Vallejo consolidates multiple, international influences gained from a life of study and travel throughout Europe, the United States and Mexico to create works that investigate contemporary cultural and political issues.
Solo exhibitions of her newest work Make ‘Em All Mexican, The Brown Dot Project, and Datos Sagrados have been presented at L.A. Plaza de Cultura y Artes (2019-2020); Kean University, Karl & Helen Burger Gallery, Union, New Jersey and Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA (2018); bG Gallery, Santa Monica (2017); Texas A&M University Reynolds Gallery (2016); Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago Ill, Salt Fine Art, Laguna Beach CA, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles CA (2015); Lancaster Museum of Art and History in Lancaster CA (2017 & 2014) and the Soto Clemente Velez Cultural Center in New York (2014), George Lawson Gallery in Los Angeles and the University Art Gallery of New Mexico State University (2013), as well as Arte Americas in collaboration with the Fresno Art Museum and Central California Museum of Art Advisory Committee and California State University, San Bernardino, Fullerton Museum (2012).
Make “Em All Mexican was recently featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Calendar Section in an article entitled, “In her series ‘Make ‘Em All Mexican,’ artist Linda Vallejo imagines #OscarsSoBrown” by Carolina A. Miranda. Most recently her “Keepin’ It Brown” exhibition was the featured Artillery Magazine: Pick of the Week (October 4, 2017).
Vallejo was featured in Getty Foundation’s 2017 Initiative Pacific Standard Time: PST LA/LA including Descendants and Dissonance: Cultural Iconography in Contemporary Los Angeles, Salt Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA; Deconstructing Liberty: A Destiny Manifested, Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center, Anaheim, CA; El Dia de Los Muertos: Past, Present, and Future, Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA; Keepin’ It Brown, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; and LA/Landscapes: Real and Imagined, Studio Channel Islands. She was was included in The California/International Arts Foundation’s L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980 and the Getty Foundation’s Initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980 in two exhibitions, Mapping Another LA: The Chicano Art Movement at the UCLA Fowler Museum, and Doin’ It in Public: Art and Feminism at the Woman’s Building at the Otis College of Art and Design Ben Maltz Gallery (2015).
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA, East Los Angeles College Vincent Price Museum, Los Angeles CA, 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 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 lawyer in Southern California and her son Paul is a doctor practicing in Arizona.