Michael Vasquez is a talented artist from Miami and I’ve personally loved his work for years. He was actually born in 1983 in St. Petersburg, Florida but relocated to Miami in 2001 to attend New World School of the Arts. Again, even though he’s a Florida boy, his work has captured a lot of the West Coast lifestyle and imagery via his textured brush strokes and unique color array.
His work is currently on display in Los Angeles through May 23rd at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles in a group show called The Crazy Life with painter and neon artist Patrick Martinez and portrait photographer Gregory Bojorquez.
Click below for a grasp of Michael’s work and click here to go to his website: www.michaelvasquez.info
Michael Vasquez’s work has also been included in numerous institutional and museum exhibitions such as his aforementioned solo shows at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in 2007 and The University of Tennessee in Chattanooga in 2010 ; “Metro Pictures” at The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami in 2006; “Pivot Points Part 2: New Mythologies,” also at The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, and “GEN-X: Post Boomers and the New South,” Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama, both in 2008; “New Work Miami 2010,” at the Miami Art Museum in 2010; “Florida Contemporary 2011,” at the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Florida; “Vanishing Points: Paint and Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection,” at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Florida; and “The Human Touch” at SMoCA in Scottsdale, Arizona. Vasquez will be one of six artists included in “Portraiture Now: Staging the Self”; opening August 22nd, 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian in Washington D.C.