Helen's artwork sits on the boundary of photography and drawing by using photographic processes to create imagery that questions the differing temporality of the two mediums. Multiple layers of drawings are entwined into the photographic medium and held in time within the moment of a photographic print. The drawings become filled with a nervous kinetic energy as I predominantly focus on imagery found in urban environments. The artwork leads the viewer into an ambiguous temporal realm by focusing on the extended time of a single moment. The differing temporality of each medium utilizes the differences between photography and drawing.
Helen Dennis was born in the UK and now resides in Brooklyn, NY. She studied her BA (Honors) at the University of the Creative Arts in Canterbury and achieved her MFA at Hunter College. Dennis has been awarded a fellowship from Aljira Center for Contemporary Art as well as a photographic fellowship from The International House, NYC. Dennis has attended art residencies in Beijing, Cyprus and within the UK. She has participated in various exhibitions worldwide and in the US with the support of Queens Council of the Arts, Kent County Council, New Jersey State Council on of the Arts, and South East Arts UK. Dennis has recently completed a public art commission for the Downtown Alliance of New York.