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Bio

(b. 1966, San Antonio, Texas)

Luis Valderas received a BFA in Art Education from the University of Texas–Pan American in 1995. In 2005 he co-founded and produced Project: MASA I, II, and III—a national group exhibit featuring Latino artists and focusing on Chicano identities. He also co-founded A3—Agents of Change LLC, a large-scale-printmaking, community-engagement collaborative. By large-scale, Valderas truly means large, sometimes printing with a steam roller. He has also been collaborating with artist Kim Bishop for over 10 years on public art and art-education projects for youth. Many of these involve innovative printmaking: for example, printing with a tortilla press. 

 

Currently, Valderas is a mentor and board member for the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has exhibited at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia; the Queens Museum, New York City; and the University of California Riverside, ARTS Block, Riverside. His work is featured in books such as Altermundos: [email protected] Speculative Literature, Film, and Popular Culture (2017); Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas (2017); Chicano Art for Our Millennium (2004); and Triumph in Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art (2005). His work is in the permanent collections of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Arizona State University, the Art Museum of South Texas, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Photo courtesy of LMG Photography | Fotografía cortesía de LMG Photography

Works in the exhibition | Obras en la exposición

2007
Luis Valderas
Mixed media | Técnica mixta
30.4 x 182.8 x 5 cm (12 x 72 x 2 in) each
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of Alex Garcia | Imagen cortesía de Alex Garcia

2007
Luis Valderas
Mixed media | Técnica mixta
30.4 x 182.8 x 5 cm (12 x 72 x 2 in) each
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of Alex Garcia | Imagen cortesía de Alex Garcia

2007
Luis Valderas
Mixed media | Técnica mixta
30.4 x 182.8 x 5 cm (12 x 72 x 2 in) each
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of Alex Garcia | Imagen cortesía de Alex Garcia

Selected Works | Otras obras destacadas

1982
Luis Valderas
Mixed media on wood | Técnica mixta sobre madera
182.8 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm (72 x 48 x 1.5 in)
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of Alex Garcia | Imagen cortesía de Alex Garcia

2007
Luis Valderas
Mixed media on board | Técnica mixta sobre madera
63.5 x 43.1 x 3.8 cm (25 x 17 x 1.5 in) each
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of Alex Garcia | Imagen cortesía de Alex Garcia

2007
Luis Valderas
Mixed media on board | Técnica mixta sobre madera
63.5 x 43.1 x 3.8 cm (25 x 17 x 1.5 in) each
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of Alex Garcia | Imagen cortesía de Alex Garcia

2007
Luis Valderas
Mixed media on board | Técnica mixta sobre madera
63.5 x 43.1 x 3.8 cm (25 x 17 x 1.5 in) each
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of Alex Garcia | Imagen cortesía de Alex Garcia

2007
Luis Valderas
Mixed media on board | Técnica mixta sobre madera
63.5 x 43.1 x 3.8 cm (25 x 17 x 1.5 in) each
Collection of the artist | Colección del artista
Photo courtesy of Alex Garcia | Imagen cortesía de Alex Garcia

TASTE, READ, WATCH + LISTEN | SABOREA, LEE, MIRA + ESCUCHA

We asked the artist to share their favourite things | Le pedimos a cada artista que comparta sus cosas favoritas

THERE'S MORE ABOUT Luis! |
THERE'S MORE ABOUT Luis!
| ¡HAY MÁS DE Luis!
¡HAY MÁS DE Luis!