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Sally Deskins

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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Oregon
Lives in
West Virginia
Works in
West Virginia
Schools
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003, BA
Statement

Sally Deskins is an artist, art writer, consultant, art model, mother, wife and art enthusiast. She holds a BA in Art from UNL and MPA from UNO and is starting the graduate program in art history at West Virginia University this fall, 2014. Heavily inspired by contemporary artist Wanda Ewing's work challenging society's definitions of femininity, Deskins' art explores womanhood and motherhood in her life and others. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Omaha, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago; and has been published in publications such as Certain Circuits, Weave Magazine, and Painters & Poets. She has curated various solo and group exhibitions, readings and performances centered on women’s perspective and the body. Her writing has been published internationally in journals such as Stirring, Prick of the Spindle, Bookslut and Bitch. She is founding editor of LES FEMMES FOLLES supporting women in art. Her three LES FEMMES FOLLES anthologies of art, poetry and interview excerpts can be found on blurb.com. Her first illustrated book Intimates & Fools, with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman, came out in 2014. Contact her at sallydeskins@yahoo.com.