Sam Valdez

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Samantha Valdez


'BORDER WALL' EXPLORED A VISUAL HISTORY OF RESISTANCE. EACH WORK AIMS TO BECOME A BEACON OF STRENGTH, USING ICONS AND SYMBOLISM. DURING THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION, I'VE LOOKED INTO THE PAST FOR GUIDANCE AND CREATED WORK TO FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE AND SHOW A HISTORY THATS ALWAYS BEEN THERE.


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Education:




2010-2014: Bachelor of  Art & American Studies, Stetson University, Florida  

2014-2017: Masters of Sculpture & Masters Certificate of Art Administration, Winthrop University, South Carolina  




Exhibitions:




2018- Wonzimer, Los Angeles California

2018- Green Point Gallery, Greenpoint New york

2017- Graduate Show, Winthrop University

2016-  Vessel Defined by Women ,Arts on Main Gastonia




2016- Night of Cultural Resistance Identity: A Narrative of Experience, Winthrop University




2015- Juried exhibition Corporeal Complexities  hosted at the Lee Gallery, Clemson University




2014-Decay of Childhood'- at Winthrop University's  3rd Floor Gallery Fall semester 2014




2014-Unearthed Senior Thesis Exhibition, Hand art Center, Stetson University




2013- 24th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Hand art Center, Stetson University




2012- 23rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Hand art Center, Stetson University




2011-22nd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Hand art Center, Stetson University

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Prizes:

2013- Winner, Press Printing Award of Distinction for, Women Wash Dishes, Men Break Them

2012- Winner, Paul & Elkind Pa Award of Distinction for,  Clovis J. Nallett: Unclaimed