Joaquin Valdez Macher is a self-taught artist based in Chicago. With an educational background in marketing and advertising, his paintings demonstrate influence from elements of line and striking color. Joaquin's subjects are illustrative, however unlike their graphic-art counterparts, Joaquin’s work imparts strong narrative that is easily translated and highly emotive.
Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Joaquin lived in Spain for four years where he obtained his degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Following his professional success in marketing, Joaquin invested the visual skills he acquired into his vocation as a freelance artist, producing several pieces on canvas for various galleries and clients. With “perseverance, passion and creativity” at the core of his work, Valdez’s artistic aim continues to be the ongoing development of his skills and talent in both illustration and painting.
With a progressive approach and a relatively recent addition to the contemporary art scene, Joaquin Valdez Macher is an artist to watch.
2020 – Present: Freelance Artist, Arlington Heights,
2011 – 2015: B.A. Advertising & Public Relations, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
“8th Annual Funding Futures Chicago” Fundraising Event
January, 2020 - Berwyn, IL
“Campaña #JuntosDesdeCasa” Fundraising Campaign
April, 2020 - Lima, Peru
"Colors" Online Group Show - 19 Karen Gallery
September, 2020 - Queensland, Australia
"Two of a Kind" Online Group Show - 19 Karen Gallery
October, 2020 - Queensland, Australia
"Summer Group Show" Group Show - 19 Karen Gallery
November 2020 to February 2021 - Queensland, Australia
"2021 Open Call Winners" Group Show - Delphian Gallery
August 2021 - London - UK.
"The Other Art Fair 2021" - Saatchi Art
October 2021 - Chicago, IL.
"Affordable Art Fair Hampstead" - Eclectic Gallery
May 2022 - London, UK.