About the Artist
Jenelle Esparza is an interdisciplinary artist who was born in the coastal city of Corpus Christi and currently lives in San Antonio. She received her BFA in photography from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Esparza was selected for the State of the Art II 2020 survey of American Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The Momentary in Bentonville, AR. She is the recipient of numerous honors including the 2018 Artpace International Artist Residency. Esparza examines the lesser-known history of cotton and labor in South Texas through photography and textiles and incorporates concepts of body movement, history, gender, identity, culture, and race.