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2015 Artist Fellow

Derrick Velasquez

upcoming project

Alumni Project: New Brutal 2 April 23rd, 2016

Velasquez was born and raised in Lodi, California, and resides in Denver. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Ohio State University, and holds dual undergraduate degrees in Art History and Studio Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Velasquez works in media including performance, installation, sculpture and photography. His most recent solo exhibitions have been at Pentimenti Gallery, Robischon Gallery, the Volta Art Fair in New York City, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. The artist’s work has also been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and extensively at art fairs with representation by Robischon Gallery at Texas Contemporary, Miami Project, and Art Miami, among others.

Velasquez is a founding member and co-manager at TANK Studios, the founder of the YE$ M’am grant for artists, and a board member of the Art-Plant Artist Residency. He currently teaches in the Fine Arts departments at Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Denver. Velasquez is represented by Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO) as well as Pentimenti Gallery (Philadelphia, PA).

Thinking In Circles, 2008 plywood, found white collar shirts, yarn, knitting needles — View detail

Black Cube project 'New Brutal' — View detail

Cannery 1434, 2004 wood, metal, apples, jars, ½ horse power motor — View detail

Crap part of Miami, 2015 trim moulding, gesso, vinyl — View detail

Untitled 105, 2014 vinyl, oak — View detail

Sexy on the wall, 2014 vinyl, gesso, oil stick, foam padding, gifted mesh, gifted photo, gifted poster, gleaned art leftovers, bull clips — View detail

Untitled (draped body), 2014, digital prints — View detail