Arleene Correa Valencia

ARLEENE CORREA VALENCIA (b. 1993, Michoacán, Mexico) is an inaugural recipient of the Bay Area Fellowship at Headlands Center for the Arts and received a regional Emmy award for her feature REPRESENT: Portraits of Napa Workers: Arleene Correa Valencia by KQED Arts. In 2023, Correa Valencia was also named a Eureka Fellow by the Fleishhacker Foundation.

In 2021-2022, Correa Valencia was the subject of a solo exhibition, Llévame Contigo, Yo Quiero Estar Contigo, at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton, Wisconsin. In 2022, Correa Valencia had her first international solo exhibition, (in)visibles En La Oscuridad (De Regreso A Casa) at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico, curated by Guadalupe García and generously sponsored by The ANT Project.

Also in 2022, Correa Valencia also opened Por favor, no me olvides / Please, don’t forget me at MCA Gallery in Ontario, Canada, her first major international solo presentation at a gallery. Catharine Clark Gallery presented her solo exhibition, Aveces Quiero Llorar Porque Te Extraño, Pero Mi Mami Dice Que Estás Bien Y Pronto Estaremos Juntos Otra Vez / Sometimes I Want To Cry Because I Miss You, But My Mom Says That You’re Fine & That We’ll Soon Be Together Again, in 2022. In 2023, Correa Valencia’s work will be featured in exhibitions at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon, San Francisco Arts Commission, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York City, and Alfred University, New York.

Correa Valencia received her MFA from California College of the Arts. One of four children originally from Arteaga, Michoacán, Mexico, Correa Valencia is a beneficiary of DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) and is on a path to becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States. The Correa Valencia family fled to the United States in 1997 and found home in California’s Napa Valley.

Based in Napa Valley, California, Correa Valencia has been represented by Catharine Clark Gallery since 2022.