Vincent Valdez

Vincent Valdez has focused on the practice of drawing and painting. Recognized for his intensive devotion to skill and detail, Valdez's portrayal of the contemporary figure remarks on a universal struggle within various sociopolitical arenas and eras.

Valdez's work is included in numerous private and institutional collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Snite Museum of Art at Notre Dame; Parsons School of Design Museum, Paris; Fundación OSDE, Buenos Aires; among others.

He received a full scholarship to The Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned his BFA in 2000. A recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors (2016), as well as residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting (2005), The Vermont Studio Center (2011) and the Kunstlerhaus Bethania Berlin Residency (2014), Valdez currently lives and works in Houston.

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.