Visual Artist; Visual Artist: Drawing; Visual Artist: Mixed Media; Visual Artist: Painting; Visual Artist: Printmaking; Visual Artist: Sculpture
Desiré Hough (BA Vanderbilt University) presents mixed media sculptural work that uncovers the unspoken communication between living beings and material objects, their assimilation into one, and the conflicts that arise from this intimate relationship. Language inherently divides objects into categories, alienating one object from another, which clashes with the interdependent nature of the world. Hough’s sculptures function as expressions of joint reality. The work acknowledges that the inanimate and animate exhibit both a shared personality and physical existence when operating together.
2011-14 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Minor in Neuroscience
2010-11 Earlham College, Richmond, IN
2015 Here to GO, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA (Jurors: Craig Dongoski & Pam Longobardi)
2014 The Artist’s Alphabet, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN (curated by Jodi Hays)
2014 Hamblet Award Exhibition, Space 204, Department of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2014 Natural Reflections, Chromatics Second floor Gallery, Chromatics, Nashville, TN
2013 Emergence, Jurors: Janin Otwell & Jennifer Cornett, Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN
2009 Second Annual Young Artists’ Exhibition, Heller Homestead, Saucon Valley, PA
2013 Box Bikes: Sound Urban Intervention, Organized by Mark Hosford and Mario Ramiro, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2014 Community Art Day, Poverty & the Arts, Nashville, TN
2013 Best in Show 2nd Runner Up, Chromatics Second Floor Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2013 Plaza Artist Award, Plaza Artist Materials, Nashville, Tennessee
Kara Furlong, “Research is Shaping the Undergraduate Experience,” MyVU, Nashville, TN, May 2014. 10-11.