Denise Stewart-Sanabria


Born in Massachusetts, Denise Stewart-Sanabria received her BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. A resident of Knoxville, TN, Stewart-Sanabria produces both hyper-realist “portraits” of everything from produce to subversive jelly donuts, and full-scale, cut-out charcoal on plywood drawings of contemporary people that she uses to create conceptual installations.

Recent exhibits include: “2008 Biennale: Contemporary American Realism”, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana, “Continua-re: The Figurative Tradition in Contemporary Art” at Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “The American Still Life: Yesterday and Today”, The Bascom, Highlands, NC, and the “26th Tallahassee International” at the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University.