Chicago based fine artist & illustrator Brittney Valdez has been honing her skills in painting, drawing and illustration for the past several years. She blends her visual art skills with her many years of dance experience, love of travel, and her diverse cultural background, bringing about a perfect marriage of her passions in her work.

Brittney’s painting, drawing and illustration work has allowed her to explore and deeply observe elements of the psychology of the sense of self through the female form, her current subject of focus. Her use of fabric, oil paint, acrylic paint, ink and watercolor paint allows her to tell a story about our relentless strength and beauty in who we truly are, our relationship with who we view ourselves, all while challenging what viewers admire about the wealth of features of the delicately strong human body through composition, color, and texture.

You can find her inventing a new dish in the kitchen with friends, in her home studio, dancing, practicing yoga, or laying on the floor listening to one of her abuelo's records. She is working towards a Masters in Art Therapy & counseling.

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Education

AA-T Studio Arts & Psychology, Harold Washington College, 2019-20

AA-T Studio Arts, City College of San Francisco, 2018-9

San Francisco Art Institute, Continuing Studies Courses 2017-8

Los Angeles Center for Photography, Solo Courses 2014

BA, University of California, Los Angeles 2012

Volunteer

Playroom & Art Volunteer, UChicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago, 2019-20

Education Volunteer, Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco, 2019 

Features

Top 10 Best Event Photographers in San Francisco, Peerspace, 2019

CNN Travel, Group Art Show Feature, 2019

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Photography Feature, 2018-9

Forum Literary Magazine, Visual Art Feature, 2018

KQED, Photography Feature, 2018

Hoodline, Photography Feature, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle, Photography Feature, 2018

Sofar Sounds, Photography Feature, 2018-9

RAW Artists, Photography Feature, 2018

Gal Collective, Photography Feature, 2018-9

Exhibitions

Phenomenal: Women Celebrating Women, Group Show, Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco 2019

ArtSpan SF Open Studios, Solo Show, San Francisco 2018

ArtSpan SF Open Studios Exhibition, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco 2018

Pancakes & Booze Art, Group Show, San Francisco 2018

RAW Artists Group Showcase "MAGNIFY", San Francisco 2018

Community Art Show, Group Show, Sparks Arts, San Francisco 2017