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Valerie Escobedo
Findlay, Ohio

University of Findlay, Assistant Professor


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As a figurative painter, I have always been interested in the body and its ability to communicate.  I am drawn to informal images that depict the routine movements and motions of our everyday lives, finding a certain honesty and truth in the physicality of these ordinary movements.  My current paintings are a study of the individuals who work at a local deli, focusing on the repetitive daily tasks of work.

My process begins with the selection and distillation of images.  Through the use of video I visually document the activities of the deli, sift through the video footage and intuitively select out images, which are then translated into photographs.  I make further selections from the photographic images to translate into paintings.  The use of video and photography create distortions in form, color, lighting and space, and I am interested in the process of translating these formal abstractions through the medium and act of painting.



born: 1973, Lima, Ohio


Miami University, MFA, 2005
Bowling Green State University, BFA, 1997

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH, 2007
Robert E. and Martha Hull Lee Gallery: Distilled Intimacy, Oxford, OH, 2005

selected group shows

Manifest Gallery: Headfirst, Cincinnati, OH, 2010
Manifest Gallery: Nude 10, Cincinnati, OH, 2010
Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery: Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH, 2010
The Murphy Art Center: Wee Bitty Things, Indianapolis, IN, 2010

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