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 headed by artist & designer, Rigoberto Luna and photographer & artist Jenelle Esparza. The gallery serves as an exhibition space, a functioning studio, and a project space. “Presa House” – a name indicative of the inclusive nature of the space and aligned with a broad curatorial vision is located in a re-purposed Southtown home built in 1910.
Esparza who was 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 has worked as a independent designer, consultant, and curator throughout San Antonio. His most notable clients include the City’s Department for Culture & Creative Development and Public Art San Antonio.
Together Esparza and Luna host an eclectic range of local and national artists, both emerging and mid-career, while also showcasing an exciting variety of themed group shows including guest-curated exhibitions. Beyond the visual arts, they also host local and touring bands and DJ’s, and plan to broaden the scope of events to include film screenings and pop-up’s.
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.