Denise Préfontaine lives in Winnipeg, Canada where she creates art objects and installations featuring the beauty of colour and light. She excels at creating artwork for a specific site or context, where her background in architectural design enables her to create fully-integrated artworks. Each project is an exciting opportunity to create an artwork that captures the unique features inherent in the situation and is tailored to its physical setting.
Denise graduated with honours from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba in 1984 (Bachelor of Interior Design), and then went on to work as a designer-maker, art educator, and curator before bringing all of these experiences together in her work as a public artist. She's received many awards and grants for her work and has been commissioned to create a wide range of art projects. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and is represented in many public and private collections, including 5 commissioned artworks for Canada House in London, England.