VINCENT VALDEZ

The release of Vincent Valdez’s new silkscreen print editions coincides with the opening of Siete Dias, a powerful new installation created by Valdez as part of the Land of the Free exhibition at Mana Contemporary. Composed of twenty-one translucent silkscreen panels, Siete Dias revolves around the fact that, since the 1970s, over 150,000 individuals have disappeared in Central and South America. 

 

“This series is a meditation on the violence that has historically been unleashed, in many cases as a direct result of U.S. government foreign policy and military interventions intended to disrupt and crush social and political opposition to American imperialism in Latin America.” 

 

  • Vincent Valdez

Vincent Valdez is recognized for his monumental portrayal of the contemporary figure. His drawn and

painted subjects remark on a universal struggle within various socio-political arenas and eras. He states,

“My aim is to incite public remembrance and to impede distorted realities that I witness, like the social

amnesia that surrounds me.”

Valdez was born in 1977 in San Antonio, Texas. He received a full scholarship to study at the Rhode Island

School of Design, and 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.

Exhibitions and Collections include: The Ford Foundation, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art,

MassMOca, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and The

National Portrait Gallery, among others.

He is represented by David Shelton Gallery and Mathew Brown Los Angeles.

American, b. 1977