Michele Valdez

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Light Series 6, Digital Photograph
Light Series 13, Digital Photograph
Romantics 10, Digital Photograph
Romantics 3, Digital Photograph
Romantics 7, Digital Photograph
Artist's Statement

My work is about the experience of trying to make something out of nothing. I'm very influenced by abstract painting, and I'm trying to achieve the same fluidity and vibrancy of color in the photographs that I see in paintings. Working with laundry bags, Christmas lights, and flowers, I want to create lush, vibrant images which cross the boundaries between photography and other media. I'm also interested in the concept of value, and how the experience of viewing the image relates to our perceived value of the subject.


Michele Valdez



Two- person Exhibitions

Stain, Michele Valdez and Meg Rorison: Paintings and Photography, Brooklyn, NY, 2008

Group Exhibitions

Benefit for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Art Futura 2009: Infinite Possibility (curated by James Rondeau), Chicago, IL, 2009

Grace Institute, Our Flag, New York, NY, 2008

Brooklyn Museum, Click, a crowd-curated exhibition, Brooklyn, NY, 2008

Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, Site Matters, Brooklyn, NY, 2007

Washington School of Photography, My Hometown, Bethesda, MD, 2007

Dumbo Art Under the Bridge Festival, open studios, Brooklyn, NY, 2003

Esther M. Klein Gallery, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 1996