-to-be-missed show: joint solo exhibitions by sought after sculptor Pierre Capponi and acclaimed glass artist Denise Pepper.

  • Wed 29 Apr - Fri 15 May 2009 'OBJECTIFY' - A group exhibition

    Featuring the sculptures of Thomas Heidt, Pierre Capponi and Daniel Iley, new southern ice porcelain vessels by ceramicist Alana McVeigh, jewellery by up-and-coming jewellers Kim Wong and Justin Linney, Katrina Virgona's textile a works, glass forms by Denise Pepper and bronze sculptures by Ayad Alqaragholli.


Works

DENISE PEPPER - Spinning Yarns (Group image)

DENISE PEPPER - Spinning Yarns (Group image) 

glass, found objects 2018, 20 indidividual pieces, dimensions variable AVAILABLE SEPARATELY (From $500-$600 each)

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DENISE PEPPER - Cu-Portière

DENISE PEPPER - Cu-Portière 

hand cut copper shim 2017,             120 x 60cm

$4,500.00
DENISE PEPPER - Perlée Bateau

DENISE PEPPER - Perlée Bateau  

pâté de verre glass 2016, 95 x 57 x 20cm

$5,000.00
DENISE PEPPER - Harlequin Ruff

DENISE PEPPER - Harlequin Ruff  

bullseye glass and glass frits 2015, 150 x 60 x 20cm

$2,500.00
DENISE PEPPER - Medici Ruff

DENISE PEPPER - Medici Ruff 

bullseye glass and glass frits. metal framework, LED lighting 2015, 150 x 60 x 20cm

$3,000.00
DENISE PEPPER - Punto in Aria #7 Blue, White Ripple

DENISE PEPPER - Punto in Aria #7 Blue, White Ripple 

pâté de verre glass, metal stand 2014, 37 x 20 x 1cm

$500.00
DENISE PEPPER - Van Dyke Collar

DENISE PEPPER - Van Dyke Collar 

pâté de verre glass, suede & timber board 2014, 90 x 60 x 2cm

$1,100.00
DENISE PEPPER - Wallflowers #6 (1)

DENISE PEPPER - Wallflowers #6 (1) 

pâté de verre glass, wallpaper, timber board 2014, 30 x 30 x 2cm

$350.00
DENISE PEPPER - Wallflowers #6 (2)

DENISE PEPPER - Wallflowers #6 (2) 

pâté de verre glass, wallpaper, timber board 2014, 30 x 30 x 2cm

$350.00
DENISE PEPPER - Untitled

DENISE PEPPER - Untitled sold

hand cut copper 2011, 95 x 55cm