Guillermo Valentín was born in Michoacán, México. He studied art at “Bellas Artes”, Academy of Art in Baja Ca. México, and continued his art education at Centro Cultural "El Nigromante", in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. His professor and mentor, German sculptor Lothar Kestenbaum, constantly encouraged Valentín on the experimentation and exploration of different art techniques.
“Most of my work incorporates the human figure. I deeply admire and respect women, and my pieces represent indigenous women with no inhibitions, completely aware of their beauty and strength, and proud of being themselves. I believe beauty resides in nature, and my conscious goal is to create a representation of freedom of movement, harmony of lines, and a continuous celebration of beauty. I aim to capture the vigor of life and radiate its unabashed potential. I create my work with almost any material that touches my hands. Some of the materials I have utilized on my sculptures have been marble, wood, bronze, stone, terracotta, cast stone, and paper.”
For the past forty years Valentín’s work has been widely exhibited in México and the United States. Art collectors from México, United States, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Germany and Cuba have acquired his work through his numerous collective and individual exhibitions.