Vincent Valdez

b. 1977, San Antonio, TX

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016

The Beginning Is Near; David Shelton Gallery; Houston, TX (upcoming)

2015

Till Then; Window into Houston; Blaffer Art Museum; Houston, TX

2013

THE STRANGEST FRUIT, curated by Ian Alden Russell (travelling), David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, RI (2013); Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2014); Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA (2015) - catalogue

2012-2013

America’s Finest: Recent Works by Vincent Valdez; McNay Art Museum; San Antonio, TX - catalog

2011

America’s Finest; Texas Contemporary; David Shelton Gallery; Houston, TX

2010

Flashback; Southwest School of Art; San Antonio, TX

Stations; Mesa Contemporary Arts Center; Mesa, AZ

2009

Burn; Federal Art Projects; Los Angeles, CA

Ry Cooder / Vincent Valdez: El Chavez Ravine; San Antonio Museum of Art; San Antonio, TX - catalog

2008

Without End; Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington; Arlington, TX

2007

Pride of the Southside; Museo Alameda; San Antonio, TX/ O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston; Houston, TX

Winner’s Circle; Western Project; Los Angeles, CA

2005-2006

Stations (traveling); The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University; South Bend, IN/ Texas A&M International University; Laredo, TX/ Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePaul University; Greencastle, IN/ The Islander Art Gallery, Texas A&M University; Corpus Christi, TX

2005

54th Annual Artists of the Year Exhibition; San Antonio Art League Museum; San Antonio, TX

2004

Stations; McNay Art Museum; San Antonio, TX - catalog

2003

New Worx; Art Miami; Miami, FL  

Drawn From Memory and Reality: Valdez & Ramos; Joan Grona Gallery; San Antonio, TX

2002

Made Men; Finesilver Gallery; San Antonio, TX

2 TO WATCH: Vincent Valdez & Oscar Casares; Artpace San Antonio & Gemini Ink; San Antonio, TX

Mix! Series: Vincent Valdez; Dallas Contemporary; Dallas, TX

1999

Recuerdo; Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center; San Antonio, TX

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

The Face of Battle: Americans at War; National Portrait Gallery; Washington, DC (upcoming)

2015

American Art: It's Complicated; Minnesota Museum of American Art; St. Paul, MN

Hidden Histories in Latin American Art; Phoenix Art Museum; Phoenix, AZ

2014

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Bentonville, AR

Paralles Myths; David Shelton Gallery; Houston, TX

2013

Legend Tripping; Masters & Pelavin; New York, NY

Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape; The Albuquerque Museum of Art; Albuquerque, NM

2012

Prelude; David Shelton Gallery; Houston, TX

Pride, Protest & Plains; Red Arrow Contemporary; Dallas, TX

ICONS: RISD; Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design; Providence, RI

Represent LA; Vincent Price Art Museum at East LA College; Los Angeles, CA

2011

Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition; Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington; Arlington, TX

Arte Tejano: de Campos, Barrios y Fronteras; Fundacion Osde; Buenos Aires, BR

Muertes; National Museum of Mexican Art; Chicago, IL

Works on Paper; David Shelton Gallery; San Antonio, TX

2010

Roadshow: Houston; David Shelton Gallery at Inman Annex; Houston, TX

Foretopia; David Shelton Gallery; San Antonio, TX

El Grito: The Cry for Independence; University of Arkansas; Little Rock, AK

2009

Western Project: The First Six Years; Western Project; Los Angeles, CA

Albuquerque—Los Angeles Exchange; 516 Arts; Albuquerque, NM/ LA Art Core; Los Angeles, CA

2008

Angelenos: Painters of Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles, CA

American Realism; Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Fort Wayne, IN

In The Land Of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapose Factor; Laguna Art Museum; Orange County, CA

Beyond the Border; National Museum of Mexican Art; Chicago, IL

2007

La Vida Lowrider: Cruising in the City Of Angels; Petersen Automotive Museum; Los Angeles, CA

The Sirens’ Song: Contemporary Narrative Painting; Arthouse at the Jones Center; Austin, TX

2006

Swallow Harder; Frye Art Museum; Seattle, WA

Drawing Conclusions on the Wall; Chapman University; Orange County, CA

2005

Latitud; Te Whare Whananga O Awanuiarangi; Whakatane, NZ

2004

A Timeless Montage of Conflict and Being; Parsons New School of Design; Paris, FR

From The Collection of Joe A. Diaz (travelling)

Art Museum of South Texas; Corpus Christi, TX

The National Hispanic Research Center; Albuquerque, NM

San Jose Museum of Art; San Jose, CA

National Museum of Mexican Art; Chicago, IL

2003

Likeness and Presence; Self Help Graphics; Los Angeles, CA

Treinta: 30 Years of Chicano Printmaking and Justice; Self Help Graphics; Los Angeles, CA

2002

Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge; from the Collection of Cheech Marin (travelling)

The San Antonio Museum of Art; San Antonio, TX

National Museum of Mexican Art; Chicago, IL

Weisman Museum of Art, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN

Smithsonian Museum, Art and Industries Building; Washington, DC

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; La Jolla, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles, CA

The O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston; Houston, TX

Contemporary Drawing in Texas; McNay Museum Art Museum; San Antonio, TX

17th Annual New American Talent; Texas Fine Arts Association; Austin, TX

El Grupo Tejano; Tennessee State University; Murfreesboro, TN

Contemporary Figurative Works on Paper; Blue Star Art Space; San Antonio, TX

The Power of Place; Finesilver Gallery; San Antonio, TX

Traces of Culture: Young Latino Artists; Mexic-Arte Museum; Austin, TX

 

RESIDENCIES

2014

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien; Berlin, DE

2011

The Vermont Studio Center; Johnson, VT

2005

The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture; Skowhegan, ME

2003

SALA: SA Meets LA Exchange; Self Help Graphics; Los Angeles, CA

2001

Primer Paso Artist-in-Residence Grant; Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center; San Antonio, TX

 

AWARDS

2015

Texas State Visual Artist, 2D; Austin, TX

2006

Artist Foundation of San Antonio; Visual Art Grant; San Antonio, TX

2005

Artpace Travel Grant; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; Skowhegan, ME

54th Annual Artists of the Year; San Antonio Art League; San Antonio, TX

2002

Best of Show (Traces of Culture: Young Latino Artists); Mexic-Arte Museum; Austin, TX

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

"If Trees Could Talk"; Huffington Post; Eduardo Diaz; May 14, 2015

"Crystal Bridges: Vincent Valdez"; San Antonio Express-News; Elda Silva; August 31, 2014

"The Strangest Fruit: Vincent Valdez at David Shelton"; Glasstire; Betsy Huete; July 11, 2014 

"A sulute to 'America's Finest'"; San Antonio Express-News; Elda Silva; Oct. 15, 2012

"Vincent Valdez at the Southwest School of Art"; Glasstire; Dan Goddard; March 31, 2010

"El Chavez Ravine"; Lowrider Magazine (Raza Report); Jessica Logez; April, 2008

"Westside/Southside Story"; San Antonio Current; Xelena Gonzalez; Dec. 21, 2007

"Drive to Distraction"; Los Angeles Times; Lynell George; Sept. 16, 2007

"Out of the Shadows"; Cuidad Magazine; Oscar Garza; Sept., 2007

"Vincent Valdez Paints the Sould of Those Who Live in Uncertain Times"; Juxtapoz Magazine; Michael Knowlton; April, 2007

"Battle of Chavez Ravine; LA Weekly; Daniel Hernandez; April 21, 2006

"Technical Knockout"; San Antonio Express-News; Elda Silva; August 12, 2004

"Artists in Show Find Inspiration in Peers"; San Antonio Express-News; Elda Silva; May 1, 2003

Vincent Valdez; Untitled, 2015; oil on paper; 42 x 83 in.
Vincent Valdez; Requiem I, 2014; oil on canvas; 136 x 85 in.
Vincent Valdez; Black Flag, 2012; lithographic crayon on canvas; 11 1/2 x 22 in.
Vincent Valdez; Two-Ten, 2012; pastel on paper; 42 x 75 in.
Vincent Valdez; After You're Gone, 2010; pastel on stretched paper; 41 x 94 in.
Vincent Valdez; Burnbabyburn, 2009; oil on canvas; 94 x 144 in.
Vincent Valdez; V-Day, 2012; ink on paper; 29 x 22 in.
Vincent Valdez; Duerme, 2011; ink on paper; 42 x 94 in.
The Strangest Fruit, installation view, Artpace San Antonio
The Strangest Fruit, installation view, Artpace San Antonio
Vincent Valdez; The Strangest Fruit (1), 2014; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; The Strangest Fruit (2), 2014; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; The Strangest Fruit (3), 2014; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; The Strangest Fruit (4), 2014; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; The Strangest Fruit (5), 2014; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; Americas Finest 1, 2011; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; Americas Finest 2, 2011; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; Americas Finest 3, 2011; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; Americas Finest 4, 2011; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; America's Finest 5, 2011; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.
Vincent Valdez; Americas Finest 6 (detail), 2011; graphite on paper; 40 x 26 in.