Changarrito Residency: Crisa Valadez

Jun. 1

Jun. 1 @ 8:00 am Jun. 30 @ 5:00 pm

Dunes / Digital Photograph / 11in x 14in / 2021

About the Artist

Crisa Valadez is an artist, writer, and curator based in San Antonio, TX. She currently works for the City of San Antonio Arts & Culture Department and is extremely passionate about art and nonprofit work, having worked and volunteered with several local organizations such as the Texas Public Radio, the McNay Art Museum, Centro San Antonio, Gemini Ink, and more from a young age. She is best known for her curatorial work as the co-founder and former co-director of MOTHERLING, a women-run DIY gallery collective dedicated to highlighting underrepresented and up-and-coming artists. She previously attended Pratt Institute for Creative Writing and is currently a student at Our Lady of the Lake University, completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts & New Media. Sacred Spaces was an exhibition originally conceived for her 2021 Exhibition Seminar.

Artist Statement

“My work is often abstract and moody. I tend to shoot in black and white, and prefer this over color. I seek to explore the landscapes of intimacy and isolation through photography. Inspired by the mysticism and minimalism of the desert as well as black and white Dadaist photography practices, I try to unite the two by focusing on subject matter that depicts actual landscapes as well as the metaphorical landscapes formed by the bodies of the people closest to me. The resulting work incorporates my own views of intimacy and vulnerability within deeper personal rituals. I create work that seeks to both literally and figuratively map out the journeys we take in times of deep introspection.”

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Crisa Valadez will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring her artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on June 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th from 12-3PM.

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Changarrito Instagram Live Interview – 6/27 @5pm

You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with artist Crisa Valadez, taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.