Jonathan Valdivias (b. 1988)

Artist Jonathan Valdivias prefers moody colors but goes multipigmented for the many images he says are a self-portrait. The resulting narratives reflect his self-perception and emotional sensitivities as well as his mastery of acrylics.

 // Jonathan’s available work //

recent exhibition history

Cyrano // organized By Em Kettner NIAD Art Center 2018

Quest: A Collection // organized by Rhea Fontaine NIAD Art Center 2018

Googly Eyes // NIAD Art Center 2017

Creature Feature // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2017

Souls And Scenarios // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2016

Transformation // Walt Disney Family Museum San Francisco 2016

Party Animals! // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2016

Welcome To My World // organized by Chris Ashley NIAD Art Center 2015

Assemble: A NIAD Art Center Project With Nina Zurier // organized by Nina Zurier NIAD Art Center 2015

Making Friends // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2015

City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014

Ebony + Ivory // organized by Katie Johnson NIAD Art Center 2014

Avatar // organized by Justine Frischmann NIAD Art Center 2014

Check Your Head: Some Figurative Work // NIAD Art Center 2013

Where Have All The People Gone? // organized by Amy Miller Village Theatre Art Gallery Danville 2013

Mud, Honey // NIAD Art Center 2013

…at cafes, public spaces and similar venues

Where Have All The People Gone 2? // Walnut Creek Community Center 2018

Cutting Class // VAMP Oakland 2018

Long Term Exhibition // organized by Katie Johnson Rep Nancy Skinner’s Office Suite Oakland 2017

Googly Eye Works // Yali’s Cafe Stanley Hall Berkeley 2017

Collograph // NIAD Art Center 2017, Yali’s Cafe Stanley Hall Berkeley 2017

Igneous Intrusions // organized by Jon Shibata NIAD Art Center 2017

Mayor Tom Butt Selects The Art Of NIAD// Richmond Mayor’s Suite Richmond 2017

New Paintings From Jonathan Valdivias // Yali’s Cafe Stanley Hall Berkeley 2016

We Can Do It! // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2015

recent press

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Avatar’: Exhibition At NIAD Art Center (2014, January)

San Ramon Valley Times: Disabled Artists Work On Display (2013, September)

Contra Costa Times: Richmond’s NIAD Makes Art Affordable And Accessible (2012, November)