Denis Gillingwater at an early age attended classes at the Children’s Art Workshops of the Chicago Art Institute and Museum of Modern Art in NYC. A BFA and MFA in Painting were earned from the University of Cincinnati. Numerous one person shows include: New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe; Bartlett Gallery, University College London; Phoenix Art Museum; and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts (LACDA). Numerous group exhibitions include: Artists Space, NYC; Art Basil, Miami; San Paulo Biennale, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Albuquerque Museum of Art and History; Phoenix Art Museum and Tucson Museum of Art. The most recent group exhibition was "A Matter of Public Record: Art in the Age of Mass Surveillance", September 2018, at the Durden and Ray Gallery in Los Angeles. He is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University.