Matt Esparza is a Dallas based visual artist and and Associate Video Producer/ Editor for Weber Shandwick SW. 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.
As a gifted artist, Matt has displayed and sold works across the United States, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Tulsa and Los Angeles. After living in L.A. for a year, and apprenticing under highly respected artist, Andy Anh Ha, Matt relocated to Dallas in 2012 to establish his studio. By day, he works full-time as a video producer.
Matt is continually getting inspiration from the world around him, drawing equally from urban and rural textures, international travels, and famous artists. The artists who have most influenced him include: Jackson Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Georges Mathieu, Franz Kline, Willem De Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell and street artists Shepard Fairey and Banksy. His main source of inspiration, however, is his faith in God, and the effect that has had on his life.
Esparza’s preferred medium is a variety of acrylic and oils, on board, with regular use of polymers, spray paints, stains, markers, epoxy resin and sheet metal.
When Esparza is not painting or shooting video, he is busy volunteering at his church, acting, traveling, working out, dancing or enjoying the outdoors.