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Patssi Valdez

 (20/21st century)
Patssi Valdez is active/lives in California.  Patssi Valdez is known for surreal interior painting, Chicano themes.

Patssi Valdez

Biography from the Archives of askART

"Patssi Valdez began her artistic career in the 1970s as a student in Garfield High School in East Los Angeles when she became the only female among the seminal, four-member Chicano art group ASCO (nausea in Spanish).  

Along with Valdez, ASCO members included the now well-known photographer Harry Gamboa and artists Willie Herron and Gronk.  ASCO expanded
the definition of Chicano art beyond murals and posters by experimenting with a range of art forms, including street performance, photographic montage, pageantry and conceptual art.

In January 2001, "Patssi Valdez: A Precarious Comfort" opened at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco.  In March 2001, Valdez was one of only three Los Angeles artists awarded a $25,000 Durfee Artist Fellowship based on past artistic achievement and future promise."

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