Denis Gillingwater 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; Filter Photo/Chicago; Albuquerque Museum of Art and History; Phoenix Art Museum and Tucson Museum of Art. The most recent group exhibitions are "A Matter of Public Record: Art in the Age of Mass Surveillance", September 2018, Durden and Ray Gallery/Los Angeles and a traveling exhibition celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Arizona ACLU titled: "In This Together".