Arleene Correa Valencia

California
Interdisciplinary
Bay Area Fellowship, 2021 - 2022
www.correavalencia.com

Person sitting on drop cloth and draped in blanket.

 

Arleene Correa Valencia is a multidisciplinary and community-oriented native Mexican artist living and working in Napa, CA. Correa Valencia investigates various ethical, political, and aesthetic strategies in her practice to address the effects of our current socio-political and ecological climate on undocumented communities in the U.S.

In 2020 Correa Valencia completed her MFA at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She was featured in the Emmy award winning “Portraits of Napa Workers: Arleene Correa Valencia,” part of KQED Arts’ Represent series of artist profiles. She is a recipient of Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals and is one of four children originally from Arteaga, Michoacán, Mexico. Her family migrated to the United States in 1997 and made a home in California’s wine country, Napa Valley.