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Samuel E Vázquez

b. 1970 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Lives and works in Indianapolis IN

 

info@samuelevazquez.com

www.samuelevazquez.com

 

Education:

Herron School of Art and Design—Indiana University; BFA Visual Communication

New York City College of Technology—CUNY; AAS Art and Advertising Design

 

Residencies & Awards:

2017

Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship (2017-18); Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN

Scholar In Residence; IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, Indianapolis IN

 

Collections:

The Joanna Nixon Collection

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)

The Miles Family Collection

Private collections (selected): 

New York City, Miami FL, Indianapolis IN, Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, Puerto Rico

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017

Unyielding; Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN 

2015

A Rhythmic Pulse; The 646, Indianapolis IN

2014

In A Poetic Realm Of Endless Motion; Beard Arts Center at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion IN

2013 

Our Romance Cannot Last; Cultural Arts Gallery—IUPUI, Indianapolis IN

Underlined Phrases Of A Limitless Format; Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, Indianapolis IN 

Rock Those Rails; Five Talents Gallery, Indianapolis IN

2012 

Love Is The Master Rhythm; Madame Walker Theatre Center, Indianapolis IN

2010

Cut/Mark (Works on paper); Urban Element 2, Indianapolis IN 

 

Group Exhibitions:

2017

City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti from the 70s & 80s; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN

ON; Rapp Family Gallery at Indiana Landmarks Center, Indianapolis IN

World Arts Expo; Indianapolis IN

Reflected Light; Bread of Life, Avon IN

Herencia: Latin-American Influence in Art; Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Indianapolis IN

2016

AIGA Indianapolis: 25 Years of Design in Indy; Tube Factory Artspace, Indianapolis IN

nexUS; Rapp Family Gallery, Indianapolis IN

Reflected Light; Bread of Life, Avon IN

2015

Reflected Light; Bread of Life, Avon IN

2014

Reflected Light; Bread of Life, Avon IN 

Meet The Artists XXVI; The Indianapolis Public Library/Central Branch, Indianapolis IN

2013

Herencia; Two-Thirds Studio, Indianapolis IN

Reflected Light; Bread of Life, Avon IN

2012

Bilal: Art, Beats and Lyrics; The Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis IN 

The Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos; Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN

AMOR 2: Made In Indiana; Arch At Chatham Gallery, Indianapolis IN

AMOR 2: Made In Indiana (Preview); Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis IN

Reflected Light; Bread of Life, Avon IN

2011

One Piece Show; Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis IN

2010

May Open; Thru Space, Indianapolis IN 

MAF Art and Fashion; Redemption, Indianapolis IN

NFS; Thru Space, Indianapolis IN

2009

WINTER; Thru Space, Indianapolis IN 

In An Expression of the Inexpressible; Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis IN

2006

25 Above Water; Marsh Gallery-Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis IN

2003

Tenth Annual ADGA Alumni Exhibition; Grace Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2002

AMOR: Latino Art in Indiana; Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, Indianapolis IN

AMOR: Latino Art in Indiana; Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis IN

1996

The Best Show—ADCI; Artsgarden, Indianapolis IN 

Herron Show; Herron Gallery, Indianapolis IN

1993

Herron Show; Herron Gallery, Indianapolis IN

1991

ADGA Show; Grace Gallery, Brooklyn NY

1990

Urban Warriors (UW) Showcase; Graffiti Hall of Fame, New York NY 

 

Talks, Workshops, Portfolio Reviews & Special Projects (selected):

2017

Guest panelist and live painter; City as Canvas: New York City Graffiti from the 70s & 80s, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN

Featured artist; Samuel E Vázquez: Energy In Motion, Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis IN

2016

Guest speaker; TILT: An Arts & Humanities Mixer; Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN

Featured artist; Cerulean, Indianapolis IN

Featured artist collaboration; BRAME x J2 - Unique Edition Messenger Bag, Indianapolis IN

Featured artist; Art For Beds; Crane Bay Center, Indianapolis IN

2015

Featured artist; Art For Beds; Crane Bay Center, Indianapolis IN

2014

Guest speaker; New York City College of Technology—CUNY, Brooklyn NY

Guest panelist; The Wrinkles of the City: La Havana / The Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis IN 

Featured artist; SPUN at Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis IN

Guest speaker; Beard Arts Center, Marion IN

Guest speaker; Center For Inquiry IPS, Indianapolis IN 

Featured artist; First Friday: Meet the Artists, The Indianapolis Public Library, Indianapolis IN

2013

Guest speaker/workshop instructor; Middle School Art Club, Indianapolis IN 

Guest speaker; Clowes Conversation: Art & History of Tagging, Clowes Memeorial Hall of Butler University, Indianapolis IN 

Featured artist; President’s Office; Butler University, Indianapolis IN

Guest artist; Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, Indianapolis IN 

Guest artist; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN

Guest speaker; Herron High School, Indianapolis IN 

Introduction and Q&A; Style Wars (documentary screening), in conjunction with Ai Weiwei: According to What? Exhibition special programming, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN

2012

Artist; Guapa, The Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis IN 

Guest speaker; Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland OH

2011

Artist; Avenue Q, The Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis IN 

Guest speaker; African—American Diaspora; IUPUI Library, Indianapolis IN

2010

Reviewer; Re:View, AIGA Indianapolis—Student Portfolio Day, Indianapolis IN

2006

Guest speaker; The Art Institute of Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN

2005

Workshop instructor; Herron School of Art and Design—Visual Communication Senior Class, Indianapolis IN

2003

Artist; Trucker Rhapsody, The Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis IN 

Reviewer; New York City College of Technology—ADGA Dept. Student Portfolio Review, Brooklyn NY

 

Curatorial Experience:

2017

Style & Frequency; InCultur, Indianapolis IN

ON; Rapp Family Gallery at Indiana Landmarks Center, Indianapolis IN

2009

In An Expression of the Inexpressible, (Organizer, Co-curator); Dean Johnson Gallery,  Indianapolis IN

2005-2006

25 Above Water (Organizer, Curator); Online (2005) / Marsh Special Projects Gallery at Herron School of Art and Design (2006), Indianapolis IN 

 

Teaching Experience:

2015

Herron School of Art and Design—IUPUI, Indianapolis IN

Adjunct Faculty in Foundation Studies; Spring, Fall

Adjunct Faculty in Visual Communication Design; Fall

2011

IvyTech Community College, Indianapolis IN

Adjunct Faculty in Visual Communication; Fall

2010-2011

Herron School of Art and Design—IUPUI, Indianapolis IN

Adjunct Faculty in Visual Communication Design; Fall, Spring

 

Bibliography (selected):

2017

Herron School of Art and Design; Keeping Focus with Restless Energy: A Q&A with Samuel E Vázquez — 2 November

NUVO; Graffiti on the Walls of the IMA, by Seth Johnson — 4 October

The Indianapolis Star; IMA's New Graffiti Exhibit Includes Keith Haring, Lee Quiñones (City as Canvas preview), by Jeff Vrabel — 25 August

NUVO; The Art of Herencia: a show of Latin American Art, by Dan Grossman — 7 March

NUVO; Making Art About (and in) the Space Above Us, by Dan Grossman — 5 February

2016

What You Write; Samuel E Vázquez: Unyielding Q&A — Fall

NUVO; Woolen Blankets And Writing, by Dan Grossman — 19 October

NUVO; A Herron Nexus: Group Exhibition Preview, by Dan Grossman — 24 August

Eñe Magazine; Samuel E Vázquez (Artist interview; Part 2) — Summer

MilesHerndon Blog; Designing With Passion: Advice from Samuel E Vázquez — 23 June

Eñe Magazine; Samuel E Vázquez (Artist interview; Part 1) — Spring

Obsessed With Design (podcast); Samuel E Vázquez — 25 April

2015

NUVO; Graffiti Writer Samuel E Vázquez Returns To His Roots, by Emily Taylor — 2 September 

Telemundo Indy; ‘En Contexto’ Pre-taped television artist feature/interview — February

2014

Jung Katz; Artist Interview — 3 October

12ozProphet; Interview: Brame UW (Samuel E Vázquez) — August 

Handselecta; Flip The Script: Brame UW (Samuel E Vázquez) — August 

The Indianapolis Star; Wrinkles of the City: La Havana Preview — 8 April 

The Indianapolis Star; Meet The Artists Review — 10 February 

The Art of the Matter (Radio); Artist Feature, NPR — 30 January 

The Indianapolis Recorder; Meet The Artists Preview — 24 Janurary 

Between The Lines (T.V.); Artist Feature, The Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch — January

2013

SkyBlue Window; Our Romance Cannot Last, by Elias Arnett — 30 November 

WFYI TV 20/PBS; The Show Goes On: Clowes Memorial Hall at 50 — October 

Connections; Samuel E Vázquez: From New York City Graffiti Artist to Internationally Recognized Abstract Expressionist Painter, by Dale Tarnowieski — Fall 

Surface Area, Issue 3; Brame UW (Samuel E Vázquez), by Dave Combs and ChrisRWK — Fall 

NUVO; From Street to Gallery: Samuel E Vázquez, by Scott Shoger — 26 June 

Humanize Magazine, Issue 20; Samuel E Vázquez: Graffiti Was Our Social Network, by Karla D. Romero — March

2012

The Indianapolis Star; Artist Smooths Graffiti Era’s Rough Edges, by Janet Schneider — 1 November

2009

NUVO; In An Expression of the Inexpressible, by Dan Grossman — September

2008

The Indianapolis Star; Creativity under contract, by Christopher Lloyd — March

2007

Nieuw Haarlem; A Casual Conversation with Samuel E Vázquez — Winter

2006

Stereotype Mini; Samuel E Vázquez / 25 Above Water — Fall 

WFYI TV 20; 25 Above Water, pre-recorded feature — September 

Indy’s Music Channel; 25 Above Water, pre-recorded interview — September 

STEP inside design; Designers in Action, by Terry Lee Stone — March/April

2005

The Indianapolis Recorder; Vázquez Creates Art With East Coast Flair, by Brandon A. Perry — 5 August

2004

60 Minutes/CBS; ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation 

2003

Connections; ADGA Exhibit at Grace Gallery, feature — Fall

2002

WISH TV 8; AMOR: Latino Art in Indiana, on-air live interview by Twyla Snyder — October 

The Indianapolis Star; AMOR: Latino Art in Indiana, feature — October

2001

FOX 59 News; Artist profile, pre-recorded interview — September 

 

Press Mentions (selected):

What You Write, Agence France-Presse, German Design Council, Visuelle, Collective Empire, FFFFOUND!, Type for you., FormFiftyFive, Thinking for a Living, Dirty Mouse, Bitique, TypoJungle, Grafikcache, TypeNeu, Quipsologies/Under Consideration, The Strange Attractor, Swiss Legacy, LiquidTeks, Graphic 09, Print, Intake, Provocate, Design Observer, Boing Boing, Omaha World Herald, CMYK