A small exhibition featuring 15 artworks by Texas-based artist Paul Valadez in various media, including acrylic paintings on wood and paper, woodblock prints, chine collé, and collage. Titles include Cuarteron de mulata, Flying Saucer, Mexicans on the Moon, and the Style 111: Hairstyle Series, to name a few. The exhibition displays the range of the artist’s interests and creative expression.
Valadez uses metal, acrylics, text, and mixed media to create a concept of “old signage,” with subtle hints of race, culture and history. His current work is autobiographical with semi-satirical social commentary inspired by his childhood memories of growing up in a bi-cultural household.
Paul Valadez was born in San Francisco and was raised in the Central Valley of California. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art at the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina where, in 2003, he was awarded the Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship. Valadez is a full-time lecturer in the Art Department at the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website