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Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez lives and works in San Francisco, California. She received her M.F.A. in painting from Boston University in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States. Valdez’s work has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, New American Paintings, Booooooom.com, and Daily Serving. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, Masur Museum of Art, the Danforth Museum, Boston University Art Galleries, Hashimoto Contemporary, the Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, and Dianna Witte Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

STATEMENT
As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology and video, I view artists as cultural producers. In my work, I attempt to combine these practices into a...

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Biography

Anna Valdez lives and works in San Francisco, California. She received her M.F.A. in painting from Boston University in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States. Valdez’s work has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, New American Paintings, Booooooom.com, and Daily Serving. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, New Britain Museum of American Art, Masur Museum of Art, the Danforth Museum, Boston University Art Galleries, Hashimoto Contemporary, the Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, and Dianna Witte Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

STATEMENT
As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology and video, I view artists as cultural producers. In my work, I attempt to combine these practices into a specific investigation that cultivates not only personal identity, but also cultural meaning. Currently, I am working on various narratives that explore my own traditions and history through a visual format. This process has led me to rely on photographs, stories, family recipes, horticulture, and the tradition of crafting as something concrete in order to construct my autobiography. I consider this examination to be a rite of passage into a globalized society while simultaneously finding my niche within.

Recently, many of my pieces have been still-lifes. These arrangements have been composed from various household items such as my clothes, quilts, scarves, blankets, houseplants, drawings, paintings, books, records, and vessels. These items exist as a part of my domestic environment, and I have put them in my paintings to understand the domestic sphere as emblematic of both personal and collective experience.

Artworks

3

Botanical Study, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Balanced Composition / Bright Colors / Contemporary American Art / Daily Life Experience / Domestic Scenes / Encaustic / Encaustic Painting / Everyday Objects / Floral Painting / Flowers/Plants/Trees / Gentle and Smooth Brushstrokes / Lyrical Expression / Oil and Acrylic on Canvas / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Panel / San Francisco / Still Life / United States

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2013

    M.F.A. Painting, Boston University

  • 2009

    B.A. Anthropology Art Studio, University of California, Davis

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    The Stuff That Surrounds You, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario  

  • Through Observation, Cañada College, Redwood City, CA

  • Works Sighted, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Flowering: Inside/Outside, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

  • Group Summer Show, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

  • Flora: A Botanical Themed Group Show, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA  

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Education

  • 2013

    M.F.A. Painting, Boston University

  • 2009

    B.A. Anthropology Art Studio, University of California, Davis

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    The Stuff That Surrounds You, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario  

  • Through Observation, Cañada College, Redwood City, CA

  • Works Sighted, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

  • 2015

    Recollections, EN EM Art Space, Sacramento, CA

  • LCA Award Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

  • All That Surrounds Us, BLOCK-Gallery, Oakland, CA  

  • 2014

    Re/Site, BLOCK-Galery, Oakland, CA

  • 2013

    Recent Paintings, Boston University Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Flowering: Inside/Outside, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

  • Group Summer Show, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

  • Flora: A Botanical Themed Group Show, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA  

  • The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe  Contemporary Art, New Britian Museum of American Art, New Britian, CT

  • Everyone is a Creative, The Context - Assembly Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

  • The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe  Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh , NC  

  • 2018

    Phantom Shell, The Provincial, Kaleva, MI

  • Garden of Good Intentions, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

  • Holiday Group Show, Dianna Witte Gallery, Toronto, Ontario  

  • Art Toronto - Art Fair, Dianna Witte Gallery, Toronto, Ontario  

  • The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe  Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AR

  • Pleasure Garden, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • World of Frida, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA  

  • Summer School, The Assembly Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

  • ART MARKET San Francisco - Art Fair, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA  

  • Enormous Tiny Art: Spring (Show #23), NAHCOTTA Gallery, Portsmouth, NH  

  • Winter Group Show, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

  • 2017

    Art Toronto - Art Fair, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

  • People and Plants, Elephant Gallery, Nashville, TN

  • Collect!, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA  

  • So Fresh, Faultline Art Space, Oakland, CA

  • East Bay Open Studios, Norton Factory Studios, Oakland, CA  

  • Enormous Tiny Art: Spring (Show #21), NAHCOTTA Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

  • UNICEF Next Generation Art Party, Venice, CA  

  • Winter Group Show, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

  • 2016

    Meat  Potatoes, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

  • Texturally Speaking, Rare Device, San Francisco, CA  

  • Connect  Collect: 36th Annual Art Exhibition and Auction, San Jose ICA, San Jose, CA

  • Summer Group Show, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

  • Inside/Outside, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena , CA

  • Dressed Up Normal, Tappan Collective, Los Angeles , CA  

  • Gallery Artists - Group Show, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario  

  • TOMORROW, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

  • 2015

    Winter Open Studios, Norton Factory Studios, Oakland, CA

  • Botanica: All Things Plant Life, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

  • Pro Arts - East Bay Open Studios, Norton Factory Studios, Oakland, CA

  • Love Art Fair, Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

  • BLOOM, Norton Factory Studios Gallery, Oakland, CA  

  • 2014

    Sugar Rush, EN EM Art Space, Sacramento, CA  

  • Winter Open Studios, Norton Factory Studios, Oakland, CA  

  • PLUS MINUS, Norton Factory Studios Gallery, Oakland, CA

  • Treasure Trove, Trestle Project Space, Brooklyn, NY  

  • Affordable Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York, NY  

  • People, Places, Things, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York, NY  

  • Endless Summer, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA  

  • Art Exhibit III: “Textile and Fabric,” Ntropic, San Francisco, CA  

  • Pro Arts - East Bay Open Studios, Norton Factory Studios, Oakland, CA  

  • Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

  • 51st Annual, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

  • New Artists - Group Show, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA

  • 2013

    Off the Wall, Danfourth Museum, Framingham, MA  

  • MFA Thesis Show, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

  • Second Year MFA Exhibition, Boston University Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA  

  • 2012

    Sloan House Art Exhibition, Sloane House, Boston, MA  

  • Fresh Impressions: Prints from the Boston University MFA Program, Sherman Gallery, Boston, MA

  • Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

  • First Year MFA show, Boston University Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

Projects

  • 2018

    Curatorial Project: Reading Between the Lines, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

  • 2015

    Curatorial Project: Making a Meal of It, Norton Factory Studios Gallery, Oakland, CA

Grants/Awards

  • 2019

    Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA (2018 - 2019)

  • 2016

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University Avla, OK

Bibliography

  • 2019

    New American Paintings Issue No. 139 [Pacific Coast Dec./Jan.]

  • 2017

    Juxtapoz Magazine [Aug.] print - SF, CA  

  • Women Artists, No. 4 - NYC, NY

  • New American Paintings Issue No. 127 [Pacific Coast Dec./Jan.]  

  • 2016

    It’s Nice That - “Artist Anna Valdez brings her eye for detail to digital painting,” Bryony Stone POSTED ON October 24th  

  • Miss Moss, Blog Feature, POSTED ON August 31st  

  • Final Friday, Podcast, interview by Greg Swiger, POSTED ON August 14th

  • Widewalls “Jeffrey Cheung and Anna Valdez Exhibition Opening at Hashimoto Contemporary,” Posted in Feb.

  • JUXTAPOZ - Art  Culture Magazine, ““MEAT  POTATOES” @ HASHIMOTO CONTEMPORARY, SAN FRANCISCO,” POSTED in Feb.  

  • 2015

    Maake Magazine, POSTED ON May 29th

  • Anthology Magazine, POSTED ON April 22nd

  • JUXTAPOZ - Art  Culture Magazine, “Everyday Objects with Anna Valdez,” POSTED ON March 16th

  • HM CULTURE/LIFE, “On The Rise, Anna Valdez,” POSTED ON January 1st

  • 2014

    New American Paintings Issue No. 115, [Pacific Coast Dec./Jan.]  

  • Taupe  Birch, “Studio Visit with Anna Valdez in Oakland, CA,” POSTED ON December, 30th  

  • Guernica / A Magazine of Art and Politics, “Household Gods,” John Benditt, POSTED ON December, 15th  

  • The 2014 Annual It’s Nice That Publication, [print], London

  • FRESH PAINT MAGAZINE, Blog feature, POSTED ON November 9th idoart.dk, nterview | Anna Valdez POSTED ON November 8th

  • Mutantspace, “Anna Valdez’s Paintings Of Still Life Portraits,” Moray Mair, POSTED ON November 7th  

  • ARTE FUSE, “Triple Trifecta of People, Places and Things,” Oscar Laluyan, POSTED ON September 23rd  

  • Metal Magazine, Daily Metal Blog, “Anna Valdez | California Self- Portraits,” POSTED ON September 12th

  • Need  Supply Co., Blog, “Studio Visit: Anna Valdez,” Samantha Wittwer, POSTED ON September 8th  

  • Artsy.net, “Painters Who Are Women,” Leah Triplett, Catalog Essay, POSTED ON September 2nd  

  • Artsy.net, “Summer’s Not Over Yet: A New NorCal Exhibition Celebrates the Dog Days of Our Favorite Season,” POSTED ON September 1st  

  • It’s Nice That, “Anna Valdez recreates her domestic space in sumptuous oil paintings,” Maisie Skidmore, POSTED ON August 29th

  • Booooooom.com, “Featured Artist,” Jeff Hamada, POSTED ON July 8th  

  • Hyperallergic LABS, Talk Back Tuesday, [http://hyperallergic.tumblr.com/], POSTED ONJuly 1st

  • Artsy.net, “From Édouard Manet to Dexter Dalwood, Ten Artists Who Explore the Picnic,” POSTED ON June 28th

  • Daily Serving- Fan Mail: Anna Valdez - A. Will Brown - [web] dailyserving.com, April 11th

  • Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue No. 3 April

  • SFMOMA - Submission Friday, POSTED ON February 28th

  • 365 Artists | 365 Days [ 365artists365days.com], POSTED ON February 23rd, A Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery Collaborative project

  • VIA Publication, [www.viapublication.com] - Issue No. 2 Winter. Los Angeles, CA

  • “Depression (Era) Food” by Julie Niemi. [print]

  • 2013

    DIALOGIST, Quarterly Poetry  Art, [ www.dialogist.org ], Vol 1. Issue No. 3 - September

  • Big Red  Shiny, “Thesis Show Round-Up Part #1: Boston University MFA Exhibition,” Brian Christopher Glaser, POSTED ON April 24th.

  • New American Paintings Issue No. 105, [MFA Annual April/May]