Deborah Valoma

Deborah Valoma is an artist, professor, and chair of the Textiles Program at California College of the Arts in Oakland and San Francisco, where her specialized field of research and teaching is textile history and theory. She earned a B.A. from UC Berkeley in anthropology and an M.F.A. in textiles from the California College of Arts and Crafts. She has written several articles on the culture of textiles as a global aesthetic practice and edited a special issue of Textiles: Journal of Cloth and Culture on the topic of dust. Formerly the Director of Fine Arts at CCA, Valoma organized the international symposium Craft Forward, in which theorists and practitioners debated future trajectories of the field. She has served on the board of directors of several community-based organizations dedicated to the preservation of traditional arts, maintains a weaving practice, and engages in ongoing collaborations with artists and choreographers.

Past Events

Basket Makers: Four Generations

Friday Sep 19 2014   1:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Native Literature Showcase

Saturday Nov 09 2013   10:00 AM
California State Indian Museum  2618 K St., Sacramento, CA  map

LAUNCH PARTY! Scrape the Willow

Sunday Oct 20 2013   2:00 PM
The Workshop Residence  833 22nd St., San Francisco, CA  map

Lecture by Deborah Valoma: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker

Saturday Oct 12 2013   10:00 AM
Koret Auditorium, DeYoung Museum  50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, CA  map