Denise "The Vamp DeVille" Zubizarreta is a neurodivergent interdisciplinary artist of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, with over a decade of experience in various creative fields. She is currently an arts and culture writer for Hyperallergic and Southwest Contemporary, two leading online publications that offer curated and critical perspectives on contemporary arts and culture.
Denise holds a B.F.A. in Fine Art from the esteemed Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, and is pursuing her Masters in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management (M.A.L.C.M.) at Colorado State University. Her passion for arts and culture drives her to explore and challenge the intersections of post-colonial theory, identity, and traditions in her writing and mixed media works. She is also the founder and CEO of Bohiti Botánica, an organic skincare company that reflects her commitment to sustainability and wellness.
Zubizarreta explores post-colonial theory through mixed media artworks and installations. By investigating the 20th century cultural effects of colonialism within Latiné communities, she challenges the binaries between Self and “Other.” Traditions, memories, and contemporary life are blended in her work to honor, reclaim, as well as, reinvent narratives of the past, present, and future.