Bio: Denise Laws, 3rd generation San Franciscan, raised in the Noe Valley district where she attended The Alvarado Arts Program founded and supervised by Ruth Asawa. Denise continues to create art and exhibits her work in galleries and alternative spaces in San Francisco and in other parts of the country. She has been included in various juried shows such as CEPA gallery in Buffalo,
New York and in 2009 “Resurrect: The Art of the Reclaimed Object” at the Mesa Contemporary Art Center in Mesa Arizona. She donates her art works annually to a variety of art auction
benefits. She created work on a 10” square wooden block for “Art Block for Ghana” art auction, held early 2011. She has received awards including the San Francisco Art Institute Merit Scholarship. In 1999 honorable mention in Best of the Bay Guardian and her work has been reproduced in the literary journal Zyzzyva, a publication for writers and artists. In 2001, she received her BFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in the Interdisciplinary Department. Denise Laws was among the selected student’s art in the 2001-2002 San Francisco Art Institute Catalog. Laws was one of eighteen Artists who were selected to participate in “The Hearts in San Francisco Project 2008” benefiting the General Hospital Medical Center. Since 2011 she has been included in the on-line Artist Registry, Bay VAN, bay area visual arts network. Denise is currently looking forward to her acceptance into the spring 2012 edition of Studio Visit Magazine.