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Amanda Valdez | rippled skin

Amanda Valdez

rippled skin

Regular price $2,000.00 Sale

2017
Graphite, gouache, and acrylic on paper
24 x 18 in/ 61 x 46 cm

This artwork is for sale unframed. For framing options please contact the gallery by phone at 212-226-6537 or email at email@dennygallery.com.

Amanda Valdez works in a matrix of gestures, styles, and materials referring to visual cultures that are both western and non-western. Valdez pulls on a variety of histories, from quilting and sewing, to tiling and brick-laying, to virtuoso gestural painting. Her works operate as a reflection of the body, and the histories that the body holds in its physical makeup: scars, sags, symmetries and asymmetries, and a lifetime of emotions.

Amanda Valdez received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her most recent solo exhibitions include First Might at Denny Dimin Gallery, Hot Bed at Dot Fiftyone Gallery in Miami, Ladies’ Night at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, and The Mysteries at Koki Arts in Tokyo. Valdez has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Hunter College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship.