Joe Zaldivar

About the Artist

Joe Zaldivar was born in Rosemead, California and studied art at Mount San Antonio College. Since 2011, he has worked as a studio artist with the Claremont Art Center. Zaldivar is known for his innovative use of Google Maps. Using his iPad as a reference tool, he creates aerial view maps of locations around the world, often autobiographical, as well as street level renditions of the same locations using Google Maps Street View. The resulting works, which combine technology and perspectival architectural drawing in a style reminiscent of cartoon animation, twist time and space both spatially and conceptually. Zaldivar has completed commissions for collectors and businesses across Southern California and exhibited internationally at such venues as The Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, California, The Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York City and the Biennial of the Image, Chiasso, Switzerland.

Works by the Artist

London inner area vicinity map
Pen, marker, watercolor on paper
18” x 24”


Pete’s Subway store #4, 1739 East Main Street at Boston Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Marker, pen, graphite, colored pencil, watercolor on paper
18” x 24”


Willie Mays Gate at AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (King Street), San Francisco, California
Pen, marker, watercolor on paper
18” x 24”

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