Denisa Prochazka specializes in the creation of large relief sculptures combining classical and contemporary materials and techniques. Large and imposing while poetic and feminine, Denisa's art is intended to be spiritually healing and influential in its symbolic intension. Using clay as the canvas on which she communicates, the artist offers us imagery that is vibrant with mystical and historical elements. Through her work, she offers a very personal look into the necessity to contrast past with present, personal with universal, reality with dream state.
"I became increasingly aware of my feminine perspective and reflection of the life around me. The need for creation became reinforced with the birth of my own child and the desire to heal, protect and empower. I felt the need to portray feelings, needs and a visual conversation within the sublime. Many of my creations depict Universal symbols. Symbolism transcends the physical into the spiritual realm. My goal is to bring my art forward to public spaces so that passersby can find peace, beauty and healing connection for a moment in time in their life’s journey."
Denisa Prochazka is an award winning Canadian artist residing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Denisa grew up in her mother's ceramic studio in the Czech Republic being introduced to clay at a very young age. She graduated from O.C.A.D University in Toronto, majoring in Sculpture-Installation and continued her studies in Florence, Italy. She felt a deep connection to classical sculpture which has influenced and shaped the direction of her creative path today.
Denisa is currently an Associate Member of the National Sculpture Society in New York, as well as an Associate Member of the Allied Artists of America, New York, USA. She is also a member of the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, USA; an Artist Member of Manhattan Arts International, NY, USA as well as an Artist Member of The Healing Power of Art & Artists.
Her sculpture has been commissioned as Awards of Excellence by the Nelson Mandela Legacy and Ottawa University, Black History Month. Denisa has won a first place Grant Award for "Faces of Humanity 2018, Gallery 25N's international competition. Denisa Prochazka is a Winner of the Special Feature Artist of the all female competition and exhibition 'HERStory' 2017, in Manhattan Arts International, New York. She has also won a Second Place Special Recognition and an Award of Excellence in the Manhattan Arts International “New Beginnings” exhibition, 2016-2017, curated by Renée Phillips. She has won a Special Feature Artist Award, ArtsyShark and is an Award Winning Artist in the Figurative 2017 Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Gallery . She has participated in many exhibitions and her work resides in private collections in Canada and USA.