Michael Vasquez is a figurative artist from St. Pete, currently based in Miami. His focus on street culture and urban identity is his signature style. He has been featured in galleries around the world, and is currently part of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
Vasquez has a way of taking the viewer through a world where misguided youth grows up and finds their place. The Fredric Snitzer Gallery mounted the first solo exhibition of Vasquez’s art in 2007. His “Family Jewels” exhibition highlighted experiences from his childhood, as an only child of a single mom. He explored the neighborhood culture, including street gangs and of him going up without a father figure. He has also been involved with The Mattie Rhodes Center helping at risk youth through sharing his experiences.
Saint Petersburg is honored to be the first city with his art on it’s public walls, and his imagery is particularly poignant for the downtown area. He painted a brilliant scene of a father and son fishing with the old pier in view.
2260 1st Ave. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
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