Desirée Holman's work is informed by a sense of “otherness” and the existence of alternative viewpoints. Holman identifies as an artist-cum-amateur anthropologist. Informed by research and observation, the work engages performance and sculpture in elaborate productions captured as video, photography, paintings and drawings that explore themes of identity, social transgression, and alternative realities. Projects are produced as thematic series that investigate the behaviors of various subcultures, often predicated on notions of family, social norms and connectivity. Each series engages multiple participants – including choreographers, dancers, performers, musicians, videographers, and computer programmers – and are often produced over an extended period.

collections

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris/San Francisco
UCLA Armand Hammer Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Berkeley Art Museum

exhibitions

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

cause

Clinton Foundation

studio

Oakland, CA USA

more info

www.desireeholman.com

Previously Featured Projects

Sophont
2012
16" x 16"
Color Pencil on Paper

Atavism
2012
16" x 16"
Color Pencil on Paper