John Valadez

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John Valadez

John Valadez is one of the most successful artists to emerge from the Los Angeles Chicano art scene. His realist paintings record the Chicano experience in Los Angeles during the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s. His work has come to define the iconography of Chicano identity of the period, situating it within the changing dynamics of the city rather than nostalgically attempting to reconstruct a mythical and distant past.

Museum Collections
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Carnegie Museum of Art, Oxnard, CA
Centre d’Art, Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
El Centro Cultural Tijuana, B.C., Mexico
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Gruenwald Art Center at the Armand Hammer Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA—drawings & paintings
Mexican Museum, Chicago, IL
Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
University of California at Los Angeles Research Library Dept. of Special
Collections, Los Angeles, CA
University of New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM
University of Texas, Archer Huntington Gallery, Austin, TX
Museum Solo Exhibitions
2001 - “John Valadez Europa,” Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA
2000 - “John Valadez: La Frontera/The Border,” Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA
1986 - Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, New York, NY