Posted on Jan 30, 2004

Woodcut by Humberto Valdez

The College is showing recent woodcuts by
Mexican printmaker Humberto Valdez through Feb. 9 in the Arts Atrium Gallery.

Born in 1971, the Mexico
City printmaker, studied at the Visual
Arts School
in the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the main university in Mexico.
He graduated with special honors and won a scholarship to study for one year in
Spain at the Valencia
University in the School
of Visual Arts. 

Humberto has shown his work in several
one-person shows throughout Mexico and also
exhibited his work in many group shows throughout Mexico and Europe.

Recently Valdez has been
focusing on making paintings as well as relief prints, concentrating in
linoleum. Because he prefers to work in large format he uses a press to print
his work but on occasion he hand prints his pieces.

One of his biggest strengths is his skill
in drawing. For a while he taught
drawing in the School of Visual Arts but now he is
working on his own, painting and printing.