Permanent CollectionWorks on Paper

Michael Vasquez

Michael Vasquez

Father didn’t want anything to do with it, 2007

graphite on paper

30 in. x 22 in.

Michael Vasquez (born 1983 in St. Petersburg, FL) is an american artist based in Miami. He attended New World School of the Arts (Miami, FL) , where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2005. Michael Vasquez’s work has also been included in numerous institutional and museum exhibitions such as his aforementioned solo shows at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in 2007 and The University of Tennessee in Chattanooga in 2010 ; “Metro Pictures” at The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami in 2006; “Pivot Points Part 2: New Mythologies,” and many others.


Father Didn’t Want Anything to do With it is a drawing part of a series called “Family Jewels”. Even though is part of this collection, the drawing is nothing like the rest of the pieces.


[description:] graphite drawing of a man covering his ears with his hands. The subject is position in the far right of the paper. The rest of the piece is completely white. The drawing is realistic and there is a lot of contrast inside the image.

Gift of Fredric and Kathy Snitzer