“I Live At Zoo Valdes”
Marius Valdes was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia and his MFA in Visual Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has shown his artwork in exhibitions in Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, California, South Carolina, and Virginia in addition to private and commercial commissions from across the United States.
Valdes' commercial artwork has received awards from design publications including Print and Communication Arts, professional organizations such as the Advertising Federation of Charleston, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Valdes currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina where he works as an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of South Carolina. See more of his work at www.zoovaldes.com.
“Drawing feels good and it helps me think. Whether it’s with pen, ink, marker, fingers or paint brush on expensive artist paper, cheap copy paper taken from the office, or rough cardboard, it feels good to get lost in the lines and color. As a graphic designer and illustrator much of my work is funneled through a computer but it starts with marks on paper or paint on a surface. This collection of art features some finished digital work but also the process drawings used to develop my ideas for new characters that I will use in my upcoming commercial artwork.“
“I Live At Zoo Valdes” will be on display in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery May 20-June 14, 2013.
The Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery is located in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Building on 133 Chanticleer Drive W. For more information contact Gallery Director Jim Arendt at 843-349-6454 or email@example.com or visit www.coastal.edu/bryanartgallery.
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