Prof. Denice F. Woller is an Adjunct Faculty in the Studio Art department.
Education2006 — M.A., Photography, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 2002 — B.A., Media and Theatre Arts, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 1997 — A.A., Liberal Arts, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN
Solo Exhibitions2014 — Blue Gospel, Raydiance Salon Gallery, Mankato, MN 2013 — Cyanotypes by Denice Woller, Eide Bailey, Mankato, MN 2011 — Looking Back: Ten Years of Photography, BECHS, Mankato, MN 2009 — Bring Your Coat, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN 2008 — Over Time, Eide Baily, Mankato, MN 2007 — Over Time, The Owatonna Art Center, Owatonna, MN 2007 — Over Time, The Kiesling House, New Ulm, MN 2006 — Different Perspectives, Raydiance Salon Gallery, Mankato, MN 2006 — Southeastern Minnesota Foundation Project Mini Show, Owatonna, MN 2006 — Over Time, Nobles County Art Center, Worthington, MN 2006 — M.A. Thesis Exhibition, The 410 Project, Mankato, MN 2005 — Merely Observations, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN 2003 — Out on a Ledge, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN 2002 — Mining’s past and present, World Museum of Mining, Butte, MT
Group Exhibitions2018 – The Usual Suspects, Faculty Show, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN 2017 — Luther Art Show, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato MN 2015 — Compendium- Faculty Show, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN 2013 — A Day in Province, St. Paul, MN 2012-13 &16 — Art A Whirl, Minneapolis Art District 2012 — Home On The Firing Range, The 410 Project, Mankato, MN 2012 — Let it Snow, Waseca Art Center, Waseca, MN 2011 — ArtScape, Kiesling House, New Ulm, MN 2010 — Stitched Together, Three Fiber Artists, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN 2010 — Second Wind, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa 2010 — Photography Exhibit, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN 2009-2010 — ArtScape Juried Show, New Ulm, MN 2009 — Bethany and Friends Art Benefit, Mankato, MN 2009 — RiverCrossings Art Fair in Motion, Mankato and St. Peter, MN 2009 — Winds of Inspiration, Winds of Change, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN 2007-2009 — Summer Faculty Show, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN 2006-2007 — CANU Juried Exhibition, Brown Co. Hist. Soc., New Ulm, MN 2006 — Artistic Terrain: Exploring Natural and Manmade Landscapes, Mankato, MN 2006 — Soul Searching, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN 2006 — Photography Exhibit, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN 2005 — Bethany and Friends Art Benefit, Mankato, MN 2005 — Don Quixote Group Exhibition, The 410 Project, Mankato, MN 2003-2010 — Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Carnegie, Mankato, MN 2004 — Frontier Images Art Show, Ft. Ridgely State Park, Fairfax, MN 2002 — Juried Garden Room Show, Strand Union Building, Bozeman, MT 2001-2002 — Family Graduate Housing Art Exhibition, Bozeman, MT 2001-2002 — MTA Senior Exhibition, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 2001 — MSU Annual Juried Exhibition, Copeland Gallery, MSU, Bozeman, MT
Selected Awards2011— Third Place and Merit Awards at Artscape, New Ulm, MN 2007 — Merit Award- CANU Juried Exhibition, New Ulm, MN 2006, 2008, 2011 — Mankato Calendar Contest 2006 — 5th Place- River Blast Art Contest, New Ulm, MN 2006 — Merit Award- PLRAC Juried Exhibition, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato 2003 — Purchase Award- PLRAC Juried Exhibition, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato 2002 — Third Place- Garden Room Show, Juried Group Exhibit, Montana State University, Strand Union Building, Bozeman, MT 2002 — First Place- Ag Appreciation Days Art Competition, MSU College of Agriculture, Bozeman, MT 2001 — Third Place- Ag Appreciation Days Art Competition, MSU College of Agriculture, Bozeman, MT
Permanent CollectionsWaseca Arts Center, Nobles County Art Center, Bethany Lutheran College, Montana State University, President Emeritus Dan Bruss, Professor Dr. Curt Germandson and numerous other Individuals throughout the U.S.
Professional Responsibilities2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019 — Speaking engagements to Bend of The River Photography Club 2012 — Judge for juried photo exhibition at The 410 Project 2007 & 2011 — Cyanotype Demonstration to LYA attendees. 2005-present — Judged the Fine Arts Exhibitions at the Blue Earth County Fair 2009 — “How to take great photographs” Lecture to local Blue Earth County 4-H club. 2007 — “Creating Sabattier and Lith images.” A lecture to the photography club of New Ulm, MN. 2005— “How to take great photographs” Lecture to Nicollet County 4-H club. 2003-present— Owner of Woller Photography, photography studio, Mankato, MN
Professional Development2019 & 2020 – Professional Photographers Association Convention 2012 – NAB, Las Vegas Associated Collegiate Press Convention, San Francisco (2000 & 2008), Washington DC (2001), Phoenix (2010) 2001 & 2005 – College Media Advisors Convention, NYC 2011 – National Association of Photoshop Professionals-Kelby Training, Minneapolis, MN
Selected Publications2002-present — Bethany Lutheran College various print and web publications 2017- In These Times Magazine, Chicago, Illinois 2009 — Cover of the Winds of Inspiration Winds of Change Gallery Catalogue. 2007-2008 & 2011 City of Mankato Calendar (photos for various months) 2002-2011 —The Report Magazine, photographs in selected issues, Mankato, MN 2002-2007 —The Lutheran Sentinel, covers and interior images of selected issues, Mankato, MN 2002-2004 — The Land Magazine- Writer, photographer and copy editor 1999-2002—The Exponent, Montana State University - Editor In Chief and photographer 2001 & 2002 — Montana State University Student Directory, covers, Bozeman, MT 1997-1998— The Winner Advocate- Editor of the Colome Chronicles
Interests/HobbiesMy husband Eric and I have four children and we live on a small farm outside of Mankato. I own Woller Photography and have a studio in the hayloft of our century barn. Even if time does not necessarily allow for them, my other interests include horseback riding, traveling, hiking, bicycling, hockey, volleyball, sewing, scrapbooking, baking, reading and relaxing on my porch swing.
Denice Woller has recently taught the following courses:
- Photography I and Lab
- Photography II and Lab
- Photography III Analog Photography
- Photography IV Experimental
- Art Independent Study
- Journalism Practicum Newspaper
- Journalism Practicum Yearbook
- Photojournalism Practicum
- Advanced Photojournalism Practicum
- Advanced Journalism Practicum Newspaper
- Advanced Journalism Practicum Yearbook