Victor Maldonado

Artist-in-Residence - 2014
Series: Lucha

Series: Lucha

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Victor Maldonado is a Portland-based interdisciplinary artist who creates conceptually driven work about nothing. Born in Changuitiro, Michoacán, Mexico, with paternal and maternal great grandmothers of Purépecha lineage, Maldonado received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from the California College of Art (2000) and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005). He is an Assistant Professor and Inclusions Specialist at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and is also a freelance writer and independent curator of Northwest art. His work has most recently been acquired by the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.

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.