I am interested in exploring our sense of embodied self. This exploration draws from areas of affect theory, metaphysics, phenomenology, and speculative fiction.
The work itself often references the body or flesh, the point of contact between one’s interior space and the physical realm; a kind of psychic vessel that responds to the pressures of each. 
Denise Wakeman is a queer-identifying, interdisciplinary artist from Memphis, TN who currently lives and works in rural Oklahoma. Wakeman received her BFA from the University of Memphis with honors in 2018 and her MFA from NYSCC at Alfred University in 2020. 
She has exhibited regionally in both the South and Northeast, worked as a ceramic studio assistant, a Teaching Assistant, and has received awards from institutions such as The Metal Museum. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.