department of art & art history

FIne Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Denny Moers

  • Instructor - Photography
  • Department of Art and Art History
  • Phone: 401.874.5821
  • Fax: 401.874.2729
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  • Mailing Address: Fine Arts Center
    105 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881


Denny Moers currently teaches photography at the University of Rhode Island. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, he has taught elsewhere in Rhode Island including Roger Williams University in Bristol and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Moers holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Empire State College, SUNY, N.Y., and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Visual Studies Workshop, the College at Brockport, SUNY, N.Y. He is a three-time recipient of the Fellowship in Photography Award from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and his photographs are included in several public and private collections including those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City.


Moers’s works focus on diverse subject matter including New England architecture, medieval wall frescoes, ancient Egyptian tomb reliefs, contemporary construction sites and most recently, western desert scapes. He creates what he calls photographic monoprints with his images by controlling the action of light on the chemicals in sensitized photographic paper during the print developing process. Through this process he is able to obtain an extraordinary range of colors—from black to deep rust, to pale reds and rich blues—in his black-and-white images.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Empire State College, SUNY, N.Y., 1975
  • Master of Fine Arts degree, the Visual Studies Workshop, the College at Brockport, SUNY, N.Y, 1977

Solo Exhibitions

Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus Art Gallery, RI

Salve Regina University Art Gallery, Newport, RI

Group Exhibitions

Photography and Ruin, New York Public Library, NY, NY

Sandywoods Gallery, Tiverton, RI (With Salvatore Mancini)

Networks 2008, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI , AS220, Traverse Gallery (catalogue/film)

The Contemporary Landscape, Baxter Chang Patri Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

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