Denise Kraemer of Riverside is a native of the Inland Empire. Even before she discovered printmaking, Denise found herself drawn to artists like, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Kathi Kowitz, and Alfonso Mucha. This fascination with their style of work lured her to take her first printmaking class. Like these artists her work tends to be organic in style. Kraemer will tell you that printmaking perfectly unites her analytical left brain and her creative right brain allowing her to process, alter, and develop ideals satisfying her inquisitive nature. Each print lends itself to a finite progression of discovery, which is the driving force of her work.
She served as the Education Curator at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California for 3 years, where she organizes the adult education programs, monthly lecture series and member critiques. A founding member of RIP, Riverside Independent Printmakers, Kraemer curated the printmaking exhibition Pressed at the Riverside Art Museum and has worked with the museum's "Monothon" workshop and exhibition for 4 years. Kraemer received her BA in Art from California Baptist University and her MA in Art/printmaking at California State University San Bernardino.
This year, she had a solo exhibition at Riverside Art Musuem, has three group shows this summer and, worked with the Arts Connection and Mil Tree in Joshua Tree, Ca, teaches an on going printmaking workshop at Division 9 gallery weekly, and teaching printmaking at Riverside Community College amd California State University at San Bernardino.