Desirée Holman

Artadia Awardee

Desirée Holman is an artist based in Oakland, California. Her multi-sensory work positions theatrical tools, like costumes or props, in settings that illuminate ideas of identity, knowledge, and the complexities of the human psyche. Holman utilizes references to popular culture as well as subcultures in order to explore concepts around personal life experiences and how we interpret visual culture. In this space, the artist’s work reveals a complex dialogue about truth and the experience of the ‘real’ world.

Solo exhibitions include the HAMMER Museum Projects in Los Angeles and the Berkeley Art Museum’s MATRIX program. Reviews of Holman’s work appeared in numerous publications including ARTFORUM, Los Angeles Times, NY Arts, Artillery, San Francisco Chronicle and Artweek. Her work is represented by Aspect/Ratio in Chicago, IL.