Dean Valadez

Curriculum Vitae



Educational Background


2004            M.F.A. Painting. Boston University. Boston, MA

2000            B.F.A. Painting; B.F.A. Jewelry and Metalsmithing. University of WI-Milwaukee



Exhibition Experience


2012            Unfinished, Effjay Projekts, Sheboygan, WI.  Invitational.

Continuum, University of WI-Milwaukee, Union Gallery

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Time Arts exhibition.  Invitational.

                    Effjay Projekts, Obscura, Sheboygan, WI.  Invitational.

Around 30, Present Music, visual and music arts ensemble ‘for the brightest, most inventive young   

composers, musicians, designers, videographers, and visual artists’ in Milwaukee.  Turner Hall.

MARN Gallery. MARNSalon IVPhoto and Time-Based Media, Milwaukee, WI.  Invitational.

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, Ploch Art Gallery. Brookfield, WI.  Solo exhibition.


2011            Cedarburg Cultural Center. UWM Faculty Exhibition. Cedarburg, WI

University of WI-Milwaukee, Milwaukee: A City Intersected, Union Gallery, WI

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network Gallery, Things on Strings, WI.  Invitational.

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network Gallery. Art Auction. WI.  Invitational.

                    Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI


2010            Horicon Marsh Education Center, Horicon, WI. Revisiting Landscape: The Natural and the Artificial

                   Arcadia University Art Gallery, Selections from the Hand Drawn Map Association, Glenside, PA

                   Faculty Exhibition. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

                   You Are Here – Mapping the Psychogeography of New York City, Pratt Manhattan Gallery.

                  New York, NY. Curated by Katharine Harmon, co-curated by Kris Harzinski

                   One Hour Photo.  American University Museum Katzen Art Center, Washington, D.C.

                   Pecha Kucha event. Sculptural-Performance piece using PowerPoint. Bay View, WI.

                   S0niK Fest- Sonic Arts, New Media, and Performance. Climate/Gallery. Long Island, NY.


2009            The Plan is the Body.  Group Exhibition. Big Chimney Gallery. Chicopee, MA

                   Tarrant County College District. Fort Worth, TX. Invitational. Curator: Joshua Goode

                   Phosphene. Group Video Installation. Invitational. Borg Ward Collective Gallery.

                   Milwaukee Art Museum.  Group Exhibition in collaboration with PresentMusic Orchestra.

                   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Installation for Peck School of the Arts Open House.


2008            Faculty Exhibition. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

                   Caestecker Gallery, Rodman Center for the Arts – Ripon College. Invitational. Ripon, WI.

                   Woodland Pattern Book Center. Milwaukee, WI. Invitational. Curator: Fahimeh Vahdat.


2007            Carillon Gallery, Fort Worth, TX. Invitational Printmaking Exhibition.

                   Bowery Gallery. New York, NY. Juror: John Walker.


2006            Continuum 5(0). Institute of Visual Arts (Inova). Milwaukee, WI. Jurors: Josie Osbourne, Graeme                                                                  Reid of West Bend Art Museum, Bruce Knackert of Inova.

                   Faculty Exhibition. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

                   Summer Exhibition. Milwaukee Art Museum. Group Show.


2004            Artists Who Teach. Alumni Faculty in the Department of Visual Art. UW-Milwaukee.

                   M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition. Boston University. 808 Gallery

                   Shift. Solo exhibition. Boston University. Commonwealth Art Gallery

2003            In the Summer. Cerra Space. Dallas, TX. Group Exhibition

                   The Copley Society of Boston. Boston, MA. Group Exhibition


2002            Artemesia Gallery. Chicago, IL. Solo Exhibition


2001            Emulsion - Four Painters and a Photographer. Milwaukee, WI. Group Exhibition

                   Schauer Arts and Activities Center. Hartford, WI. Group Exhibition

                   Eight Counties Exhibition. John Michael Kohler Art Center. Sheboygan, WI.


2000            Northern National Art Competition. Rhinelander, WI. Nicolet College

                   23rd Annual Viennese Ball. Hilton Hotel. Milwaukee, WI. Silent Auction

                   Ology. Union Gallery. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


1999            Erector Square Gallery. New Haven, CT. Juror: Andrew Forge. International Exhibition

                   Wisconsin Artists Biennial. Haggerty Museum of Art. Milwaukee, WI.

                   Institute of Visual Arts (inova) Gallery. Milwaukee, WI. Solo Exhibition





2011            - (publication of artwork and essay)  RCP.MLK2000 – The Remix Issue, Random Culture Productions and

                        MasterList 2000; essay The Chimerian Man: Notes on a Remix Culture

2010            - From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association

 Princeton Architectural Press, 1st Edition, edited by Kris Harzinski, p.92-93. (Publication of artwork)

BookForum, Volume 17, Issue 2, “Utopia & Dystopia”, p. 22-23 (publication of artwork). Main essays                                        written by Paul La Farge and Keith Gessen.         

Embodiment and Mass Communications: Cyber and Mechanistic Perceptions of the Body, p.172-180

             ‘Revolution: Technology as Change’ Proceedings Publication from the 12th Biennial Symposium for Arts                         and Technology, Published by the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, Connecticut College

2002            - New American Paintings, number 41. (2002 Midwest Competition)

              Juror: Bill Arning, curator of the MIT List Center for Visual Arts

2001            - Milwaukee Orbit Newspaper, number 17 -  page 5 review on “Emulsion” show, by Douglas Holst

            - UWM Today, volume 3, number 2 - page 15 article by Jessica Lanke and Eric Lind



Public Presentations: Symposiums, Lectures, and Workshops


2012            Effjay Projekts, Artist Talk, “Cognitive Dissonance: Aesop, Experience, and Effect”


Sharon Lynn Wilson Center, Artist Talk, “Our Plastic Visage and The Rainbow Machine Complex”

                        Semiotics and the issue of Semiological Turmoil


2011            FATE Biennial, St. Louis, MO. Panel Chair: William Hosterman, Department of Art and Design at

Grand Valley State University. Panel Topic: Foundations and Media: Bringing the System On-Stream.

Panel Talk on ‘Remix Theory and Remix Culture’; Media culture studies as tripartite relevance: visual                         literacy education; fine arts ancillaries; and conditions of postmodern reflection, proposed presentation                     conflates them into one discourse with a focus on media ecology and remix theory within observational                     drawing pedagogy. Discussion will include Mash-ups with brief notes in literature and music videos.


2010            12th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology, Ammerman Center, Connecticut College,

             Lecture Talk on “Embodiment and Mass Communications: Cyber and Mechanistic Perceptions of the Body”;      

      published essay on historicity of communications media and their cultural effects


2008            Presentation of Work and Artist Talk, “Swarm Intelligence and Superstructures”. Ripon College.

             Presentation of Work and Artist Talk, “Swarm Intelligence and Superstructures”. UW-Milwaukee Open House


2006-07       Bobby Digital: Self-Portraiture in the 21st Century Drawing Workshop.

      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Cross-platform, mixed media processes engaged interactivity between

                   traditional drawing and painting methods with contemporary visualization techniques and technological printing methods.


2005            Drawing and Painting as Language - Figurative Inspiration Workshop.

      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Conventional drawing methods reconfigured in unconventional, non-sequential  

      approaches, shifting into painting dialogues to encourage cross-platform interests within the paradigm of observed reality      

      with the human figure in experiential space.



Professional Experience


2004-present     University of WI-Milwaukee - Associate Lecturer

                        Drawing: I, II, and Guest Critic for Advanced

                        Figure Drawing & Anatomy: Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced

                        2-D Concepts (for Visual Art Majors)

                        2-D Design Strategies (for Arts & Technology Majors)

                        Painting I


2012-present     University of WI-Whitewater - Associate Lecturer

                        Drawing: I



2006-‘11           Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - Instructor

                        Understanding the Visual I & II (hybrid course on Visual Culture studies, Critiquing Skills, & Portfolio)

                        Drawing I

                        Visual Dynamics 2 – Honors Course

                        Painting: I and II

                        Advanced/Intermediate Figure Painting


2002-’04           Boston University - Teaching Assistant

                        Drawing: I & II

                        Advanced Drawing

    Anatomy Drawing



Awards and Grants


2011            Academic Staff Professional Development Award funding: lecture presentation, FATE conference, St Louis, MO

2003            Boston University. Merit Scholarship

                   Boston University. Constatin Alajalov Scholarship

                   Boston University. Graduate Assistantship

                   Robert Brooks Memorial Scholarship

2002            Boston University. Constatin Alajalov Scholarship

                   Boston University. Graduate Assistantship

2001            Visual Arts Milwaukee!  (VAM!) and The Milwaukee Arts Board grant for the group

                        exhibition “Emulsion”

2000            Northern National Art Competition. Donor’s Award

                   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Rora Beck Art Scholarship

1999            University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Art Department Scholarship

                   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Rora Beck Art Scholarship

1994            University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Art Department Scholarship






-Research and essays on mass communication, mass media, and digitality and their cultural effects on societies.

-Established Classroom without Walls, an online public collaborative project designed to cross geographical and institutional barriers, opening up pedagogy and visual projects to public interface.

-Established a Facebook component to Classroom without Walls, to explore social media as pedagogy and as artistic process





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