Denise Bryan

BA Fine Art, MA (RCA) Sculpture

Lecturer in Fine Art

School of Arts

Denise Bryan


Denise Bryan has taught practice across all year groups of the BA Fine Art course. She specialises in sculpture, installation and performance work. She currently leads the first year practice modules, including organising their first year exhibition. She also teaches third year students on their practice modules, supervising their progression to their final exhibition, as well as supervising students on the MFA course. 

Denise graduated from Middlesex University with a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, since when she has been a practicing artist and has shown her work both nationally and internationally. 

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Practice 1: Experimental Projects
  • Practice 2: The Gallery and Beyond
  • Research and Development
  • Major Project
  • Major Project (MFA)



Denise Bryan is an artist based in London who makes sculptures, mixed media installations and performance works that have been shown both nationally and internationally. During her career, she has undertaken residencies, made commissioned work and work involving local communities in non-gallery spaces, and has often worked with historical museums. She has curated exhibitions and organised opportunities for other artists.

Her research often involves periods of travel and the resulting works act as a narrative of personal experience and in a broader sense interrogate our relationship to the exotic, our physical experience of travel and how we navigate ourselves in the post colonial, global environment.

She is currently working on a PhD by publication at Oxford Brookes University - Foreign Bodies, Landscape and the Exotic: The Artist/Traveller in the Field.

Her most recent body of sculptural work has been exhibited at Cromwell Place (Summer 2022) and will be on show in a group exhibition in the Autumn of 2022.  She is working toward a solo exhibition at Cornerstone, Didcot in Autumn 2023.

Her most recent series of performance pieces have been showcased at Fringe Arts Bath (Summer 2022) and Kensington and Chelsea Art Weeks Festival 2022. 

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