Painters & Sculptors Program 2018 Juana Valdes
Miami, FL and Amherst, MA
Juana Valdes is an artist with a multidisciplinary practice that ranges from sculpture to printmaking. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at international venues including Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, MOLAA, Los Angeles, CA; SITElines.2016, SITE Santa Fe, NM; ZONA MACO, Mexico Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico; UNTITLED, SCOPE New York, and PRIZM art fairs; the Perez Art Museum Miami, FL; El Museo del Barrio, New York; MOMA PS1, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; Newark Museum, New Jersey; CINTAS Foundation at Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design, Miami, FL; Galerie Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Binnen, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and the Mason Gross Galleries at Rutgers University, NJ. Her grants and fellowships include The Ellies Award, Art Center South Florida, The New York Foundation for the Arts, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Visual Artists Grant, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her past residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center Studio Program, Smack Mellon Studio Program, Center for Book Arts, Visual Artists Network, Hermitage Artist Retreat, and European Ceramic Work Center, Netherlands.
“I sustain a multi-disciplinary practice that explores matters of race, transnationalism, gender, labor, and class. My work functions as an archive that analyzes and decodes the intersectionality of objects by investigating their history of origin. I map the complex experiences of migration as an AfroCuban-American, Latinx artist, exploring what constitutes the multiple cultures and nations, how this informs the construct of my own identity, and how it’s constantly being reshaped by experiences of displacement and transculturation.”
Redbone Colored China Rags (detail), 2017, porcelain bone china, fired 1234c, 12 x 3 x 4 inches (each rag individually done)
An Inherent View of the World, 2015, collectible decorative objects made of porcelain, 16 feet x 16 inches x 7 feet
Underview of the World, 2015, cyanotypes, 30 x 17 x 1 inches (each print total 4 prints)
The World Stripped Bare and Flat, 2017, collectible decorative objects made of porcelain, 8 x 16 x 12 feet
Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.