Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Fall 2018 Vincent Valdez
San Antonio, TX
Painters & Sculptors Grant recipient (2015)
Awarded residency in 2017 and deferred to 2018
Vincent Valdez was born in San Antonio, TX. He received a full scholarship to The Rhode Island School of Design and completed a BFA in 2000. Valdez's life and career have focused on the practice of drawing and painting. Recognized for his intensive devotion to skill and detail, his monumental portrayal of the contemporary figure remarks on a universal struggle within various socio-political arenas and eras. His work has been included in exhibitions and collections at numerous venues, such as The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Ford Foundation, The Blanton Museum of Art, The Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame, Artpace, The Parsons School of Design, OSDE Buenos Aires, among others. Valdez is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2015), and attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting (2005) and the Kunstlerhaus Bethania in Berlin (2014).
Requiem, 2014, pencil on paper, 60 x 42 inches
Black Flag, 2012, lithograph crayon on folded canvas, 20 x 14 inches
From the series America’s Finest (#3 of 6), 2012, pencil on paper, 28 x 40 inches
From the series The Strangest Fruit (#4 of 8), 2014, oil on canvas, 42 x 84 inches
All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.