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Anna Valdez

Anna Valdez

As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna 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. She is currently working on various narratives that explore her own traditions and history through a visual format. This 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.

Anna Valdez received her MFA in painting from Boston University in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States. 

CV

Education Boston University | 2013 

MFA - Painting

University of California, Davis | 2009

BA - Anthropology and Art Studio | Emphasis in Sociocultural Anthropology & Multi-Media Art Studio

Solo /Two - Person Exhibitors 

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

Recollectons - 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 | 2013

Selected Group Exhibitors

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

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

“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 | 2015

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

“Lef 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 | 2014

“Of 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 | 2013

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 | 2012

Publicatons

WIDEWALLS “JEFFREY CHEUNG AND ANNA VALDEZ EXHIBITION OPENING AT HASHIMOTO CONTEMPORARY” POSTED ON Feb. | 2016 

JUXTAPOZ - Art & Culture Magazine ““MEAT & POTATOES” @ HASHIMOTO CONTEMPORARY, SAN FRANCISCO” POSTED ON Feb. | 2016

Maake Magazine - POSTED ON May 29th | 2015

Anthology Magazine - POSTED ON April 22nd | 2015 

JUXTAPOZ - Art & Culture Magazine “Everyday Objects with Anna Valdez” POSTED ON March 16th | 2015

H&M CULTURE/LIFE “On The Rise, Anna Valdez” POSTED ON January 1st | 2015 

New American Paintings Issue No. 115 [ Pacific Coast Dec./Jan. ] - Boston, MA | 2014 

Taupe & Birch “Studio Visit with Anna Valdez in Oakland, CA” POSTED ON December, 30th | 2014

Guernica / A Magazine of Art and Politics - Household Gods By John Bendit - POSTED ON December, 15th | 2014 

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

FRESH PAINT i - Blog feature POSTED ON November 9th | 2014 

idoart.dk - Interview | Anna Valdez POSTED ON November 8th | 2014

Mutantspace- “Anna Valdez’s Paintings Of Still Life Portraits” by Moray Mair POSTED ON November 7th | 2014 

ARTE FUSE - “Triple Trifecta of People, Places and Things” by Oscar Laluyan POSTED ON September 23rd | 2014 

Metal Magazine - Daily Metal Blog - “Anna Valdez | California Self- Portraits” POSTED ON September 12th | 2014 

Need & Supply Co. - Blog - “Studio Visit: Anna Valdez” by Samantha Witwer POSTED ON September 8th | 2014

“Painters Who Are Women” by Leah Triplet - Artsy.net, Catalog Essay- [web] POSTED ON September 2nd | 2014

“Summer’s Not Over Yet: A New NorCal Exhibition Celebrates the Dog Days of Our Favorite Season”

Artsy.net Editorial - [web] POSTED ON September 1st | 2014

It’s Nice That - “Anna Valdez recreates her domestic space in sumptuous oil paintings” by Maisie Skidmore POSTED ON August 29th | 2014

Booooooom.com- “Featured Artist” - Jef Hamada, [web] POSTED ON Tuesday, July 8th | 2014

Hyperallergic LABS- Talk Back Tuesday - [htp://hyperallergic.tumblr.com/] -[web] POSTED ON Tuesday, July 1st | 2014

“From Édouard Manet to Dexter Dalwood, Ten Artists Who Explore the Picnic”, Artsy.net Editorial - [web]

POSTED ON Saturday, June 28th | 2014

Daily Serving- Fan Mail: Anna Valdez - A. Will Brown - [web] dailyserving.com | April 11th, 2014

Fresh Paint Magazine [www.freshpaintmagazine.com] - Issue No. 3 April | 2014

SFMOMA - Submission Friday - [htp://sfmoma.tumblr.com] -[web] POSTED ON Friday, February 28th | 2014

365 Artists | 365 Days [ 365artsts365days.com] - [web] POSTED ON Sunday, February 23rd | 2014

A Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymater Gallery Collaboratve project

VIA Publication [www.viapublicaton.com] - Issue No. 2 Winter. Los Angeles, CA | 2014

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

DIALOGIST, Quarterly Poetry & Art [ www.dialogist.org ] Vol 1. Issue No. 3 - September | 2013

Big Red & Shiny - Boston, MA - POSTED ON April 24th | 2013

“Thesis Show Round-Up Part #1: Boston University MFA Exhibition” By Brian Christopher Glaser. [web]

New American Paintings Issue No. 105 [ MFA Annual April/May ] - Boston, MA | 2013

 

Anna Valdez

Moonlight Gardening

$ 3,000.00

DESCRIPTION  38x52", oil on canvas As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Valdez views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she attempts to combine these...

Anna Valdez

Hanging Plants

$ 10,000.00

DESCRIPTION 70 x 80" | Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas. 2016 As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Valdez views artists as cultural...

Anna Valdez

Araña Madre

$ 5,000.00

DESCRIPTION  52"x48" Original Work  Oil on canvas ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she...

Anna Valdez

We Grow Together

$ 2,600.00

DESCRIPTION  36"x36" Framed Original Work  Oil on masonite ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her...

Anna Valdez

Summer Roses in an Autumn Palette

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DESCRIPTION  16x20", oil on canvas As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Valdez views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she attempts to combine these...

Anna Valdez

Seashells with Flowers and Pig's Jaw

$ 575.00

DESCRIPTION  10x12", oil on masonite As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Valdez views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she attempts to combine these practices...

Anna Valdez

Japanese Silk on Houndstooth

$ 3,000.00

DESCRIPTION  52x36"   Oil on canvas 2014 ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she...

Anna Valdez

Farm Sink with Flowers

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DESCRIPTION  38x40", oil on canvas As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Valdez views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she attempts to combine these...

Anna Valdez

Subjects

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DESCRIPTION  Oil painting on canvas 66"x79"  Exhibited in Tappan's group show, Dressed Up Normal, in Los Angeles. For more information on Dressed Up Normal, please visit our journal HERE. ARTIST...

Anna Valdez

Palm

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DESCRIPTION  59x45"  Oil on canvas 2014 ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she attempts...

Anna Valdez

Cooking with Bacon

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DESCRIPTION  66"x104" Original Work   Exhibited in Tappan's group show, Dressed Up Normal, in Los Angeles. For more information on Dressed Up Normal, please visit our journal HERE. Oil on canvas ...

Anna Valdez

Glass Sculptures

$ 1,200.00

DESCRIPTION  16x24", oil on canvas As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Valdez views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she attempts to combine these...

Anna Valdez

Trove

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DESCRIPTION  48"x52" Original Work  Exhibited in Tappan's group show, Dressed Up Normal, in Los Angeles. For more information on Dressed Up Normal, please visit our journal HERE. Oil on canvas  ARTIST...

Anna Valdez

Japanese Fabric in Autumn

$ 3,000.00

DESCRIPTION  52"x36" Original Work  Oil on canvas ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she...

Anna Valdez

Vessel with Sketchbook

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DESCRIPTION  40"x30" Framed Original Work  Oil on canvas ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her work,...

Anna Valdez

Sketchbook with Seashell

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DESCRIPTION  18"x14" Original Work  Oil on canvas ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she attempts...

Anna Valdez

Zebra Succulent

$ 5,000.00

DESCRIPTION  60"x48" Original Work  Oil on canvas ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she...

Anna Valdez

Chinese Tea

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DESCRIPTION  13"x13" Framed Original Work  Oil on masonite ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her...

Anna Valdez

Friends

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DESCRIPTION  50"x50" Framed Original Work  Oil on canvas ARTIST STATEMENT As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna views artists as cultural producers. In her...

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