Linda Vallejo creates work that visualizes what it means to be a person of color in the United States. She states that her new works reflect what she calls her “brown intellectual property”—the experiences, knowledge, and feelings gathered over more than four decades of study of Latino, Chicano, and American Indigenous culture and communities.
Linda Vallejo, National Women’s Caucus for the Arts 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awardee, is currently featured in Fronteras del Futuro: Art in New Mexico and Beyond at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum and Xicanx: Dreamers and Changemakers at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Colombia. Recent solo exhibitions include Texas A&M University Reynolds Gallery, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, and Lancaster Museum of Art and History.
Her early works address the symbolism of Indigenous and Colonial traditions of Mexico and the Americas combined with contemporary surrealism and pop-art to create a sense of a dream-state. Her landmark solo exhibition, “Linda Vallejo: Brown Belongings,” was on display at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in 2019-2020.
In conjunction with “L.A. Memo: Chicana/o Art from 1972-1980,” organized by AltaMed and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, and guest curated by Rafael Barrientos Martínez, AltaMed Curatorial Assistant, Collections.