Desiree Vaniecia

Desiree Vaniecia

Dallas, TX, United States

About Desiree Vaniecia

Desiree Vaniecia is a contemporary painter who lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Raised in a matriarchal home, her work pays homage to her family and their legacy. Her distinctive personal style challenges a stereotype of black women constructed by society and the media.

Her portraiture evokes both vulnerability and strength in the figures, either through posture, physical interaction, or compositional format. Gesture and poses are presented as powerful, whether through sexuality or assurance, while facial expressions and anatomical detail are left reduced and neutral within empty or vague settings.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, McMurry University Abilene, TX

Residency
2020 The Galleria Dallas Selected Artist, Dallas, TX

2018- The Cedars Union Studio Artist, Dallas, TX
2020

Awards/ Honors
2020 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund, Dallas Museum of Art

2019 Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Arts Activate Grant

Events

2020 The Other Art Fair x Wall Street Journal Rising Stars Panel Discussion

2019 The Cedars Union, CU Artist Talks Panel Discussion

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Been On My Way, The Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX

Group Exhibitions

2020
Vivrant Thing, 500X Gallery, Dallas TX

Our Faces, Our Voices, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth TX

SAATCHI ART, The Other Art Fair, Dallas, TX

2019
HYPERLOCAL, The MAC, Dallas TX

SAATCHI ART, The Other Art Fair, Dallas, TX

KAABOO Texas Music Festival and Art Fair, Arlington, TX

Vignette Art Fair, juried by Leslie Moody Castro, The Women’s Museum, Fair Park, Dallas, TX

ART 214, juried by Susan Lecky, Nychelle Grant, Lucas Martell and Arthur Peña, Bath House, Dallas, TX

ART 214, juried by Susan Lecky, Nychelle Grant, Lucas Martell and Arthur Peña, Moody Performance Hall, Dallas TX