Denise Minnerly’s passion and reverence for life, from the environment to social mores, fires her work as she moves and transforms thought into art. Currently embarking on an installation entitled “The Village Project”, she asks participants from a wide spectrum within communities to create individual clay houses. The objective of “The Village Project” is to address the various perceptions and understandings of what a house or dwelling means to all people. Within this framework, Minnerly explores many different art mediums in order to communicate her own identity as it relates to the understanding of humanity using metaphorical images.

Denise Minnerly graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in art education and BFA in the arts. She continued her art education at the Arts Student League in New York City and the Silvermine School of Art in Connecticut. She is the illustrator of three published children’s books relating to art; The Color Tree, Molly Meets Mona and Friends and Painting the Town. Minnerly exhibits her work in the Tri-State area. Her paintings are displayed by public corporations throughout the Northeast.