Kuetzpal Vasquez

Kuetzpal Vasquez

First and foremost I am a Xicanx feminist artist with 25 years of experience in Chicanx cultural production as an artist, curator, professor, administrator and community activist. I am an Associate Professor and Program Head of the Visual Arts at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Painting and Sculpture from Texas Woman’s University and a Masters of Fine Arts in 2D and 3D from the University of Wisconsin Madison. I also received a Certificate in Traditional Culture from Universidad Nahuatl in Ocotepec, Mexico. I have extensive experience in teaching, 2D and 3D art and my personal and academic interests of the study are Chicana/o, Chicanx and historically underrepresented culturas.

My concentration remains in exploring and experimenting with the artistic perception of cultural hybridity and gender pluralism within the examination and exploration of Indigenous, Mexican, and the Afro-Latinx diaspora. I am the creator of Citlali, La Xicanx Super Hero. Although she is more of anti-hero, since she recognizes the violences of the settler-state, the inequities of the American Dream and the heroes that defend that dream. The majority of my work stems from the Citlali character. I have participated in over fifty exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and received the Astraea Foundation Grant and the National Association for Latinx Arts and Culture NALAC awards for my work with the Citlali character.

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