Desiree Dufresne is a Los Angeles-based visual artist and graphic designer. She is a completely self-taught artist who has been drawn to creative work her whole life as a writer, painter, illustrator, and historian. Having lived in the beautiful and glamorous but simultaneously gritty and often SILLY AF environment of Southern California, much of Desiree's art focuses on paradoxes and contradictions. She also loves to explore the limits of "beauty" and "ugliness" as they are defined in our very limited terms. Her art is filled with allusions to popular culture, religious iconography, and personal experiences. Desiree is primarily an illustrator, but she also uses collage and paint to explore her fascination with Los Angeles, her messed-up country, the big world, and the incomprehensible universe.