About the Book
Vallejo creates work that visualizes what it means to be a person of color in the United States. She states that these works reflect what she calls her “brown intellectual property”—the experiences, knowledge, and feelings gathered over more than four decades of study of Latino, Chicano, and American indigenous culture and communities. She is the National Women’s Caucus for the Arts 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awardee recently featured in the AltaMed Collection’s at the Instituto Cervantes , Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy; Fronteras del Futuro: Art in New Mexico and Beyond at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, New Mexico; Xicanx: Dreamers and Changemakers at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Colombia; and L.A. Memo: Chicana/o Art from 1972-1989 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and AltaMed Art Collection, LA, CA. Solo exhibitions include "Brown Belongings" at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (2019-2020), LA, CA.