Photo by Reilin Serrano

Arleene Correa Valencia - Artist Talk

Feb 2 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Mediatheque at PNCA

PNCA Mediateque

CCA&C Lectures

511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR, 97209   [map]

Arleene Correa Valencia is a native Mexican artist whose work is kindled by the complexities of her undocumented migration to the United States. Through the use of various mediums, including textiles, social practice, and painting, she explores the nuances of migration, visibility, invisibility, borders, and family separation. Having lived in the United States for more than 25 years as a self-described registered illegal alien, she draws from her own emotions of feeling invisible to deconstruct the language and ideas that are assigned to all migrants. Correa Valencia received a BFA and MFA from California College of the Arts. She is an inaugural recipient of the Bay Area Fellowship at Headlands Center for the Arts and was featured in the Emmy award winning Portraits of Napa Workers: Arleene Correa Valencia, part of KQED Arts’ Represent series of artist profiles. In 2021, Correa Valencia was the subject of a solo monographic exhibition, Llévame Contigo, Yo Quiero Estar Contigo, at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton, WI. She had her first solo exhibition at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco in 2022. Correa Valencia will be featured in a forthcoming group exhibition at the Berkeley Art Center in 2023. Born in Arteaga, Mexico and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Correa Valencia is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery.

Arleene’s newest print publication will be on view in the Dane Nelson and Ed Cauduro Collection Studies Lab from February 2nd - April 15th, 2023.