WE’RE PRESA HOUSE
A prime destination in Southtown’s First Friday Artwalk, we host monthly art exhibitions featuring notable local & national visual artists.
Launched in October of 2016, Presa House is an artist-run gallery born out of a desire to provide emerging and mid-career artists a place to experiment freely with innovative and transformative ideas based on an artistic vision. Presa House is an event-driven gallery that promotes artists’ work and engages the diverse audience that makes up the cultural fabric of San Antonio.
The re-purposed 1930s Southtown home serves as a gallery, studio, and project space headed by artist & designer Rigoberto Luna and photographer/ artist Jenelle Esparza. Together, Esparza and Luna host monthly exhibits presenting an eclectic range of local and national artists as well as a variety of themed group shows and guest-curated exhibitions. Beyond the visual arts, they also host local and touring bands and DJ’s with plans to broaden the scope of events to include film screenings and pop-up’s.
Esparza, born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, is a successful studio artist and a team member of the education department at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Luna works as a independent designer, consultant, and curator throughout the city. His most notable clients include the City’s Department for Culture & Creative Development and Public Art San Antonio.
Awards and Recognitions
- On December 1, 2017 Presa House was nominated in San Antonio Magazine’s annual Best of the City 2018 for “Best Art Gallery.”
- In September 2017 Presa House was invited to particapate in the McNay Art Museums, 10th annual “Art to the Power of Ten.”
- Presa House Gallery’s, Rigoberto Luna awarded “Best Curator” by the McNay Art Museum for their March 2017 Contemporary Art Month exhibition featuring works by Suzy González, Ruben Luna, and Allison Valdivia.