Camila Valdez

Camila Valdez

About Camila Valdez

Camila Valdez is an industrial designer and artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina who blends both of her professions to create hyper realistic leggy dessert sculptures in table-top and human scale size.

Her sculptures are inspired by the secret esthetics of everyday products. Objects, in this case desserts, express their feelings to Camila through their colors, shapes and styles. She says “If a Cupcake is good looking eyecandy, it’s saying come and get me!””

When constructing her anthropomorphic sweet treats, Camila selects materials which highlight the bold colors and exaggerated shapes of classic desserts.

Utilizing such materials as fiberglass and epoxy resins, which are later hand-painted in order to attain a surreal glow, proof is given that her art is a matter of taste.

In Japan and China, Camila Valdez is known as “Dessert Girl” because of her whimsical exploration of childhood fantasies mixed with cutting edge surrealism.

Another unique aspect of Camila’s sculptures is that they are intended to invite the audience to interact with them.

Touching is encouraged as much as changing what the pieces are wearing by adding a new scarf, fishnet stockings or sneakers to help one enter Camila’s world.

Camila’s mentor who speaks of her as “The Salvador Dalí of Desserts” was the famous David Ferguson of San Francisco, who has worked with both Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat.

In 2016 Camila Valdez was honoured for the fourth year in a row by the National Salon of Visual Arts in Argentina.

www.palaisdeglace.gob.ar She is the youngest person selected in the 105 year history of the Salon.

** Honours and Awards **

2016 – Mention – Diploma in º105 National Salon of Visual Arts – Palais de Glace – Argentina – Sculpture: “Do not Donut”

2015 – Selected in º104 National Salon of Visual Arts – Palais de Glace – Argentina – Sculpture: “Feeling the filling”

2014 – Selected in º103 National Salon of Visual Arts – Palais de Glace – Argentina – Sculpture: “Bombona Prima”

2013 – Selected in º102 National Salon of Visual Arts – Palais de Glace – Argentina – Sculpture: “Bombona XL”

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In 2015 Camila Valdez and her artworks debuted in USA. Many of her local artworks can be seen in the streets of san francisco, CA.

Camila Valdez’s Artworks are represented in the following locations:
East of USA – GUM Gallery, 2219 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, Florida.
+1 (305) 333-8607 www.galleriagum.com hello@galleriagum.com

For any other USA location or Country: info@camilavaldez.com

Camila Valdez (Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1984) is available for interviews in Spanish and English.

Education

Academic Studies

2010 – Graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Facultad de Arquitectura Diseño y Urbanismo (FADU) Buenos Aires, Argentina. Degree: Industrial Designer.
2010 – Finished studies in Pattiserie, Chocolate and Candy Design at the Institute of Pasteleria Maestra (INPM) Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009 – Studies in theatrical and creative scenography at University de Buenos Aires (UBA)
2002 – Graduated from Escuela Superior de Lenguas Vivas JFK – Bachelor of Science and Language.
2002 – Graduated from International Baccalaureate (BI) in Superior Level of Arts and English.
2001 – Graduated from First School of FX – Special Effects, Argentina – www.fx.com.ar

Events

Solo Exhibitions

2016 – Mc. Guire Art, San Francisco, CA. USA.
2015 – The Red Victorian, San Francisco, CA. USA.
2015 – Universidad Nacional de la Matanza – Buenos Aires.
2015 – Watt Market – Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 – Autoria Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 – Universidad Nacional de la Matanza – Buenos Aires,
Argentina.
2014 – Universidad Nacional de la Matanza – Buenos Aires,
Argentina.
2013 – Buenos Aires Design – Recoleta. Buenos Aires,
Argentina.
2013 – Art Parade – Buenos Aires Design Shopping – Recoleta.
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – Arte Espacio – Hipódromo de San Isidro – Exteriores,
Argentina.
2012 – 2º Exposición – Museo Casa de Yrurtia.
2012 – 1º Exposición – Museo Casa de Yrurtia.
2011 – Galería Arcimboldo, Argentina.
2009 – Exposición – Galería Appetite.
2008 – Exposición – Espacio Giesso.

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2017 - Lollapalooza Argentina
2016 – GUM Galleria, Miami, FL. USA.
2015 – Art Revolution TAIPEI , China.
2015 – Burning Man Decompression, San Francisco, CA.
2015 – Sileo Art Gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 – Hipódromo de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 – Solange Guez Arte Contemporaneo. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 – Universidad Nacional General Sarmiento – San Miguel, Argentina.
2014 – Puma Urban Art.
2014 – Centro Cultural Recoleta – Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – San Diego Contemporary Art Fair – 5 th Edition – San Diego – USA
2013 – EGGO – Solange Guez – Centro C. Recoleta – Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – Centro Cultural Borges – Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – Puma Urban Art.
2013 – Centro Cultural Recoleta – Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2013 – C.A.L.A – Centro Argentino de Libro de Artista – Museo Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez – Pcia. Santa Fé, Argentina.
2013 – Galería Grillo Arte – Punta del Este, Uruguay.
2012 – Galería Espacio Perotti, Argentina.
2011 – Galería Espacio4, Argentina.
1996 – Compromiso Joven con el Medio Ambiente, Concejo Deliberante de Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.