Matt Esparza is a Dallas based contemporary artist, film maker and photographer. As a graduate of Oral Roberts University (ORU), in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Matt obtained a degree in Art Graphic Design, with a concentration in Video. He was also a key player on the ORU Men’s Soccer team, and went on to train with professional clubs in Brazil.
Matt is continually getting inspiration from the world around him, drawing equally from life experience, international travels, urban and rural textures, and famous artists. The artists who have most influenced him include: Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Georges Mathieu, and Claude Monet. His main source of inspiration, however, is his faith in God, and the effect that has had on his life. Matt is a highly travelled individual and has visited over 28 countries in the past decade.
Esparza’s preferred medium is a variety of acrylic and oils on board, with regular use of polymers, spray paints, stains, epoxy resin and sheet metal.
As a gifted artist, Matt has displayed and sold works across the United States, including Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Vail.
When Esparza is not painting or traveling the world photographing, he is busy volunteering at his church, practicing Jiu Jitsu, antiquing with his wife or enjoying the outdoors.