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Education

School of Visual Arts, NY.                                                M.F.A.  1993

Sculpture, Parsons School of Design, NY.                       B.F.A.  1991

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME.                       1995

 

Solo Exhibitions

“An Inherent View of the World,” Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL. 2015

“From Island to Ocean: Caribbean and Pacific Dialogues,” Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 2015

“Mettre Noir Sur Blanc,” Guttenberg Arts, Guttenberg, NJ. 2015

“Remnants- “What Remains,” Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, CUNY, NY. 2014

 “SENSEI Exchange Series @ “The Cellar” of Little Fox Café, Part 008: In The Fold, NY. 2013

“Past/Present Tense — Tiempos del Subjuntivo,” Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, NY. 2009

“Looking Back 1994 – 2004,” paul sharpe contemporary art, New York, NY. 2006

“The Land that time forgot” Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL. 2006

“Juana Valdes/Pedro Velez,” Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY. 2002

“Haarlem/Harlem-Transported Illusions”, Begane Grond Kunstcentrum, Utrecht, Netherlands. 2000

“Empty Space,” The Avram Gallery, Southampton College-Long Island Unv. Southampton, NY. 2000

“YUCA,” Miami Dade Community College, Inter-American Gallery, Miami, FL. 1998

“Sweet Honesty- Tender Pink,” Phoenix Gallery Project Room, NY. 1997

 

Grants/Fellowships

The Lifelong Learning Society (Jupiter) Faculty Research and Travel Fund, FL. 2012

Faculty Research Mentoring Program, FAU, FL. 2011

The Netherland-American Foundation, Cultural Grant, 2011

New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship in Sculpture, 2011

National Association of Latinos Arts and Culture, Visual Artists Grant, 2009

The City University of New York’s Diversity Projects Development Fund, NY. 2008

Atlantic Center for the Arts, Joan Mitchell Grant, New Smyrna, FL. 2007

Cuban Artist Fund Grant, New York, NY. 2003

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY. 1998

Cosby Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. 1995

School of Visual Arts, Merit Scholarship, New York, NY. 1992                                  

 

Residencies

Guttenberg Arts Space, Time Artists Residency (STAR), Guttenberg, NJ. 2015

Dialogues in Cuban Art, Artist Exchange Program Between Miami/Cuba, 2015

Immersion Artist Residency, Power Arts Center, William Patterson University, NJ. 2015

Visual Artists Network, Artist in Resident, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Miami, FL. 2014

Sunday Morning@ European Keramic Work Centre, Den, Bosch, NL. 2012

CEC ArtsLink, Publicly Creative Workshop, New York, NY. 2011

Jamaica Center for the Arts & Learning, Artists-in-Residency, NY. 2008-09

Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna, Fl. Joan Mitchell Grant, 2007

Lower EastSide Printshop, Key Holder, NY. 2005

The Center for Book Arts, Artist Residency, NY. 2005

Smack Mellon Studio Residency  Program, Brooklyn, NY. 2003

European Ceramic Work Center, Artists Residency Award, Den Bosch, Netherlands.2002

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, National and International Studio Program, LIC, NY.1997

Experimental Intermedia Huis, Gent, Belgium.1996

Manhattan Graphic Center, Artist Residency, New York, NY.1992

 

Group Exhibitions

2016
“EL MUSEO@SVA, Curated by Rocio Aranda, SVA Gallery, New York, NY.

2015

“Littlest Sister Art Fair @Spinello Project,” Curated by Sofia Bastidas, Miami, FL.

“Made Here,” New Works by Artist in Residency, Guttenberg Arts, NJ.

“Then & Now: Ten Years of Residencies at the Center for Book Arts,” Curate by Alex Campos, Executive Director, New York, NY.

“Alternate Currents | New Art,” DVCAI, 18th International Cultural Exchange to GuadeloupeL’Artocarpe Contemporary Space, Guadeloupe.

2014

“Third Space: Inventing the Impossible,” Museum of Contemporary Art, North, Miami, FL.

“Negritud in Latin American Art,” Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

“MIA_ATL,” curated by William Cordova, SaltWorks, Atlanta, GA.

“Pulling the Devil’s Tail  |  artist prints,” The Fisher Gallery, Horace Mann School, New York, NY.

“MIA/BER,” curated by William Cordova, Galerie Verein Berliner Künstler, Berlin, GE.

“Mujeres al borde de una isla/ Women at the Edge of an Island,” Sweet Home series of the Museo Cubano. Ileana Fuentes, Cultural Consultant and Jesús Rosado, Guest Curator, Miami, FL.

2013

“Identity and the Accumulation of Memory, Contemporary Cuban Artist,” curated by, Alexis Mendoza, Boricua College Art Gallery, NY.

”Multiple, Limited, Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts”, Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director, Jen Larson, Collections Specialist, and the Collections Committee.

Exhibition traveled to:

January 28-April 15, 2013           The Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA.

October 1-December 31, 2012    Lafayette College, Easton, PA.

May 31-August 25, 2012              Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX .

February 3-May 6, 2012              Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN.

October 6-December 9, 2011     Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA.

2012  

“3rd Bronx Latin American Art Biennial 2012, Dynamic Convention Contemporary Latin American  Art,” Gordon Parks Gallery, College of NEW ROCHELLE ANNEX, New York, NY.

“Operating System,” The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art, curated by Heng-Gil Han, NY.

“ART/QUAKE, Print Portfolio, Co-Sponsor by Haiti Cultural Exchange, Five Myle, NY.

2011

“2011- 2012 
CINTAS Finalists Exhibition in Visual Arts, Miami Dade College and The CINTAS Foundation, Miami, FL.

“Multiple, Limited, Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Center for

Book Arts,” curated by Alexander Campos, Executive Director, Jen Larson, Collections Specialist NY.

”Faces of the Economy,” Art for Change Gallery, New York, NY.

ART/QUAKE, Print Portfolio, Co-Sponsor by Haiti Cultural Exchange, RFA Gallery, NY.

“Planet of Slums, Curators Omar Lopez-Chahoud and LaToya Ruby Frazier, 3rd Streaming, NY.

2010

“Planet of Slums, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, Curators Omar Lopez-Chahoud and LaToya Ruby Frazier, New Brunswick, NJ.

2009 

“Three Latina Artists / Artistas Latinas,” Curated by Alejandro Anreus, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts Court Gallery, William Patterson University. NJ.

“Seaworthy,” Corridor Gallery, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

“D’Ailleurs-I Won’t Play Other To Your Same,” Galerie Art Esai, University Rennes, France.

2008 

“Red Badge of Courage,” Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Newark Arts Council,NJ.

“Intransit,” Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY.

“CINTAS Foundation 2008 Fellowship Finalist Exhibition, Miami, FL.

“FATHOM: Exploring the Depths of Water as Concept, Content and Context,” Texas State University – San Marcos, TX.

“From Taboo To Icon: Africanist Turnabout”, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Curated by Sophie Sanders and Shervone Neckles.

2007

“Feminine Mystique” Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Jersey City Museum, NJ.

“Pleasure Beach,” Five Myles, Brooklyn NY.

“TRANS_” Curated by Juliana Driever Queens Library Gallery, NY.

“Multiplicity: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture,” Landmark Arts Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX.

“Multiplicity: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture,” San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts San Angelo, TX

“Multiplicity: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture,” Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas at El Paso,TX.

2006 

“TROPICALISMS,” Curate by Rocio Aranda, New Jersey City Museum, NJ.

“Cultural Redress: Reinterpreting Fashions from the Index of American Design” Queens Library Gallery, NY

“Multiplicity: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture,” Portland Art Center, Portland, OR.

Art Miami, Art Fair, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami Beach, FL.

“Glimpse” Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

“Feature Artist Project,” Center for Book Arts, New York, NY.

“Art Miami, Art Fair, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami Beach, FL.

2005

“Outcaste”: Crossing the line to the Model Majority, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Art Basel, Miami, FL.

“Accessibility2005: TRANSPLANTED – Latino Artists in the USA,” Sumter, SC.

“Deep Blue: Caribbean-American Statements,” Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL.

“Deep Blue: Caribbean-American Statements,” Florida  Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, FL .

“ASSumptions,” Paul Sharpe Contemporay Art, Curate by Paul Sharpe, NY

_“Body Human,” Nohra Haime Gallery, NY.

2004 

“Un-staged” Arti et Amicitiae, Curated by Charlie Citron, Amsterdam, NL.

“Jamaica Flux: Workspace and Window,” Jamaica Art Center, Queens, NY.

“All the numbers I know,” Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY   

“Presence of Light”, Curate by Kathleen Gilrain, The Berkshire Museum, MA.

“Hope & Glory: The Enduring Legacy of Oscar B. Cintas” 2004 Visual Awards, M.A.C., Miami, FL.

“Ahora Es El Futuor/ The Future Is Now,” Contemporary Cuban Artist Part 1, Show Walls, NY

2003  

“The Caribbean  Abroad: Contemporary Artists and Latino Migration,” Newark Museum, NJ.

“Telling,” FiveMyles, Curate by Tom Kotik, Brooklyn, NY.

“Brooklyn on 57th Street,” Nohra Haime Gallery, NY.

“Dutch Souvenirs,” Galerie Binnen, Amsterdam, NL.

2002­   

“Attention Span”, Video lounge, FreeSpace, Sydney, Australia.

“Anthology of Art,” website http://www.anthology-of-art.net,

2001   

“Prodigal Prodigy, White Box Gallery, curated by Theo Tegelaers, New York, NY.

“The Brewster Project,” 2-Day Event -Site Specific Installation, Brewster NY.

“The Program,” Curate by Pedro Velez for FGA, Chicago, IL.

2000

“S-Files/Selected from the Files,” El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.

“En el Malecon,” Laffite-Soler Interventions -7th Havana Bienal, Cuba.

“Dusty,” Kentler International Drawing Space, Curated by Theo Tegelaers, New York, NY.

“European Contemporary Art In The Point of Intersection Between Culture and Nations,” International workshop- residency, Ryn, Poland.

“TV Guide Video Show,” SOAPBOX Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

“Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition 2000,” Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1999

“Point of View: Between Two Cities,” Cultural Exchange Project, Art & Idea, Garillo Gil Museum, Mexico D.F. and Art In General, New York, NY.

“Hallowed Halls: A Hybrid Halloween,” Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NY.

“Art For Park: N.A.G. Benefit,” Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.

1998   

“Ruido,” Taller Boricua Gallery at The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, NY.

“Open Salvo,” White Box Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, New York, NY.

“Wish You Luck,” 22nd Studio Residency Program Exhibition, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY.

1997  

“Hanging by a Thread,” The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY.

1996

_“one. one. one. one.,” Rush Foundation Art Gallery, New York, NY.

1995 

“Objects of Domestic Display,” Longwood Gallery, Bronx, NY.

“Resisting Categories,” City Without Walls, Newark, NJ.

1994

“Personal Property,” Art in General, New York, NY.

“What are you looking at,” 128 Rivington Gallery, New York, NY.

“Art in the Clinic,” The Women’s Health show, Women’s Center, Bronx, NY.

 

Bibliography

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Riol, Rubens, Visiones del mundo a través de los ojos del arte, Arte Y Letras, Especial/, El Nuevo Herald, Dec. 6, 2015

Nicole, Martinez, Why it’s so hard for women in the art world, The New Tropic, Miami, Dec. 1, 2015

Urbistondo, Josune, Bending Bone China: Juana Valdes’ Politics of the Skin, Miradas-Revista Digital de Historia del Art Y Cultura Iberica IberoAmericana, journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de, 2015

Chae, Julie, Juana Valdes: Mettre Noir Sur Blanc, The Agora Culture, July 29, 2015

Batet, Janet, “Third Space Reinventar lo posible a través del arte,” Arte Y Letras, Especial/El Nuevo Herald, October 21, 2014

Tschida, Anne, “MOCA unveils new face,” Knight Arts Foundation, Communities Miami, October 3, 2014

Germano, Beta, UNTITLED, To-Do in Miami – Where the cool (but not so wild) things are, Casa Vogue, Brazil, December 2013 issue

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Flags that Wave with Love: Juana Valdes’ Te-Amo Project, ARC Magazine, December 3rd, 2013

Jung Hyun, Soo, “Operating System,” Editorial Preview – REVIEWED, NY Arts Magazine, www.nyartsmagazine.com, Web. Oct. 14, 2012.

Riley-Lopez, Erin, “A Contemporary Outlook for The Culture of Book Arts,” Multiple, Limited, Unique, Selections From The Permanent Collection of the Center For Books Arts, 2011, pp.53-60.

Mendoza, Alexis, ”Reflections:The Sensationalism of the Art from Cuba,” New York, Wasteland Press, 2009

Bertand, Donald, “Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning taps Juana Valdes for residency” Daily News, (June 10, 2008)

Sanders, Sophie and Neckles, Shervone, “From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout,” Ice Box Project Space Crane Arts,Philadelphia, exhibition catalog, 2008.

Roberts, Diana Lyn “Multiplicity: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture,” Ceramics Monthly, February p. 18-20, 2008.

Aranda-Alvarado,Rocío, “Feminine Mystique” New Jersey Museum,exhibition catalog, 2007.

Bonansinga, Kate, “Multiplicity:Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture”, Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts University of Texas at El Paso, exhibition catalog, 2007.         

Grimm, Amy V., “Multiplicity: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture,” Artl!es  Number 51, Houston, Texas, Summer 2006, pp. 107-108.

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Moore, Ivy, “ The Next Wave Rolls in Accessibility 2005,” The Item, (Sept. 29, 2005)

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Cotter, Holland, “Critic’s Notebook; For New Art, Just Take The 7 Train” New York Times, (Nov. 12, 2004)

Robison, Andrew, “Light’s Striking Diversity” Gay City News, (Sept. 9, 2004),

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Cotter, Holland, “Picking Out Distinctive Voices in a Pluralistic Chorus,” Art Review The New York Times, (Aug. 18, 2000)

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Curatorial & Collaborations

“5X5,” El Museou de Arte Contemporania, Acarigua-Aurare, Venezuela, 2004

“4A,” The Annex, Curated Exhibition of Graduate Students from Bard College. NY.2002

“Thaw,” Panel Moderator, Artists Panel Discussion, Art in General, NY.1998

“Between The Acts,” Art in General, Curated women artists group show, NY.1997

“Spannugsbogen,” Ah! Space, Curated artists group show, NY.1997

“Angels in New York,” Artist Carlos Blanco, Producer by Juana Valdes, NY.1995

Apogee Arts Organization, co founder of Africa Diaspora non-for profits organization.1994

Naw Gallery, Gallery Director, NY.1994-1995

“Christo Surrounded Island,” Island assistant, Fl.1982

 

Professional Accomplishments

Teaching

University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Art Department, Massachusetts. 2015- Present

Florida Atlantic University, Visual Arts Department, 2010-2015

Brooklyn College, CUNY, Visual Arts Art Department, NY. 2005-06

Cooper Union School of Art, Outreach Program, NY. 2005

Yale School of Art, Digital Screen Print Workshop, CT. 2004

Visiting Professor of Studio Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-the Hudson, NY.1998-2002

Artist-Teacher MFA Program, Vermont College of Norwich University, VT. 2002-15

 

 

Lectures &  Symposiums

Women In Print: Latin America panel organized by Guttenberg Arts, 8th floor Gallery Rubin Foundation, NY. 2016

Dialogues in Cuban Art, Perez Art Museum Miami, FL. 2016

“Examining the Art Scene in Cuba from New York’s Perspective: A Discussion in Anticipation of the XLIX Congress of AICA International.” 8th floor Gallery Rubin Foundation, NY. 2016

Cuba Today: Art, Politics, and Economics, ART TABLE, NY. 2016

Parsons Pop Up Print Shop & Show, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New School for Social Research, NY. 2015

Visiting Artist series, Center for New Arts, William Patterson University, NJ. 2015

Archipelagoes Seminar, FROM ISLAND TO OCEAN: CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC DIALOGUES,” Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers Univ. New Brunswick, NJ. 2015

Visiting Artist series, Arts@ Oswego, Oswego, SUNNY, NY. 2015

Lecture Series at Florida Atlantic University organized by Juana Valdes and moderated by Dr. Mary Ann Goqser-Esquilin, Revisiting the Caribbean and Latin American: Contemporary Conversations on Visual Arts, Panelist: María Elena Ortizis,Elizabeth Cerejido,Rosie Gordon-Wallace, Miami, FL. 2015

Nova SouthEastern University, Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Ft. Lauderdale, 2010

Parson School of Design, Printmaking Dept. Artist/Lecture, NY. 2003-04

Lafayette College, Visiting Artist Lecture & Student Workshop, PA. 2002

Visiting Artist/Critic Lecture program, University of Wisconsin-Madison,WI.2001

Artist Lecture series, Rutgers University, The Center for Latinos Arts and Culture,NJ.2000

Artist Exhibition and Lecture, Miami-Dade Community College, Fl.1999

Apogee Video Screening & Symposium, The New School presented by Downtown Arts Festival, NY.1998

Artists Talk on Art, Panel Discussion, Fulcrum Gallery, NY.1998

Visiting Artist Series, Louisiana Tech. University, School of the Arts, LA.1997

Art as Action, Simon Says, Art in General, NY.1997

Visiting Artist Series, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.1996

Visiting Artists Lecture, County College of Morris, NJ.1996

 

Collections

The Newark Museum, NJ.

European Ceramic Work Center, NL.

Nohra Haime Gallery, NY.

Numerous private collections

 

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