Vincent Valdez (b. 1977, San Antonio, TX) lives and works in Houston, TX. He received a full scholarship to the Rhode Island School of Design, earning 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) and Joan Mitchell Center (2018).
The artist’s work is included in eighteen museum collections across the United States. Exhibitions and collections include Ford Foundation, New York, NY; Home — So Different, So Appealing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2017); The City, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (2018); Between Play and Grief: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2019); The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, Smithsonian Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC (2017); among others.
It Was Never Yours (2019) marked Valdez’s first solo exhibition at Matthew Brown Los Angeles. Most recently the artist's work was on view in Suffering From Realness, curated by Denise Markonish at MASS MoCA, (2020).
Notably, the artist is the 2019 Artadia awardee in Houston, TX, he is currently an artist fellow at NXTHVN in New Haven, founded by Titus Kaphar and Jonathan Brand.