KIKI VALDES

New York City artist and co-founder of Ownzee
@kikivaldes
Filling in the White (a work in progress) They start on the floor, then end up on the wall.

November 21, 2015 ‑ January 20, 2016
Main Library, Lobby Exhibition Space

A succession of new paintings by Kiki Valdes created on site through the library's artist pop‑up studio program. The vitality of the large works on view will highlight the painter’s proficiency with materials and surface. Valdes uses a familiar cartoon sensibility in his mark making that is honest in its wistfulness with semi‑abstractions and metaphorical settings.

Kiki Valdes was born in Miami, FL in 1981. He attended The Maryland Institute College of Art where he majored in painting. He has his work in various collections around the country and abroad. Last year Valdes had a one man show at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, sharing the season exhibition catalog with such artists as Edvard Munch and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov.

Artist talk and opening reception
Saturday, November 21, 3 ‑ 5 p.m.
Main Library, Lobby Exhibition Space

Drawing workshop with Kiki Valdes
Saturday, December 12, 3 ‑ 5 p.m.
Main Library, Lobby Exhibition Space
 101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 375-2665
KIKI VALDES
Presented by MDPLS' Permanent Art Collection
"Wall Street Firecracker" 2015