Denise Startin
Location: West Midlands, UK

MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London, 2011-2013 (with Distinction in Research)
BA (Hons. 1st Class) Fine Art, Coventry University, 2003-2009


2022 Hints for British Tourists, Solo Show, Artspace City Arcadia Gallery, Coventry (upcoming)                                                                                                                                                             2022 Warwickshire Open Studios, Holyhead Studios, Coventry (upcoming)  
2022 Royal Cambrian Academy, Open Competition, Conwy, Wales
2021 ‘Spotlight On’: Visual Arts mini-festival, Coventry City of Culture, Coventry
2021 Compton Verney Print Fair, Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwickshire
2019 Coventry Printmakers’ Inaugural Open Call Exhibition, CLASS ROOM, Coventry
2017 Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, Coventry
2015 Stewart’s Law, RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London/A4 Space, Dubai
2014 Tightly Bound, Solo Show, Denise Startin Studio & Micro Gallery, FarGo Village, Coventry
2014 Spirit of Place, Ragley Gallery & Studios, Ragley Hall, Warks
2014 Warwickshire Open Studios/Micro Performance Lectures, Dangling Modifiers & A Curious Love Letter, Ragley Gallery & Studios, Ragley Hall, Warks
2014 Stuart’s Law, RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
2013 Multiplied, Christie’s, London
2013 RCA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London
2013 RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2013 Parallax, Cafe Gallery Projects, Bermondsey, London
2012 Interim, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2012 I took the lift to the 6th Floor, Cafe Gallery Projects, Bermondsey, London
2011 Perverse Library with Information as Material, Whitechapel Gallery, London                                                                                                                                                               2010 Lewis Gallery, Rugby School, Rugby
2010 RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2009 Ampersand, Solo Show, Coventry Kuntsverein, Coventry University                                                                                                                                                                20 09 Coventry University Degree Show, Coventry                                                                                          2009 ID Partnership Architects, Spon Street, Coventry                                                                                                                                                                    2009 Free Range, Truman Brewery, London                                                                                                     2009 Entrance, Fishbone Gallery, Longford, Coventry                                                                                       2007 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham               

2019 “Dangling Modifiers” and A Curious Love Letter, Artspace, Holyhead Studios, Coventry
2014 “Dangling Modifiers” and A Curious Love Letter, Micro Performance Lectures, Ragley Gallery & Studios, Ragley Hall, Warks
2012 Phil Minton’s Feral Choir, The Book of the Dead, British Museum, London
2011 Letter to Alessa, Performance Lecture, Royal College of Art, London

2012 Enough Different, Critical Writing Department/AND Publishing, Royal College of Art, London
2010 Consumer Transposition, Territorial Play, Radiator Festival, Nottingham
2010 Very Public People, The Public, West Bromwich
2009 Invitation to Dialogue: 100 Possible Understandings of This, John Hammersley, VIVID, Birmingham

2013 between before and after, RCA Printmaking, London (Writer, Editing Team)
2013 Parallax, Cafe Gallery Projects, London (invited Writer/Editor)
2013 Ariadne’s Dance Floor: Choragraphy and the Ecstatic Subject, MA Diss. Distinction (unpublished)
2013 Transference, Limited Edition Box Set, Royal College of Art, London
2009 Research and References, The Act of Drawing, VIVID, Birmingham
2009 Forward Press Poetry Anthology, West Midlands

2014-2015 Micro Residency, Artist Researcher (Interpretation), Field Archaeology Team, The National Trust, Erddig Hall & Gardens, Nr Wrexham, Wales (self-initiated, facilitated by Kathryn Laws, Archaeologist for the National Trust)
2011 Body Landscape, Lake District, led by dancer/choreographer Frank van de Ven, Body Weather, Amsterdam (selected)

Awards & Collections                                                                                                                                    2022 Coventry Local Artists Development Fund, Theatre Absolute, Coventry
2020 Creative Dialogues Bursary, The Pod, Coventry

2015 Coventry University PhD Bursary
2013 Royal College of Art Special Collections (also Private Collections)
2013 Matthew Wrightson Charity Trust Award (panel selection)
2011-12 Royal College of Art Bursary, London
2009 Karen Trusselle Award for Fine Art (juried award)

Professional Experience                                                                                                                                   2022 Kitchen Garden Assistant, Charterhouse, Historic Coventry Trust, Coventry                                  
2021 Non-Executive Director, Holyhead Studios, Coventry
2021 Artist Interviewer, underGROWTH, The Pod, Coventry
2017 Curatorial Assistant, Coventry Archaeology Archives, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
2015 Guest Tutor, Coventry University, Faculty of Arts & Humanities
2014-2015 Archaeological Investigator and Field Researcher, National Trust, Erddig Hall & Gardens, Nr Wrexham, Wales
2014 Freelance WordPress Engineer, Ragley Gallery and Studios website
2012 Visiting Lecturer, Coventry School of Art & Design, Coventry University
2012 Production Assistant, Para-Active, Hotel Medea, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
2009 Curatorial Research Assistant, The Act of Drawing, VIVID, Birmingham
2007 Research Assistant, Dance to the Muzik of Time, John Goto/Arts Council West Midlands, Derby University
2000-2002 Assistant Marketing Communications Manager, Alliance and Leicester Plc, Leicester

2021 The Printmakers Council