A Pulse in Memory
Profile With Thorns
Born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic Julio Valdez relocated to New York in 1993. Working between pluri-cultural sensibilities, Valdez infuses his work with multi-layered imagery as a response to the shifting cultural and social influences in his life. His work has been exhibited internationally. Valdez has received numerous prestigious international awards, including an Artist-in Residence Fellowship at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City. In 1997-98, the Silver Palette for Painting at the xxxeme Festival International de la Peinture, Cagnes-surMer, France in 1998, the Hrand Zprize at the XVIII E. Leon Jimenes Biennial, the Dominican Republic in 2000, and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 2003, among others.
Julio Valdez’s Silk Aquatint prints are int the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA Instituto de Artes Hraficas Oaxaquena, Oaxaca, (Francisco Toledo’s collection) Mexico; Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, and many other public and private collections worldwide.