Alan Disparte
A multi-disciplinary artist based in Austin, Texas. His playful use of color and form offer a surreptitious basis that, upon close inspection, reveal concealed forces emerging from multi-layered motifs. Disparte’s hyperbolic mix of references include landscape, technology, standards of beauty and dreamscapes represented through varied techniques. Equal part nostalgia and disaster, Disparte’s explorations are rooted in his family’s migration from Missouri to California, where it followed the orange harvest. Disparte’s origins also extend to the Southwestern United States via New Orleans, Waco and San Antonio.
Disparte received his MFA in Painting and Video from San Francisco Art Institute in 2007. He has a BFA in Applied Arts from California Polytechnic University. Disparte has exhibited in Houston, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and London.