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Artist: John Valadez

JOHN VALADEZ received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach. He was Artist in Residence at the Foundation d’Art de la Napoule in France in 1987. Other honors include: a California Community Foundation Getty Trust Fellowship; a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant; a General Services Administration Design Award for artwork at the Federal Building in El Paso, TX; and an Art in Public Places Award from the Architecture Foundation of Orange County for his project at the Federal Office Building and Courthouse in Santa Ana, CA. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US, Europe, and Mexico.


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