Artist Ivette Valenzuela, exhibit and lecture

Come meet Artist Ivette Valenzuela! She is a Mexican graphic designer who has developed an important line of work for cultural and artistic events. She visits our campus as part of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month.

Ivette Valenzuela was the 2020 and 2021 Commissioned Artist for Artown and she also collaborates for Central de Diseño in Mexico City, developing art for interactive exhibitions in museums.

Ivette has made the most of her creative and learning time during the pandemic. She won two New York Graphis Gold Awards in the category Annual Poster 2021 with the poster “Hope” for United Arab Emirates and with the poster of the “250th anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth” for Mar de Plata, Argentina.

She teaches at the Bauhaus University in Puebla, Mexico and frequently gives design lectures in different parts of the world. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Design at the University of Anahuac in Mexico.

Some of her awards include the New York Graphics Gold Award in the category Poster 2012, the international a! Diseño Canon Award (2005, 2006 and 2010) in the poster category, as well as the Carlos Lozano medal award at the 11th International Poster Biennial in Mexico. Her work has been published in Destination: Mexico at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa Store), New York. (Destination: Mexico spotlights locally inspired, sourced, and produced items that speak to the country’s rich design heritage and everyday way of life.)

She has exhibited individually and collectively in Mexico, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Brazil, Croatia, Taiwan, South Africa, Venezuela, Turkey, Australia, Greece, the United States, among others. She currently lives in Reno, Nevada.

You can see some of her artwork here


Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Breezeway, The Knowledge Nook for the Lecture