Denise Cicuto has been taking photographs for almost 20 years. Good fortune came her way one day at a McDonald's in New York City when someone stole her Kodak disc camera. Yes, good fortune because after a year without a camera, her mom bought her a Pentax K1000, her first SLR.
Time off without a camera made her realize just how much she loved taking pictures. She spent many subsequent hours developing photos in bathrooms and real darkrooms from Binghamton, NY to Paris, France and from Brooklyn to Boston.
Denise then moved to California and produced very few images during her dry period from 2002-2006, also known as acupuncture school. Moving to the Bay area in 2007, she became reacquainted with her love of photography, bought a Canon Digital Rebel Xsi and started taking workshops and classes from acclaimed nature photographers Joe Decker and Rick Knepp.
Denise lives in Alameda with her husband Steve, their dog Sofi and cats Alexander and Spartacus. When she’s not taking photographs, she is busy in her acupuncture offices in Alameda and San Francisco.
Sexy Show, 612 bar, Brooklyn, NY, 1995 -- group show
Curious Liquids Cafe, Boston, MA November 1998 -- independent show
Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge, MA, December 1998 -- group show
Club Passim, Spring 2000, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA -- show with Heather Brown
9 photographers, The Stebbins Gallery, September 2001, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA -- group show
Celia's Cafe, June-September 2000, Davis Square, Somerville, MA