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Artist Rosa Valado was born and raised in Spain and studied art at Escuela de Artes y Oficios, Madrid, CUNY in Queens, NY, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. She holds a BFA with academic and department honors, a minor in Art History ('89), and has conduced extensive research through study and travel in the areas of art, architecture and communities.
Valado's work has been supported by grants and fellowships – among them: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation ('05), The George Sugarman Foundation ('04), The Jerome Foundation ('98), The Nancy H. Gray Foundation ('98, '99), The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation ('91-'92), The Brooklyn Arts Council ('94), The Bronx Council on the Arts MAPS ('99), as well as numerous private foundations. She has received residencies and fellowships from The Camargo Foundation ('05), The Abrams Art Center ('01), Yaddo ('91, '94), The Virginia Center for The Creative Arts ('96, '97, '07, '09) and Sculpture Space ('92, '06).
Rosa Valado's recent public art projects include participation in Poles Apart Poles Together at the 51st Venice Biennale co-lateral projects ('05); a 40' architectural model based on her WTC Memorial submission was on view at City Hall in Utica, NY ('06). Several architectural models and installations along the Williamsburg, Brooklyn Waterfront ('98, '99) featured on Channel 2 news and funded by the Nancy H. Gray Foundation; a borders project sponsored by KNIE/Gallerie 5020 (Salzburg), “Shell & Shell” on the banks of the Salzaach River, involving communities in Austria & Germany, received extensive coverage on Austrian T.V., newspapers, and radio. In the Bronx, sponsored by the Jerome Foundation, The Shell – A Sanctuary at Drew Garden by the Bronx River – served for several years as part of the West Farms Community and Drew Garden project and received wide coverage in the Sunday section of The New York Times.
Valado's numerous gallery exhibitions, locally and internationally, include Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; ACE Gallery NYC; The Sculpture Center, NY; Anthology Film Archives, NYC; Rupert Ravens Contemporary, NJ; Gallerie 5020, Salzburg; M&A Gallerie, Haag; and Herron Test-Site, Brooklyn, NY.
Rosa is founder and director of Woven Spaces, Inc. a not-for-profit arts organization working with communities worldwide. She has taught classes and workshops at: Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus in the BFA and Extensions Programs; Abrams Art Center, NYC; Bronx schools through The Bronx Council on The Arts' MAPS program, and most recently at The Door, an alternative High School in Manhattan. Talks and presentations include Hamilton College and Syracuse University and she is fluent in both English and Spanish.