Arctic II, Oil on canvas, 51 X 51'', 2013
  • Head of Painting and Drawing
  • Associate Professor, Art/Art History Department



  • MFA, Painting and Drawing, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Project: Admit One.
  • BA Hons, Painting and Drawing, Winchester School of Art, England

Honors & Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Dave Bown Projects - 7th Semiannual Competition, (Curators: Jeremy Adams, CUE Art Foundation, New York; Janet Dees, SITE Santa Fe; David S. Rubin, San Antonio Museum of Art). Dave Bown Projects, 12/2013
  • Jurors Award, Utah 2013 Mixed Media and Works On Paper Juried Exhibition, The Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT. Utah Arts Council, 09/2013
  • Honorable Mention Award: Map It, National Juried Exhibition, Riverside Arts Center, Yspilanti, MI. Riverside Arts Center, Yspilanti, MI, 06/2013
  • Jurors Award. Treasured: Honoring Precious And Vanishing Worlds, Juried Exhibition, Annmarie Arts Center, Dowell, MD. Curated by Joshua Bell & Lisa Sheer. Annmarie Arts Center, MD, 07/2012
  • Utah Artist Fellowship Award, ($10,000.00) ‘Since 1986, the Division of Arts & Museums has awarded two fellowships each year to Utah visual artists. The award recognizes, encourages and promotes excellence in visual artists working in all visual mediums’. . Utah Arts Council, Artist Fellowship Award, 01/2011
  • University Faculty Fellowship Award. For research undertaken in Fall 2010. University of Utah, 08/01/2010
  • Awarded a place on the International Artist Residency Program for the coming year. Santa Fe Art Institute, 2009
  • Second place award for artwork in the SECAC Membership Juried Exhibition. The Ogden Museum of Fine Art, New Orleans, LA. South Eastern College Arts Conference, 2008


Alison ‘Al’ Denyer


 Al Denyer’s work encompasses the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking and installation.  Shown in solo exhibitions throughout the US, and numerous national and international juried and invitational exhibitions, her work has been published in New American Paintings, American Art Collector, Western Humanities Review and ‘Leonardo, The International Society For The Arts, Sciences And Technology Magazine’. Al’s work was recently selected for the Artist Viewing Program at The Drawing Center, New York City, and in 2010 she received the $10,000.00 Utah Artist Fellowship Award for her current body of work.

 Al’s current work focuses on landscape imagery and combines painting and drawing to create illusionary layers of depth, and microscopic elements through the presence of detail. Using subtle approaches to drawing, she is developing bodies of work that address environmental concerns surrounding many of the worlds’ bodies of water and major rivers.

 Originally from Bath, England, Al Denyer is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.  She holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and a BA (Hons) Degree from Winchester School of Art in England. 

 Her work can be viewed at:


In the Media

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Europe
  • Japan