Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Thorsten Dennerline

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Bennington, VT
MacDowell Fellowships: 2005

Thorsten Dennerline produces paintings, drawings, and artists’ books. The main focus of all his 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 possibilities of the landscape. He received a B.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1997. He has exhibited his work across the U.S., Chile, and Denmark. His prints and books are included in numerous collections including The Saint Louis Art Museum, Kunstindustri Museet in Copenhagen Denmark, Smith College, Yale University Library, University of Vermont Special Collections, the Library of Congress and libraries at Stanford University and UCLA.

In 2000, Dennerline 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 MacDowell, Frans Masereel Center in Belgium (2008), and at Læsø Artists’ Studio in 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.



Thorsten Dennerline worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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