06/04 – 25/05

In MASA, Rodrigo Valenzuela presents a series of works where various plastic techniques such as transfer, acrylic and drawing are interwoven as a result  of geometric visions or possible surveys that frame desert lands. Understood as a virgin land, ready for transformation, the artist reviews the Nevada desert and reactivates its identity full of possibilities.

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Recently appointed to the Department of Art faculty at UCLA, Rodrigo Valenzuela (b. 1982, Santiago) completed an art history degree at the University of Chile in 2004, then worked in construction while making art over his first decade in the United States, completing an MFA at the University of Washington in 2012. Valenzuela’s many residencies include a Core Fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Skowhegan School, Maine; Bemis Center, Nebraska; MacDowell, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York, among others. His work is in the collections of the C.C. Foundation, Shanghai, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Frye Art Museum, Seattle; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz and Dimensional Fund Advisors, among others. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York, NY;, Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, PNCA, Portland, OR; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; and solo exhibition at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; and Frye Art museum, Seattle, WA.