Denise Buckley is an Ohio sculptor most known for her creative interpretations of the human form, as well as her success in merging different medias such as clay with metal using raku techniques, and marble carving with glass casting. Buckley is devoted to the idea of craftsmanship, and personally executes each step of the process of creating a work in bronze.
Buckley’s pieces have been displayed in institutions such as Case Western Reserve University and are included in numerous public and private collections. Her work has been featured in exhibitions such as the Ohio Art League 100th Anniversary Juried Exhibition and countless juried exhibitions nationwide. Throughout her career, she has received a number of awards and grants, including the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Grant, and the Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grant. Buckley’s work has also been used as set pieces in popular feature films such as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Martin Campbell’s Edge of Darkness.
As of 1996, Buckley has been an educator for the Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio, where she teaches AP Studio Art, Sculpture, Ceramics, and Intensives for Welding, Fashion Design, Furniture Design, Graffiti, and University Circle’s iconic Parade the Circle event. Between 1986 and 2002, Buckley served as an instructor for Lakeland Community College in Mentor, Ohio, Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, and Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.