Nicholas Valdés


Nicholas (b. 1986 in Arlington, TX) is an artist working primarily in collage & photography-based practices. His work explores connection to place, movement, & familial storytelling. He lives in Albuquerque, NM where he is a third-year MFA student at the University of New Mexico.


Solo Exhibitions
GhostRoomGallery Los Angeles, CA; can we see them, in a field of color, and know love? 

Group Exhibitions
Strata Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Ephemerality
Tamarind Institute Gallery, Albuquerque, NM; ECHO: A Collaborative Printmaking Exhibition 
Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM; Connective Tissue: 2023 Graduate Juried Show 
John Sommers Gallery @ The University of New Mexico; Land, Body, Archive

Group Exhibitions
Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM, Physical Education
John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM Part 2

Awards & Fellowships

University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest Research, Pictorial Fellowship 2022-2023 University of New Mexico, 
Phyllis Muth Scholarship for Fine Arts 2022-2023

2021-present MFA Candidate, University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM

2004-2008 B.S. in History, Truman State University - Kirksville, MO


Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico - Black & White Photography & Introduction to Photography

Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico - Introduction to Photography

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