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Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

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Lives in
Farmington, NM


Maryland Institute, College of Art, 1990, MFA
University of North Texas, 1988, BFA


           Rosemary Meza-DesPlas is a Mexican-American artist based in Farmington, NM. Ms. Meza-DesPlas’ primary medium as a painter is watercolor. In addition to painting she is also known for her hand-sewn human hair drawings. These are created on a variety of supports: mylar, canvas, and art papers. She creates installations with vinyl appliques, fabric and hand-sewn human hair.

            She received her MFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (Hoffberger School of Painting) and her BFA from the University of North Texas.

            Rosemary Meza-DesPlas has exhibited nationally and internationally in such galleries and museums as Hoxton Arches Gallery in London, UK; Yorck Studios, Berlin,Germany; Shenyang, China, LuXun Academy of Fine Arts Art; Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada; Espace Kiron in Paris, France;  Actuel’Art Lagalerie, Paris, France, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, NY; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX; ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; Center for Latino Arts, Boston, MA; and New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM.

            Rosemary Meza-DesPlas has presented academic papers at conferences: International Network for Alternative Academia, Barcelona, Spain, May 11-13; International Caucus of  the Women’s Caucus for Art, Open Engagement, Pittsburgh, PA, April 17-19; Fifth International Conference on the Image, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Mod Art’13 on Beauty & Ugliness, Modern Art Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.         

Recent Exhibits

Rosemary Meza-DesPlas participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2016 Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body
Woman Made Gallery
Oct, 2015 Feminism Across the Generations
Koehnline Museum of Art
Mar, 2015 I Love You, Man: I. Think This is the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship
ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation
Sep, 2014 Seams
Hoxton Arches
Jul, 2014 The Living Mark
Verum Ultimum Gallery
Apr, 2014 Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice
LuXun Academy of Fine Art Gallery
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