Dene Ross

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

Website: http://dene-paper.com

Phone: 914-589-7375

  • dene18paper@yahoo.com

Artist Statement

My interest in papermaking began in the mid-1970's, when I realized that books were printed on paper that would not last a century.  As a photographer and printmaker, paper was the foundation for my work, and I sought a more permanent material.  Through research, I gained a fascination for the process of papermaking, and paper itself became the medium of my artistic expression.  Over the years, I learned natural dying techniques during my stay with a Navajo tribe, explored the Chinese process of embedding organic matter such as flowers and leaves, created organic pulps, and applied pure pigment to create pulp paintings.  Since 1979, my artwork has been exhibited widely.  Selected exhibitions include Tulane Medical Center and Loyola University New Orleans, Bloomingdale's White Plains where they designed rooms around the artwork, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Hudson River Museum, College of New Rochelle, Nordstroms, the Executive Suite at the Westchester County Office Building, and Rhinebeck Art Fair.  Since 1979, I have been teaching workshops in papermaking and have conducted residencies in schools in NYC, Westchester County, Southern Connecticut, Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece.  I also teach a graduate level course in papermaking for art education and art therapy master's degree candidates.

In April 2015, I exhibited my newest embedded Pulp Paintings in Tallahassee at Spring House, the only private residence built in Florida designed by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.


Educational Background

Master of Fine Art and Art Education.

Art Staff Development Classes Educator.