VINCENT VALDEZ

American, b. 1977

Lives and works in Houston

EDUCATION

2000

BFA; The Rhode Island School of Design; Providence, RI

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Dream Baby Dream, The Beginning is Near (Part II); David Shelton Gallery; Houston, TX

The City; Blanton Museum of Art; University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX

2016

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

2015

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

2013

The Strangest Fruit; curated by Ian Alden Russell; David Winton Bell Gallery, 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

El Chavez Ravine: Ry Cooder and Vincent Valdez; 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 Smithsonian, San Antonio, TX; O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX

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

2005-2006

Stations; Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame; South Bend, IN; Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX;

Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePaul University, Greencastle, IN; Islander Art Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

2004

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

2002

Made Men; Finesilver Gallery; San Antonio, TX

Two to Watch: Vincent Valdez & Oscar Casares; Artpace; San Antonio, TX

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Suffering from Realness; curated by Denise Markonish; MASS MoCA; North Adams, MA (upcoming)

2018

Occupying the Third Space: Representations of Cultural Hybridity and Identity in the Southwest; Kansas City Art Institute;

Kansas City, MO

WE THE PEOPLE. Contemporary American Figurative Art; Mesa Arts Center; Mesa, AZ

Texas; curated by Matthew Brown; Philip Martin Gallery; Los Angeles, CA

Los Tejanos: Chicano Art from the Collection of Cheech Marin; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

2017

Barrio Logos: Displacement and Vanishing Iconography; curated by Oscar Magallanes in conjunction with Pacific Standard

Time: LA/LA; Residency Art Gallery; Inglewood, CA

From Out Under; curated by Matthew Brown and Lucian Smith; Appointment Only; Los Angeles, CA

Home – So Different, So Appealing; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles, CA (2017); Museum of Fine Arts,

Houston, Houston, TX (2017 - 2018)

The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now; National Portrait Gallery; Washington D.C.

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now; Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN

2016

Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles, 1943 – 2016; Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College;

Monterey Park, CA

Northern Triangle; Threewalls, Chicago, IL (2016); Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA (2017); Blue

Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX (2018)

Contemporary Portraiture; Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington; Arlington, TX

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

Back from Berlin; Blue Star Contemporary; San Antonio, TX

2014

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

Parallel Myths; David Shelton Gallery; Houston, TX

Estampas de La Raza: Prints for the People; The Romo Collection; North Carolina Museum of Art; Raleigh, NC

2013

Face to Face: Artists’ Self Portraits from the Jackye and Curtis Finch Collection; Arkansas Arts Center; Little Rock, AR

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, East Los Angeles College; Monterey Park, 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

West/Southwest, 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; Laguna Beach, 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; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; 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

Larger Than Life; The Leisure Club Mogadishni; Copenhagen, DK

2002

Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge; from the Collection of Cheech Marin; 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; O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX

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

17th Annual New American Talent; Arthouse at the Jones Center; Austin, TX

Contemporary Figurative Works on Paper; Blue Star Arts Center; San Antonio, TX

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

RESIDENCIES

2018

Joan Mitchell Center

2014

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency

2011

Vermont Studio Center

2005

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture

2003

SALA: SA Meets LA Exchange Program

AWARDS

2015

Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Painters and Sculptors Program

Texas Commission on the Arts, State Visual Artist

2006

Artist Foundation of San Antonio, Visual Art Grant

2005

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

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Ford Foundation

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Blanton Museum of Art

David Winton Bell Gallery/Brown University

El Paso Museum of Art

McNay Art Museum

Linda Pace Foundation

Artpace

Arkansas Arts Center

National Museum of Mexican Art

Frye Museum of Art

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

The University of Houston, Public Art Collection

The Museum of Texas Tech University, Public Art Collection

San Antonio Museum of Art

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018

“Why I became an honorary member of the Ku Klux Klan, and what I did with the membership card”; Dallas Morning News; David Liever;

September 14

“’Vincent Valdez: The City’ at the Blanton”; The Austin Chronicle; Melany Jean; September 13

“Vincent Valdez, The People’s Champion”; Texas Monthly; Michael Agresta; September

“Painting Beyond Black and White: Vincent Valdez’s ‘The City’”; A Gathering of the Tribes; Barbara Purcell; August 14

“Revisiting Vincent Valdez’s ‘The City’”; Paint This Desert; Andrea Lepage; Aug. 2

Interview, RadioLive; Auckland, NZ; July 27

“Texas Museum Deliberates How to Display a Mural About Hate Crimes Against Latinos”; Hyperallergic; Jasmine Weber; July 27

Interview, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Berlin; July 26

“What’s ‘Offensive Art? The Answer isn’t Black and White”; WBUR Boston: Commentary; Julie Wittes Schlack; July 26

“Artist Vincent Valdez Made a Painting So Provocative This Texas Museum Waited a Year to Unveil It”; Artnet; Sarah Cascone; July 23

“Klan painting may not shock. But it forces a reckoning”; Austin American-Statesman, Opinion; Bridget Grumet; July 19

“How a painting of the Ku Klux Klan is causing a stir in Texas”; The Guardian; Jake Nevins; July 18

“Texas museum Mounts 30-fool Portrait of Today’s KKK. Can it Avoid Controversy?”; Artsy; Alina Cohen; July 18

“30-Foot Painting of the KKK Puts a Museum to the Test”; New York Times; Michael Hardy; July 16 2017

“Large-scale painting of Klan members unveiled at UT”; Austin American-Statesman; Michael Burnes; July 18

“New Piece By Texas Artist Vincent Valdez Depicts a Modern Ku Klux Klan”; KUT Radio Austin; Avery Miles; July 17

“30-Fool Painting of the KKK Puts a Museum to the Test”; New York Times; Michael Hardy; July 16

2017

"When War Hits Home"; National Portrait Gallery; Taína Caragol; Apr. 11

"The Year of The Heavy Moon. Seeking Joy in a Time of Despair"; Oxford American, A Magazine of the South; Michelle García; Apr. 25

2016

"Under the Hood"; Houston CityBook; Daniel Renfrow; Oct. 21

"The Beginning is Near (Part I): Vincent Valdez at David Shelton Gallery"; not that but this: arts and culture webzine (NTBT);

Theresa Escobedo; Oct. 16

"New Painting by Vincent Valdez Shows Haunting Scene at David Shelton Gallery"; Houston Press; Susie Tommaney, Sept. 14

"Artist wants Klan painting to make viewers uneasy"; San Antonio Express-News; Elda Silva; Sept. 13

"A Powerhouse Texas Artist Examines America Through the Ku Klux Klan"; Papercity; Catherine D. Anspon; Sept. 9

"Artist Vincent Valdez Paints The Ku Klux Klan In 'The City'"; Texas Public Radio; David Martin Davies; Sept. 8

"San Antonio painter Vincent Valdez unveils a monumental work on the persistence of white supremacy"; Texas Observer;

Michael Agresta; Sept. 6

An All-American Family Portrait, in White; New York Times; Lawrence Downes; Mar 6

2015

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

2014

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

2008

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

2007

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

"Out of the Shadows"; Ciudad Magazine; Oscar Garza; Sept.

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

2006

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

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