Interdisciplinary artist Victor Maldonado creates conceptually driven artwork deploying modern formalist aesthetics that delicately balances the humorous with pointed commentary on our contemporary culture.
Victor Maldonado explores the Mexican migrant experience in America. Working from his heritage and using his contemporary aesthetic, Maldonado creates images that delicately balance humor with pointed cultural commentary. His paintings, prints and videos mix the iconography of consumer advertising, agriculture and industrial manufacturing to create visual symbols of our shared environments. Maldonado is represented locally by Froelick Gallery (OR) and his work has most recently been included in Building Tradition: Contemporary Art from Tacoma Art Museum at the Whatcom Museum (WA) and Contemporary Baroque at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL). His work is in the permanent collections of Perkins Coie LLP and the Tacoma Art Museum. Currently he works as Exhibitions Coordinator for Froelick Gallery, teaches Professional Practices at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, writes as a freelance arts reporter for PDX Magazine and will be the juror for Portland Modern #5.
Victor Maldonado is a contemporary artist, freelance curator, and writer based in Portland, Oregon. He has been a faculty member at the Pacific Northwest College of Art since 2007 as part of the Intermedia, Thesis and Painting Departments. A graduate of the California College of the Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maldonado creates images that balance humor with pointed cultural commentary. His paintings, prints and videos and public art mix the iconography of consumer advertising, agriculture and industrial manufacturing to create visual symbols of our shared environments. Maldonado is represented by Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR and his work has most recently been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
"I combine painting and printmaking techniques to create compositions built on chance, movement, and repetition. I draw inspiration from folk art, family photos, advertising, Catholic iconography and how the Mexican migrant experience relates to American popular culture." -Victor Maldonado
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