Guest Artist Talk: Patssi Valdez (’85 BFA Fine Arts)

The Magic Room (1994) by Patssi Valdez

Patssi Valdez (’85 BFA Fine Arts) is a visual artist and a founding member of the art collective ASCO. Her artistic contributions in ASCO challenged the dominant narrative of the Chicano Movement and Chicano Art to provide an expanded and contemporary vision of Chicana/o identity. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Valdez received her BFA from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and was named outstanding alumni in 1985. In her visual art practice including performance art, photography, painting, paper fashion and installation, Valdez works to capture her internal world and spaces she both inhabits and re-imagines. Her work has contributed to an ongoing Chicana feminist critique of the socioeconomic and sociopolitical reality of the Chicano community living in the United States.

In 2005, she was named the “Latina of Excellence in the Cultural Arts” by the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including from the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Brody Arts Fellowship in Visual Arts. Valdez has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions such as: Les Démons Des Anges, Halle du Centre de Recherche pour le Développement Culturel, Nantes, France, 1989; A Precarious Comfort, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA, 1999; ASCO No Movies, (Touring Exhibition 2013-2014) Nottingham Contemporary, UK, 2013; Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2017; and L.A. Memo Chicana/o Art 1972-1989, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles, 2022. Her work is highlighted in the newly inaugurated Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in Riverside, California, 2022. Her artwork is included in major collections, including the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona; The San Jose Museum of Art, California; and the El Paso Museum of Art, Texas. Valdez continues making art in her studio in Los Angeles. RSVP to attend at this link.  

Co-sponsored by: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Alumnx Relations

October 12, 2022
Lectures
Guest Artist Talk: Patssi Valdez (’85 BFA Fine Arts)
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. The Forum, Goldsmith campus
Open to the Public
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October 12, 2022
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Lectures
Guest Artist Talk: Patssi Valdez (’85 BFA Fine Arts)
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | The Forum, Goldsmith campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd., L.A., CA 90045
Open to the Public
This event is free!