Desirée Holman is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Oakland, California; she received her MFA from U.C.Berkeley. Her research-intensive projects begin with figurative props that are produced by the artist and manipulated in performance or role-playing scenarios. The resulting multi-media installations encompass sculpture, performance, video, digital processing, and drawing. With these disparate gestures, Holman advances a common purpose: excavating and unraveling the myths that structure our social world, whether it’s the origins of the family or lingering biological imperatives.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo, Brazil; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and BnD Studios in Milan. In 2007 she was honored with SFMOMA’s biannual SECA Award and also a residency at the Hedlands Center for the Arts. She recently released her first self-titled catalogue. Her work is part of numerous museum permanent collections including the Berkeley Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Hammer Museum.