I’m Desirée, a visual artist in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I’ve been making things since I first started copying book cover illustrations at four.
Nowadays I make a lot of birds. And animals. And Plants. And whatever other weird fascinations I come up with. I often think of the world as slightly skewed, dystopian, and with just an edge of something surreal or dark underneath, and a lot of my artmaking reflects that feeling.
I have a degree in Art Education from the University of Northern Colorado. I’ve mostly used that degree to fuel my work in Community and Economic Development while implementing arts advocacy and programming here in Cheyenne.
Exhibitions and Features
“Memory Birds” | Cheyenne Botanic Gardens | September-November, 2022
“Mc Wonder’s Fantastical Traveling Treasures” -Contributing Artist | June, 2022- June, 2023
“Monster Men” | Freedom’s Edge Brewing | October, 2021
“Ladies and Birdies” | Paramount Gallery | May, 2021
Local Stories with Shoutout Colorado | April, 2021
Local Stories with Voyage Denver | May, 2016
“Different Points” | Paramount Gallery | May, 2020
“Gary and Tom”–‘Best in Mixed Media’ | Annual Student Exhibition | Mariani Gallery, University of Northern Colorado, Spring, 2010
Creative Projects Director | Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority | Present
Program Manager | Arts Cheyenne | Present
Growth Foundry Board Member | 2020-Present
WyArt Coalition Co-founder | 2019-Present
Arts Cheyenne Board Chair | 2018-2021
Arts Cheyenne Board Member | 2016-Present
BA Art Education, Emphasis in Drawing | University of Northern Colorado | 2009