Lives in: New York, NY
Techniques: Silk Aquatint, Intaglio/Etching, Monotype, , Collagraph, Mixed Media, Solarplate,
Julio Valdez was born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic in 1969. Lives and works in New York City since 1993. Painter, printmaker, teacher and mixed-media installation artist. He received his first museum exhibition at the Omar Rayo Museum in Colombia in 1988. Valdez has presented 28 institutional and gallery solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, and has participated in more than 100 group exhibitions, biennials and related educational programs in the visual arts. From 1984-86 he studied at the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo and in 1988 graduated in Fine Arts/Illustration from The Altos de Chavόn School of Design, the Parsons School of Design affiliate in the Dominican Republic. In 1994 he received a fellowship from The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York. That same year he was awarded the Artists in the Marketplace program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts.