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Amanda Valdez

b. 1982 Seattle

Lives and works in New York

Education

2011 Masters of Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York

2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2006 Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

Solo and Two-Person Shows

2017 Hot Bed, Dotfiftyone, Miami

2016 The Mysteries, Koki Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2016 Rotherwas Project 1: Amanda Valdez, Ladies’ Night , Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts

2016 Time & Tide: Amanda Valdez & Caris Reid, Denny Gallery

2015 Diamond Seat: New Paintings by Amanda Valdez and Caris Reid, Circuit 12, Dallas

2014 Thick as Thieves, Denny Gallery, New York 2013 Double Down, Prole Drift, Seattle

2013 Taste of Us, Denny Gallery, New York

 

Group Shows

2016 The Mead Reimagined, The Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts

2016 The City & The City, Denny Gallery Pop-Up, New York

2016 Nothing You’ve Ever Done Before, ArtsKC, NCECA, Kansas City

2015 MetaModern, Denny Gallery, New York

2015 #BemisPainters, 1985-2015, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

2015 A Common Thread: Stitching & Embroidery, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

2015 A Chorus of Objects: SPRING/BREAK Art Show, curated by Krista Saunders, Moynihan Station

2014 Untitled Art Fair, Denny Gallery, Miami

2014 Cirrus, Dorfman Projects, New York

2014 Taking Off: Hot New Painters, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2014 About us, Galeria Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2014 mark/repeat, c2c,wc, San Francisco

2014 Made in Ratio, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York

2013 Currently Untitled, Galerie Protégé, New York

2013 Floater, BravinLee Project, New York

2013 Works off Canvas, Denny Gallery, New York

2013 Same Same but Different, Guest Spot, Baltimore

2012 El Regreso de los Dinosaurios, Abrons Art Center, New York

2012 Two Rivers, One River Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey

2012 Same Same but Different, SOIL Gallery, Seattle

2012 Return to Rattlesnake Mountain, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, New York

2012 Same Same but Different, Parallel Art Space, Queens, New York

2012 MsBehavior, curated by Jordana Zeldin, The ArtBridge Drawing Room, New York

2011 Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition: And There Will Be Trouble, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York

2011 Faraway Neighbor, Curated by Janelle and Lisa Iglesias Flux Factory, New York

2011 Don’t Fence Me In…Or Out, curated by Lisa Corinne Davis, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York City

2010 Xanadu: A Stately Pleasure Dome, curated by Erin Shafkind, Soil Gallery, Seattle

2010 Studio Cube, Curated by ACE Collective, Hunter College

2010 Hunter MFA, Crane Art Center, Philadelphia

2008 Her Mark, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

2008 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2008 Around the Coyote Spring Art Festival, Curators Choice Award, Riverfront Gallery, Chicago

 

Awards

2013 Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Emergency Opportunity Grant, New York

2013 New York Foundation for the Art Emergency Grant, New York

2013 Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant, New York

2012 The Eleanor Gay Lee Award, Hunter College, New York

2012 The Eleanor Gay Lee Award, Hunter College, New York

2012 The Esther Fish Perry Award, Hunter College, New York

2011 College Art Association’s MFA Professional-Development Fellowship

2009 Educational Scholarship, 16 Copenhagen, Seattle

2008 Curators Choice Award received from Julie Rodriguez Wildholm for Around the Coyote Arts Festival, Associate Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2007 Ox-Bow Thomas Baron Scholarship, Chicago

2007 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Educational Grant, Chicago

2006 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Educational Grant, Chicago

 

Residency Programs

2017 Artist-in-Residency, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Orleans

2016 Artist-in-Residency, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Orleans

2015 Textile Symposium, Mark Rothko Center, Daugvpils, Latvia

2015 Artist Invite Artist Residency, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

2014 Artist-in-Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska

2013 Artist-in-Residency, Byrdcliffe, Grant Support from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Woodstock, New York

2012 Artist-in-Residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire

2010 Artist-in-Residency, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York

 

Publications/Press

2016 Confort, Caitlin, “Dance Parties, Feminism, and Embroidery with Artist Amanda Valdez”, Art Zealous, September 9

2016 Kinsella, Eileen, “9 Muse-See Summer 2016 Group Gallery Shows” June 30

2016 Colucci, Emily, “A Door-Shattering Breakthrough at Denny Gallery’s Pop-Up ‘The City & The City” ArtFCity, July 8

2016 Cohen, Alina, “Collaborative Artist Duo Hangs Exhibition According to the Moon’s Cycle,” Forbes, April 19

2016 Messinger, Kate, “Meet the Artists Behind a Witchy New Show Inspired by the Lunar Cycle,” PAPER Magazine, April 7

2016 Parrot, Skye, “Amanda Valdez & Caris Reid: Interview,” double or nothing, February

2015 Lula Japan, “Moon”, Issue 3, Spring

2015 Micchelli, Thomas, “Going Meta: Art after the Death of Art,” Hyperallergic, August 22

2015 Arnold, Kristi, “Metamodern,” On-Verge, August 19,

2015 Women Artist, “Amanda Valdez & Caris Reid, vol 3, Spring

2014 LVL3, “Artist of the Week: Amanda Valdez”, LVL3 Media, April 21

2013 Frank, Priscilla, “4 Contemporary Female Artists Who Are Shaping the Future of Painting” Huffington Post, December 19

2013 Langner, Erin, “Doubling All the Way Down:Amanda Valdez at Prole Drift” New American Paintings, September 2013

2013 Graves, Jen, “Three Abstractionist Make Stuff: The Life of Forms is a Mystery” The Stranger, September 18,2013

2013 Kirkwood, Jeffrey, “A Sweet Tooth & Some Cavaties: Amanda Valdez at Denny Gallery” Idiom, February

2013 Neely, Evan, “Amanda Valdez: Taste of Us” Dossier Journal, January

2012 Losk, Alice, “You Can Feel the Pulse” Artsicle, July

2012 McClemont, Doug “Doug McClemont’s Top 10 New York Shows.” Saatchi Magazine, April

2012 Hurst, Howard “Hanging Art in a Broom Closet.” Hyperallergic, June

2012 Terran, Dan, “Same Same but Different Debuts in Bushwick” Artsicle, June

2012 Butler, Sharon, “MsBehavior in Chelsea” Two Coast of Paint, May

2012 Zeldin, Jordana, ArtBridge Publication, “MsBehavior” catalog, March, New York City

2012 New American Paintings, No. 99, Juror: Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Boston, MA

2012 NY Arts Magazine, “The Untamed Hand.” NYArtsMagzine March, 2012

2011 C Winant: “Fine Arts Programs Open their Studios to the Public.” WNYC, November 18,

 

Arts Writing

2011 Bomb Magazine, New York

2009 Dossier Journal, Contributing Arts Editor, New York

2008 F-News Magazine, Arts Editor, Chicago

 

Artist Talks

2016 Artist Conversation, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts

2016 Visiting Critic, Parsons School of Design, New York

2015 Visiting Artist, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

2015 Visiting Critic, School of Visual Arts, New York

2012 Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2011 Focus and Motivation: MFA Artists Present, Hunter College, New York