Dennis Schmickle is an artist, designer, and educator. His current studio work is focused on how decoration, ornamentation, and pattern intersect with concepts of culture and identity. His hand-printed silkscreen concert posters for local and internationally touring bands have been featured in a number of exhibitions and publications. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from The College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri, and MFA from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He recently represented the state of Oklahoma in the Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri. One artist was selected from Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Dennis installed hand-printed wallpapers, as well as furniture with custom upholstery, featuring patterns designed to subvert common understanding of ornamental design.

In October, he will present on his recent work at the National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

He was hired summer 2015 as an Assistant Professor in Communication Design at Texas Tech University.

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Group Exhibitions

  • November 2014 – Selected to represent Oklahoma in the Four by Four Invitational Art Exhibition Springfield Museum of Art – Springfield, MO
  • November 2013 – 2nd Biennale Internazionale Borgo di Montone Montone, Italy
  • January 2013: PROCESSED – Hand-printed silkscreen wallpaper installation Living Arts of Tulsa – Tulsa, OK

Solo Exhibitions

  • November 2008: Installation/poster exhibition – Dwelling Spaces – Tulsa, OK
  • April 2007: Beta Shampoo Installation, Print, and Poster exhibition in the Boger Gallery at College of the Ozarks – Point Lookout, Missouri
  • April 2006: MFA Thesis Exhibition Installation and other work, which represented culmination of research and experimentation at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • August 2005: Lens Flare Light-projected installation, monoprint screen-prints and poster show Tugboat Gallery – Lincoln, NE
  • January 2005: ZXZ/ADV Series of monoprint screen-prints with installation Baciami, Lincoln, NE
  • June 2004: Zigzag In A Work Corridor Leedy-Voulkos Art Center – Kansas City, MO