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 image driven 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.

Valdez Macher produces work of significant beauty. His union of opposing colours is random and systemic at once and key to his signture style. Subtly adding dimension to his illustraive style is the artsits use of light to  project and enliven his oddly familiar scenes from often obsure perspectives.  With a progressive approach to his practice and a relatively recent addition to the contemporary art scene, Joaquin Valdez Macher is an artist to watch. He is represented in the Netherlands, London,  Hong Kong, Australia, and the U.S with work continuing to populate established collectors circles around the globe.



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



2023 Happy Days Solo Show, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach, AUSTRALIA.
2022 ‘XMAS’22 The Annual Winter Group Show’, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, DENMARK.
2022 Affordable Art Fair Singapore, A Gallery, SINGAPORE.
2022 ‘Salad Days’ Solo Show, The Martin, Chicago, ILLINOIS.
2022 Summertime’22 The Annual Group Show (18th Edition), Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, DENMARK.
2022 ‘Modern Decorum’ Group Show, Eclectic Gallery, London, UK.
2022 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, Eclectic Gallery, London, UK.
2021 ‘The Other Art Fair’, Saatchi Art, Chicago, IL.
2021 ‘Open Call Winners’ Group Show, Delphian Gallery, London, UK.
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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