About the Artist


Linda Vallejo consolidates multiple, international influences gained from a life of study and travel throughout Europe, the United States and Mexico to works that investigate contemporary cultural, spiritual and political issues.

Solo exhibitions of Make ‘Em All Mexican and The Brown Dot Project have been presented at Texas A&M University Reynolds Gallery (2016); UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles CA, and Lancaster Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA (2015); Soto Clemente Velez Cultural Center, NY (2014); George Lawson Gallery and the University Art Gallery of New Mexico State University (2013) and Arte Americas in collaboration with the Fresno Art Museum, and California State University, San Bernardino, Fullerton Museum (2012).  In 2016 Make ‘Em All Mexican was featured in the LA Times Calendar Section in the article “In her series ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican,’ artist Linda Vallejo imagines #OscarsSoBrown” by Carolina A. Miranda.

Her work is in the permanent collections of East Los Angeles College Vincent Price Museum, The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Ill, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Print Department, Los Angeles, CA, University of California, Santa Barbara, (CEMA), California Multicultural and Ethnic Archives, and UCLA Chicano Study Research Center.

She lives in Topanga Canyon, California, with her husband, Ron Dillaway. Her son Robert is a practicing lawyer and her son Paul is completing is doctoral residency in Arizona.

 

Linda Vallejo on Wikipedia

 

My formative years were spent in far flung locations throughout the United States and Europe.  During my artistic grounding, I became increasingly immersed in the Chicano/Latino/Mexican-American arts and the indigenous communities – experiences that have informed my cultural perspectives and, by extension, my art practice.

It has taken my entire artistic career to fuse an image that defines my multicultural experience of the world and my place in it. Like most of my contemporaries I was taught the finer points of the Western classics, art and architecture, but later found myself living and creating in a milieu where symbols of beauty and culture were manifest in a decidedly alternate circumstance.

Make ‘Em All Mexican leads you down an ironic path to find yourself confronted by some of the most difficult questions of our time, “Do race, color, and class define our status in the world?” “Is it possible to be a part of and earnestly contribute to multiple cultures simultaneously?”  “Does color and class define our understanding and appreciation of culture?”

Several years ago, I made a series of trips that included a visit to China as well as to New York and several other major cities in the U.S. It is my custom to include museums and galleries in my itinerary to get a sense of what is happening in the national and international art scene.

On these trips I noticed a growing trend from the mundane to the fantastic—sculpture made of pre-produced objects, wildly untamed images created from found objects put to fascinating new uses, photographic collages combining digital work and hand drawn forms, and images that juxtaposed seemingly contrary cultural symbols and icons.

After seeing these works and hundreds more, my thought and creative processes began to shift. I found myself ruminating, “I’m a person of the world. What would the world of contemporary images look like from my own personal Mexican-American, Chicano lens?”  I found myself furiously painting directly on antique photographs and figurines to deconstruct iconic images to create an America that included me.  I began aimlessly browsing antique malls to find images that I could “call my own.

The Make ‘Em All Mexican series carries a strong electric charge. To some viewers, the images are hyper-political; for others, they are emotional portals to a past remembered and sometimes forgotten; and for another group, they are just down right hilarious.  The series is definitely strange and unfamiliar.  Recently on television sculptor Richard Serra stated that the work of the artist is not necessarily to create the unique, but rather “the unfamiliar.”  I have re-created a familiar world to create a new unfamiliar image, one that is unfamiliar to everyone that’s not Mexican….

After creating the Make ‘Em All Mexican – MEAM (2011-2016)  series of sculptures, handmade books, and manipulated aluminum sublimation prints, I was still interested in “keepin’ it brown.” The original MEAM series was realized on repurposed antique objects, photos, and book pages. That work tended to be detailed, complex, gaudy, and over-the-top, and, going forth, I wanted to produce a cleaner, simple image. For the next series I decided to focus on simpler, entirely abstract works on canvas and paper.

The first question was, “How do I translate the MEAM message to a two dimensional painted surface?” I went through several experiments, with unhappy results. Some of these experiments were based on personal memory and catharsis. But all the while In the back of my head I was ruminating about “brown electric portraits,” using small squares of different shades of brown, harking back to my earlier series, “The Electrics” (2008-2010).

In another part of my head I was thinking about data. The Los Angeles Latino community is always talking about Latino numbers and how the population is growing by leaps and bounds. The consensus is that the growing numbers should equal growing prosperity and influence. MEAM had been based on the politics of color and class. So The Brown Dot Project continues this question by asking if the growing numbers are changing our attitudes about color and class.

I finally realized The Brown Dot Project by bringing together the painting style employed in “The Electrics” (small squares of color) with Latino statistics and thinking about how abstract painted works could talk about these numbers and their influence on our perception of race and class. Then I thought of doing grids of color based on Latino data – little painted squares. But I wasn’t eager to take this approach; honestly, the thought of painting a zillion tiny squares was going to be a boring and exhausting process.

I needed to find a surface with the squares already in place. One day, as I was shopping for art supplies, the idea of architectural-grid vellum suddenly came to mind. The idea of small squares with painted dots based on numerical value was the resulting image.

The “brown dot” abstract image of these Latino data numbers emerged after several trials and errors.  Once I had the grids and began dividing them into quadrants I realized that a pattern was appearing. This was what clinched The Brown Dot Project. Experimenting with formal variations based on Latino percentages and numbers happened more or less automatically, coming out of my experiences with indigenous weaving. The first images recalled American Indian and Mesoamerican blankets and weavings and ancient ceremonial sites. The abstract images appeared because I was forced to create new variations. Mondrian, Chuck Close, Agnes Martin, Charles Gaines, and other grid-oriented modernists came to mind.

I find myself studying a variety of sets of data, including topics such as the number of Latinos in any given city or state, the national number of Latino executives, the number of Latinos involved in the American Civil war. The amount and kinds of data are inexhaustible! The works have grown in size from 9 square inches to 24 square inches to 36 square inches.  As an example: The Los Angeles (48.3% Latino population) 24 square-inch images entail 48,400 total squares (100% of the field), with 23,377 dots (48.3%), or 467 sets of 50 dots + 27 additional. Counting squares and dots, completing the corresponding mathematics, and “dotting” the page takes hours of concentration on both topic and execution.

 

Extended Artist Statement PDF

 

CRITICAL COMMENTARY

 

Peter Frank, art critic, curator, and poet who lives and works in Los Angeles said, “Vallejo is not a frivolous thinker, nor – clearly – is she an offhand worker. For all the light-hearted imagination invested in The Brown Dot Project, with its fanciful forms and rhythmic patternings, these paintings on vellum address serious issues – issues about the present and future of the United States and its relations with the rest of the hemisphere – in a dramatic form that does not fly below the radar of the average viewer. ”

George Lawson, George Lawson Gallery, states “As the MEAM series matures, as it gets past the joke, which is essentially a fulcrum, and into the incredibly long lever that is Vallejo’s imagination, the seemingly inexhaustible variations on the theme manifest themselves as a pliant language and a tool for examining the function of art in our culture. Vallejo asks questions about the source of an image’s power, and the role images play in securing and perpetuating social hierarchies. she is asking what if…what if you wandered out tomorrow evening and the northern star had shifted south, and the constellations in the pantheon sky of art history set a whole new course charted by a whole new set of navigators? What if instead of all roads leading to Rome, they led to Mexico City?

William Moreno, former director of Mexican Museum, San Francisco, and curator, states, “The focus of Vallejo’s newest suite of works titled Make ‘Em All Mexican, is anything but subtle. Conceptually-informed, poignant and ironic, she melds populist cultural conventions and racial politics into an edgy brew, adroitly tapping into that nebulous space between anger and laughter.”

Armando Duron, Chicano art collector, states, “The pieces have a whimsical quality about them, one that allows those who choose to view them exclusively through the lens of whimsy a way to continue laughing.   Vallejo has used satire and wit to make her point. She has not constricted the works within a purely political prism. Indeed, they exude pathos and irony, commentary and comedy, parody and ridicule. Vallejo shows us how much room there is for all these points to converge within just one image. Viewers will find the other paths that make sense to them. But you will gain a much deeper understanding of the work if you do not over think it.”

Karen Mary Davalos, Professor and Chair Chicana/Chicano Studies Department, Loyola Marymount University, states, “Vallejo has produced a provocative new series that re-appropriates Western and American icons. Using widely recognized images, such as Hollywood celebrities, Norman Rockwell paintings, Victorian figurines, classical European portraiture, and the school primer, Dick and Jane, Vallejo repaints the figures as Mexicans. From one perspective, Vallejo creates the fear of every anti-immigration activist and recolors the world with brown skin and black hair and eyes. Vallejo conceptually performing two critical acts, first she defaces the work that she recolors, and second, she takes the image (and its history, power, and meaning) and changes it for her own purpose.”

Gordon Fuglie, Director and Head of Curatorial Affairs, Central California Museum Association states, “Amidst the roiling national debate about American identity, veteran California Latina artist Vallejo creates a realm in which US popular culture is overlain with a Mexican-American sensibility. Gleefully raiding the world of classic commercial images of middle class WASP life, Vallejo gives common American icons a new sabor or flavor. The result is the satirical series Make ‘Em All Mexican. In 2010, Vallejo began acquiring numerous popular 20th century collectables, as well as appropriating vintage commercial imagery from the internet, stocking her studio with these materials in order to “make ‘em all Mexican.”   A year later, Vallejo is well on her way to producing a compelling body of work, combining various media, juxtaposing incongruous forms to create images and objects not only peculiar to the artist’s Latino heritage, but also resonating across racial and social lines.

Linda Vallejo on Wikipedia

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

AWARDS

COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, Los Angeles City Cultural Affairs, 2014

First Place Award, California Sculpture Slam, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2013

Arte es Vida Individual Artist Award, Self Help Graphics and Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, 2013

Focus on the Masters Individual Artist Award, Ventura, CA 2009

Durfee Foundation Individual Artist Grant, Los Angeles, CA 2005

Quien es Quien in U.S. Commerce, National Award, 1994

National Association of Chicano Studies, Distinguished Recognition, 1993

Institute for Hispanic Cultural Studies, Outstanding Artist, 1986

Certificate of Appreciation, City of Los Angeles, 1986

CCF Brody Emerging Artist Fellowship, California Community Foundation, 1985

Outstanding Young Woman in America, 1983

California Arts Council, Artist in Residence, 1978-1981

ARCHIVES AND PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

The Online Archive of California is an initiative of the California Digital Library, The Regents of The University of California

UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (SCRC), University of California, Los Angeles, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara, The California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA), Santa Barbara, CA

Focus on the Masters, Ventura, CA

Vincent Price Museum, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA

The National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Ill

The Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA from a gift provided by the Peter Norton Collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Print Department, Los Angeles, CA

 PROFFESIONAL AND VOLUNTEER AFFILIATIONS

A to Z Grantwriting, Owner, 1985-present

Otis College of Art and DesignVisiting Lecturer, 2008 – present

Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, Art Instructor, 2002

Chicano/Native American Community, Community Volunteer, 1977-present

Galería Las Americas, Owner and Director, 1989-1997

Public Corporation for the Arts (PCA)

Board of Directors, Long Beach, CA

Cal State University Long Beach, Fine Arts Advisory Committee

 EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

2017

Exhibitions

Power of the Page, New Museum Los Gatos, curated by Marianne McGrath, Los Gatos, CA, May 4 –October 8

Deconstructing Liberty: A Destiny Manifested, Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center, 8 countries / 14 artists, curated by Marisa Caichiolo, Anaheim, CA, Getty Foundation Initiative PST: LA/LA, August 5 – October 15

Keepin’ It Brown, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Getty Foundation Initiative Pacific Standard Time (PST) LA/LA, September 5 – October 10

LA/Landscapes: Real and ImaginedStudio Channel Islands, Getty Foundation Initiative PST: LA/LA, September 16 – November 18

Descendants and Dissonance: Cultural Iconography in Contemporary LA, Salt Fine Art Gallery, Getty Foundation  Initiative PST: LA/LA, Laguna Beach, CA, September 18 – October 31

A Universal History of Infamy, LACMA Charles White Gallery, Getty Foundation Initiative PST: LA/LA, Los Angeles, CA, November 2017 – Spring 2018

Homage to Mango Street, Strohl Art Center/ Gallo Family Gallery, Chautauqua, NY, June 25 – August 21

Animating the Archives: The Woman’s Building, Avenue 50 Studio & Metabolic Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Mujeres de Maiz: 20 Years of Artivism and Herstory en Los Angeles, La Plaza de Arte y Cultura, Los Angeles, CA

Chapters: Book Arts of Southern California, The Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), Los Angeles, CA

6th Chicana/o Biennial, MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americano, San Jose, CA

Radical Home, Salt Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA, curated by Luisa Fernanda

With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City, CA, and San Francisco Commission Galleries, San Francisco, CA

Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice, and the American Way, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

Los Four Meets Los 40, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, La Bodega Gallery, and Zack de la Rocha Gallery, curated by Abel Alejandre, Los Angeles, CA

Fault LineBrewery ArtWalk, Los Angeles, CA

 

Publications

Champions of Chicano Art Need to Face Reality: A Response to Cheech Marin’s New Art Center, by Karen Mary Davalos, artnet news, May 8, 2017

A New Exhibit Traces the Influence of Zines and Books on L.A.’s Art Scene, by Eva Recinos, LA Weekly, February 7, 2017

Champions of Chicano Art Need to Face Reality: A Response to Cheech Marin’s New Art Center, by Karen Mary Davalos, artnetnews, May 8, 2017

15 Female Artists Who’ve Shaped the L.A. Art Scene, by Eva Recinos, LA Weekly, April 3, 2017

Special Projects

El Dia de Los Muertos: Past, Present, and Future, lead curator Linda Vallejo, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA as part of the Getty Foundation Initiative Pacific Standard Time: PST LA/LA, September 2017 – January 2018

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA, collaborative exhibition between ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archive and USC Libraries, curated by Odine Chavoya, CA

LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A. Short Films, images of Linda Vallejo and Madre Tierra Press included in video

“Pickles Galore” Pop-Up Show, curated by Linda Vallejo, The Brewery Artist Lofts, Los Angeles, CA

Animating the Archives: The Woman’s Building, Avenue 50 Studio,May 13-June 3, 2017, Highland Park, CA

2016

Exhibitions

Linda Vallejo: Selections from the Make ‘Em All Mexican, The Brown Dot Project, and The Brown Oscars solo exhibition, Texas A&M Reynolds Gallery, exhibition dates: September 14 – October 29, Texas

Remembrance Past & Future: Cycles of Cherished Memories, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Waygroup exhibition, University of the Redlands Peppers Gallery, Redlands, CA, October 2016

This Used to Be Mexico, curated by Sybil Venegas, Ave. 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Social Subconscious, Brea Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action national traveling exhibition curated by Carrie Lederer, The Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, traveling to California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; Daura Gallery at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA; International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD; and Art Museum at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

LA Art Show, with Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago, Ill and bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

ONE: Mind, Body, Spirit, Mujeres de Maiz group exhibition, Self Help Graphics and Art, Los Angeles, CA

Pattern Recognition, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americano (MACLA), San Jose, CA

Publications

In her series ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican,’ artist Linda Vallejo imagines #OscarsSoBrown, Los Angeles Times Calendar Section – Cover Feature, by Jorge Rivas, February 19

‘You want to be a Mexican, here you go’: Linda Vallejo on her ‘Brown Oscars’ review in ARTnews by Maximilíano Durón, February 27

Meet the artist who’s turning all the white Oscar winners brown review in Fusion by Jorge Rivas, February 20

Linda Vallejo Brownwashed Past Oscar Winners In ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican’ Collection review in Remezcla by Andrew S. Vargas, February 19

Meet the artist who’s turning all the white Oscar winners brown review in Flash of Gold, February 20

How to address #OscarsSoWhite? LA artist says ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican’, KPCC ‘Take Two’ radio interview with A. Martinez, February 26

Mujeres de Maiz, ONE: Body, Mind, Spirit, Zine vol. 14, 2016

Special Projects

We Are Los Angeles, public art project, Grand Park, Downtown LA

Hablamos Juntos: Together We Speak: Contemporary Latino/a Broadsides, 3D Interactive Exhibition, Museo Eduardo Carrillo and Pajaro Valley Arts Young Writers Program, CA

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, NY

The Latino Family Literacy Project, The Art of Memory: Ten Stories Written and Illustrated by Ten Artists, published by Lectura Books

Cross-cultural Exchange Program, University of Southern Queensland, Australia, College for Indigenous Studies, Education, and Research

Boots on the Ground Artist Panel, panel moderator Betty Brown with speakers Joanne Julian, Vicky Barkley, and Linda Vallejo, The Mid-City Arthouse, Los Angeles, CA

Chicana/Latina Spiritual Practices, edited by Lara Medina, Martha Gonzales and Maria Elena Fernandez, California State University Northridge, CA

Woman’s Building Reunion Dinner and Brainstorming, Metabolic Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Transformation Touchstones, A Window Between Worlds 25th Anniversary, Santa Monica, CA

Aboriginal Women Cross-Cultural Exchange, University of Southern Queensland, Australia College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research, with professors Lara Medina and Yreina Cervantez, Department of Chicano and Chicana Studies, California State University Northridge, CA

Otis College of Art and Design Public Practice Master’s Program, A to Z Grantwriting Faculty & Visiting Lecture, Los Angeles, CA

2015

Exhibitions

Cut N’ Mix: Contemporary Collage, Museo del Barrio, New York,  NY

Make ‘Em All Mexican, solo exhibition, Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago, IL

The Brown Dot Project, solo exhibition, Salt Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Suggestive Role Play, Walter Maciel Gallery, Culver City, CA

Colectiva, Salt Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Make ’Em All Mexican: Works by Linda Vallejo, solo exhibition, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Library, Los Angeles, CA

Aqui Estamos / We are Here: California Chican@ Art, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA

5th Chicana/o Biennial, Movimiento de Arte y Cultural Latino Americano (MACLA), San Jose, CA

Pulse of LA, presented by the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, curated by Leslie Cozz, Hammer Museum

The New Nude, bG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Appropriations, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY

Publications

The one museum show Donald Trump should see this summer, by Barbara Hoffman, New York Post, New York, NY

Madre/Mother, (cover image) Mujeres de Maiz ZINE, published by the Mujeres de Maiz, Los Angeles, CA

CHST 146: Humor & The Chicana/O Artist, Instructed by Sara V. Hinojos, cover art by Linda Vallejo

Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, published with support from New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science and the School of Himanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at Arizona State University, AZ

Artidata: “The Brown Dot Project” As a Translative Process essay by Peter Frank, Los Angeles, CA

L.A’s 8 Most Influential Chicana and Chicano Arts, The Culture Trip, international online publication

Special Projects

Make ‘Em All Mexican: Works By Linda Vallejo, video interview, produced by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC), Los Angeles, CA

Los Retratos: Profiling Contemporary Artists, A Blog by Aimee Santos, Los Angeles, CA

Talleres de la Frontera (Workshops from the Frontier), Taller Boricua Gallery, Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, New York, NY

2014

Exhibitions

Make ‘Em All Mexican, solo exhibition, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California

Make ‘Em All Mexican, solo exhibition, Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center, New York, New York

COLA Fellow Exhibition, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall

L.A. Women/Aqua 14/Art Miami, Group exhibition with Coagula Curatorial, Art Basel, Miami

Galería sin Fronterasgroup exhibition, National Museum of Mexican Art, Mexico

Loss, Memory and Recovery, The Durón Gallery at Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Self Help Graphics & Art: Art in the Heart of East Los Angeles, published by UCLA Chicano Archives, Volume 1 (January), Second Edition, edited by Colin Gunckel, University of Michigan

Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studiespublished by UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles, CA

Ofrendas of the Flesh, Mujeres de Maiz ZINE, published by the Mujeres de Maiz, Los Angeles, CA

Brownout: Linda Vallejo Paints a New Color Scheme, Artillery Magazine, by Editor Tulsa Kinney, Los Angeles, CA, November 4

Hidden Brownness, albertini 2014 the kite, by Rosanna Albertini

The Browning of the American Dream, F.A.M.E. NYC Magazine, by Afrika Brown, April 9

La Fabulosa Obra Artística de Linda Vallejo, LaNetaNeta Mag, by Edgar Ayala, February

El Gran Mexico: Shared Border Spaces, a collaborative print project of University of Notre Dame Center of Art & Culture, University of Texas at San Antonio, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (CONACULTA), El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and El Centro Cultural Tijuana as a part of a border art initiative Exposición del Taller Fronterizo Border Workshop: Espacios Fronterizos Compartidos presented at El Centro Cultural Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Linda Vallejo’s Cultural Transfigurations, by DD Lombardi, The Culture Catch

Special Projects

Roundtable on Latina Feminism, John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio

2013

Exhibitions

Make ‘Em All Mexican, solo exhibition, New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Make ‘Em All Mexican, solo exhibition, George Lawson Gallery, Culver City, CA

Mock/Bite, Southwest School of Art, Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, San Antonio, TX

Tapping the Third Realm, Loyola Marymount University’s Laband Art Gallery and Otis College of Art and Design’s Ben Maltz Gallery , Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Linda Vallejo’s Art Show Makes Pop Culture Icons Look Mexican, LA Weekly Magazine, by Eva Recinos, Los Angeles, CA, February 12

Identity Blinging: Mujeres de Maíz Flor Y Canto, Issue No. 11, Los Angeles, CA

Linda Vallejo: Make ‘Em All Mexican, Artweek, February 4, 2013, Los Angeles, CA

Fleshing the Spirit: Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Women’s Lives, by Elisa Facio and Irene Lara, University of Arizona Press

Special Projects

First Place Award, California Sculpture Slam, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA

Arte es Vida Individual Artist Award, Self Help Graphics and Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

The Mexican Museum Introduces Additions to its Arts and Letters Council, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA

Make ‘Em All Mexican – Repurposed Art, KRWGTV/FM Radio, by Emily Guerra, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Los Angeles Water Works: Histories of Water and Place, Studio for Southern California History, Los Angeles, CA

Raíz y Rama: At the Crossroads to Mictlán, La Calavera Pocha newspaper, Self Help Graphics and Art 40th Anniversary Day of the Dead celebration, Los Angeles, CA

Linda Vallejo Oral History, interviewed by Karen Mary Davalos, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA

2012 

Exhibitions

Perspectives: Make ‘Em All Mexican, Robert and Frances Fullerston Museum of Art, Curated by Eva Kirsch, Cal State San Bernardino, CA

Make ‘Em All Mexican, solo exhibition, Arte Americas in collaboration with the Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

A Prayer for the Earth Eco Installation, solo exhibition, MacNider Museum, Mason, Iowa

A Prayer for the Earth Eco Installation, solo exhibition, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas

This is the NOW! 4th Chicana/o Biennial, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latina America (MACLA), San Jose, CA

Aqua Art Miami / Basel Week Miami, represented by the George Lawson Gallery

Random Acts of Time, curated by William Moreno, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

Breaking in Two: A Provocative Vision of Motherhood, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Women’s Caucus for the Arts 40th Anniversary “Momentum” Exhibition, curated by Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), presented at Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

From a Whisper to a Roar: Women Artists Charting Their Own Course, curated by Avinger Nelson, Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park, CA

Linda Vallejo: Thugs and Hoes, The Loft at Liz’s

Publications

On Creativity ~ Linda Vallejo, Interesting People Blog, by Shän Boggs, September

Perspectives, Robert and Frances Fullerston Museum of Art, Curated by Eva Kirsch, Cal State San Bernardino, CA

Random Acts of Time, curated by William Moreno, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

Rites of Passage: Mujeres de Maíz Flor Y Canto, Issue No. 10, Los Angeles, CA

Special Projects

Three Places: Pacific Standard Time artist Linda Vallejo, by Kevin Ferguson/KPCC FM/Off-Ramp, January 27

WCA National Conference Multicultural Artist Panel. “From a Whisper to a Roar:
An Intimate Dialogue with Multicultural Artists” moderated by Betty Ann Brown and Linda Vallejo presented at the Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

2011 

Exhibitions

Make ‘Em All Mexican, solo exhibition, curated by Dr. Karen Mary Davalos, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

L.A. Xicano “Mapping Another LA: The Chicano Art Movement, exhibition and catalog published to accompany the Getty Foundation’s Initiative: Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press, distributed by University of Washington Press, edited by Chon A. Noriega, Terezita Romo, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas

Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Women’s Building and From Site to Vision: The Women’s Building in Contemporary Culture, exhibition and accompanying catalog published by the Ben Maltz Gallery and Otis College of Art and Design

Breaking in Two: Provocative Visions of Motherhood, curated by Bruria Finkel, Santa Monica Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA as part of the Getty Southern California Research initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980

ArtPadSF: Random Acts of Time curated by William Moreno, ArtPadSF, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Pretty Profane, Flag Stop Art Fair, South Bay Lexus Dealership, Torrance, CA

Lasting Legacies: A Tribute to the Chicano Art Movement, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Linda Vallejo: “Make ‘Em All Mexican” at Avenue 50 Gallery, by Marlena Donohue, Editor, Art Ltd.Magazine, Los Angeles, California

Suffragette City, Art Ltd. Magazine, by Betty Ann Brown, January

Soldadera de Amor: Mujeres de Maíz, Issue No. 9, Los Angeles, CA

Turtle Island to Abya Yala, Edited by Mica Valdez, Malinalli Press, San Francisco, CA

Linda Vallejo: New Works, edited by Dismas Reinald Apostolis, DIC Press, July 8, 2011, ISBN 6136929805, 9786136929804

Special Projects

FM April 27: Sisterhood City, Deliver This! & Where is your Line?, The Feminist Magazine, hosted by Lynn Harris Ballen and Alicia Fry, KPFK FM Radio, April 27 

2010 

Exhibitions

Fierce Beauty: The Artwork of Linda Vallejo, a 40-year retrospective exhibition accompanied by a series of lectures and presentations, Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for Arts and Education, Boathouse Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Electrics, solo exhibition, Galerie Anaïs, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

A Prayer for the Earth Eco Installation, solo exhibition, Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, Gadsden, AL

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

Nacio en Aztlan, Chicano art exhibit, The dA Center for Arts, Pomona, CA

A Prayer for Juarez, at Casa 101, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980, published by California International Arts Foundation, Editor, Lyn Kienholz

One. The Mind Aware, published by New Momentum For Human Unity Productions, ISBN: 978-1-4507-1851-6

13 BAKTUN: Return to the Wisdom of the Elders, Zine #8, published by Mujeres de Maiz, Los Angeles, CA

Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago: My Life, My Work, My ArtBy Jóse Gamaliel González, University of Illinois Press, 2010

Xochiquetzalli Anthology, Macha Femme Press, 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

Special Projects

“La Cortesana” acquired by the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Il

The All City Waitress Marching Band, produced by Jerri Allyn, ArtScene’s 25th Anniversary, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Latino Art Now!, The New Wave/La Nueva Ola Third Biennial National Conference hosted by Plaza de al Raza Cultural Center for the Arts and Education, Los Angeles, CA

Fierce Beauty: A Forty Year Retrospective, Latino Museum Studies Program, Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington, DC

2009 

Exhibitions

We Belong to the Earth, A Prayer for the Earth Eco Installation & solo exhibition, San Luis Obispo Art Center, CA

Rastros y Crónicas: Women of Juárez, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Ill

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)cycle, 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, The Chandler Center for the Arts, 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, CA

Sólo Mujeres: future landscapes designed by women, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA

Show & Tell: the art of language, The Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, CA

La Sagrada, Mujeres de Maiz: International Women’s Day at Liliflor Collective Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Speak for the Trees. exhbition and catalog published by Marquand Books, created by Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Seattle, Washington: April 1 – May 31

Show & Tell: the art of language, The Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Special Projects

Linda Vallejo, Focus on the Masters Artist Archives and Interview, by Donna Granata, Ventura, CA

2008 

Exhibitions

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

The Art of Thought, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

Sabado Gigante and Pintores de Aztlán: Group Chicano Exhibition, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Spirits of LA, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

Death of the Bush Era – What Next?, Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), Venice, CA

 

Publications

Somos Medicia – Mujeres de Maiz, Exhibition and Publication, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

Special Projects

Linda Vallejo: A Prayer for the Earth, by Ann Landi, contributing editor of ARTnews and author of the four-volume Schirmer Encyclopedia of Art

Maestra Atelier, Self Help Graphics and Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

2007 

Exhibitions

If Peace Is An Anomaly, Then What is War?, Kerkhoff Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Los Angeles, 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

Floating World, Metro Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Continuing the Latino Art Tradition, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Publications

Linda Vallejo: Life Choices and Turning Points, Artist Cover Story, Downtown LA Life Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

Cantando Al Amanecer, Issue no. 5, published by Mujeres de Maiz, Los Angeles, CA

What makes Linda Vallejo’s art so compelling and relevant to contemporary life?, by William Moreno, curator and critic, Los Angeles, CA

Linda Vallejo, by John Mendelsohn, writer and critic, New York, NY

Floating World, Metro Gallery exhibition catalog, by Betty Ann Brown, Hollywood, CA

Special Projects

Nature Exposed: An Interview with Linda Vallejo, Her Circle Ezine Feature Article, by Diane Leon Ferdico, University of New York, New York

Breaking In Two, documentary by Sabine Sighichelli featuring Linda Vallejo

Armando Duron: Passion and Patrimony – The Art of Collecting, Real Talk LA Magazine, interviewed by Juan Rodriguez, gallerist

Revealed: Women, Art, Life, Success, an Interview Dialogue, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, a panel moderated by Betty Ann Brown and Linda Vallejo

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

City of Los Angeles 2007 Latino Heritage Month Celebration, presented by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA

Story Symposium for Los Angeles Women: A Record of Experience, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, The Studio for Southern California History, Los Angeles, CA

2006 

Exhibitions

Meditations on the Natural World & A Prayer for the Earth Eco Installation, Solo Exhibition, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California

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

Tigers and Jaguars: LA’s Asian-Latino Art Phenomenon, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Moving Towards the Infinite, Carlotta’s Pasión, Los Angeles, CA

Visiones de Nuestra Cultura/Visions of our Culture, group exhibition, presented by Comisión Femenil, San Fernando Valley, CA

The Tree of Life, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA

Into the Future: Aztlan, A Chicano Art Exhibit, curated by Frank Garcia, The dA Center For Arts, Pomona, CA

Special Projects

Self Help Graphics Atelier Print Program, “Electric Oak” Limited Edition Silkscreen Print 1/119, Los Angeles, CA

2005 

Exhibitions

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

International Modern Art Biennale, Florence, Italy

Special Projects

Durfee Foundation Individual Artist Grant, Los Angeles, CA

2004 

Exhibitions

A Prayer for the Earth, solo exhibition,  Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

Nature and Spirit, solo exhibition, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA

A History of Conflict – A Future of Hope, Frazier Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Mujeres/Women, Group Chicana Exhibition, Patricia Correia Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

Balancing Beliefs: Urban Healing Visions, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Department Of World Arts & Cultures, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Patricia Correia Gallery: Chicana y Chicano Artists in Group Exhibits, Latin Style Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

Special Projects

Face of Sky, a collection of poems by Peggy DoBreer, cover image, Los Angeles, CA

2003 

Exhibitions

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

Latino Art Museum Biennale, Latino Art Museum, Claremont, CA

Fall Artwalk ’03, The Brewery Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

De Colores Art Show, California Oil Museum, Santa Paula, CA

Espejo de la Nueva Mujer/Mirror of a New Woman, Revolution/Evolution II, at Self Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Sons and Daughters of Los: Culture and Community in L.A., by David James, Wide Angle Books, Temple University Press, ISBN-10: 1592130135, ISBN-13: 978-1592130139, February 27, 2003

Special Projects

Latina Leadership Network Conference, keynote speaker, Hyatt Regency Islandia, San Diego, CA

Women and Leadership, China – U.S. Conference on Women’s Issues

Women, Art, and Feminism, Huntington Women’s Studies Seminar, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.  Panel moderated by Dr. Betty Brown, art historian and critic, with Connie Butler, curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Jill D’Agnenica, Installation Artist, and Linda Vallejo.

2002 

Exhibitions

Nature and Spirit, solo exhibition, Howell Green Gallery, Topanga, CA

Nature and Spirit, solo exhibition, Latino Art Museum, Pomona, CA

Arte y Cultura; Celebrating Latino Art, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

Publications

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

A to Z of American Women in the Visual Arts, Facts on File publishers, ISBN-10: 0816043973, ISBN-13: 978-0816043972, by Carol Kort and Liz Sonneborn

Special Projects

Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman’s Building, publication party with opening ritual by Linda Vallejo, Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

2001 

Exhibitions

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

Defining the Sublime, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

East of the River: Chicano Art Collectors Anonymous, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA

Los Cielos, solo exhibition, Howell and Green Fine Art Gallery, Topanga, CA

Other Footprints to Aztlan; Works from the Collection of Mary and Armando DurónSocial and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), Venice, CA

The Summer Show, group exhibition, Soho Gallery, Studio City, CA

Linda Vallejo presents El Día de los Muertos Ceremonial 2001, The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Linda Vallejo y Su Visión de los Cielos, Nuestra Gente Magazine, by Lilian Jiménez, Los Angeles, CA

Celebrating Art, Life, and El Dia De Los Muertos with Artist Linda Vallejo, Latin Style Magazine, by Judi Jordan, Issue 41, Los Angeles, CA

Two of a Kind, Inland Empire Calendar, by Susan McCormack, Staff Writer, Pomona, CA

Mother Earth/Father Sky, Southern California Artists Gallery (SCA), Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona, CA

Latinos: A Biography Of The People, by Earl Shorris, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

2000 

Exhibitions

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

Multicultural Perspectives on Paganism, Neighborhood CUUPS, Pasadena, CA

Publications

Los Cielos 2000:  The Work of Linda Vallejo by Sybil Venegas, art historian, Los Angeles, CA; September

Chicana Artists Speak on their Work, Cal State Los Angeles University Times, by Jennifer Ashley, 167, No. 14. November 20

Celebrating Life Forces: Linda Vallejo, by Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times Calendar Section, October 13

Notes from the Living Room Couch: A Collector Speaks Out, Armando Durón, art collector, Los Angeles, CA

Urban Prayers: The Celestial Imagery of Linda Vallejo, by Reina Prado, educator and curator

Oxnard Museum Readies First Exhibit of New Artworks, by Katie Cooper, Los Angeles Times, August 21

Images of Ambiente: Homotextuality and Latin American Art 1810-today, by Rudi Bleys, Bloomsbury Academic, ISBN-10: 0826447236, ISBN-13: 978-0826447234, October 27, 2000

Chicanos en Mictlan: Dia de Los Muertos in California, by Tere Romo, The Museum, ISBN-10: 1880508087, ISBN-13: 9781880508084, University of Michigan

Special Projects

Chicana artists speak on their work, University Times, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

1999 

Exhibitions

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

Publications

Linda Vallejo: Los Cielos/The Heavens, Saludos Hispanos Magazine, May/June

Latin American Women Artists of the United States, Henkes, Robert, Jefferson, NC:  published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC

Al Tanto: Gene S. Kupferschmid, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA

Exposición Resalta el Arte de Angelinos, Nuestro Tiempo; Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA

Linda Vallejo, Una Artista Vinculada a la Mitología y la Naturaleza, La Opinión Panorama, Los Angeles, CA

1998 – 1997 

Publications

The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History, edited by Marysa Navarro, Gwendolyn Mink, Gloria Steinem, Wilma Mankiller, Barbara Smith, ISBN-10: 0618001824, ISBN-13: 78-0618001828, Houghton Mifflin Company

Artists Draw from Culture and Tradition for Inspiration, Art Business News

Chicano Art Moves Beyond Murals, Art Business News

Collecting Latin American Art, Hispanic Business Magazine

Hispanic and Latin American Art, Southwest Art Magazine

Retratos-Portraits, Luz en Arte y Literatura, Luz Bilingual Publishing, Inc., Editor: Verónica Miranda, Tarzana, CA

Linda Vallejo: Los Cielos/The Heavens, Saludos Hispanos Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

Al Tanto: Gene S. Kupferschmid, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA

Exposición Resalta el Arte de Angelinos, Los Angeles Times Nuestro Tiempo, Los Angeles, CA

Living Chicana Theory, edited by Carla Trujillo, Third Woman Press, ISBN-10: 0943219159, ISBN-13: 978-0943219158, Berkeley, CA

Special Projects

Symposium to Explore the Many Faces and Voices of our Lady of Our Lady of GuadalupeCal State University Northridge, Northridge, CA

1996 

Exhibitions

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

Publications

Latin Style: Arte de las Américas, Latin Style Magazine, Vol. II, No. 3

Strong Hearts, Inspired Minds: 21 Artists Who are Mothers Tell Their Stories, by Anne Mavor with photographs by Christine Eagon, Rowanberry Books, Portland, Oregon

El Amanecer de Galeria Las Americas, Vecinos del Valle/Daily News, , Artists’ Profiles, Los Angeles, CA

Arte de las Américas: 1996, Los Angeles Times Calendar Section, Los Angeles, CA

Vallejo and the Art of the Americas, Hispanic Reporter, 1996

Special Projects

The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, PBS Documentary

Linda Vallejo: Artist Interview, KCET TV Life and Time, Los Angeles, CA

1995 

Exhibitions

¡Sola!, solo exhibition, Jose Galbez Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Las Sirenas, Galería Las Américas, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Vallejo and the Art of the Americas, The Hispanic Reporter, Los Angeles, CA

The Latin American Women Artists of the United States, Robert Henkes Publisher; Kalamazoo, Michigan

A Question of Balance: Artists and Writers on Motherhood, Judith Pierce Rosenberg, Papier Mache Press, Watsonville, CA

Material Christianity: Religion and Popular Culture in America, by Colleen McDannellYale University Press, Newhaven & London

Special Projects

The Chicana Art Multimedia Database. Stanford University, CA

Linda Vallejo Interview, Univision Hola Los Angeles, Spanish Language Television, Los Angeles, CA

Linda Vallejo Interview, KABC Vista LA: Buscando America, Los Angeles, CA

Linda Vallejo Interview, KPFK Radio Up for Air, Los Angeles, CA

1994 

Exhibitions

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

Publications

United: All the Continent, Galeria Las Americas, ARTNews Magazine, by Suzanne Muchnic, Tokyo, NY

Linda Vallejo, Artweek Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 7, Los Angeles, CA

Art Pick Of The Week: Linda Vallejo, LA Weekly Magazine, CA

Linda Vallejo, The National Hispanic Reporter, Washington, DC

Linda Vallejo “Sola!”, ArtScene Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

I am Woman, Watch Me Soar: Linda Vallejo Canvasses the Feminist Spirit in ‘Sóla!, Los Angeles Downtown News, Los Angeles, CA

Dimensions of the Americas: Art and Social Change in Latin America and the United States, by Shifra M. Goldman, The University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 0-226-30123-0, Chicago

Special Projects

Linda Vallejo Interview, Ola Los Angeles, Galavision Television, Los Angeles, CA

Linda Vallejo Interview, LA After Dark, Buenavision Television, Los Angeles, CA

1993 

Exhibitions

CARA, traveling exhibition, Bronx Museum of the Arts New York, The San Antonio Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, Mexico City Modern Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, Fresno Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art, Wright Art Gallery at UCLA, Museo de America, Spain

Espectro de Chicano, Group Show, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA

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

Publications

Collecting  Collectors: Galeria Las Americas Cultivates a Following and a Roster that Spans the Hemisphere, Los Angeles Downtown News, by Suzanne Lummis , Vol. 22, No. 6, February 8

Latinos: A Biography Of The People, by Earl Shorris, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

Downtown Lives, Downtown Arts Development Association, Long Beach, CA

Special Projects

Linda Vallejo: Artist Interview, Pasadena Star-News, Pasadena, CA

Art N Barbee, Art Auction to benefit Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, Hollywood, CA

CAS Program, Key Note Speaker, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1992 

Exhibitions

CARA, traveling exhibition, Bronx Museum of the Arts New York, The San Antonio Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, Mexico City Modern Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, Fresno Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art, Wright Art Gallery at UCLA, Museo de America, Spain

Arte Actual de Los Angeles, University of Madrid, Spain

La Raza Cósmica, Galería Las Américas, Los Angeles, CA

Trabajadores de la Raza, scholarship fundraiser, Los Angeles, CA

Association of Mexican American Educators, Arte Pacificas, CA

Publications

Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture / Compañeros and Partners: The CARA Project, edited by Ivan Karp, Christine Mullen Kreamer and Steven D. Lavine, paper by Alicia M. Gonzalez and Edith A. Tonelli, Smithsonian Institue Press, Washington and London

Los Hispanos Tienen su Galería de Arte, Más Magazine, Chicago, Ill

Linda Vallejo, Art from the RootsLa Gente Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

Special Projects

Poesía de las Américas, Galería Las Américas, Los Angeles Poetry Festival, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Perspectives Presentation, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

CAS Program, Key Note Speaker, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Feature Artist Presentation, Macondo Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1991 

Exhibitions

CARA, traveling exhibition, Bronx Museum of the Arts New York, The San Antonio Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, Mexico City Modern Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, Fresno Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art, Wright Art Gallery at UCLA, Museo de America, Spain

Símbolo y Fuerza, solo exhibition, Galeria Nueva, Los Angeles, CA

Contemporary Visions of the Virgen de Guadalupe, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA

2001: Hispanic Artists’ Odyssey, Museo Chicano, Phoenix, AZ

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

Images of the Virgen de Guadalupe, Downey Art Museum, CA

Publications

Linda Vallejo: Símbolo y Fuerza at Galería Nueva, Latin American Art, Special Exhibitions Publication, Galeria Nueva, Los Angeles, CA

Símbolo y Fuerza de Dualidad Espiritual: la Visión de Linda Vallejo, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles, CA

Galería Nueva/Linda Vallejo, ArtScene Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

Premian a Hispanas Destacadas en Diversas Esferas Profesionales. La Opinión Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA

Simbolo y Fuerza, One Woman Review, Artscene Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

Special Projects

Latinas Making History Awards, Comisión Femenil de Los Angeles Newsletter, Los Angeles, CA

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Annual Report

CAS Program, Key Note Speaker, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Visiting Lecturer, Fresno Metropolitan Art Museum, Fresno, CA

Scholars Program Speaker, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Artist Speaker, Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, CA

1990 

Exhibitions

CARA, traveling exhibition, Bronx Museum of the Arts New York, The San Antonio Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, Mexico City Modern Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, Fresno Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, National Museum of American Art, Wright Art Gallery at UCLA, Museo de America, Spain

Days of the Dead, Long Beach Museum of Art, 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, Mexico, D.F.

Images of the Earth: Ancestral Memories, Los Angeles Civic Center, Los Angeles, CA

Palos de Fuego, L.A. Nicola, Los Angeles, CA

For Chicanos, Casa Mexico, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Tapping the Unconscious; Linda Vallejo West Coast Premier, Galería Nueva, Los Angeles

Vallejo, One Woman Exhibition, Galeria Nueva, Los Angeles, CA

Dia De Los Muertos, Los Angeles Photography Center, CA

Foro Chicano, Casa Mexico de las Imagenes de San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

A Convocation of Spirits, Momentum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Chicano and Latino Artists of Los Angeles, photographs by Alejandro Rosas, published by City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA

American Women Sculptors, Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, G.K. Hall, Hall & Co., Boston, MA

Tapping the Unconscious: Linda Vallejo at Galería Nueva, Artweek Magazine, San Jose, CA

La Obra de Linda Vallejo Refleja el Retorno a la Tierra, La Opinón Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA

Chicano Art, Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985, ArtScene Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

Spirited Show Highlights Women, The Press-Courier, Oxnard, CA

La “Galeria Nueva,” Un Espacio Internacional Para el Arte Chicano y Latino, La Opinión Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA

Al Tanto: Catorce Cuentos Contemporáneosby Gene S. Kupferschmid, Boston College, Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA & New York, NY

Thorns and Roses, Artweek Magazine, by Shifra M. Goldman, Vol. 11 No. 30, Los Angeles, CA

California Artists Review, Chicago, IL

Special Projects

Aqui y Alla, Artist Speaker, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Speaker, Los Angeles, CA

Regional Selection Committee, 1990 CARA Exhibition, UCLA Wight Gallery

1989 

Exhibitions

Hispanic Works on Paper, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

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, 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

Linda Vallejo, solo exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center Collector’s Gallery, CA

One Woman, solo exhibition, Roark, Los Angeles, CA

12″ and Under, Golden West College, Westminster, CA

Publications

Artist Vallejo Honored, Long Beach Weekly Newspaper, CA

Exhibitions of American Prints and Hispanic Art on Paper, The Graphics Arts Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Newsletter

Focus on Women Artist, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

Exposures; Women & Their Art, Star-News, Los Angeles, CA; Brown, Betty Ann, and Arlene Raven, NewSage Press, Pasadena, CA

Linda Vallejo, una Artista Vinculada a la Mitología y la Naturaleza, La Opinión Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA

Feature Artist Article, OLA Magazine, Long Beach, CA

Special Projects

A Survey of the State’s Museums, Galleries and Leading Artists, The California Art Review, American Reference, Chicago, Ill

Fine Arts Lecturer/Teacher, MOCA Education Department, Los Angeles, CA

1988 

Exhibitions

One Woman, solo exhibition, System “M” Gallery, Long Beach, CA

One Woman, solo exhibition, New Salon Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

One Woman, solo exhibition, Galeria Posada, Sacramento, CA

Vallejo, solo exhibition, Whittier College Art Gallery, CA

Cinco de Mayo Exhibition, William Grant Still Cultural Center, Los Angeles,CA

Focus: Long Beach Centennial Exhibition, Cal State University Long Beach, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Benefit Auction, Turske Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Fifth Annual Day of the Dead, Los Angeles Photography Center

Deadlines, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, CA

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

Rasquachismo, Southwest Chicano Art Exhibition, Mars Artspace, Phoenix, Arizona

We Are Orange County, City Of Brea Centennial Exhibition, Brea, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, auction to benefit MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Shrines, FHP Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, CA

Dia de Los Muertos, Fresno Metropolitan Art Museum/The Stock Exchange/Karno Books and Gallery/Sonrisa Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and Fresno, CA

 

1st Annual Nuevo Chicano Exhibition, Plaza de la Raza, LA

Three Sculptors, Thinking Eye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Long Beach Artists Invitational, All City Exhibition, California State University Long Beach, CA

Artists Para Artistas, Exhibit of Chicano Community Artists

Common Ground, curator and exhibitor, Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Shrines at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), Artweek Magazine, San Jose, CA

Shrines’ to Spirit of Life, Long Beach Press-Telegram, CA, Long Beach, CA

1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Auction, Cover Illustration

MALDEF, Mexican American Legal Defense Annual Report

American Women Sculptors, by Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein, Avon Publications

Viva El Arte!, Guadalajara, Mexico

Special Projects

Visiting Lecturer, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

1987 

Exhibitions

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

Art of Resistance, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles, CA

Variations on A Goddess, video performance and interview, Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

Los Cerritos College Invitational, Main Gallery, Cerritos, CA

Atelier Limited Edition Prints, Self-Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

Special Projects

Visiting Lecturer, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Artists in the Prisons, Life Drawings Professor, UCLA Artsreach, Los Angeles, CA

Visiting Lecturer, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

Art at Your Fingertips, Art in the Schools Program, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

1986 

Exhibitions

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

Cross Pollination, The Woman’s Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Common Ground, Brockman Gallery, 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: Rituals of the Autumn Season, The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

Chicano Artists Create Monuments for their Culture, The Orange County Register, Orange, CA

Lo Del Corazón: Heartbeat of a Culture, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA

Art Against Apartheid, Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Long Beach Art Expedition, Long Beach, CA

In the Pink, fine arts auction, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Dia de Los Muertos Exhibition and Panel, Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

Dia de Los Muertos, Galeria De La Raza/Studio 24, San Francisco, CA

Dia de Los Muertos, Los Angeles Photographic Center, Self-Help Graphics and Art, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Chicano Artists Create Monuments for their Culture, The Orange County Register, Orange, CA

Declaración de una Artista, Fem. Magazine, Diffusion Cultural Feminists, A.C., pg 52, Mexico, D.F.

American Women Artists, C. Rubenstein, Avon Publications

Special Projects

LA Prints: Self-Help Graphics Ateliér Program, Transamerica Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Dark Madonna: Women Culture & Community Rituals, project advisor, produced by Suzanne Lacy at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Madre Tierra Press: Floreciendo, The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

Stele/Chicano Monuments, at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Linda Vallejo, Santa Ana, CA

Orange County Latino Artists, exhibiton curated by Linda Vallejo, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Orange County, CA

Visiting Lecturer, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

Art at Your Fingertips, Art in the Schools Program, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

1985 

Exhibitions

Between Two Worlds: The Art of Women’s Altars, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

Fuego Nuevo, Self Help Graphics, Galería Otra Vez, Los Angeles, CA

Offerings: The Altar Show, Woman Altarmakers, 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

Publications

Latino Artists, Belvedere Citizen, Eastside Journal, Los Angeles, CA

Women’s History Month: Honors the Unsung, Long Beach Press Telegram, Long Beach, CA

Southern California Women Writers and Artists, Books of a Feather

Special Projects

Brody Emerging Artist Fellowship, California Community Foundation

Revista Chicano Requena, University Of Texas, Austin, Ethnic Studies Review, Austin, TX

Brody Arts Fund Fellow, in recognition of artistic merit and community involvement, California Communty Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

1984 

Exhibitions

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

Artistas Indigenous, Third World Women National Exhibition

Chicana Voices and Visions, SPARC, Los Angeles, CA

MAS: Mujeres Artistas de Sur Oeste, Austin, TX

Arte Chicano, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA

Publications

Southern California Women Writers And Artists, by Jacqueline De Angelis and Aleida Rodriguez, Books Of A Feather: Alyson Publications, Boston, MA

Lady Unique, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Special Projects

Self-Help Graphics Atelier IV, limited edition fine art silkscreen print invitational

1983 

Exhibitions

Rejoice: Third World Artists in California, Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

House of Women: A Conference of Feminist Art and Culture in the Eighties, Californiz State University Long Beach, CA

A Traves de la Frontera, Centro de Estudios Económicos y Sociales del Tercer Mundo, México, D.F.

Arte Chicano: Six Southern California Artists, Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

Art/Soul Exhibit and Auction, C.G. Jung Institute & Stella Polaris Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Images of the People / Imagenes de la Raza, Amerika Haus Berlin & Horizonte, 2nd Festival of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany

Personal Relfections: Masks by Chicano and Native American artists in California, Galería Posada, Sacramento, CA

The Printed Image, Long Beach Gallery, City of Long Beach Department of Recreation and Human Services, group exhibition featuring Harriet Baba, Susan Bremner, Hitoshi Fudeya, Eva & Paul Kolosvary, Thomas Oto, Linda Vallejo, Madison Webb, Joyce Weiss and Medora Wildenberg, Long Beach, CA

Publications

Madre Tierra: Una Idea, Una Exposición, Una Publicacion, by Shifra M. Goldman, La Opinión Newspaper, Los Angeles, CA

Lady-Unique-Inclination-of-the-Night: Cycle 6, Autumn 1983, by Kay F. Turner and Joanna E. Labow, Lady Unique Sowing Circle, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Women Artists in Los Angeles, Spinning Off Magazine, The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

The Tenth Anniversary of the Woman’s Building: A Pictoral History, The Women’s Building Graphic Center, Los Angeles, CA

Chicano Voices and Visions: A National Exhibit of Women Artists, Social & Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), by Shifra M. Goldman, ICAA Record ID 803291, Venice, CA

Madre Tierra Press announcement, Caminos Magazine, October, Los Angeles, CA

1982 

Exhibitions

5 California Artists, Los Angeles City College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Madre Tierra Press, exhibition and publication, Women’s Graphic Building and Graphic Center, Los Angeles, CA

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

New Directions in Chicano Art, Austin League of United Chicano Artists, The Printers Gallery, Austin, TX

5 California Artists, Los Angeles City College Art Gallery, CA

Publications

201: Homenaje a la Ciudad de Los Angeles, The Latino Experience in Los Angeles, Popular Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

1981 

Exhibitions

Children of the Sun, Self-Help Graphics, Galeria Otra Vez, Los Angeles, CA

Tierra de Oro, Cinco de Mayo Art Exhibition, Long Beach Gallery, Long Beach, CA

Artists Missing in Action, Artists Coalition for Equality, Los Angeles, CA

Fire in the Lodge, Shakti Gallery, Long Beach, CA

The Sum of the Parts, The Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Latino Writer, Inc., Chrismearte Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

1980 

Exhibitions

Dia de los Muertos, Galería de la Raza, San Francisco, CA

Día de los Muertos Celebration!, Los Angeles Photography Center, Los Angeles, CA

Women for a Change, University of California, Irvine, University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

Espina/Thorn, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA

Works on Paper by California Chicano Artists, University of Mexico, Guanajuato in Conjunction with Mexican Department of Higher Education

Publications

Caminos Magazine, Vol. 1, No.6, by Kelly Hollister, Vol. 1, No. 6., October, Los Angeles, CA

Artweek Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 30, Los Angeles, CA

Talento Mexicano en LA, Imagen Magazine written by Aida Ferrarone, Mexico, D.F.

Community Art Centers in Los Angeles, by Annette Hunt and Mary McNally, Spinning Off newspaper, Los Angeles, CA

Madre Tierra Press, Women’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

201: Homage to the City of Los Angeles, Latino Writers, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

1979 

Exhibitions

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

Special Projects

Visiting Lecturer, Compton College, Compon, CA

Seven Latino-Americanos, exhibition curated by Linda Vallejo, Long Beach Recreation Department, Long Beach, CA

1978 

Exhibitions

Celebration: Linda Vallejo and Muriel Olguin, San Pedro Municipal Art Gallery, San Pedro CA

La Mujer: A Visual Dialogue, El Movimiento Aristico Chicano and The Chicago Public Library, Preston Bradley Hall. Chicago, Ill

Raciones Antiguas/Visiones Nuevas, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA

Two of a Kind: Prints by Muriel Olguin and Linda Vallejo, Jesus Gutierrez Gallery, San Pedro, CA

Ink and Clay no.5, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Faces of Christ, Malone Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, CA

Latin American Artists Exhibition, William Grant Still Community Arts Center, curated by Linda Vallejo, featuring featuring Carlos Almaraz, Michael M. Amescua, Ray Bravo, Isabel Castro, Yreina Cervantez, Luis Serrano-Cordero, Cynthia Honesto, Judith Miranda, Teddy Sandoval, John Taboada and Emigdio Vasquez, Los Angeles, CA

Mujer y Sociedad en America/Woman and Society in America, exhibition and symposium, Teatro de la Casa de la Cultura, National Indigenous Institute of Mexico, D.F., Tijuana, B.C.

Special Projects

Black Dolphin Workshop, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Visiting Lecturer, Compton College, Compon, CA

1977 

Exhibitions

Self Help Graphics Barrio Mobile Art Studio, East Los Angeles Brooklyn Belvedere Comet

Mechicano presents Four Artists, Mechicano Art Center

Galleria La Otra Vez presents “Conjunto,” Self Help Graphics

Hexagono, Guggenheim Gallery

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

Conjunto, Galería la Otra Vez, Self Help Graphics and Art, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Self Help Graphics Barrio Mobile Art Studio, East Los Angeles Brooklyn Belvedere Comet

Espinas Exhibition, cover story, Artweek Magazine, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

1976 

Publications

Artist Feature: Linda Vallejo, cover story, Caminos Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

1975 

Exhibitions

La Sala de Exposiciones de Editora Nacional, Madrid

1969 

Publications

Lix Bearitz Magazine, Torrejon, Madrid, Spain