SESSION: Workshop, Friday, June 10, 2:30pm
Following Breath - A Reading & Artist Talk
A public reading of poems by V. Maldonado that connects to their visual art and performance practices.
Maldonado was born in 1976 in Changuitiro, Michoacan, Mexico and grew up in the Central San Joaquin Valley of California in a family of migrant field laborers. Maldonado is currently the Director of Intercultural Engagement, Equity and Inclusion at Willamette University’s Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 2021, they became both Ombudsperson and Department Head of Painting. Maldonado received their BFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of Art (2000), their MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (2005), and is exclusively represented by the Froelick Gallery in Portland Oregon. Maldonado’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR.