GILES DENMARK

giles 'denmark' mitchell

Artist Name - Giles Denmark.

Lives in La Caunette, FRANCE
gilesdenmark@gilesdenmark.art

MultiMedia Artist
Paintings  Poetry   Video   Dramatist   Performance Art   Installations   Pianist   Composer   Murals    

https://www.gilesdenmark.art   



EDUCATION

Went to Nottingham High School (established in year 1513)
DipAD in Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic (1970 - 1974)
Higher Diploma in Fine Art, Slade School of Art at University College, London (1974 -1976)
(this was in era before BA and MA in Fine Art!)

AWARDS

1992 MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIP IN INTERDISCIPLINARY ART, Minneapolis, MN.
1990 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE. Monumentalavd \"Sykkelfabrikken\", Sandnes, Norway.
1990 MEDIA RESIDENCY. Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
1989 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE. Yellow Springs Institute, Chester Springs, nr Philadelphia.
1987 WORKSHOP RESIDENCY WITH RUTH MALACZECH. Film in the Cities, St Paul, MN.
1987 WORKSHOP RESIDENCY WITH THE DARK BOB. Film in the Cities, St Paul, MN.
1984 TRANSLATIONS VIDEO COLLABORATION GRANT, UCV, Minneapolis.
1961 Highly Commended at The Royal Drawing Society Exhibition "The Childrens Royal Academy"
for pictorial  composition!

TEACHING

1992 GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
Visiting Lecturer, Performance workshop.
1991 SLADE SCHOOL OF ART, UCL, LONDON.
Visiting Artist. First Year Painting. Multi-media and Performance Art.
1990-1 KUNST AKADEMI, OSLO, NORWAY.
Visiting Lecturer, Performance Art.
1990-2 KUNST SCHOLEN Y ROGALAND, STAVANGER, NORWAY.
Visiting Lecturer and direct Performance art workshop, 2nd year Foundation.
1991 KUNST AKADEMI, TRONDHEIM, NORWAY.
Visiting Artist, Performance Art.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

1997 THE ATRE. Performance/installation/internet work. Collaboration with Agnes Tiffon. Paris, France.
1995 CLEAN HOUSE. A performance installation. The Soap Factory, No Name Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
1995 AGE OF INTIMACY. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN.
1993 REJECTION. Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
1992 PURSUING PERFECTION - THE DORYPHOROS. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN.
1992 LEG IRONS. Stavanger Arts Festival/Excil 2,Gallery 242, Brusand, Norway.
1992 THE SPEAR HOLDER. Red Herring Gallery, Brighton, England.
1992 THE SPEAR HOLDER. Holborn Centre of Performing Arts, London, England.
1991 THE PLAY THING. Jungle Theater, Minneapolis, MN.
1991 ONE ON ONE. Sting Nightclub, Stavanger, Norway.
1990 OLGER VANN (OILS WATER). Lysverket, Staten Kunst Akademi, Oslo, Norway
1990 PERFORMANCE. Monumentalavd, 'Sykkelfabrikken', Sandnes, Norway
1990 TV-MANIA. Franklin Furnace, New York.
1990 SWIMMING LESSONS. Walker Art Center/Southern Theater, Minneapolis.
1989 SCARS. Yellow Springs Institute, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
1987 ART IS GEOGRAPHY. Underground Art Show, Minneapolis.
1986 THE PAINTING AND THE MARTYR. A poetry performance work. Loring Park Playhouse, Mpls.
1985 PERFORMANCE PAINTING WORK. State Fair, Saint Paul, MN.
1985 PASSION. Red Eye Collaboration, Minneapolis, MN.
1984 WILD. First Ave Danceteria, Minneapolis.
1983 CIVIL WAR. A poetry performance work. Wall Street Gallery, St Paul, MN.
1977 HEADCUTS. British Music Information Center, London.
1976 CRACKS IN A CITY. May 17- 22. Round House Downstairs, London NW1. 8 pm each night. A poetry performance work.
Giles mitchell decided to become Giles Denmark (after all Patti Smith performed later after my first performance at the Roundhouse - her music resonate my feelings at the time  - listen to Patti Smith  performance May 17 1976)
1973 SOUNDSCULPT. Installation in the basement of the Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham, England.

VIDEOS

1993 PURSUING PERFECTION. Minneapolis Television Network.
1992 A GENERATOR OF VIOLENCE. A poetry video work. Cable TV, (Rogaland), Norway
1992 MESSAGE. Minneapolis Television Network; Cable TV, ,Norway
1991 BODYTALK. Minneapolis Television Network; Cable TV, Norway
1991 STAIRWAYS/2ND FLOOR. Minneapolis Television Network; Cable TV Norway
1991 CHINA TOWN.  Minneapolis Television Network; Cable TV Norway.
1990 INTIMATE DETAILS #1, #2. Minneapolis Television Network.
1989 SWIMMING LESSONS. Minneapolis Television Network.
1987 MALE FIGHTING. Film In The Cities, St Paul, MN.
1986 THE PAINTING AND THE MARTYR. A poetry video work. Minneapolis Television Network.
1984 INTRUSIONS. University Community Video (now Intermedia). A poetry video collaboration with Keith Froelich, Minneapolis.

COLLABORATIONS

1975 EXPERIMENTS IN SPACE, with Glenys Johnson, Slade School of Art, London.
1981 DAS FLASH, Poetry performance theater collaborating with Donald Byrd (choreographer) and Chuck Zwicky (music). First Ave Danceteria, and Walker Art Center (excerpts), Minneapolis, MN.
1983 INTRUSIONS. Poetry and video collaboration with Keith Froelich (video) and Chuck Zwicky (music), UCV Translations Grant, Mpls.
1984 ACTS OF FASSION. Poetry performance with Thea Tullous (painter), Heidi Arvin (designer), Chuck Zwicky (music). Union Depot, St Paul
1991 CHINA TOWN. Minneapolis Television Network; shown on Cable TV Norway. Collaboration with J.C.Bagdadi and Roberta Delegard - who shot the video live on the streets of New York, with myself Giles Denmark
1990-1992, 1997 Collaborated with Agnes Tiffon in ad hoc performances in Paris, Languedoc, and Norway.

EXHIBITIONS

1989 EXHIBITION DIOMEDE, Clocktower Gallery, New York
1987 PAINTINGS. Dillard Voigt Gallery, MInneapolis, MN
1986 COMMISIONED ART. Scholes, International Market Square, Minneapolis, MN
1984 FORESITE. Forecast Exhibition. St Paul, MN.
1983 MADD SHOW. Daedelus Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1980 PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS. Burgh House, London, UK.
1973 SOUNDSCULPT. Installation. Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham, UK 


MURAL COMMISSIONS 1985-1995

Murals temporary or permanent, interior and exterior. Custom designed according to theme, design framework. Ideal for high traffic areas. Stle colourful or subdued, image representational or abstract, according to need. High Quality.
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL and AREA, USA

Shopping Centers: Galtier Plaza, St.Paul; Riverplace, Minneapolis; Town Square, St. Paul; Radisson Plaza VII, Minneapolis; Young Quinlan Bldg, Minneapolis; I.D.S Building, Minneapolis; Maplewood Mall, Maplewood, MN; Pavillion Place, Rosedale; River Heights Plaza, Stillwater, MN; Unidale Mall; Bandana Square; Har Mar Mall; Butler Square; Coon Rapids Family Center; Minnehaha Mall; 7-Hi Shopping Center.

Private Businesses: Children's Dentist, Eagan; TanAmerica, Minneapolis; Sunplace Tanning, Edina, MN; Cavaletto (retail store mens wear) in Crystal Court, I.D.S.; Waste Management Incorporated Education Center; Growing up with Cathy; Edina Gymnastics; Mural for US Olympics, Northern States Power, Minneapolis.

Residential Homes for the Elderly: Kensington Beatrice, Beatrice, Nebraska. Kensington Cumberland, Maryland. Harrington, Port Huron, Michigan.

Private Homes: Nassau Residence in North Oaks, MN, USA and the Mitchell-Garrett Residence, Ouveillan, in France

PUBLICATIONS

POETRY

On the Streets. Troubadour Press. An Anthology of poetry and prose from the Troubadour Poets. For a while during the 1970s I helped to run the Monday Poetry nights at The Troubadour, 265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London. I was Editor , and one of the poets included (my poet name is Giles Denmark) and created the publication. It was Published in 1978. ISBN 0 9506286 0 3 TROUBADOUR PRESS

ART HISTORY

THOMAS STOTHARD 1755-1834

Wrote a handwritten history about the life and works of Thomas Stothard 1755-1834 for Dip AD  Fine Art research - I listed his prints and drawings at the Castle Museum, Nottingham, UK as well did some research on his life and and wrote about his connection with William Blake and others. (1974)

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