Thorsten Dennerline produces paintings, drawings and artists’ books. The main focus of all the work originates from an interest in poetry and the relationship between text and image. This has led to collaborative projects with writers in book form and paintings and drawing projects that explore the poetic possibilites of the landscape. He received a BFA from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 and an MFA from Syracuse University in 1997.  He has exhibited his work across the U.S., Valparaiso, Chile, and Copenhagen and other cities in Denmark. His prints and books are included in numerous collections including The Saint Louis Art Museum, Kunstindustri Museet in Copenhagen Denmark, Mortimer Rare Book Room- Smith College, Yale University Library, University of Vermont Special Collections, the Library of Congress and libraries at Stanford University and UCLA. His paintings have been exhibited in Chile, Denmark and the U.S. Most recently he has had solo exhibitions at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen and group exhibitions at IPCNY in New York City and Dishman Art Museum in Beaumont, Texas. In 2000, he was awarded a one year Fulbright grant for Research and Study Abroad where he produced a large body of paintings and collaborative book project with Chilean printmakers. He has been a resident artist at the MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA (2005), Frans Masereel Center in Belgium (2008), and most recently at Læsø Artists' Studio, Læsø, Denmark (2011) He is currently on the faculty at Bennington College and has taught, since 1999, at Southern Illinois University and the University of Notre Dame.

Curriculum Vitae


2001 Fulbright Grant for Research and Study Abroad
Country: Chile
Purpose of grant: Painting
1997 Syracuse University
Master of Fine Art
Printmaking and Drawing
1994 University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Fine Arts- Cum Laude


2011 Læsø Artist Studio Residency, Læsø, Denmark
2008 Frans Masereel Center Residency, Belgium
2005  MacDowell Colony Fellowship
2000-2001 Fulbright Grant for Research and Study Abroad
1996-1997 Syracuse University Fellowship Award