Desiree Michelle Espada
b. 1987

Lives in Dallas, Texas

Education
Fall 2010 University of North Texas, BFA in Visual Arts/ Photography Cum Laude, Denton, Tx

Awards and Accolades
2012
Dallas Museum of Art, Awards to Artists, The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund
2011
DMagazine, Best Intern Project, Dallas, Tx
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Presidential Scholarship, Snowmass, Colorado

Experience
Current
upwave, Photo Editor, Dallas, TX
Creekview HS, Visiting Artist/Portfolio Review, Carrollton, TX
D Magazine, Freelance Photographer, Dallas, TX

2013
Ryan McGinley Studio's LLC, Studio Assistant, New York, NY
NYC Art Parasites, Freelance Writer/Photographer, New York, NY
Judd Foundation, Volunteer, New York, NY
Ursuline Academy, Visiting Artist/Portfolio Review, Dallas, TX

2011-2013
PDNB Gallery, Gallery Assistant, Dallas, TX

2010
Holly Johnson Gallery Intern, Dallas TX
PARALLAX: UNT Art Photography Club President, Denton, TX
Exhibition Coordinator, Let the Kids Kodak, UNT, Denton TX

Juried Exhibitions
2011
500X, Juror Marty Walker of the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, TX
2010
500X, Expo:College, Juror Andrea Karnes, Curator at the Ft Worth Modern,Dallas, TX
Voertmans 50th Anniversary show, Juror Jeremy Strick Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas, UNT Art Gallery, Denton, TX

Group Exhibitions
2012
Red Arrow Contemporary, Size Doesn't Matter, Dallas, TX
SNAFU, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
Dallas Contemporary, FrontRowLive curated by Kevin Rubén Jacobs, Dallas, TX
Art Conspiracy 8, Dallas, TX
2011
Oliver Francis Gallery, Now! Thats What I Call Art, Dallas, TX
Art Conspiracy 7, Dallas, TX
PDNB Gallery, Pictures of Me, Dallas, TX
2010
Let the Kids Kodak, UNT BFA Exhibition, Cora Stafford, Denton, TX
SPCA Benefit Show, Rubber Gloves, Denton, TX
Tex Gallery, Denton, TX
Cora Stafford Gallery at UNT, Denton, TX
Lightwell Gallery at UNT, Denton, TX
Tex Gallery, Denton, TX
Valentines Day is…,Dunn Bros Coffee, Addison, TX
Art 6 Coffee House, Denton TX
Parallax Presents: Polar Optics, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton TX

2009
ParaPANTS Collaboration Show, North Gallery, Denton TX
What are you doing this Thursday night, 7:30-ish?, Cora Stafford, Denton, TX
Open Landscape, 500x, Dallas, TX
Holiday!, Holiday Lodge, Denton, TX

Press/Articles

Summer in NYC: Having to Grin & Bear It NYC Art Parasites

In a Chelsea Photography Show, Two Dallas Curators Investigate the Fog of War for D Magazine

Marc Cassel's Fish Story March, 2013

Nicole Kwon for D Magazine January 2013

Art Review: Chaos is the new norm at Oliver Francis Gallery's SNAFU September 17, 2012

I have been photographing a lot for Dallas Designer Charlotte Tobin. Take a look!

Bon Appétit Features Two DFW Eateries in its “Top 50 Best New Restaurants of 2012",
"SideDish+Desiree+Kevin = 4eva"

Burbalicious - What I Ate In Sunnyvale featured on SideDish / DMagazine July 2012

Desiree Espada Awarded the Arch & Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund from ILOVETEXASPHOTO

Vehicular Assault at Tonight's FrontRowLive Artowrk curated by Oliver Francis Gallery from the Dallas Observer

"Our Wonderful SideDish Photographer, Desiree Espada, Wins DMA 2012 Award" D Magazine / SideDish

"Shake Ya Ass for your 2012 DMA Award Winners" Dallas Observer

Dallas Museum of Art Presents its 2012 Awards to Artists

Dallas Museum of Art Awards 10 Artists Grants DMagazine / FrontRow

"Meat Map, Amazon Expedition, and Art Supplies: DMA Grants to Artists Announced" Glasstire

Desiree + Camera for D Magazine January 19, 2012

Desiree + Camera for D Magazine December 19, 2011

"In Mine Own Image - Pictures of Me at Photographs Do Not Bend" Dallas Observer December 5, 2011

NT Daily - UNT Photography October 25, 2010

"We Denton Do It" Featured Artist, October 20, 2010