V. Maldonado is a multidisciplinary artist, freelance curator, and writer who lives and works in Portland, OR. Born in 1976 in Changuitiro, Michoacan, Mexico, they grew up in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California in a family of migrant field laborers. Currently Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusions at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Maldonado holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of Art (2000), and their MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005).
Deploying both traditional media including painting, printmaking, and drawing alongside contemporary strategies such as performance, installation and intervention, Maldonado expresses the power of identity to author experience and perception. Their work is included in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Vollum College Center, Vollum lounge
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199
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