About Paul Valadez
was born in San Francisco and raised in the Central Valley of California and for the last 10+ years I have called The Rio Grande Valley home.
I earned my BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and my MFA at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where I was awarded a Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship for visual arts. Presently, I am a full time Lecturer at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (formerly UT- Pan American).
The inspiration for my personal work is a reflection of my geographic region, daily life, and of contemporary issues. One of my most fueled sources for new work is invigorated by childhood memories of growing up in a bi-cultural household in the Central Valley of California during the social climatic changes of the 1960s and 70s.
Acquired by numerous national and international museums, institutions, and educational facilities my work is among the permanent collection of over 20+ museums and art centers in the US.