Eduardo Valadez Arenas
Eduardo is a Mexican-American Artist from Mexico City by way of the Coachella Valley. He is currently residing and working in California’s bay area. His artworks echo diaspora, his Mexican American heritage, and influences of California pop culture. His mixed-media works on paper and handmade panels contain elements of cartoon illustrations, sign painting, traditional
printmaking techniques, and street art. Through the Modern Codex series, he seeks to explore and share the tradition of documenting and personal histories and rewriting narratives. Outside of the studio, his work as an educator has led to collaborations with art-based organizations like Kala Arts Institute, Ryse Youth Center, Riverside Museum of Photography, Oakland School for the Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and La Cocina.