Samuel E Vázquez (Brame UW) was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1970. In 1979, his family moved to New York City where Samuel was introduced to graffiti art. Shortly thereafter, he joined numerous graffiti crews from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx. Throughout the 1980s his art graced the New York City subways, rooftops, and walls—including the Graffiti Hall of Fame. Today, Samuel works on abstract expressionist paintings.

Samuel has introduced the historic New York City subway graffiti documentary Style Wars (1983. Dir. Tony Silver, Henry Chalfant) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He has also lectured about the art and history of tagging at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University. Most recently Samuel was a guest panelist for the screening of the documentary The Wrinkles of the City - La Havana (2012. Dir. JR, José Parlá) at The Indianapolis Public Library.

 

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