Anna Valdez is an Oakland, CA based artist who works across painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, collage, and digital media, to examine the relationship between material and cultural identity. Valdez incorporates articles found in domestic spaces such as plants, textiles, vessels and keepsakes into her work as a method of storytelling. Her colorful work invites the viewer to consider objects as emblematic of personal and collective experience, shifting between still life and portraiture.
Her work has recently been exhibited at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Valdez is represented by Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco, CA.