Denise Grünstein (1950–2023) lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden. Denise's images are easily recognizable for their characteristic, intensely present and highly personal, quite romantic artistic expressions. Considered one of Sweden’s foremost portrayers of people; models, actors, dancers, directors or authors, she had a unique ability to imprint her own feelings and temperament on camera.
Reoccurring themes are the beauty, the horror, and the borders between fantasy and reality. She was often influenced by nature, paintings and sculptures and one can often see references to art history in her photography.
Grünstein has been exhibited at Moderna Museet and Millesgården in Stockholm, and her work is represented in the collections of Nationalmuseum, Stockholm; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; KIASMA, Helsinki; Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg; Artipelag, Stockholm and Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo.