East Bay Open Studios Artist: Anna Valdez

Working with painting, drawing, print-making, collage, animation and digital media, Anna Valdez explores the meaning of memory and identity. Valdez incorporates articles from her home, such as plants, fabrics, vessels or records into her work as a form of self-representation, and understands the domestic sphere as emblematic of personal and collective experience.

Valdez received her MFA in painting from Boston University in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States. Valdez’s work has been featured in Daily Serving, New American Paintings, Dialogist, Big Red and Shiny, 365 Artists | 365 Days and VIA Publication. Her work has recently been exhibited at Masur Museum of Art, the Danforth Museum, Boston University Art Galleries, Sanchez Art Center, and Gallery Bergelli. In 2013, Valdez’s work won a juried prize at the Danforth Museum.
View more of Anna’s work on her website, www.annavaldez.com, and in-person at Norton Factory during East Bay Open Studios, June 7-8 and 14-15, 2014, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.