V Maldonado in two major Oregon Exhibitions
November 01, 2019
Artist V. Maldonado is PNCA's Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer as well as a faculty member. This month they have a solo exhibition, Excerpts from a Book I'll Never Write, at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University on view through December 14 and they are also included in Resistance as Power, a group exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, alongside Betty LaDuke, Ester Hernández, Domingo Ulloa, Rubén Trejo, Emanuel Martinez, and Lilliam Nieves. Resistance runs through February 23.
Maldonado's statement for Excerpts reads:
I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember. It was my first language before I could speak. I learned how to draw from observation and from my imagination. I learned that I could draw portraits of my abusers and tormentors and that they would stop. That I could draw pictures of my family and friends from memory and always have them with me.
When I first started painting I didn’t know how. I made painting to teach myself how to paint and I filled my canvas with what drawing had taught me. When I learned how to make painting I became a performance artist. Now I dismantle myself through my paintings to remake myself.
Maldonado is represented by Froelick Gallery.
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Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.