​Copyright 2017 Denise Perreault, Textile Artist.. All rights reserved.

Biography

​​After weeks of preparing 1,800 1/2" square Italian glass tiles with beaded and glued bezels, I begin to string "Tara's Tiles" together. Finished size: 28" L x 80" W. Time to complete: over a year.  See this large valance in the Glass Curtains section o​f Galleries.

​Shows:



January 6 - April 3, 2017: Gleaming Art Invitational, North Wing Gallery, Denver, CO.

November 29, 2016 - January 15, 2017: "Connecting Threads" Invitational, part of "The History of the Visual Arts in Boulder," (HOVAB), First Methodist Gallery, Boulder, CO.

December 2014 - January 2015:  "The Art of Fiber: 50 Years of the Handweavers Guild of Boulder. Juried. Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO.

May 1 - 31, 2012: "Annual Bead Show."  International juried show. Pismo Glass Gallery, Denver, CO. 

December 1 - 28, 2011: "Small Wonders." National juried show. Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD.

June 3 - July 8, 2011: "Rough Ruffles." Curator. Featuring five CO women artists: Rebecca Cuming, Shelly Hamill, Karen Mandery, Denise Perreault, and Arabella Tattershall. Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO.

April - May 2010: "Re-Connections." Juror and participating artist; regional fiber art show. University of Colorado Gallery, Boulder, CO.

May - July 1999, 2009, and 2010: "Fiber Celebration '99, '09, and '10."  National juried shows. Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO, and Lincoln Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, CO.

October 1997 - 2010: "Open Studios." Bi-annual participation in juried Boulder County, CO exhibit and open studio at our home, Boulder, CO.

April - May 2009: "The Fiber Our Our Being."  National juried show. Ciao Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY.

February 2005 - 2006: "The Beaded Figure." International, traveling juried show with exhibitions at the following U.S. museums: The Museum of Art and Design, (NYC); The Dorothy Page Museum, (Wasilla, AK);

The Sonoma Glass and Bead Festival, (CA); The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, (Louisville, KY); The International Quilt Festival, (Rosemount, IL); and The Loveland Museum, (Loveland, CO).

​2000: "Beady-Eyed Women; Colorado's Contemporary Bead Artists." Curator. Featuring 10 bead artists from Colorado. Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO.

1996: "Tunisia Through Foreign Eyes." International juried show of artworks from foreign visitors included my handwoven "hil'm" belt, created during my Peace Corp service in Mansoura, Tunisia. Tunisian Office of Foreign Affairs, Tunis.

1987 - 2013: Over a dozen regional shows, including the Handweavers Guild of Boulder's Annual juried Show and Sale, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO.


Public Art Installations:


November 2014 - 2017: "Luminescence." Large outdoor sculpture woven with a variety of prepared metal strips on two large vertical grids. This public installation includes ribbons of 2300 individually-programmed LEDs, which create a

never-repeating light show for three years, dusk - 2am every night. Dairy Center for the Arts entrance, Boulder, CO. Becky Vanderslice, project lead, with Mary Balzer, Betsy Blumenthal, Mary Beth Homiack, and Denise Perreault.

June  2013 - 2017: "Hannah's Highland Lawn Plat, 1884." Outdoor art installation surrounding the rehabilitation of the historic Hannah Barker House, downtown Boulder, CO. The chain link fence weaving utilizes thousands of yards

of surplus window treatment fabric and 116 used metal tape measures to replicate the plat that Hannah drew of her early Boulder neighborhood in 1884. 


Awards:


December 2005: People's Choice Award, Handweavers Guild Show, Longmont, CO

July 1999: 2nd Place for "Tunisian Carpet," large beaded valance, "Fiber Celebration '99."

August 1996 - 2004: Various First and Second Place ribbons for handwoven rugs and table linens, Boulder County Fair, Longmont, CO.

February 1996: American Juror's Choice, Tunisian Office for Foreign Affairs, Tunis.

October 1987: First Place; Wearables, Handworks Gallery, Boulder, CO.


Education:


1982: B.S., Communications, specializing in journalism and public relations for the arts. Boston University, MA.


Affiliations:


​2011 - Present: Founder, Board Chair, and Executive Director, Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, Boulder, CO.

1984 - Present: member, Handweavers Guild of Boulder, CO.

2004: - Present: member, Boulder County Art Alliance.


Personal:


Born in Berlin, NH, 1958; raised in Enfield, CT. Boulder, Colorado resident since 1983. Travel throughout the U.S., as well

as Thailand, Antigua, Greece, Tunisia, Morocco, West Indies, Jamaica, France, Italy, Portugal, Australia, Mexico, and Venezuela. 

Married with one son.