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Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez

About Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez is a visual artist based in San Francisco, CA. With an academic background in anthropology and video, Valdez views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she attempts to combine these practices into a specific investigation that cultivates not only personal identity, but also cultural meaning. Her narrative driven process has led her to rely on photographs, stories, family recipes, horticulture, and the tradition of crafting as something concrete in order to construct her autobiography. She considers this examination to be a rite of passage into a globalized society, while simultaneously finding her niche within. Valdez received her MFA in painting from Boston University in 2013 and her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States.

“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.”

EDUCATION

Education Boston University, MFA - Painting

University of California, Davis, BA - Anthropology and Art Studio

 

SOLO/TWO -PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017, The Stuff That Surrounds You - Parts Gallery - Toronto, Ontario 

2017, Through Observation - Cañada College - Redwood City, CA 

2017, Works Sighted - Hashimoto Contemporary - San Francisco, CA 

2016, Meat & Potatoes - Hashimoto Contemporary - San Francisco, CA

2016, Recollections - EN EM Art Space - Sacramento, CA

2015, LCA Award Exhibition - Sanchez Art Center - Pacifica, CA

2015, All That Surrounds Us - BLOCK-Gallery - Oakland, CA

2015, Re/Site BLOCK-GALLERY - Oakland, CA

2014, Recent Paintings - Boston University Commonwealth Gallery - Boston, MA 

 

SELECTED GRPOUP EXHIBITIONS

2017, Art Toronto - Art Fair - Parts Gallery - Toronto, Ontario (CAN)

2017, People and Plants - Elephant Gallery - Nashville, TN

2017, Collect! - Berkeley Art Center - Berkeley, CA | 2017 So Fresh - Faultline Art Space - Oakland, CA

2017, East Bay Open Studios , Norton Factory Studios - Oakland, CA

2017, Enormous Tiny Art: Spring (Show #21) - NAHCOTTA Gallery - Portsmouth, NH

2017, UNICEF Next Generation Art Party - Venice, CA

2017, Winter Group Show - Parts Gallery - Toronto, Ontario

2016, Texturally Speaking - Rare Device - San Francisco, CA

2016, Connect & Collect: 36th Annual Art Exhibition and Auction - San Jose ICA - San Jose, CA 

2016, Summer Group Show - Parts Gallery - Toronto, Ontario

2016, Inside/Outside - Flower Pepper Gallery - Pasadena , CA

2016, Dressed Up Normal, Tappan Collective - Los Angeles , CA

2016, Pro Arts - East Bay Open Studios , Norton Factory Studios - Oakland, CA

2016, Gallery Artists - Group Show, Parts Gallery - Toronto, Ontario

2015, TOMORROW - Hashimoto Contemporary - San Francisco, CA

2015, Making a Meal of It, Norton Factory Studios Gallery - Oakland, CA

2015, Winter Open Studios , Norton Factory Studios - Oakland, CA

2015, Botanica: All Things Plant Life, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts - Walnut Creek, CA

2015, Pro Arts - East Bay Open Studios , Norton Factory Studios - Oakland, CA

2015, Love Art Fair, Parts Gallery - Toronto, Ontario

2015, BLOOM - Norton Factory Studios Gallery - Oakland, CA

2014, Sugar Rush, EN EM Art Space - Sacramento, CA

2014, Winter Open Studios , Norton Factory Studios - Oakland, CA

2014, PLUS MINUS, Norton Factory Studios Gallery - Oakland, CA

2014, Treasure Trove, Trestle Project Space - Brooklyn, NY

2014, Affordable Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery - New York, NY

2014, People, Places, Things - Rebecca Hossack Gallery - New York, NY 

2014, Endless Summer - Gallery Bergelli - Larkspur, CA

2014, Art Exhibit III : “Textile and Fabric” - Ntropic - San Francisco, CA

2014, Pro Arts - East Bay Open Studios , Norton Factory Studios - Oakland, CA 

2014, Left Coast Annual - Sanchez Art Center - Pacifica, CA

2014, 51st Annual - Masur Museum of Art - Monroe, LA

2014, New Artists - Group Show- Gallery Bergelli - Larkspur, CA

2013, Off the Wall - Danfourth Museum - Framingham, MA

2013, MFA Thesis Show Commonwealth Gallery - Boston University - Boston, MA

2013, Second Year MFA Exhibition Boston University Commonwealth Gallery - Boston, MA 

2012, Sloan House Art Exhibition Sloane House - Boston, MA

2012, Fresh Impressions: Prints from the Boston University MFA Program Sherman Gallery - Boston, MA

2012, Boston Young Contemporaries - Boston University 808 Gallery - Boston, MA

2012, First Year MFA show Boston University Commonwealth Gallery - Boston, MA


        
Desert Roses Handkerchief Desert Roses Handkerchief
Desert Roses Handkerchief
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Porous Study Porous Study
Porous Study
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Flowers on Rock Flowers on Rock
Flowers on Rock
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Ficus Ficus
Ficus
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Blue Ceramic with Shell Blue Ceramic with Shell
Blue Ceramic with Shell
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Blue Tapestry on Rug Blue Tapestry on Rug
Blue Tapestry on Rug
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Pink Studio Pink Studio
Pink Studio
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Tapestry Tapestry
Tapestry
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Moonlight Gardening Moonlight Gardening
Moonlight Gardening
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Sketchbook with Seashell Sketchbook with Seashell
Sketchbook with Seashell
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Chinese Tea Chinese Tea
Chinese Tea
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Summer Roses in an Autumn Palette Summer Roses in an Autumn Palette
Summer Roses in an Autumn Palette
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