1968  -  Museum of Art&Science Catalog essay, Robert Peters
1970  -  “70 Drawings Make a Statement”, Bridgeport Post, Martha Scott
1972  -  The New York Times, David Shirey
1972  -  Art International, "The New York Letter", Alvin Smith
1972  -  Art News, Barbara Schwartz
1972  -  WNCN Radio, Art News Review
1976  -  Arts Magazine, Gordon Brown
1978  - Arts Magazine, Article, Robert Sievert
1983  -  New York Times Sunday Edition, Vivien Raynor   
1983  -  Hartford Advocate, Linda Blaker Hirsh
1983  -  Hartford Courant, Bernard Harrison
1987  -  Hamptons Newspaper Magazine, Penelope Franklin
1996  -  Catalog Essay, Francine Koslow Miller
1996  -  Cover Magazine, Denise Carvaello
2003  -  Brochure Essay, Lilly Wei

Essay by art critic Lilly Wei

Excerpts, catalog essay

Paul Vazquez is a gifted artist shaped by Abstract Expressionism and Pop art, with plenty of other modernist tropes in his vocabulary. As might be expected, he is an ardent advocate of both painting and drawing, often “drawing” his paintings as well as painting them and vice versa…

Both of Vazquez’ styles dance to their own rhythms which partner each other nicely, part of the dialectic he establishes between drawing and painting,  figuration and geometry, black and white and color, solid and space, arrest and movement…

Vazquez is also an ardent advocate of life, as we might also expect. A well traveled man, he has inserted into his paintings one way or another all the places he has seen that have touched him. As well, people, art, buildings, trees, flowers and other objects have been serendipitously co-opted. The results are fanciful canvasses, brimful of joie de vivre and fragmented autobiography – with a nod to Matisse and Lichtenstein. In a Vazquez painting, it is the present that is vividly, timelessly before us…

A seasoned improviser, Vazquez has long trusted his instincts with happy results…

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M.F.A. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
B.F.A. Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY


William Paley, NYC
Edgar Kaufman,Jr., NYC
Paul Mayen, NYC
Ambassador Timothee Ahoua, Washington, D.C.
Allan Stone, NYC
Huntington Hartford
Juana Mordo, Madrid, Spain
Bertha Schaefer, NYC
Helmut Pabst, Frankfurt, Germany
James Thrall Soby Family Collection
Joseph Hirschhorn, NYC
New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio
Converse Art Museum, Norwich, CT
Museum of Art and Science, Bridgeport, CT
Art Students League at Ball State Teachers' College, IN
Habitat International, NYC
Intrex International, NYC
Earlham College, IN
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
University of Michigan, MI


Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship
Connecticut Commission of the Arts
Mellon Research Grant
New York Foundation for the Arts



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