Personages | Hand-Sewn Human Hair | 13" x 10" | 2011
Rosemary Meza-DesPlas is a Latina artist who creates art in the form of hand-sewn human hair, watercolor, and drawing installations. She received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a BFA from the University of North Texas. Ms. Meza-DesPlas has exhibited widely at such venues as: Hoxton Arches Gallery, London, UK; Yorck Studios, Berlin, Germany; LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China; Espace Kiron, Paris, France; A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, NY; ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; and New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM. She has presented academic papers about the visual arts at conferences: Doing the Body in the 21st Century, Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Latino Art Now! Re-Imaging Global Intersections, Inter-University Program for Latino Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, and International Conference on the Image, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Ms. Meza-DesPlas focuses on the personalization of social issues in a serial format. Societal impositions upon body image, transformative perspectives about women and violence, and the socio-cultural burdens endured by women are the most recently explored topics. Social issues are viewed through a multifarious lens of mass media, social media and art history.