Christie DeNizio


while we wait, here is a poem....


By Hart Crane

 " We make our meek adjustments,
Contented with such random consolations
As the wind deposits
In slithered and too ample pockets.

For we can still love the world, who find
A famished kitten on the step, and know
Recesses for it from the fury of the street,
Or warm torn elbow coverts.

We will sidestep, and to the final smirk
Dally the doom of that inevitable thumb
That slowly chafes its puckered index toward us,
Facing the dull squint with what innocence
And what surprise!

And yet these fine collapses are not lies
More than the pirouettes of any pliant cane;
Our obsequies are, in a way, no enterprise.
We can evade you, and all else but the heart:
What blame to us if the heart live on.

The game enforces smirks; but we have seen
The moon in lonely alleys make
A grail of laughter of an empty ash can,
And through all sound of gaiety and quest
Have heard a kitten in the wilderness. "


2015 - 2017     Yale University, New Haven, CT

MFA Painting/Printmaking   

2012 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

BA  Studio Art and Education



2013 In Between : Parts Remembered, Past Life Billionaires, Marfa, TX

2011 Senior Thesis Exhibition, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA


2016  "Competitive Volume" a Game On! commission, as part of Artspace's City-Wide Open Studios, , Goffe Street Armory, New Haven, CT

2016 CWOS Exhibition, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2016 Esoteric Rodeo, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2016 Boston Young Contemporaries, (Jurors: Catherine Haggerty and Margaux Ogden), Stone Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

2015 The Gates Are Open, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2015 Shedding and Shredding, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2015 Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Strange Coupling, OK Gallery, Seattle, WA (collaboration with Gretchen Bennett)

2014, 2011 New Work, Fowler-Kellogg Gallery, Chautauqua, NY


2011 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA


2016 Dumfries House, East Ayreshire, Scotland

2014, 2011 Chautauqua Institute of Art, Chautauqua, NY

2014  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2013 Education and Public Programs Internship, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

2012 Apprenticeship, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2010 The International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy


2016 Summer Residency Grant, Yale School of Art and Yale British Art Center, New Haven, CT

2014 Chautauqua Friends of the Arts Tuition Grant, Chautauqua Institute of Art, Chautauqua, NY

2014 Tuition Scholarship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

2011 Salmen Prize Fund, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

2010 Jonathan Leigh Altman Grant, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA


2016 Queering Space, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT, (Curatorial Team: Loren Britton, Shikeith Cathey, Christie DeNizio, Erik Freer, Johnathan Payne, Asad Pervaiz, Res, Buzz Slutzky, Erica Wessman)

2016 Match Game, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT, (co-curated with Sarah Fritchey)

2016 Yale MFA Benefit Auction, Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY (organized with Loren Britton)

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