Denallie Moore

Denallie Moore enjoys creating both two and three-dimensional art. She grew up in Alaska, Minnesota, and Wyoming and takes influence from places and people she has met across the United States. After she graduates from the University of Wyoming, Denallie intends to pursue the family trade of metalsmithing.  

Artist Statement

Communication flows through technology and social media in a constant stream, but I find it difficult to connect with people near me. I always have. I often feel that it is easier to fall back to people who are a safe distance away from me, people online who I never have to meet. As I grew older, I recognized this trait in many people I encountered. In this body of work, I use positive reinforcement to encourage human contact between familiar people and strangers alike. I prefer simple design with moving parts that require gesture or touch in order to activate hidden elements. My jewelry background allowed me to design wearables that can function in everyday life so that my concept can become less of a performance and have more of a direct influence on the wearer. 


person wearing bracelet
detail image of the bracelet that has a container on top with notes inside


detail image of person wearing a ring

Greeting Ring

Person wearing the art piece on sleeve on their upper arm
Detail image of the art piece being held in a hand

Contact Us

Department of Visual Arts
Visual Arts Building, Room 110

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Academic Year)

7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Summer)

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3138

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-3269


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