Denise R. Duarte
Denise R. Duarte is a multi-disciplinary/socially-engaged artist and a Community Development Consultant with D’Arte Designs, LLC. She received her Master of Fine Art in Community Art from the Maryland Institute of Art (MICA).
Her current artwork focuses on feminist and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) issues. The feminist series examines the historical context behind contemporary women’s issues. The LGBT series uses the metaphor of the diversity of plants to illustrate that it is a human construct to narrow the definition of normal.
She was accepted to the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist in Schools +Communities Roster, Education and Community Tracks and was listed as an artist to watch on Creative Capital’s On Our Radar.
She has received two Las Vegas Mayor’s Urban Design Awards for Public Art in 2008 and 2011 and has completed nine public art projects plus facilitated numerous community art projects.
Previously, she was the Community Arts Development Specialist with the Nevada Arts Council, the Director of Development for Left of Center Art Gallery and the Public Art Cultural Specialist for Clark County's Percent for Public Art Fund where she wrote the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant for Clark County for the Maryland Parkway Public Art Urban Design Plan.