Valerie Jaudon

Valerie Jaudon (born August 6, 1945); American painter commonly associated with various Postminimal practices – the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970s, site-specific public art, and new tendencies in abstraction.

Valerie Jaudon was born in Greenville, Mississippi and studied at Mississippi University for Women (1963–1965), Memphis Academy of Art (1965), University of the Americas in Mexico City (1966–1967), and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London (1968–1969).

...She was one of the original painters of the Pattern and Decoration movements of the 1970s. The group began exhibiting together in 1976 in "Ten Approaches to the Decorative" at the Alessandra Gallery in New York, followed by "Pattern Painting" in 1977 at PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. Subsequently, over 50 group exhibitions featuring the founding artists were held in museums and galleries in Europe and the US....

Valerie Jaudon has completed 14 major site-specific public art projects in a variety of media – painting, landscaping, mosaics, ceramic tile, welded steel, and cut stone....

Her first public project in 1977 was a 90-foot-long ceiling mural in the INA Tower in Philadelphia, the Mitchell/Giurgola addition to the Insurance Company of North America building.... In 1988 she completed Long Division, a 60-foot-long welded steel fence, for the New York City Subway's 23rd Street station on the 4, ​6, and trains.... In 1993 Jaudon completed Blue Pools Courtyard, a site-specific installation with inlaid...

...Jaudon’s art has been written about consistently in books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and catalogs. She is the co-author, with Joyce Kozloff, of the widely anthologized, “Art Hysterical Notions of Progress and Culture,” (1978). In 2011 Jaudon was elected to the National Academy of Design. Since 1987 Valerie Jaudon has taught at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where she is Professor of Art.
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Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles


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