Desmond Vincent Moore has been immersed within the community for three years. He has been involved with non-profit organizations from his hometown, Richmond, Virginia, to Baltimore, Maryland. His mission within the community is to help youth express their identity and create artwork utilizing a variety of media, including collage, paint, poetry and public art, while stressing the importance of collaboration and teamwork.
As a second year MFA student, Desmond is training in metal fabrication and foundry to help him broaden his creativity and to give him alternative means to expression within the community. Desmond’s own works are distinctive manifestations that touch on the subject matters of world issues. His methodical mind helps him bring these the visions into existence. His work consists of sculptures made from mixed media and found objects, as well as using his graphic design background to piece together digital collages that are printed on canvas or paper and wheat pasted within the community.
His works tend to be interactive, self-sustaining pieces that incorporate the concepts of the youth he engages with, while encouraging them to become active participants in their environment.
Moore has earned his Associate of Science in Graphic Design at Mitchell College in New London, Connecticut in May 2006. In May 2008, he was awarded an Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communication, Art and Design at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. He has also received a Masters of Arts in Community Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently, Moore is a candidate for the Masters of Fine Arts in Community Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art.