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Francis Vallejo

Assistant Professor

BFA, Ringling College of Art and Design

fvallejo@collegeforcreativestudies.edu

Francis Vallejo is an award-winning, Detroit native, American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national publications, art galleries, and museums.

Francis Vallejo Head Shot 2017
Vallejo earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ringling College of Art + Design in Sarasota, Florida, and has since created artwork for a host of notable clients including Candlewick Press, Snapple, VIBE, and Camelbak. He has shown in The Anchorage Museum, The Society of Illustrator’s Museum of American Illustration, Gallery Nucleus, and Pixar studios. Vallejo recently debuted “Jazz Day,” written by Roxane Orgill and published by Candlewick Press, winning the 2016 Boston Globe Horn Book award for best Picture Book. He is an Assistant Professor of Illustration at the College for Creative Studies. Vallejo’s work can be characterized by traditional media experimentation with a heavy foot in classical picture making and draftsmanship.

Exhibitions:

Voice of the Wilderness
The Anchorage Museum. Anchorage, AK 2014.

The Art of the Pin Up
Gallery Nucleus. Los Angeles, CA 2011.

Quinquennium Exhibition
Gallery Nucleus. Los Angeles, CA 2011.

Jab, Strong Fierce
Gallery Nucleus. Los Angeles, CA 2011.

Origins: Works by Austin McCormick, Kyung Soon Park, and Francis Vallejo
Subtext Gallery, San Diego. CA 2009.

Totoro Forest Project
Pixar Studios. Emeryville. CA 2008. 

Le Dans Macabre
Spurious Fugitive. South Bend, IN 2008.

Clients:
Candlewick Press
Snapple
Vibe Magazine
Phidias Gold
ImagineFX
Credit Card Finder
Crazy Joe Games
Moloko+ Magazine 
2dArtist Magazine
Push LLC.
Pencil Kings 
Imperial Trading Co
Concept Cafe Advertising
Chivalry Contego
Camelbak
Vitamin Pictures

Publications:
Spectrum 14-16 
Totoro Forest Project
Dolor 3
Masters of Anatomy 
Mikosa 5
3x3 Annual 5
Society of Illustrator 51 
Society of Illustrators LA 47

www.francisvallejo.com