Jul 17 2015
Sep 12 2015
Rodrigo Valenzuela: Prole

Rodrigo Valenzuela: Prole

Presented by CUAC at CUAC

CUAC is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Rodrigo Valenzuela, an emerging artist from Chile now based in Seattle and Houston.

Raised in a working-class family and having entered the United States as a laborer himself, Rodrigo Valenzuela explores socio-cultural tensions with regards to class, race, and labor. In Prole, the iconography of historical labor unions becomes the departure point for a new body of work that comments on the dying spirit of the union force in today’s society.

Valenzuela received his BFA from the University of Chile in 2004, and his MFA from the University of Washington in 2012. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and Vermont Studio Center, and is currently at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His exhibitions include solo exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, and the Contemporary Art Museum in Santiago, Chile, as well as numerous galleries nationally. In 2013, Valenzuela received the Genius award in Visual Art, an annual award by Seattle’s newspaper The Stranger. He was also selected as one of Smack Melon’s Hot Picks in 2014, and has received the Artist Trust Innovators Award, among others.

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2015/07/17 - 2015/09/12

Location Info


175 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111