Monday, May 8, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
2017 Featured Speaker Series: Vincent Valdez

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’ life and career has 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.

Exhibition & Collections include venues such as:  The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Ford Foundation, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The National Portrait Gallery, The Blanton Museum of Art, The Parsons School of Design, Paris, France,  OSDE Buenos Aires,  among others.

Valdez is a recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, The Skowhegan School of Painting ’05 and the Kunstlerhaus Bethania Berlin Residency ‘14.