Denise Burge received her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991, and since has taught at the New York State College of Ceramics and the University of Cincinnati, where she is a Professor of Art.
She has received multiple Ohio Arts Council Awards for Individual Artists and has carried out residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito California, and the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. In 2004 she was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Visual Art. From 2006 to the present, she has worked in video installation as a part of the collaborative group Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, which has exhibited nationally and internationally. She also collaborates with Abby Cornelius on video and sculptural projects. Most recently, she has returned to the practice of making quilts and works on paper.