JOHN VALADEZ, a realist painter and muralist who takes as his subject the urban landscape and people of Los Angeles, was born, raised, and continues to live in L.A. His style might be compared to that of photorealists, such as Richard Estes, who gained prominence in the 1970s. However, his work is not a purely documentary reflection of mainstream society.

Selected Solo Exhibitions include:

2008 “Tales from Oceana”
Craig Krull Gallery, Bergamont Station,
Santa Monica, CA

2008 “20 Years Ago Today”
The California Community Foundation and the Getty Foundation-Fellowships for Visual Artists 20 year history exhibition. Japanese
American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2001 “John Valadez Europa”
Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA