Born in 1974, Desiree Edkins is a photographer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. A native of Buffalo, New York, she earned her BFA with honors from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) in 2004. Upon finishing her degree in Photography, she embarked upon a full time career as a commercial and editorial photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2007, after 5 years in the industry, Desiree left her staff position as studio manager to return to fine art photography and focus on personal projects as well as her daughter Ella. Currently, along with her photography and freelance work, Desiree is also an active volunteer and supporter of the local arts and education community, working closely with the Phoenix Art Museum and the Art Masterpiece program.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and is held in numerous private and public collections.

_borderline, Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui,
     Peoples Republic of China, solo show curated by Laura Moya
Sparklers, Pegasus, Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA Paper, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, curated by Hannah Frieser Picturing Maricopa, Virgina G. Piper Foundation Grant, Phoenix, AZ, grant recipient
Sparklers, TPS Annual Juried Show, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, TX Pegasus, Carnival, ASU Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ
Childhood, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, TX, curated by Jamie Lee Curtis
BLUE, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, curated by Aline Smithson
Members Juried Show, PCNW, Seattle, WA, curated by Ann Pallesen
Paper, Flak Photo of the Day, FLAKPHOTO.COM curated by Andy Adams
_borderline, 2010 Critical Mass Finalist, Photolucida, Portland, OR
Emerging Artists, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY
Dark Horse, Soulcatcher Studio, Santa Fe, NM benefit by Eric J. Keller for Haiti Relief
Winter Selection, Haus, Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ - featuring Jonathan Adler
Same As I Was Six, Haus, Scottsdale, AZ, solo show
Crossing The Line, First Studio, Phoenix AZ featured in Art Detour
Motion Sickness, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ solo show
Everything I Wish I Didnt Know, Harry Wood Gallery,
     Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, best of show
ASU Photo Exhibition, Four White Walls, Phoenix, AZ
Mother, Phoenix Public Libraries, Tempe, AZ
EllaVator, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Jet, Shemer Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Urban Landscapes, DK, San Diego, CA solo show
Self Portrait, Red Eye Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
That Enthralling Gallop, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, AZ, show with Betsy Schneider
Ten Eleven, Red Eye Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Urban Landscapes, Haus, Phoenix, AZ solo show
Fish, Gallery 100, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Sarah Bannan, “Look Into Their Eyes”, State Press Magazine, October 21, 2004, 10
James Palazzolo, “The Shutters Are Open”, Java, May 2004, 16

Lux Undergraduate Review, 2005, Voulme I
Shots 86, Winter, 2004
Desert Living, September, 2006
Town & Country, October, 2006
Phoenix Home and Garden, 2007
Phoenix Magazine,
2007
Shots 97, Winter, 2007

 

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