Valentina Atkinson is a Houston-based visual artist known primarily for her abstract watercolor compositions. Valentina was born and raised in Mexico City. The daughter of a painter and an architect, Atkinson developed an early interest the arts that has become a lifelong passion. She studied Industrial Design at the Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico, and Textile Design and Communication Arts at the University of San Francisco in the U.S. She has studied with renowned artists such as Manuel Arrieta and Alicia Leyva in Mexico, and Arthur Turner and others, at the Glassell School of Art, the Houston Art League and Watercolor Society of Texas.
A Houston resident since 1990, Atkinson has been instrumental in introducing key exhibits from Mexico to Texas galleries and museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; first, as Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors at the Mexican Cultural Institute; and more recently as the owner and artistic director of Serrano Gallery (previously known as Canal Street Gallery). Today, Serrano Gallery specializes in contemporary art by international Houston artists and Latin American artists.
Valentina's work has been juried and shown throughout the United States and Mexico, and is held in dozens of private collections internationally.