Dennison's work engages conversation in a collaborative and creative manner to simultaneously explore tensions that are hidden in individuals, communities, and families in America. He approaches the uncomfortable domains of religious identity, familial disconnection, public vs. private space, and ordinary vs. extraordinary time within a multi-disciplinary and socially active method. His most recent projects have employed anonymous call and response internet ads for self selecting subjects of documentary films which include live performative screenings and documentation of the subjects reaction to the film. In all of his work the intention is not to win or begin an argument, but to open dialogue and to build bridges of understanding to and between those that are “othered.”
Dennison, a Kentucky native, received his Master of Fine Arts 2015 in the Intermedia program at the Herberger Institute for Design and Art at Arizona State University and his Bachelors of Art in Sculpture at Asbury University. Currently he is the Education Director at the Lexington Art League and Instructor at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. He has exhibited at Phoenix Center for the Arts, InLight Richmond, The Icehouse Phoenix, Braggs Pie Factory, Asbury University, and Arizona State University, as well as collaborations in Feast on The Street with London based artist Clair Patey and Phoenix artist Matthew Moore, and Celebration of the Living with Italian based artist group Lu Cufausu. He has also been selected for fellowships with The Order of the Third Bird: Attention Lab at Mildred's Lane in Beachlake PA, and as the only student participant in Artists-Community Engagement Workshop offered by New York-based Creative Capitol Foundation and the Tuscon Pima Arts Council.