University of Massachusetts Lowell

Faculty > Denise Dumas, Professor

“Art is a continuous challenge demanding an open mind for the new and unexpected. ”

Denise Dumas is a Canadian sculptor and a multimedia artist. Her recent work combines sculpture and video to create installations. The artist’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in Canada and in the United States. Ms. Dumas is the recipient of several grants and awards from the Canada Council, the Quebec Council on the Arts, the SODAC, and she was granted a 2010 Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Denise Dumas was born in Quebec City. She is now a resident of Wilton, New Hampshire, where she has her studio at the Riverview Mill. She teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Artist statement My work explores the “boundary problem” defined as the challenge we face to maintain a stable and coherent sense of identity. Inspired by my immigration to the USA, my art of the recent years probes that perceptual reality is a construct of the mind that changes depending on places and social context. Issues related to redefinition and reinvention were preoccupations I first addressed in my work, now how the unsettling political, social, ecological and economical climate affects one’s life is the general context I explore in my multimedia installation.


Denise Dumas

Denise Dumas

Adjunct Teacher

603.654.2426 (studio)

Dugan Basement (office)



Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Quebec


UQAM, Quebec University in Montreal

Post-Graduate Studies

St-Martin’s School of Art, London, UK