Julio Valdez-Gonzalez is a painter, printmaker, teacher, and mixed installation artist born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo and graduated from Altos de Chavόn School of Design, the Parsons School of Design affiliate in the Dominican Republic. In 1994, Valdez-Gonzalez received a fellowship from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and founded Julio Valdez Studio, which specializes in non-toxic contemporary printmaking processes. He lives and practices his art in New York City.
Valdez-Gonzalez has exhibited his art internationally at the June Kelly Gallery in New York City, Latin American Masters, Santa Monica, California; The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut; Latin American Masters in Beverly Hills, California; Galeria Botello in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Legacy Fine Arts in Panama City, Panama; Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC; Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada; Galeria Plastica Contemporanea in Guatemala, and the Institute of Hispanic Culture in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
His work is in the collections of institutions including El Museo del Barrio in New York, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California; Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Musée Grimaldi at Cagnes-Sur-Mer in France, Museo Omar Rayo in Colombia; Museo de Arte Moderno en Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca in México, Fundación Cultural Altos de Chavón in La Romano, Dominican Republic; and The Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
January 10 1969
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic