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Your host and founder of LookSEE
Paige is a freelance audio producer, an art lover and a lifelong Richmonder. Her favorite place to be is in a museum. A close second is a bookstore. Paige always thought that being an NPR reporter was the coolest job in the world. Five years ago, she realized that, just like her mama told her, she could be anything when she grew up, so she bought herself a mic and a recorder and started talking to strangers.
From 2013 to 2017, Paige produced and hosted The Creative Habit, a biweekly radio program that aired on WRIR 97.3FM in Richmond. She interviewed many of the people driving creativity and innovation in Richmond. Her guests included former VCU School of the Arts Dean Joe Seipel, documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney, James River Parks director Nathan Burrell, and so many, many incredible artists.
Paige is a serial student and holds a B.A., a J.D. and an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia. She still gets a thrill when she walks onto a college campus and, if she could, she would stay in school forever. As long as she could skip the exam. She lives in Richmond with her husband and three almost-grown children.
Your guide and curator at MASS MoCA
Denise's exhibitions include Nick Cave: Until (catalogue: DelMonico/Prestel); Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder (catalogue: DelMonico/Prestel); Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts; Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below (catalogue); Oh, Canada, the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art (catalogue: MIT Press); Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum (catalogue); Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned With (catalogue: D.A.P); These Days: Elegies for Modern Times; and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape (catalogue: MIT Press). Her latest curatorial project is the upcoming exhibition of Anya Gallaccio’s work, a commissioned installation opening in October that will fill MASS MoCA’s largest gallery with massive cascading curves of felt that slowly change color through the ten month cycle of the exhibition.
Denise edited the books Teresita Fernández: Wayfinding (DelMonico/Prestel) and 50 Years of RISD Glass: Wonder, and with Susan Cross co-edited Sol LeWitt: 100 Views (Yale University Press). She has taught at Williams College and the Rhode Island School of Design and was the fall 2016 curator for Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas.
Denise earned her bachelor's degree from Brandeis and her master's degree from Bard in Curatorial Studies.