Denny Moers

Adjunct Lecturer

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities

Bio

Denny Moers is known for his highly imaginative, technically innovative monoprints created by controlling the action of light on the chemical-sensitized photographic paper during the print developing process, giving his black and white photographs an extraordinary range of tonalities. He has photographed subject matter as diverse as New England architecture, medieval wall frescoes and tomb reliefs, contemporary constructions sites and western landscapes and dwellings. His current work is Animal Laments: common animal masks. Moers received his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop. During the 1980’s he worked as Aaron Siskind’s first assistant and printer. He is currently on the faculty of Roger Williams University and Babson College. He received a RI Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2003 and the RI Council on the Arts Fellowship in Photography four times. His photographic monoprints are included in over 30 public and private collections throughout the world including the the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Huston Museum of Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City. Recent publications include a new biographic film, Casting Deep Shade by David H Wells, a book of the same title in collaboration with CD Wright will be published by Copper Canyon Press in 2018, a featured chapter in the ‘Experimental Photography Workbook’ by Christiana Anderson published in 2012, and the portfolio Between Now & Then-A selection of book covers with a foreword by CD Wright published in 2006. His work has graced the covers of over 25 books and albums. Mr. Moers’ artwork is represented by the Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Mass., Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL, and Thomas Meyer Fine Art, San Francisco, CA.

Academic Degrees

  • MFA, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BA, Empire State College, SUNY

Academic Interests

American poetics, international folk music and abstract painting