Shoshana Dentz (1968, NYC) is a Brooklyn-based artist. Her small, seemingly abstract works are based on meticulously faithful, close-up observation of a transparent, scotch-taped-together box that she poses with mirrors. Conceived and constructed by the artist, this barely-there still-life has been the singular and serial subject of her painting and drawing practice of the past decade. Chasing to grasp every ephemeral reflection bounding through the microworld setup on her studio table, her paintings are meditations on the workings and instability of perception itself. Dentz earned her MFA from Bard College (2004) and BFA from Brandeis University (1989). She is the recipient of awards from Pollack Krasner Foundation (2007), New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Drawing (2005), The Lower Eastside Printshop Fellowship (2005), The FID Drawing Prize (2016) and The Elaine de Kooning Fellowship at Bard College (2001-03). Residencies include Marble House Project, Vermont (2023), Siena Art Institute Studio/Casa Residency, Siena, Italy (2021), Interlude Artists’ Residency, Hudson, NY (2021) and Art Omi International Artists’ Residency, Ghent NY (2005 & 2020). In 2021 Dentz created a site-specific installation in a storefront window for a solo project with Art-in-Buildings in New York. Solo exhibitions have been held at Nicole Klagsbrun (New York), Angles Gallery (Los Angeles), Mixed Greens (New York) and White Columns (New York). Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Rose Art Museum, The Graduate Center NY, MoMA PS1, The Drawing Center, Rubin Museum of Art, The Samuel Dorsky Museum, Pera Museum Istanbul, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Center for the Arts Wesleyan University, Kohler Arts Center, Spertus Museum Chicago and a host of private international galleries. She currently teaches in the BFA and MFA programs at Parsons The New School, School of Visual Arts and New York University.