Patssi Valdez recipient of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Latina of Excellence Award,
The Latino Heritage Month Award, Spirit of Los Angeles, Honors outstanding individuals of Latino descent who have contributed to the advancement of Latinos in the United States and worldwide.

The Flintridge fellowship, Durfee Foundation Grant, J. Paul Getty Fellowship Grant, and an NEA in painting. She was recently  invited to serve as a Regents' Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley

Presently her work is part of a traveling Retrospective 1971-1987 Asco Elite of the Obscure; touring through 2013. Venues for the exhibition include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo Mexico City and Asco; "No Movies "Nottingham Contemporary, UK 

Her work was also been included in "Los Angeles 1955-1985/The Birth of an Art Capital," Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 
Valdez is included in collections by The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.; The Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona; The San Jose Museum of Art, CA, The El Paso Museum of Art, Texas, Williams Collage Museum of art, Williamstown, MA. and most recently The Sheldon Museum of Art Lincoln, NE

Patssi is best known for her paintings and performance work with the avant-garde art group ASCO (nausea).
Valdez states “My work is based on what I find interesting meaningful and inspirational on a personal and global level.

Patssi Valdez presently lives and works in Los Angeles, California and remains active in the West Coast and International Art scene.