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LA Art News 2017

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LA Art News 2017

 . One Year: The Art of Politics in Los Angeles LA Art News Published on Dec 8, 2017   “Linda Vallejo’s ‘The Brown Dot Project’ puts a human face on data—for example, a portrait of a young woman composed of 33,461 brown dots that illustrate the fact that 30.9% of Latinos living in the U.S. earned $50K+ in 2014.”   Full article  ...

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KCET Artbound 2017

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KCET Artbound 2017

Self Help Graphics and the Birth of Modern Day Día de los Muertos KCET Artbound By Jordan Riefe October 25, 2017 Full article  ...

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Fabrik Magazine 2017

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Fabrik Magazine 2017

Inside Self Help Graphics & Art Día De Los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past Present & Future / PST: LA/LA By Eva Recinos Fabrik Magazine Issue 37 October 17, 2017 Full article Purchase magazine  ...

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Art and Cake LA 2017

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Art and Cake LA 2017

Linda Vallejo “Keepin’ it Brown” bG gallery, Santa Monica, CA By Lawrence Gipe Art and Cake LA September 30 Excerpt: ‘Although political, “The Brown Dot Project” exudes the zen-like chill factor of Agnes Martin. The entire suite has a charming, “loving hands at home” quality in its tactile simplicity. The visual appeal of each pattern collides skillfully with the statistical backstory – transporting the viewer from abstraction to the realm of activist art reality. The designs that Vallejo constructs from all this data, although...

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New York University Press 2017

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New York University Press 2017

Chicana/o Remix: Art and Errata since the Sixties By Karen Mary Davalos ISBN: 9781479821129 New York University Press 2017 Linda Vallejo’s artwork featured on pages 116-117 Purchase book About Karen Mary Davalos LMU Faculty Pub Night Announcement From NYU Press: Chicana/o Remix casts new light not only on artists—such as Sandra de la Loza, Judy Baca, and David Botello, among others—but on the exhibitions that feature their work, and the collectors, curators, critics, and advocates who engage it. Combining feminist theory, critical...

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The Argonaut 2017

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The Argonaut 2017

Brown Washing: Linda Vallejo turns the tables on cultural appropriation for the Getty’s citywide tribute to Latin American influence on Los Angeles by Christina Campodonico September 20, 2017 Full article Download article  ...

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Art and Cake 2017

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Art and Cake 2017

Deconstructing Liberty: A Destiny Manifested by Liz Goldner Art and Cake August 27, 2017 Read the full article here  ...

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CuratorLove 2017

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CuratorLove 2017

Liberty of Art for All by Erika Hirugami, MAAB. Founder and CEO of CuratorLove August 7, 2017 Read the full article here  ...

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The Chautauquan Daily 2017

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The Chautauquan Daily 2017

Guest critic: ‘Homage to Mango Street’ channels ‘mission to promote dialogue’ by Howard Halle, editor-at-large and chief art critic for Time Out New York July 14, 2017 “Of the artists, only Linda Vallejo deals directly with the politics of identity, or more precisely, the vicissitudes of living as a Latino within a dominant Anglo culture. The Los Angeles-born artist’s “Drunken Revery” is an ensemble of antique liquor decanters, each painted with a reproduction of a classic Norman Rockwell scene. Included are such fan favorites as the...

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LA Weekly 2017

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LA Weekly 2017

15 Female Artists Who’ve Shaped the L.A. Art Scene by Eva Recinos LA Weekly April 3, 2017 Linda Vallejo ranked #4 “In taking familiar figures and making them brown (a series she calls “Make ’Em all Mexican”), Mexican-American artist Linda Vallejo challenges the viewer to re-examine the familiar icons of pop culture. Vallejo also looks specifically at the Latino community in Los Angeles, as evidenced in “The Brown Dot Project.” Though now in many variations, the idea started with analyzing the “Latino numbers and how the population is...

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Lix Bearitz Magazine 1969

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Lix Bearitz Magazine 1969

Lix Bearitz Magazine Torrejon, Madrid, Spain 1969 Excerpt: Perhaps no one can tell what prompts people to want a record, something written down about themselves…to want to apply a “fixative” to a given span of time so that it will be remembered, puzzled over awaiting interpretation, attached to the events in the past. We were about 100 teen-aged Americans, who came to Spain, to attend high school here in Madrid. We all had one thing in common, and that was travel. Some of us came from such places as Thailand, Tanzania and...

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Los Angeles Times Calendar 2016

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Los Angeles Times Calendar 2016

In her series ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican,’ artist Linda Vallejo imagines #OscarsSoBrown by Carolina A. Miranda Los Angeles Times Calendar Section – Cover Feature February 19, 2016 Los Angeles, CA View the Brown Oscars series This may be the moment of #OscarsSoWhite, but one Los Angeles artist prefers to imagine it as the year of #OscarsSoBrown. Since 2011, Linda Vallejo has transformed found bits of Americana — a Bob’s Big Boy statue or figurines of Elvis and Gary Cooper from “High Noon” — into more Mexican-ized...

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Lectura Books 2016

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Lectura Books 2016

The Art of Memory: Ten Stories Written and Illustrated by Ten Artists The Latino Family Literacy Project published by Lectura Books Ten different artists come together to tell a memorable childhood story. A bilingual book that parents and kids are sure to enjoy! Available November 1, 2016. Lectura Books publishes books in a bilingual format in English and Spanish so that Spanish speaking parents can read with their children in Spanish and develop English language skills along with their children. The mission of Lectura Books is to create...

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Sharpe Reference 2010

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Sharpe Reference 2010

Latino History and Culture: An Encyclopedia Vol. 1 edited by David J. Leonard and Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, Sharpe Reference ISBN-10: 0765680831 ISBN-13: 978-0765680839 Linda Vallejo cited on p. 102   Purchase on Amazon Back to...

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Vasari21.com 2016

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Vasari21.com 2016

Linda Vallejo Chooses Charles Gaines Ann Landi, Editor The Brown Dot Project (TBDP), a series of mine from 2015, has been deeply influenced by the renowned Los Angeles-based artist Charles Gaines, whose works investigate the way rules-based procedures construct order and meaning. Gaines, born in 1944, makes drawings, photographs, and videos that grow out of a firmly conceptual practice. As Wikipedia puts it, his “work interrogates the discourse relating to aesthetics and politics.” Inspired by his example, I began using a grid-based color...

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Wiley-Blackwell Publishers 2016

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Wiley-Blackwell Publishers 2016

Women in Culture: An Intersectional Anthology for Gender and Women’s Studies Published by Wiley Blackwell Edited by Bonnie Kime Scott, Anne Donadey, Irene Lara, and Susan E. Cayleff ISBN: 978-1-118-54112-8 July 2016     Cover art by Linda Vallejo Sacred Oak: Moonlight, 2002 Oil on canvas 24 x 18 in. from the collection of Olivia Robledo The Electrics   Purchase the Book View the Cover Back to...

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The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social 2015

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The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social 2015

Linda Vallejo’s work was featured in Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (Women Active in Letters and Social Change) accompanied by an essay written by Karen Mary Davalos, Chair and Professor, Loyola Marymount University Chicano/a Studies Department, entitled The Visual Arts of Linda Vallejo: Indigenous Spirituality, Indigenist Sensibility, and Emplacement.  The Journal is published twice a year with the generous support of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science and the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural...

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New York Post 2015

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New York Post 2015

The one museum show Donald Trump should see this summer by Barbara Hoffman New York Post New York, NY July 27, 2015   Full article Back to...

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Mujeres de Maíz ZINE 2015

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Mujeres de Maíz ZINE 2015

Madre, Mother Mujeres de Maíz ZINE 2015 The longest running self-identified women of color zine in the nation. Zines are a non-commercial form of independent media that circulate information and communicate stories that are often devalued in popular culture, public discourse and mainstream politics. The Mujeres de Maiz zines feature original poetry, prose and visual art, and is a platform for writers and artists. “Mother earth is a quintessential notion of motherhood, a sacred living entity we are ceremoniously tied to. As Madre Tierra...

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UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press 2014

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UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press 2014

Self Help Graphics & Art: Art in the Heart of East Los Angeles edited by Colin Gunckel, Faculty, University of Michigan, Department of American Culture (AC), Latina/o Studies (LS), and Department of Screen Arts & Cultures published by UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press Volume 1, Second Edition, January 2014   This second edition of Self Help Graphics & Art brings the original edition, published in 2005, up to date, adding breadth and depth to the history of the historic East L.A. arts center. Known for its...

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UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press 2014

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UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press 2014

Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies published by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Vol. 39, No. 2, Fall 2014 The opening essays of the Fall 2014 issue explore the institutionalization of race and gender. The first essay analyzes mid-century authorization records for compulsory sterilization in California, an effort that targeted women of Mexican origin. The second traces the history of colorism and examines the experiences of four women of Mexican descent whose narratives reveal that colorism is perpetuated in the family. The third...

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Mujeres de Maiz ZINE 2014

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Mujeres de Maiz ZINE 2014

Ofrendas of the Flesh published by Mujeres de Maíz Flor y Canto Zine 2014, vol. 12 ISSN:1947-4210 Over the years Mujeres de Maiz Zine publications have evolved into beautiful 30-60 page soft-bound booklets with 20-30 poems, and over 15-25 full color pages of original works. There are over 30 visual artists & poets in every issue with generations of creative women of color from throughout the United States and worldwide. Artists included: Margaret ‘Quica’ Alarcón, Mary Alvarado, Sandra Arévalo, Susana “Ix Chel”...

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Onodream Magazine 2013

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Onodream Magazine 2013

Onodream Magazine. One Artist One Conversation Linda Vallejo Onodream Press Volume 3, Number 1 Los Angeles, CA edited by Louis Jacinto Louis Jacinto began photographing in Los Angeles in 1975 and is noted for his iconic images of the Punk Rock music scene in Los Angeles from the late 1970’s. Both Jacinto and the East Los Angeles art collective, ASCO crossed artistic paths throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, most notably in Jacinto’s series of photographs documenting an art exhibit and Punk Rock music show, “GRONKPATSSIPARTY.” Jacinto has...

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University of Arizona Press 2013

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University of Arizona Press 2013

Fleshing the Spirit: Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Women’s Lives by Elisa Facio and Irene Lara University of Arizona Press ISBN-10: 0816530971 Tempe, AZ   Cover Art by Linda Vallejo Standing Spirits, 1999 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 in. from the collection of Paul Dillaway   Artist Statement by Linda Vallejo on page 263.   Fleshing the Spirit brings together established and new writers exploring the relationships between the physical body, the spirit and spirituality, and social justice activism. Examining the...

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