Desiree Michelle Espada
b. 1987

Lives in Dallas, Texas

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

Designer, Pace Communications, Dallas, TX
Freelance Photographer, Dallas, TX
upwave, Photo Editor, NYC/Dallas, TX
D Magazine, Freelance Photographer, Dallas, TX

Ryan McGinley Studio LLC, Intern, New York, NY
NYC Art Parasites, Freelance Writer/Photographer, New York, NY

PDNB Gallery, Gallery Assistant, Dallas, TX

Holly Johnson Gallery, Intern, Dallas TX
PARALLAX: UNT Art Photography Club President, Denton, TX

Accolades, Teaching & Volunteer
Drawing from the Collection for Children, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Visiting Artist, TAPS Program, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Visiting Artist, TAPS Program, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
AP Strategies Visiting Artist, Dallas, TX
Plano Senior High School, Visiting Artist/Portfolio Review, Plano, TX
Creekview HS, Visiting Artist/Portfolio Review, Carrollton, TX
Dallas Animal Services Volunteer Photographer, Dallas, TX
Ursuline Academy, Visiting Artist/Portfolio Review, Dallas, TX
JUDD Foundation, 101 Spring Street Opening, Art Guard, New York, NY
Dallas Museum of Art, Awards to Artists, The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund
DMagazine, Best Intern Project, Dallas, Tx
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Presidential Scholarship, Snowmass, Colorado

Juried Exhibitions
Slideluck, Juror Leigh Arnold, Assistant Curator at Nasher Sculpture Center
WELD Show, Dallas, TX
500X, Juror Marty Walker of the Marty Walker Gallery in Dallas, TX
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

Special Exhibitions
truly,madly - Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
Femme National(e) curated by Amarie Gipson, Pump Project, Austin, TX
truly,madly - Art Alliance Austin, Art Fair, Austin, TX
truly,madly - Art from the Heart Auction, Dallas, TX
truly,madly - Portfolio Release, The Public Trust, Dallas, TX
truly,madly - FotoFest & HCP This Side of Paradise, Curated by Catherine Anspon, Houston, TX
truly,madly - A collaboration with Kasumi Chow, The Public Trust, Dallas, TX

Group Exhibitions
UNT On The Square Gallery, OP Collective, Denton, TX
Holly Johnson Gallery, My Favorite Intern, Dallas, TX
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
Oliver Francis Gallery, Now! Thats What I Call Art, Dallas, TX
Art Conspiracy 7, Dallas, TX
PDNB Gallery, Pictures of Me, Dallas, TX
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

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

The Austin Chronicle "Femme National(e): Audrey Brown, Christina Coleman, Kasumi Chow / Desiree Michelle Espada, Emmy Laursen, Juliana Isabel Ramirez" September 2016

Contemporary Photography in Texas: Arts+Culture Magazine by Caitlin Greenwood October 2015

Upcoming Exhibition with Kasumi Chow- This Side of Paradise October 2015

Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada at The Public Trust May 2015

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