photo credit: David Walega
Haden is an installation and fiber artist from New Bedford, Massachusetts who uses found wood, metal, fiber, wax, plant materials and kombucha culture to explore the natural cycle of something coming into form, living, ever-changing and malleable, and the residue it leaves in passing.
She views making art as a practice to connect; surfacing rhythmic energies and searching through sound, movement, material and her own state of awareness.
Dena Haden is the Director for the Co-Creative Center, a space that offers members the ability to develop and create the work they are passionate about, while offering the opportunity for community growth and collaboration. Haden is also the co-founder and team member for SuperflatNB, a Mural Arts organization in New Bedford, Massachusetts. For her work in the arts, Haden has received many awards and grants, including the South Coast Emerging Leader Award, Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a Mass Cultural Council Grant.
In addition to her work in the arts community, she has an extensive exhibition record of her own, with numerous solo and group exhibitions in Boston, Philadelphia, and around the North East. Haden has also exhibited internationally in Europe and now Japan. Her work is among many private and public collections in the US, Italy and Turkey.