First Home, 2020, embroidery, gouache, oil stick on mounted paper and acrylic paint on canvas, 46 x 42 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.
Two Gems, 2020, embroidery, hand-dyed fabric, and canvas, 24 x 20 inches. Images courtesy of the artist.
Two Gems (detail)
Amanda Valdez lives and works in New York, NY. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Hunter College in New York. She has held solo shows across the US and internationally including Rattle Around at Koki Fine Arts in Tokyo, Japan, Piecework at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY, several solo shows with Denny Dimin in New York, and Hot Bed at Dotfiftyone in Miami. She is the recipient of a residency at the New Roots Foundation in Antigua, Guatemala; several Joan Mitchell Foundation residencies in New Orleans; and has traveled on residencies to the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire and Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, among others.