Desiree Warren

Desiree Warren

desiree.warren80acres@gmail.com

Website: http://80acresart.com/

Blog URL: http://madeitfoundit.blogspot.com/

   806 E 33RD ST, Kansas City, MO, 64109

Short version: Country girl goes to college, gets a degree in sculpture, moves to The Big City, makes art out of stuff she finds.

Longer version:

I grew up in Ottawa, Kansas, and then moved to Lawrence in 2001 to pursue a BFA in Sculpture and got a minor in Art History along the way.  In 2006 I moved to Midtown, KCMO.  At school I discovered street sign vinyl and aluminum and have incorporated aspects of those materials into my work ever since.

I have many bodies of work, including figurative and abstract pieces made of 100% salvaged materials, often found in Dumpsters around town or on my family farms (both large wooden wall pieces and smaller, found-paper-ephemera collages).  In 2016 I joined the KC Clay Guild and dabble in ceramics, enjoying getting back in touch with my 3D roots.  Most recently I’ve found some recognition with my “Orzo” series made of aluminum, vinyl, and paint, and through January 2018 will have work at the Kemper Museum of Art in the Women to Watch | Metals show with four other local women.  I’ve traveled the art fair circuit regionally and have participated in group gallery shows nationwide.

I’m a cat lover and am always in pursuit of a good cone of ice cream.

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