Artist Biography

Joaquin Valdez Macher is a self-taught artist based in Chicago.  With an educational background in print and design, and graduating with First Class Honours, Joaquin’s paintings demonstrate influence from elements of line and striking colour. His 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 advertising and design, Joaquin invested the visual skills he acquired into his vocation as a freelance artist, producing several commissioned pieces on canvas for various clients. With “perseverance, passion and creativity” at the core of his work, Joaquin’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.




2015 – Present Freelance Artist
Self-Employed – Arlington Heights, IL


2011 – 2015 B.A. Advertising & Public Relations, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain


2020 “8th Annual Funding Futures Chicago” Berwyn, USA
2020 “Campaña #JuntosDesdeCasa” Fundraising Campaign, Lima, PERU
2020 “Colours” Online Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Qld, AUS
2020 “Two of a Kind” Online Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Qld, AUS
2021 “Summer Group Show” Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Qld, AUS
2021 “2021 Open Call Winners” Group Show, Delphian Gallery, London UK




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