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JULIO VALDEZ BIOGRAPHY



[ Education | Teaching | Solo Exhibitions | Honors | Group Exhibitions ]



EDUCATION


1994-95
Printmaking with Robert Blackburn and Kathy Caraccio, New York.

1986-88
AAS Fine Arts/Illustration, Altos de Chavon School of Design, Dominican Republic. Affiliated with Parsons School of Design, New York.

1984-86
National School of Fine Arts, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Since 1988 have taken workshops in different mediums in Colombia, Puerto Rico and New York.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

From 1990 to 1993
Full Time Instructor, Altos de Chavon School of Design, Dominican Republic.

1996 to Present
Teaching Artist, The Studio in a School Association, New York.

Fall 1997
Instructor in Printmaking, Extended Studies Department, The Cooper Union, New York.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2000
Recent Works, Galeria Botello, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1999
Roots of Dreams, Museo de las Casas Reales, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Works on Paper, Maison des Arts et de la Culture, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

1997-98
Transpositions, Museo de las Americas, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Fall ’97) and Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Spring ’98)

1995
Cantos: Recent Works

1989-1995
Voluntariado de las Casas Reales, Santo Domingo. Traveled to Center for the Arts and Culture, Santiago, Dominican Republic

1993
La Era del Mito, Galeria San Juan Bautista, Casa Alcaldia, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1992
Julio Valdez: Recent Works, Galeria Plástica Contemporanea, Guatemala

1991
Hábitos del Tiempo, Voluntariado de las Casas Reales, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1989
Aire Fresco, Institute of Hispanic Culture, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



RECENT PRIZES AND HONORS

1998
Silver Palette, XXXeme Festival International de la Peinture, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France
First Prize, Drawing, XVII E. Leon Jimenes Biennial, Dominican Republic

1997-98
Artist-in-Residence Fellowship, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

1997
Special Guest, XII Latin American and Caribbean Print Biennial, San Juan Puerto Rico

1996
First Prize, Printmaking, XX National Visual Arts Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fellowship, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia
Acquisition Prize, Barcelo Foundation, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1994
Fellowship, The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York
Special Guest, II Painting Biennial of the Caribbean and Latin America, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1992
Second Prize, Printmaking, XVIII National Visual Arts Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1999
The S Files, Site-specific Installation, El Museo del Barrio, New York
Colectiva de Verano, Larrama Arte Contemporaneo, Santo Domingo,
Papeles Preciosos, Galeria Ada Balcacer, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Onani: The African presence in Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Visual Arts, Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia

1998
XXXeme festival International de la Peinture, Musee Grimaldi, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France
VI International Painting Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador From the Studio: Artist-in-Residence Annual Exhibition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York XVII E. Leon Jimenes Biennial, Santiago and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 22nd National Print Biennial, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, Connecticut New Strokes, Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia Caribbean Connections, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut Inter-Actions: Urena, Cofone, Valdez, Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, New York XII Latin American and Caribbean Print Biennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Also in 1995, 1993, 1991

1997
Inaugural Exhibition, Toomey Tourell Fine Arts, San Francisco Small Works ’97, The Studio in a School Association Inc., New York
V Drawing Biennial, Fundación de Arte Arawak, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
15th Year of Affiliation: Parson School of Design/Altos de Chavon, Parson Exhibition Center Iberoamerican Mini-Print Biennial, Nouveau Art Center, Santo Domingo

1996
Art in Transit: A Dominican Experience, Intar Latin American Gallery, New York
Artists In the Marketplace (AIM) Gala Exhibition, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY
XX National Visual Arts Biennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Also in the Biennial of 1994, 1992, and 1990
Invitational Exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Small, Gallery Juno, New York

1995
Shades of the Spirits: Contemporary explorations in Printmaking and Drawing, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadephia
Markets of Identity, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service, New York

1994
Artists In the Marketplace (AIM), The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
II Painting Biennial of the Caribbean and Latin America, Museum of Modern Art, Dominican Republic
Robert Blackburn: Inspiration and Innovation in American Printmaking, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba House, New York
International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia

1993
Once Artistas de la Facultad, Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic

1991
Muros de Papel, of Q-Atro XXI, Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic

1990
Artists-in-Residence, Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic

1989
Nuevos Valores del Arte Latinoamericano, Brasilia, Brazil
Salon Nacional de Artistas Jovenes, Permanent Collection, Museum of Modern Art,  Dominican Republic
Presencias, of Q-Atro XXI, La Puntilla, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reencuentro, of Q-Atro XXI, Casa de Bastidas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

1988
II Salon Latinoamericano de Arte sobre Papel, Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo,  Buenos Aires, Argentina Desmitificaciones, of Q-Atro XXI, Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano, Santo Domingo and   Altos de Chavon, La Romana, Dominican Republic Diez Jovenes Artistas Dominicanos, Omar Rayo Museum, Roldanillo, Colombia



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