Yesenia Duran (b. 1999) is an Austin-based artist whose practice focuses on members of the animal kingdom. Pulling inspiration from nature guides, Yesenia creates encyclopedic collections of drawings chronicling a wide variety of species. She uses both drawing and text to create detailed and informative work. When she's not in the studio, Yesenia enjoys spending time outside and has recently begun raising and releasing Monarch butterflies.
"I like to draw plants, animals, and nature because they are very fascinating. I was born in the Year of the Rabbit and that's where I got my talent. I get ideas for what to draw from my head, the internet, and field guides. When I come to SAGE I feel great."
Outside Forces, Art Enables, Washington, DC
The People's Gallery, City Hall, Austin, TX
ANIMALIA, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX
TOP TEN, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX