Essentials is a multi-media collective producing holistic applied arts experiences based in Austin, TX. These multi-faceted events incorporate disciplines such as photography, fashion, graphic design, video, projection, animation, music, and installation. Although a single image may include many Essentials members, there is always a unified vision of experimentation, fluidity, and diversity. 

Essentials creates a platform for underrepresented artists to express themselves and find support within their field. In the search for emerging talent, innovative voices, and unseen narratives, collaboration with other creatives is celebrated. Essentials is composed of and embraces artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community.


EXHIBITED WORK

Austin Community College, Austin, Texas / May 2019

Due West: West Austin Studio Tour opening event wallpaper installation.

J-Squared Studios, Springdale General, Austin, Texas / November 2018

EAST x Essentials Creative Group exhibition in collaboration with Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tours.

Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio, Texas / November 2017

Essentials: Biochromatic exhibition in Diego Rivera Gallery as part of Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival.

Gravelmouth Gallery, San Antonio, Texas / November – December 2016

Essentials X Gravelmouth: Amexican@

Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas / June – August 2016

Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@ Group Exhibition

Silkwörm Gallery, San Antonio, Texas / September 2014

Essentials X Silkwörm  Photo Exhibition


WORKSHOP

Hidden Face Workshop: Portrait and Collage Presentation with Essentials Creative

Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas / August 18, 2016
In conjunction with Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@ Group Exhibition
3 hour photography, collage, and mixed media project


PRESS

Austin School of Film /February 5, 2018
“MEMBER MONDAYS | Fabian Villa”

The San Antonio Current / December 26, 2017
“San Antonio’s Art Community Weighs In on the Highlights and Milestones of 2017”

StyleLushTV / November 9, 2016
“Essentials will be in San Antonio this Saturday!”

The San Antonio Current / July 27 – August 02, 2016
“YLA 21: Amexican@”