Material culture, historical image, and literary influences converge in the work of Denise Pelletier. Addressing the body as both flesh and social construct, her ceramic and mixed media objects and installations make symbolic use of reinvented cultural artifacts, displaced and transformed to create new meanings and re-imagined narratives. Her work has been shown extensively in the United States and abroad, including shows in Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, and Canada, and she has held residencies in the Netherlands, France, New York, Maine and in the Kohler Arts/Industry program. Her research includes recent work with the Archaeological Conservation Institute of Rome on the Mont’e Prama restoration project in Sardinia in 2016. Denise earned an MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University in 1994, and currently teaches at Connecticut College, where she is Professor of Art. She lives and works in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.