Nora Valdez is an Argentinian artist living in the Unites States since 1986, working and exhibiting since 1977. In 1982 she graduated from the College of Fine Arts (Mercedes San Luis, Argentina) with the title of Professor of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited in many countries in Europa, Asia, and North and South America, including numerous international sculpture symposiums. Valdez has more than 15 permanent public art pieces around the world and in the United States.
From the beginning, Valdez has utilized sculpture and installations to create images that reflect on the nature of change, the life of the individual, and the natural or societal forces that buffet our souls. She has focused for many years on creating public art pieces and monumental sculpture. Her thematic concerns are also reflected in her involvement with the community: Art becomes not just a way to explore issues of human rights but to have a direct effect on them as well.
Valdez is the recipient of many awards and has appeared in numerous publications, including “Who is Who in the World” since 2001, the Art History book “La Pintura y Escultura en SanLuis” 2007 Argentina, “International Sculpture Magazine” 2001 and 2006 for her work “the Journey” and “Stone Garden”, ”Carving out a Dream” 2008 Vermont, USA. Her work has received funding from a variety of public and private institutions including the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Georgia Arts Council and Vermont Art Council.
Valdez is an advisor and instructor at The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in Vermont and directs the Stone Bench Project, benches that are installed permanently in different towns and City in Vermont. She has been a member of Boston Sculpture Gallery since 2012. Nora Valdez’s work is part of the permanent collection of The Fitchburg Art Museum, USA, The Art Complex Museum, USA and The Changchun World Sculpture Park and Museum, China.