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.
Selected solo exhibitions include Just A Dream (In America) Vincent Valdez, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (2022); It Was Never Yours, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2019); The City, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, TX (2018); Dream Baby Dream, The Beginning is Near (Part I & II), David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX (2016/18); Till Then; Window into Houston; Blaffer Art Museum; Houston, TX (2015); The Strangest Fruit; curated by Ian Alden Russell; David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI [traveled to: Artpace, San Antonio, TX; Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA] (2013–2015); America’s Finest: Recent Works by Vincent Valdez, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (2013); El Chavez Ravine: Ry Cooder and Vincent Valdez, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX (2009); Stations, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX [traveled to: Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN; Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX; Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePaul University, Greencastle, IN; Islander Art Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX] (2004–2006); Mix! Series: Vincent Valdez, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX (2002).
Valdez has been included in numerous institutional exhibitions including Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ (2021); ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, El Museo del Barrio, New York (2021); Between Play and Grief: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX (2019); Suffering from Realness; curated by Denise Markonish, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA (2019); Home – So Different, So Appealing, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2017) and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX (2018); The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. (2017). He will present his first solo institutional exhibition, Just A Dream (In America), at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2022.
The artist’s work is included in numerous public collections across the United States including Artpace, Blanton Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Frye Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, McNay Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, National Museum of Mexican Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, Smithsonian National Museum of Art, University of Houston, and the Williams College Museum of Art.