Denisa Prochazka

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Creative Visions

Denisa Prochazka

Denisa Prochazka is an award winning Canadian artist living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a classically trained figurative sculptor with a passion for portrait sculpture and figurative clay reliefs. Denisa was born in the Czech Republic and grew up playing with clay in her mother's ceramic studio. Her mother was her first inspiration, muse and guide. When her family immigrated to Canada at the age of thirteen, she continued her studies in fine art and sculpture, graduating from O.C.A.D University in Toronto. She was selected to complete her final year in Florence, Italy, where she experienced a life changing moment witnessing the awe-inspiring work of Michelangelo, who's sculptures had a tremendous influence of her sense of mastery. Her early childhood experience and love of clay led her back to this medium where she felt a complete freedom of expression through its tactile movement and flexibility, expressing feminine softness and high level of control, manifesting her visions into reality. Denisa has attracted many special commissions and top awards for her artwork. She has participated in over thirty exhibitions and her sculptures reside in private collections in Canada and USA.

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Creative Visions

Denisa Prochazka

Denisa Prochazka is an award winning Canadian artist living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is a classically trained figurative sculptor with a passion for portrait sculpture and figurative clay reliefs. Denisa was born in the Czech Republic and grew up playing with clay in her mother's ceramic studio. Her mother was her first inspiration, muse and guide. When her family immigrated to Canada at the age of thirteen, she continued her studies in fine art and sculpture, graduating from O.C.A.D University in Toronto. She was selected to complete her final year in Florence, Italy, where she experienced a life changing moment witnessing the awe-inspiring work of Michelangelo, who's sculptures had a tremendous influence of her sense of mastery. Her early childhood experience and love of clay led her back to this medium where she felt a complete freedom of expression through its tactile movement and flexibility, expressing feminine softness and high level of control, manifesting her visions into reality. Denisa has attracted many special commissions and top awards for her artwork. She has participated in over thirty exhibitions and her sculptures reside in private collections in Canada and USA.

DENISA PROCHAZKA

The Collection
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Celtic Goddess Brigid

Clay

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Gabriela's Roots

Clay

DENISA PROCHAZKA

RESUME

EDUCATION


2016, 2017

Master Clay Portrait classes with Philippe Faraut, NY, USA

1996 - 1997
O.C.A.D. University, Florence, ItalyPostgraduate Studies Diploma, Florence Program, Renaissance Art History and Marble carving sculpture studio

1993 - 1996
O.C.A.D. University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Graduate of Fine Arts - Diploma Sculpture/Installation Program

1992 - 1993
York University, Visual Arts Program, Toronto

1987 - 1992
Canterbury High School, Visual Arts Program, Ottawa

EXHIBITONS

 

2018
Cube Gallery, 'Great BIG smalls XIV' exhibition, Ottawa, Canada

2018 Healing Power of Art & Artists, "Our Bond with Nature" Online Juried Exhibition, NY, USA

2018 Manhattan Arts International, HerStory 2018, juried online all female exhibition, NY, USA

2018 ArtistTable juried online all female exhibition, Her Story, USA

2018 J.Mane Gallery, juried online exhibition, MIND BODY SPIRIT, USA

2018 Allied Artists of America, juried online member exhibition, NY, USA

2018 Gallery 25N, Faces of Humanity

2018, juried online exhibition, NY, USA

2018 Society of Canadian Artists, juried SCA online exhibition, Canada

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

2018, 2019
Associate Member of the National Sculpture Society, New York, NY, USA

2018, 2019
Associate Member of the Allied Artists of America, New York City, NY, USA

2018, 2019
Artist Member of The Healing Power of Art & Artists, NY, USA

2017
Artist Member of the Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA

2017
Artist Member of Manhattan Arts International, NY, USA

2008 - 2016
Executive Member of the National Capital Network of Sculptors, Canada

ART PROJECTS

2019
Private Portrait Commission work, Canada

2018
Sculpture Commission work, Women Who Work Awards, Canada

2018
Sculpture Commission work, Women Excellence Awards, Canada

2018
Sculpture Commission work, Guinea Excellence Awards, Museum of History, Ottawa

2018 Sculpture Commission work, Native Women's Association of Canada, Ottawa

2017
Sculpture Commission work, Guinea Excellence Awards, Museum of History, Ottawa

2016
Sculpture Awards Commission for the Mandela Legacy & BHM Gala, Ottawa University

AWARDS

2018
Award of Excellence, The Healing Power of Art & Artists, NY, USA

2018 Award of Excellence, Special Feature Artist, Manhattan Arts International, HerStory, NY

2018 First place winner and Grant recipient, Gallery 25N, Faces of Humanity, NY, USA

2018
Second place winner and Award of Excellence, J.Mane Gallery competition, MIND BODY SPIRIT 2018, USA

2018 Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International, New Beginnings 2018, online juried exhibition, New York, USA

2017 Winner of the Special Feature Artist of the all female competition and exhibition 'HERStory' in Manhattan Arts International, New York

2017
Award of Excellence, The Figurative 2017 Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery

2016 Second place winner of 'New Beginnings' competition and exhibition, Manhattan Arts International, New York, USA

2016 Special Feature Artist Award, ArtsyShark, New York, USA

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Namaste Flower

Hydro-stone

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Warrior's Heart Wish

Clay

DENISA PROCHAZKA

RESUME

EDUCATION


2016, 2017

Master Clay Portrait classes with Philippe Faraut, NY, USA

1996 - 1997
O.C.A.D. University, Florence, ItalyPostgraduate Studies Diploma, Florence Program, Renaissance Art History and Marble carving sculpture studio

1993 - 1996
O.C.A.D. University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Graduate of Fine Arts - Diploma Sculpture/Installation Program

1992 - 1993
York University, Visual Arts Program, Toronto

1987 - 1992
Canterbury High School, Visual Arts Program, Ottawa

EXHIBITONS

 

2018
Cube Gallery, 'Great BIG smalls XIV' exhibition, Ottawa, Canada

2018 Healing Power of Art & Artists, "Our Bond with Nature" Online Juried Exhibition, NY, USA

2018 Manhattan Arts International, HerStory 2018, juried online all female exhibition, NY, USA

2018 ArtistTable juried online all female exhibition, Her Story, USA

2018 J.Mane Gallery, juried online exhibition, MIND BODY SPIRIT, USA

2018 Allied Artists of America, juried online member exhibition, NY, USA

2018 Gallery 25N, Faces of Humanity

2018, juried online exhibition, NY, USA

2018 Society of Canadian Artists, juried SCA online exhibition, Canada

+ INFO IN denisaprochazka.com

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

2018, 2019
Associate Member of the National Sculpture Society, New York, NY, USA

2018, 2019
Associate Member of the Allied Artists of America, New York City, NY, USA

2018, 2019
Artist Member of The Healing Power of Art & Artists, NY, USA

2017
Artist Member of the Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA

2017
Artist Member of Manhattan Arts International, NY, USA

2008 - 2016
Executive Member of the National Capital Network of Sculptors, Canada

ART PROJECTS

2019
Private Portrait Commission work, Canada

2018
Sculpture Commission work, Women Who Work Awards, Canada

2018
Sculpture Commission work, Women Excellence Awards, Canada

2018
Sculpture Commission work, Guinea Excellence Awards, Museum of History, Ottawa

2018 Sculpture Commission work, Native Women's Association of Canada, Ottawa

2017
Sculpture Commission work, Guinea Excellence Awards, Museum of History, Ottawa

2016
Sculpture Awards Commission for the Mandela Legacy & BHM Gala, Ottawa University

AWARDS

2018
Award of Excellence, The Healing Power of Art & Artists, NY, USA

2018 Award of Excellence, Special Feature Artist, Manhattan Arts International, HerStory, NY

2018 First place winner and Grant recipient, Gallery 25N, Faces of Humanity, NY, USA

2018
Second place winner and Award of Excellence, J.Mane Gallery competition, MIND BODY SPIRIT 2018, USA

2018 Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International, New Beginnings 2018, online juried exhibition, New York, USA

2017 Winner of the Special Feature Artist of the all female competition and exhibition 'HERStory' in Manhattan Arts International, New York

2017
Award of Excellence, The Figurative 2017 Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery

2016 Second place winner of 'New Beginnings' competition and exhibition, Manhattan Arts International, New York, USA

2016 Special Feature Artist Award, ArtsyShark, New York, USA

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Endless Love

Aqua-resin and Aluminum

The collection

Many of my clay sculptures depict female subjects and feminine forms from my own creative visions, to empower and inspire the feminine balance in this world. I became increasingly aware of my feminine perspective and reflection of the life around me. The need for creation became reinforced with the birth of my own child and the desire to heal, protect and empower. I felt the need to portray feelings, needs and a visual conversation within the sublime. Symbolism transcends the physical into the spiritual realm. My goal is to bring my art forward to public spaces so that passersby can find peace, beauty and healing connection for a moment in time in their life’s journey.

I strongly believe in creating meaningful and healing artwork that has the power to transform people's lives. Some of my sculptures are specifically created for donation to Women's Shelters and Auctions to support an orphanage in Africa.

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