Anna Valdez

United States

Digital Art, Painting, Drawing

Anna Valdez
Anna Valdez
United States
January 30, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Anna Valdez is an Oakland-based artist known for her striking paintings of interiors full of plants, rugs, fabrics, books and other mundane objects. All of the items featured in Valdez’s paintings exist as a part of her domestic environment. She sets up, then paints articles that inhabitant her interior spaces as though they were portraits, with every detail contributing to the overall effect, giving us a beautiful glimpse into her world. Working with painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, animation and digital media, the artist investigates the meaning of memory and identity.

Plants and Patterns

annavaldez - 2015 - oil and acrylic on canvas
Anna Valdez – Plants and Patterns, 2015

Anna Valdez earned her BA in Anthropology and Art Studio from the University of California, Davis in 2009. At the UCD, the artist realized she was captivated by the power of images as a form of communication. That curiosity guided her towards pursing studies at Boston University, where she obtained her MFA in Painting in 2013. Since then her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and beyond, including such art spaces as Block Gallery, Oakland, CA; Parts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York, NY; Norton Factory Studios, Oakland, CA; Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA; and Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, to name a few.


Anna Valdez - Artifacts, 2013
Anna Valdez – Artifacts, 2013

In February 2016, Valdez’s work will be on display at duo show entitled Meat & Potatoes at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco. Featuring works by Anna Valdez and Jeffrey Cheung, the show will be held from February 4th until February 27th. These two artists also participated at group exhibition entitled Tomorrow at the SF Gallery in December 2015, together with other 15 dynamic painters and mixed media artists from the Bay Area and beyond.

Artworks by Anna Valdez

annavaldez - Study-ing - 2015 (Left) / Still Life with Pig s Jaw, 2014 (Right) - new oil paintings
Anna Valdez – Study-ing – 2015 (Left) / Still Life with Pig s Jaw, 2014 (Right)
oil and acrylic on canvas
Anna Valdez – Mastering the Art of French Cooking, 2014 (Left) / Picnic, 2014 (Right)

Anna Valdez is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Meat & Potatoes, with Jeffrey CheungHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CADuo
2015TomorrowHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015RecollectionsEN EM Art Space, Sacramento, CASolo
2015LCA Award ExhibitionSanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CASolo
2015All That Surrounds UsBLOCK-Gallery, Oakland, CASolo
2015Botanica: All Things Plant LifeBedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
2015Pro Arts, East Bay Open StudiosNorton Factory Studios, Oakland, CAGroup
2015Love Art FairParts Gallery, Toronto, OntarioGroup
2015BLOOMNorton Factory Studios Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2014Re-SiteBLOCK-GALLERY, Oakland, CASolo
2014Sugar RushEN EM Art Space, Sacramento, CAGroup
2014Winter Open StudiosNorton Factory Studios Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2014PLUS MINUSNorton Factory Studios Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2014Treasure TroveTrestle Project Space, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2014Affordable Art FairRebecca Hossack Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2014People, Places, ThingsRebecca Hossack Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2014Endless SummerGallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CAGroup
2014Art Exhibit III: Textile and FabricNtropic, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014Pro Arts, East Bay Open StudiosNorton Factory Studios, Oakland, CAGroup
2014Left Coast AnnualSanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CAGroup
201451st AnnualMasur Museum of Art, Monroe, LAGroup
2014New ArtistsGallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CAGroup
2013Recent PaintingsBoston University Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2013Off the WallDanforth Museum, Framingham, MAGroup
2013MFA Thesis Show Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MAGroup
2013Second Year MFA Exhibition Boston University Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2012Sloan House Art Exhibition Sloane House, Boston, MAGroup
2012Fresh Impressions: Prints from the Boston University MFA ProgramSherman Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2012Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University808 Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2012First Year MFA show Boston University Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
Following Anna Valdez's Natural Curiosity at Hashimoto Contemporary

The recent body of work by Anna Valdez is coming to Hashimoto Contemporary NYC for a second solo show with the gallery, examining natural curiosity.

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Examining Aesthetic History and Personal Identity - Anna Valdez at Hashimoto Contemporary

Hashimoto Contemporary will feature the latest body of work by Anna Valdez - meticulous still lifes that present an exploration of her self-identity.

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