Dennis resides in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a practicing artist using a variety of physical and electronic media. Drawing and photography were early studies but soon gave way to video in 1972. Electron Movers was his initial involvement after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1974. He began to be interested in celebration as an art form during the bicentennial.
As digital replaced analog, Dennis incorporated these expanded technologies into his artistic practice. The early experimental video mode incorporating analog image synthesis was replaced with a decade of documentary. Between the years of 1977 to 1987 Dennis recorded people in life threatened medical situations. The Videoanalysis project at RI Hospital with Stephanie Lafarge ended with the birth of his son. Digital technologies in the form of IBM and Amiga computers provided a refreshing outlet and continuation of the early experiments with analog video synthesis. In the late 1980’s he began teaching at RISD in the Film Department. There he became a principal researcher for the RISD/IBM project to investigate artist workstations. It was at during this investigation he began to study 3D using Wavefront technologies.
Today he is a capable of using a wide variety of media to engage this changing technological world. His love of the electronic temporal plastic image has continued as well as the periodic organic and off grid community celebrations.