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Born

December 2, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts Degree, Printmaking, Cal State University Long Beach, California, 1975-1978
  • Undergraduate work at the University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, Lithography, 1975-1976
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Whittier College, California, 1969-1973
  • Undergraduate studies in independent theater arts, London, England, 1971
  • Graduated from Madrid High School, Madrid, Spain, 1967-1969

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Solo Museum Exhibitions

  • A Prayer for the Earth, The Southwest Museum, Midland Texas
  • Make ‘Em All Mexican, Arte Americas in collaboration with the Fresno Art Museum, scheduled in 2012
  • A Prayer for the Earth, The MacNider Museum, Mason, Iowa, scheduled for April 2012
  • A Prayer for the Earth, Solo Exhibition, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, 2006
  • A Prayer for the Earth, Solo Exhibition, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, 2004
  • Nature and Spirit, Solo Exhibition, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA, 2003

Permanent Collections Museums and Institution

  • The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Ill
  • Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA from a gift provided through the Peter Norton Collection
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Print Department, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Latino Art Museum, Pomona, California
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, (CEMA), California Multicultural and Ethnic Archives
  • University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Chicano Study Research Center
  • Stanford University Chicana Art Multimedia Database

Group Museum Exhibitions

2011

  • Mapping Another LA: The Chicano Art Movement, curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, UCLA Fowler Museum at UCLA as a part of Getty Foundation’s Initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980 and L.A. Xicano, a collaboration between UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and three museums.

2010

  • The All City Waitress Marching Band, produced by Jerri Allyn, ArtScene's 25th Anniversary, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Collector's Choice, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, California

2009

  • Rastros y Crónicas - Mujeres de Juarez, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Ill

2008

  • Vida sin Fin, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Ill

2006

  • Tigers and Jaguars, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2004

  • A History of Conflict - A Future of Hope, Frazier Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

2000

  • Defining the Sublime, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
  • East of the River: Chicano Art Collectors Anonymous, Santa Monica Museum, CA

1998-1999

  • Lo Del Corazon: Heartbeat of a Culture, Allis Museum, Milwaukee, WI, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, and University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1997

  • Art Muster, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Across the Street: Self Help Graphics and Chicano Art in Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics and Art, Inc. Atelier Print Program, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Art Muster of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, and Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska

1991

  • Contemporary Visions of the Virgen de Guadalupe, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
  • 2001: Hispanic Artists' Odyssey, Museo Chicano, Phoenix, AZ

1990

  • Days of the Dead, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
  • CARA: Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, UCLA Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; followed by the Denver Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, Fresno Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Arts, National Museum of American Art, the Museo de America, Spain, The Bronx Museum of Modern Art New York, The San Antonio Museum, and the Mexico City Modern Art Museum
  • Day of the Dead Celebration, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA

1989

  • Hispanic Work on Paper, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

1988

  • Deadlines, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, CA

1987

  • Lo del Corazón: Heartbeat of a Culture, National Traveling Exhibition, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA

1986

  • Artsfest, Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA

1982

  • Cinco de Mayo, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA

1977

  • Traditional Artists 11th Annual Exhibition, San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino, CA

Solo Exhibitions Galleries and Institutions

2011

  • Make 'em all Mexican, curated by Dr.Karen Mary Davalos, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2010

  • Fierce Beauty: The Art Work of Linda Vallejo, a Forty-Year Retrospective, Plaza de la Raza Boat House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Electrics, Solo Exhibition at Galerie Anaïs, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • A Prayer for the Earth Eco Installation, Hardin Center for Cultural Art, Gadsden, AL

2009

  • A Prayer for the Earth Eco Installation, San Luis Obispo Cultural Art Center, CA

2006

  • Hope in the Midst of War, Death, and Destruction, Sierra Arts Gallery, Reno, Nevada

2005

  • Linda Vallejo in the Project Room, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002

  • Nature and Spirit, Howell Green Gallery, Topanga, California

2001

  • Los Cielos, Howell and Green Fine Art Gallery, Topanga, CA
  • Mother Earth/Father Sky, Southern California Artists Gallery (SCA), Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona, California

2000

  • Los Cielos, Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) Venice, CA

1999

  • Los Cielos/The Heavens, Shinji Shumeikai of America Gallery, Pasadena, CA

1995

  • ¡Sola!, Jose Galbez Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1994

  • ¡Sola!, Galería Las Américas, Los Angeles, CA

1991

  • Símbolo y Fuerza: Recent Paintings and Drawings, Galería Nueva, Los Angeles, CA

1989

  • Linda Vallejo, Palos Verdes Art Center Collectors Gallery, CA

1988

  • Linda Vallejo, Galeria Posada, Sacramento, CA

Group Exhibitions Galleries and Institutions

2011

  • Doin' It in Public: Art and Feminism at the Woman's Building,at the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art as part of the Getty Foundation’s Initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980.

2010

  • Muertos de Risa: 80s Vintage Day of the Dead Works from Self Help Graphics & Art's Collection, ChimMaya Gallery, Montebello, CA
  • Collector's Choice, curated by Armando Durón for the Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA

2009

  • Censored, The Room, Michel Allen Consulting New York, NY
  • Women Artists on Immigration, Southern California Women's Caucus for the Arts, Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles, CA
  • (re)cycled, L2Kontemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ancient Ofrenda: Elements of an Altar, Arizona State University Museum of Anthropology, Tempe, AZ
  • Dearly Departed: A Day of the Dead Celebration, Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ
  • 16 x 20, ChimMaya Gallery, Montebello, CA
  • The Chicana/o National Biennial 2009, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), San Jose, CAat Galerie Anaïs, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2008

  • The Art of Thought, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
  • 15/15, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Maestra Atelier, Self Help Graphics and Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Spirits of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA
  • Somos Medicia - Mujeres de Maiz, Exhibition and Publication, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA
  • Death of the Bush Era - What Next?, Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), Venice, CA

2007

  • If Peace Is An Anomaly, Then What is War?, Kerkhoff Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Floating World, Metro Gallery, Hollywood, CA
  • Echoes: Women Inspired by Nature, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
  • 12 Artists, 24 Ideas, Avenue 50 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Self Help Graphics Atelier Print Program, "Electric Oak" Limited Edition Silkscreen Print 1/119, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chicano/Latino Arts of Los Angeles Oral History Project, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC); Terezita Romo, Project Coordinator, and Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, Interviewer
  • The All City Waitress Marching Band, produced by Jerri Allyn, ArtScene's 25th Anniversary, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mujeres de Maiz, Tenth Anniversary Publication, Los Angeles, CA

2006

  • Moving Towards the Infinite, Carlotta's Pasión, Los Angeles, CA
  • HOPE in the Midst of War, Death and Destruction, Sierra Gallery, Reno, Nevada

2005

  • International Modern Art Biennale, Florence, Italy
  • The Tree of Life, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA

2004

  • Mujeres, Group Chicana Exhibition, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Balancing Beliefs: Urban Vision of Sickness and Healing, University o California, Los Angeles, Department Of World Arts & Cultures, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mujeres, Group Chicana Exhibition, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003

  • HOPE, In the Midst of War Death, and Destruction Installation, Day of the Dead Exhibition, Tropico Nopal, Los Angeles, CA
  • Returning to Aztlan, dA Art Space, Pomona, CA

2001

  • Dreams and Reality, The Marjorie and Herman Platt Gallery and the Borstein Gallery, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA

1999

  • Book of Women, Scroll Installation Project, International Project, Curated By Iren Jensen

1998

  • Festival of the 5 Senses: Please Do Touch, Cal State University, Long Beach, Department of Design, Long Beach, CA

1997

  • El Amanecer/The Sunrise, Galería Las Américas, Los Angeles, CA

1996

  • Grand Inaugural Exhibition, Galería Las Americas, Los Angeles, CA

1995

  • Las Sirenas, Galería Las Américas, Los Angeles, CA

1994

  • I Bienal de Pintura Mexicana y Chicana, Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Los Angeles, CA
  • Art In General: Gathering Medicine Coast to Coast, National Artists of Color, New York, NY

1993

  • Spectro de Chicano, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA
  • Downtown Lives, Downtown Arts Development Association, Long Beach, CA
  • CARA, The Bronx Museum of Modern Art New York, The San Antonio Museum, Mexico City Modern Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, Fresno Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Arts, National Museum of American Art, Museo de America, Spain
  • Refleciones de Nuestro Continente, Group Show, Galería Las Américas, Los Angeles, CA
  • Reencuentro 1993, Mexican Cultural/Trade Convention, Los Angeles, CA
  • Unidos Todo el Continente, Galería Las Américas, Los Angeles, CA
  • Latino Artists Expo 93, The Pasadena Center, CA
  • Bury Racism, Hole in the Wall Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

1992

  • Arte Actual de Los Angeles, University of Madrid, Spain
  • La Raza Cósmica, Galería Las Américas, Los Angeles, CA

1991

  • Stations that Strive, A.R.T. Gallery, Hollywood, CA

1990

  • Celebration of Latinas in the Arts, The Winery Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • ¡Viva los Artistas!, Center Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Long Beach, CA
  • Aquí Estamos.y No Nos Vamos, Cal State University, San Bernardino, University Art Gallery, San Bernardino, CA
  • Estampa Chicana: La Locura Cura, Galería el Juglar, Ciudad de Mexico
  • Images of the Earth: Ancestral Memories, Los Angeles Civic Center, CA
  • Palos de Fuego, L.A. Nicola, Los Angeles, CA
  • For Chicanos, Casa Mexico, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

1989

  • The Power of the Image, William Grant Still Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Celebración de la Independencia de México, West Los Angeles Civic Center Mall 12" and Under, Golden West College Art Gallery, Westminster, CA
  • Merging Cultures, Allstate Regional Offices, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fire Show V, Self-Help Graphics And Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Art for Milk, Schwartz Cierlak Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1988

  • In Keeping: Hope, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dimensions/Transformations, Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA
  • Latino Americano Artists, Impressiones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Shrines, FHP Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Rasquachismo, Mars Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona
  • We Are Orange County, City Of Brea Centennial Exhibition, Brea, CA

1987

  • Art of Resistance, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Variations on A Goddess, Women's Building, Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Cerritos College Invitational, Main Gallery, Cerritos, CA

1986

  • Cross Pollination, the Woman's Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Common Ground, Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Long Beach Art Expedition: Studio Art Tours. Long Beach, CA
  • LA Prints: Self-Help Graphics Atelier Program, Los Angeles, CA
  • Floreciendo/Flowering, Madre Tierra Press, The Women's Building, Los Angeles, CA
  • Multi-Media Works, Roberts Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Harmonía en Color: Hispanic Artists of the 1980's, Salon de Fiestas, Los Angeles, CA
  • Day of The Dead, Galeria De La Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Salon, Drawing Back the Veil, Women's Building, CA
  • The Dark Madonna: Women Culture & Community Rituals, produced by Suzanne Lacy at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1985

  • The Art of Women's Altars, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
  • Fuego Nuevo, Galería Otra Vez, Los Angeles, CA
  • Offerings: The Altar Show, Social and Public Arts Resource Center, Venice, CA
  • Traces of Ritual, Irvine Fine Arts, Center, Irvine, CA
  • Fusion '85, Jewish Community Building, Los Angeles, CA
  • WXW: Women by Women, Galería de la Raza/Studio 24, San Francisco, CA
  • 16th Anniversary Exhibition, Centro Cultural De La Raza, San Diego, CA

1984

  • Southern California Women Writers and Artists, the Woman's Building, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mujeres Artistas de Sur Oeste, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX
  • Voces de la Mujer: An Exhibition of Chicana Artists of Texas and the Southwest, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX
  • Personal Reflections: Masks by Chicano and Native American Artists in California, La Raza Bookstore y Galería Posada, Sacramento, CA

1983

  • Arte Chicano: Six Southern California Artists, Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
  • Art/Soul Exhibit and Auction, Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rejoice: Third World Artists in California, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
  • A Través de la Frontera, Centro de Estudios Económicos y Sociales, México, D.F.
  • The Printed Image: Long Beach Revisited, Long Beach City Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Images of the People / Imagenes de la Raza, Amerika Haus Berlin, Germany

1982

  • New Directions in Chicano Art, The Printers Gallery, Austin, TX
  • Madre Tierra Press Publication and Exhibition, Women's Building Graphic Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 5 California Artists, Los Angeles City College Art Gallery, CA

1981

  • Fire in the Lodge, Shakti Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • The Sum of the Parts, The Women's Building, Los Angeles, CA

1980

  • Dia de los Muertos, Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA
  • Día de los Muertos Celebration!, Los Angeles Photography Center, CA
  • Women's Week: "Women for a Change," University of California, Irvine, University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA
  • Espina, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA

1979

  • 3rd World Drawings, The Society of Ethnic and Special Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, University Art Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

1978

  • Two of a Kind: Prints by Muriel Olguin and Linda Vallejo, Jesus Gutierrez Gallery, San Pedro, CA
  • Celebration: Linda Vallejo and Muriel Olguin, San Pedro Municipal Art Gallery, San Pedro, CA
  • La Mujer: A Visual Dialogue, The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, Ill
  • Ancient Roots, New Visions, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ink and Clay no.5, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

1977

  • Conjunto, Galería la Otra Vez, Self Help Graphics and Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Four Artists, Mechicano Art Center, Self-Help Graphics & Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Hexagon, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA

1976

  • Exposición de pinturas de Rosa Baeza, Linda Vallejo, Irene Pilar, Concepcion Cataluna Paglinawan, La Sala De Exposiciones De Editora Nacional. Madrid, Spain

Bibliography

2011

  • Linda Vallejo, Make ‘Em All Mexican at Ave 50 Studio, July/August 2011 Review, Art Ltd. Magazine, Los Angeles
  • L.A. Xicano, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, distributed by University of Washing Press, edits by Chon A. Noriega, Terezita Romo, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, 2011
  • Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Women’s Building and From Site to Vision: The Women’s Building in Contemporary Culture, Ben Maltz Gallery and Otis College of Art and Design, 2011
  • Suffragette City, Betty Ann Brown, Art Ltd. Magazine, January 2011

2010

  • Fierce Beauty: The Art Work of Linda Vallejo. A forty-year retrospective exhibition and book presented at Plaza de la Raza Boat House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980, 2010, California International Arts Foundation, Editor, Lyn Kienholz
  • One, The Mind Aware, 2010, New Momentum For Human Unity Productions, ISBN: 978-1-4507-1851-6
  • Mujeres de Maiz, Zine #8, Publication, Los Angeles, CA

2009

  • Focus on the Masters, Artist Archives and Interview, Ventura, CA
  • Speak for the Trees. Published by Marquand Books and created by Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Seattle, Washington

2007

  • Floating World, Metro Gallery Exhibition, catalog with essay written by Betty Ann Brown, Hollywood, CA
  • Revealed: Women, Art, Life, Success, an Interview Dialogue, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, a panel moderated by Betty Ann Brown and Linda Vallejo
  • Linda Vallejo: Life Choices and Turning Points, Artist Cover Story, Downtown LA Life Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mujeres de Maiz, Tenth Anniversary Fine Arts Publication, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nature Exposed: An Interview with Linda Vallejo,; Her Circle Ezine Feature Article by Diane Leon Ferdico, NY University, New York
  • Chicano/Latino Arts of Los Angeles Oral History Project, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC); Terezita Romo, Project Coordinator and Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ventura Art Masters Historical and Documentary Project, Ventura, CA
  • Breaking In Two, Documentary Film by Sabine Sighichelli featuring Linda Vallejo
  • The Art of Collection with Armando Duron, Real Talk LA Magazine

2005

  • EcoNews Television Series and Environmental Directions Radio Series

2004

  • Chicano and Chicano Artists, Latin Style Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

2002

  • Contemporary Chicana And Chicano Art: 2002, Bi-Lingual Press, Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2001

  • Celebrating Art, Life, And El Dia De Los Muertos With Artist Linda Vallejo, Latin Style Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Linda Vallejo y su Vision de Los Cielos,<