Wendi Ruth Valladares is an artist from the Lone Star State of Texas. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Print Media from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts in Printmaking from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. She has shown her work in various solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and in Canada. Presently, Wendi Ruth resides close to her family in Dallas, Texas and she is an Adjunct Professor of art at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas. Valladares’ art practice aims to recall, question, and redefine how dual cultural identity can reveal individual and social similarities and differences, that enhance our understanding of ourselves and others.