American, born 1977, San Antonio, Texas
Valdez grew up in San Antonio, TX and demonstrated talent for drawing at an early age. He received a full scholarship to The Rhode Island School of Design where he earned his BFA in 2000. In 2004 at age 26, Stations, Valdezs suite of monumental charcoal drawings, was shown at the McNay Museum in Texas. He was the youngest artist to have a solo exhibition at the McNay. Exhibition venues include: The Los Angeles County Musuem of Art, The Snite Musuem of Art, The Frye Museum, The Mexican Museum of National Art ,Chicago, The Parsons Museum in Paris, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, OSDE Buenos Aires, The Laguna Art Museum, The Bell Gallery at Brown University and others.
A recipient of the Skowhegan School of Painting 05 and The Vermont Studio Center 11,
and the Kunstlerhaus Bethania Berlin Residency 14, Vincent currently resides and works in Firestation #15, his restored 1928 Firestation San Antonio, TX.