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

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, Denise Startin Studio & Micro Gallery, FarGo Village, Coventry
2014 Spirit of Place, Ragley Gallery & Studios, Ragley Hall, Warks
2014 Warwickshire Open Studios, Ragley Gallery & Studios, Ragley Hall, Warks 
2014 Stewart’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 Notes to Self, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, 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
2009 ID Partnership Architects, Spon Street, Coventry
2009 Free Range, Truman Brewery, London                                                                           
2009 Ampersand, Coventry Kunstverein, Coventry University                                               
20 09 Coventry University Degree Show2009 Entrance, Fishbone Gallery, Longford, Coventry (selected)
2007 RBSA Gallery, Birmingham (open submission)

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 Distinction (unpublished)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

2017 – Chronically Fatigued; Performing Self Care, Solo Performance, Coventry
2014 “Dangling Modifiers” and A Curious Love Letter, Micro Performance Lectures, Ragley Gallery & Studios, Ragley Hall, Warks
2013-2015 Enduring Exhaustion, London, Coventry & Wales
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

2000-2012 Performing Primary Care (for her, for him) in collaboration with Keith Swain, Coventry/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

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
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
2017 Curatorial Assistant, Coventry Archaeology Archives, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
2015 Guest Tutor, Coventry University, Faculty of Arts & Humanities
2014 Freelance WordPress Engineer, Ragley Gallery and Studios website: including copy writing, image editing, content creation, proofreading and CSS (self-initiated)
2012 Visiting Lecturer, Coventry School of Art & Design, Coventry University
2012 Production Assistant, Para-Active, Hotel Medea, (including set construction, lighting, sound, audience management, participation), Trinity Buoy Wharf, London (self-initiated)
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 (self-initiated)
2000-2002 Assistant Marketing Communications Manager, Alliance and Leicester Plc, Leicester (Prior to this Denise worked in Insurance Marketing for 10 years as Marketing Assistant, Marketing Officer and Marketing Executive managing advertising, budgets and campaigns including National Press, Door Drops and Direct Mail.)

2014-15 Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Committee Member, Arts Policy Sub Committee