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Luis Valderas 



Education: BFA Art Education, University of Texas-Pan American—Edinburg, Texas. 1995.

Visual Arts Program, Art Institute of Dallas —Dallas, Texas 89/90.


Solo Exhibitions

2015                    Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center— Black Dream Place —San Antonio, TX

2014                    Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center— The Sky is Brown —San Antonio, TX

2013                    Gallista Gallery— Mariachi Nation —San Antonio, Texas

                             3rd Space Art Gallery — 12 Mariachis —San Antonio, Texas

2008                    Institute of Texan Culture — Mariachi Nation —San Antonio, Texas.

2005                    Southwest School of Arts & Crafts — Selected Prints —San Antonio, Texas.

                             Gallista Gallery— MesoMorphine 2.0 —San Antonio, Texas.

2002                    1906-Gallery —San Antonio, Texas.

                             University of Texas—Pan American —Edinburg, Texas.

                             Gallista Gallery — Pax Americana —San Antonio, Texas.

1996 to 2003      Public Sculptures on Loan                 

                             University of Texas-Pan American —Edinburg, Texas.

1995                    University of Texas-Pan American —Edinburg, Texas.

1993                    National Gang Peace Conference, McAllen Civic Center —McAllen, Texas.

Selected Group Exhibits

2019                  Centro de Artes — "The NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program: Admitted USA" — SATX

                           Blue Star Contemporary — "Red Dot 2019" — SATX           

                           The Queens Museum — "Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in The Americas” —NYC, NY

                           The Leslie-Lomahn Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art — "Mundos Alternos: Alien Skins” —NYC, NY

2018                  Centro De Artes —“VOZ: Selections from the UTSA Art Collection” — San Antonio, TX

                           Carver Community Cultural Center —”Common Currents-300 Years of San Antonio” — San Antonio, TX

                           The Elisabet Ney Museum —“Texas Size Breach Border Promise” — Austin, TX

2017                  URC ArtsBlock —“Pacific Standard Time LA/LA:Mundos Alternos” —Riverside, CA

2015                  Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center—“Artist Lab 1.0:Black Dream Place” —San Antonio, TX

2015                  Texas A & M Educational Cultural Arts Center—“Texas Size Breach” —San Antonio, TX

2014                  Downtown City of El Paso-Chalk the Block Festival”—“Texas-Size Breach” —El Paso, TX

                           UT Brownsville “Texas Size Print” – Brownsville, TX

                           San Anto Cultural Arts – “Chupachanga” – San Antonio, TX

                           Institute of Texan Culture —Texas Contemporary Artist Series —San Antonio, Texas.

                           Frost Tower Club—Texas Contemporary Artists Series—San Antonio, Texas

                           El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos – “Texas Size Print” —San Marcos, Texas.

2013                  UTSA Downtown Gallery—Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldua El Mundo Zurdo Conference.

                           Gallista Gallery—Mariachi Nation —San Antonio, Texas

2012                  Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center —San Antonio, Texas.

                           Alamo Stadium Public Installation —San Antonio, Texas.

2011                  Tempe Center for the Arts —Tempe, Arizona.
                            Gallery M Squared —Houston, Texas.
                            Print Matters — Houston, Texas.
                            OSDE Espacio de Arte/U.S. Embassy —Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2009                   Hemis-Fair Park Arch Public Installation —San Antonio, Texas.

2008                   Alamo Plaza—San Antonio Museum of Art—Centro Cultural Aztlan —San Antonio, Texas.

                            Centro Cultural Aztlan —San Antonio, Texas.

2007                   Center for Mexican American Studies-UT Austin —Austin, Texas.

                            San Antonio Public Library —San Antonio, Texas.

                            Phoenix International Sky Port —Phoenix, Arizona

                            ASU Kerr Cultural Center —Phoenix, Arizona

                            UTSA-Durango Gallery —San Antonio, Texas.

2006                   Gallista Gallery —San Antonio, Texas.

                            Medellin Museum of Contemporary Art — Medellin, Columbia.

                            University of Texas-Brownsville-Richardson Gallery — Brownsville, Texas.

2005                   Arizona State University-Gammage Auditorium —Phoenix, Arizona.

                            Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center —San Antonio,

                            Texas.St. Edwards University Ragsdale Center —Austin, Texas.

                            UT- Austin, Center for Mexican American Studies —Austin, Texas.

                            Mesa Southwest Museum —Phoenix, Arizona.


Honors or Awards

2019                   New York Foundation for the Art Mentor 

2018                   New York Foundation for the Art Mentor 

2014                   Artist Lab-1 SURDNA Foundation—Grant Recipient

2011                   Peter S. Reed Foundation, Inc. NYC—Grant Recipient

2008                   Creative Capitol/San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs—Workshop Grant Recipient

2008                   National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Conference—Selectee

2007                   National Association of Latino Arts and Culture—Individual Artist Grant Recipient


Public Collections

University of Texas-San Antonio —San Antonio, Texas

Arizona State University —Tempe, Arizona

International Museum of Art and Science — McAllen, Texas

Mexic-Arte Museum —Austin, Texas

Art Museum of South Texas —Corpus Christi,Texas

Insituto For Latino Studies/Notre Dame —Notre Dame, Indiana

San Antonio Museum of Art—San Antonio, Texas


Chicano Art for Our Millennium: Collected Works from the Arizona State University Community—Bilingual Review Press

Triumph of Our Communities: Four Decades of Mexican American Art—Bilingual Review Press

Latin Cultural Center 2003 Inaugural Juried Exhibition of Dallas-Fort Worth Latino Artists Catalogue—City of Dallas Publication

Chicano Art Magazine vol. 1, Issue 1 — Project: M.A.S.A. #1

Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies vol. 33, Number 1, Spring 2008 —UCLA Chicano Studies  Research Center Press

Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies vol. 40, Number 2, Fall 2015 —UCLA Chicano Studies  Research Center Press

Altermundos: Latin@ Speculative Literature, Film and Popular Culture —UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press

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