Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art
First Reader/Committee Chair
Dr. Jane Chin Davidson
I am a woman, activist, artist, mother, and wife. My art practice questions the role of
institutions in disseminating outdated traditions and unfair rituals in relation to women. Bringing
visibility to what is ignored, I create works that are critical to the unfair expectations that society
fosters, expectations which ultimately oppress women vis- -vis the (art) institution. Through
different conceptual strategies, my work questions what society has taught us about gender
roles and explores the pedagogies that our institutionalized education has systematically
perpetuated for women and girls from early educational experiences.
Valdez, Jamie, "Visibility" (2022). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 1514.