|Kill the Pachuco Bastard!
Giclee print, 40" x 26", 2005.
Original: Oil on canvas, 41" x 80", 2001.
|Vincent Valdez was born and
raised in San Antonio, Texas and is the youngest artist whose
works are in the exhibition. His first artistic influences came
from the canvases of his late great-grandfather, an artist from
Spain. Valdez began drawing at age three; as early as kindergarten,
he realized his artistic abilities differed from others. While
participating in a mural project at San Antonio's Esperanza
Peace and Justice Center at age 10, Valdez decided art would
be his career. He worked with his mentor, artist/muralist Alex
Rubio, on murals around the Alamo City, eventually painting
on his own.
Upon graduating from Burbank High School, Valdez received a
full scholarship to the International Fine Arts College in Miami,
Florida. After one year, he accepted a full scholarship and
transferred to the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence,
Rhode Island, where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
in illustration. Valdez exhibits and works on commissioned pieces
and teaches art to middle school students in San Antonio.
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