Lauren Denitzio is an interdisciplinary artist and musician whose work examines the visual representation of psychological space, specifically of women, gender non-conforming, and queer folks. Previously a member of The Measure [sa], they are now the vocalist/guitarist of the band Worriers.

They have been a design contributor to Razorcake, the nation's only 501(c)(3) non-profit music magazine supporting DIY punk, for the past ten years. Denitzio was also a founding member of For The Birds, a New York feminist collective dedicated to challenging social inequality through DIY cultural activism. 

Longtime resident of Brooklyn, Denitzio currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

 


WRITING

Feminist Voices in Visual Resistance (via For the Birds blog)
Feminist Politics in Art Institutions
Feminists in Current Visual Resistance

RE/VISIONIST
The Necessity of Feminist Voices in Radical Visual Culture

Sick Zine
Radical Heart Support
Follow up to Radical Heart Support

Interviews

with Katy Otto - Impose Magazine, May 12, 2015.
with James Alex of Beach Slang - The Fest 14 Guidebook, October 30, 2015.
with Black Rainbow - Razorcake Magazine, Issue #83
with Billy Bragg - Razorcake Magazine, Issue #56
with Kathleen McIntyre - The Worst Zine

PRESS

The Village Voice "Worriers' Lauren Denitzio Is Fighting to Make Punk More Open" (Jan 2016)
Dig Boston “Art History: Lauren Denitzio of Worriers Paints Scenes On and Off the Canvas” (December 2015)
NPR All Songs +1: Laura Jane Grace And Lauren Denitzio On Surviving In Punk (August 2015)
Rookie Worriers: Most Space (August 2015)
NPR Review: Worriers 'Imaginary Life' (August 2015)
Autostraddle “Punk Will Save Our Hearts, and Worriers’ “Imaginary Life” Is Proof” (August 2015)
Afterellen.com “Lauren Denitzio on fronting Worriers and working with Laura Jane Grace”, (July 2015)
Paper THIS NEW WORRIERS SONG IS TWO MINUTES OF PURE POP-PUNK CATHARSIS (July 2015)
Pitchfork Worriers "They / Them / Theirs" (June 2015)
SPIN Worriers Announce New Album 'Imaginary Life' (May 2015)
The Le Sigh How Do You Like What You Have (May 2014)
Audiofemme Lauren Denitzio of Worriers vs. Our Cootie Catcher (February 2014)
Noisey @ Vice.com Sorry, Dudes. The Ladies Won Punk This Year (December 2013)
Pitchfork Down Is Up: Interview by Jenn Pelly (October, 2013)
FRHC: Creative Fuel (interview on FRHC Design Worldwide blog - May 2012)
MSNBC (interview on the compilation LP "Are You With the Band? - November 2011)
Alternative Press (article on the compilation LP "Are You With the Band?" - October, 2011)
Bitch Magazine (interviewed after Women's Caucus for Art - June 2011 - May 2011)
The Brooklyn Paper (photo of work - piece on Bushwick Beat Night - February 2011)
The Huffington Post (piece on the panel "Ask Me, I Will Tell" at CAA - February 2011)
The Greenpoint Gazette (feature on the zine/print collection BRAIN WAVES - February 2011)
AMP Magazine (Interview about The Measure [sa] - August 2010)
The New York Times (feature on my home and housemates - July 2010)
New York Magazine (Mentioned with Brooklyn Collective - July 2010)
This Is Love Forever (September 2009)
GO Magazine (August 2009)


CV

EDUCATION

2013 – Parsons The New School for Design – MFA Fine Arts
2006 – Rhode Island School of Design – BFA Illustration

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
Masthead Gallery - Philadelphia, PA

2016
94 Jewel Street - Brooklyn, NY

2015
Andrea Geyer "Time Tenderness" - The Whitney Museum of American Art – New York, NY (composition of music for Geyer's performances)

2014
Congress Hall Art Show - Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space - New York, NY

2013
Queer Objectivity – Curated by Kris Grey – University of Maryland Stamp Gallery – College Park, MD
Ransom – Wayfarers – Brooklyn, NY
Sheffield International Artist Book Prize Exhibition – Bank Street Arts – Sheffield, England
The Intelligence of Things – Curated by Wendy Vogel & Jess Wilcox – The Kitchen – New York, NY
How Much Art Can You Take? – VLHS – Pomona, CA
Multiples – Bluestockings – New York, NY

2012
Eloquent Delinquents – 25 East Gallery, Parsons – New York, NY
Affecting Space – Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA (solo exhibition)
BRAIN WAVES – Curated by Kate Wadkins – Recession Art Culturefix – New York, NY
I Choo Choo Choose You – Wayfarers – Brooklyn, NY

2011
CurateNYC – Rush Arts Gallery – New York, NY
Oversensitive – 25 East Gallery, Parsons – New York, NY
Into the Neon (zine station) – Chashama Chelsea Project Space – New York, NY
BRAIN WAVES – Curated by Kate Wadkins – Storefront Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

2010
Self Titled – Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA
Welcome to Nutellaville – Little Skips – Brooklyn, NY
Hardcore Punktuation – The Loft – New Brunswick, NJ

2009
C’est La Vie – C–Squat – New York, NY
Leave Home – Death by Audio – Brooklyn, NY

2008
The Big SheBang III – ABC No Rio – New York, NY
Rockers and Posers – Brooklyn Artists Gym – Brooklyn, NY
Clothesline Show – ABC No Rio – New York, NY

AWARDS

2012 – Oscar Kolin MFA Fellowship – Parsons The New School for Design
2011 – Graduate Dean’s Scholarship – Parsons The New School for Design

RESIDENCIES

December 2013 – Institute Fur Alles Mogliche – Berlin
September 2013 – SiM, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists – Reykjavik
March 2011 – AS220 – Providence, RI

CURATING

Question For Revolution And Universal Brotherhood – Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries The New School, New York, NY (September 2012)
A multimedia exhibition and collaborative artistic and curatorial project, co-curated with Jessica Posner and Isaac Richard Pool, deploying radical and feminist tactics across history, mythology, representation and presence. The exhibition included a collaborative mural installation and performance series.

Are You With The Band? – Paper + Plastick Records (October 2011)
Curation and design for the 12” vinyl music compilation of female-fronted bands accompanied by a printed booklet illustrated by related women artists

Big Mouth – Brooklyn Fireproof – Brooklyn, NY (August 2011)
co-curated with Kate Wadkins
Contemporary feminist voices in art and illustration – co-curated with Kate Wadkins featuring works by Suzy Exposito, Molly Fair, Kim Funk, Kathleen Hanna, J. Morrison, Adee Roberson and Gabby Schulz.

The Big SheBang V – The Church of the Messiah – Brooklyn, NY (August 2010)
Works on paper by women artists Michaela Zacchili, Xander Marro, Beth Slutzky, Patty Bowman, Meg Turner

Leave Home – Death by Audio – Brooklyn, NY (May 2009)
co-curated with Kate Wadkins

EVENTS 

2014
Feminism: Body, Image, Power, Villanova Graduate Philosophy Conference – Villanova, PA

2013
International Gender Design Network Founding Conference: Gender Play
Presentation on the collaborative curatorial project Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood
with Isaac Richard Pool and Jessica Posner

2012
Winging It: Nurturing Authentic Communication in Feminist Organizing
Workshop at C.L.I.T Fest 2012 with the For The Birds Collective – New Brunswick, NJ

Visiting Artist Lecture – Hunter College BFA Fine Arts

Focus & Motivation: MFA Artists Presenting Their Art

Supporting the Scene: Creating and Curating A Feminist Safer Space
Panel at Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Conference 2012 with the For The Birds Collective – Bronxville, NY

Cabaret of Failure
Performance event presented by Reena Katz, Shana Agid and The New Division: Empathic Department for Sound and Architecture at Wollman Hall, The New School – New York, NY

2011
Ask Me, I Will Tell
Panel at the Women’s Caucus for Art at the CAA Annual Conference – New York, NY
Representing the For the Birds Collective

PUBLICATIONS

2017
Survival Pop - zine accompanying the Worriers' record Survival Pop

2014
How Do You Like What You Have. – artist book published by Don Giovanni Records
Ways Out, volume 4: Neukölln – self-published artist zine

2013
Ways Out, volume 3: Fuckingham Palace – self-published artist zine
Ways Out, volume 2: Lefferts Gardens – self-published artist zine
Brass in Pocket – curated by Kate Wadkins and Aimee Lusty, Booklyn Artist Alliance

2012
Shifter 19: Proposals – contribution to collaborative writing by Andrea Geyer, edited by Rit Premnath and Matthew Metzger
Ways Out, volume 1: Witch Beach – self-published artist zine
Get It Together #3 – self-published artist zine

2011
Hoax 5: Feminisms and Community – compilation zine curated by Rachel Levy and Sari
International Girl Gang Underground – compilation zine curated by Kate Wadkins and Stacy Konkiel
Get it Together #2 – self-published artist zine

2010
Get it Together #1 – self-published artist zine