CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

1990 M.F.A. Visual Art/Painting, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1982 A.B. Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Professional Experience

2005-Present Professor of Art, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
2002-2004 Assistant Professor of Art, National University, San Diego, CA
2000-2002, Adjunct Professor, National University, San Diego, CA
2000-2002, Teaching Assistant/ Interactive Cognition Lab Cognitive Science Department, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1991-1999, Illustrator, Positive Publishing, La Jolla, CA

Awards and Acknowledgments

2013-2014 Irvine Foundation Grant, Mass Creativity Day, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA
2013 NALAC Fund for the Arts
2008 NALAC Fund for the Arts

Selected Exhibitions

2018

Cruel Summer, Basile/CM Curatorial, San Diego, CA
Sensorium, Idea 1, San Diego, CA
We the People, Ship in the Woods Music Festival, Escondido, CA
Seeing is Believing, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA
You are Here, San Diego Library Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

2017

California Connections: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Installed in the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
Intergalactic Dreaming, San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport, San Diego, CA

2016

Southwestern College Faculty Show, SWC Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA

2015

Open Walls Project, San Diego, CA

2014

Open Walls Project, San Diego, CA
The Gates of Heck, Art San Diego
Attunement, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Object Object!, Helmuth Gallery, San Diego, CA
Borders-Bridges, Neu West Berlin Gallery, Berlin
The Gates of Heck, Canvas Gallery, San Diego, CA
Lure, Mesa College, San Diego, CA
New Works on Paper, MRKT, San Diego, CA

2013

Object! Object!, Helmuth Gallery, San Diego, CA
The Very Large Array, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
The Gates of Heck, San Diego Museum of Art, CA

2012

X-Emanation of the Virgin, Roots Factory, San Diego, CA    
The Border Corps Savings & Loan, San Diego Museum of Art, CA

2011

Mexus Sexus Fluxus, University Art Gallery, UCSD La Jolla
Mexus Sexus Fluxus, San Diego Museum of Art, CA
San Diego Museum of Art, CA
The Gates of Heck, San Diego Museum of Art, CA

2010

Here Not There, MCA San Diego
Coatlicue Mi Amor, Agitprop Space, San Diego
Animal Aktion, New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA
La Vida Drawing Aktion, San Diego Museum of Art, CA
La Vida Drawing Aktion, Self-Help Graphics, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Controverse, Southwestern, Chula Vista, CA
Coatlicue Mi Amor, Agitprop Space, San Diego
Homing In, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2008

TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art*, Weatherspoon Museum, UNC Greensboro
The Future of Nations, 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica
P.L.A.T.O, El Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego

2007

TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art*, Memorial Gallery, University of Rochester
Delirium Fronterium, Sweeney Art Gallery, UC-Riverside, Riverside
Espacifico, Voz Alta Project, San Diego, CA
The Human Age, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista
RE:UNION C/S, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego    

2006

TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art*, MCA San Diego
Keep on Crossin’, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

2005

Southern Exposure, MCA San Diego
Borderless Dreams, Oceanside Museum of Art
What's Not to Love?, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco

2004        

Trienial Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe,*  San Juan, Puerto Rico
The O.C., 2004 California Biennial,  Orange County Museum of Art        
Dialogue: The Art of Conversation,*  Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica Community College
Chicana/o,*  University of California San Diego
Chicano Visions FotoAktion, MCA San Diego

2003        

Crossings, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
The Keep on Crossin Awards,  ICE Gallery, San Diego
Up Our Sleeves,  Insallah Gallery,  Los Angeles, CA (traveling)
Keep on Crossin’,  Voz Alta Gallery, San Diego, CA

2000        

Off Broadway: New Art from Downtown San Diego, MCA San Diego

1999        

Space Invaders,  Sushi Performance Space, San Diego
Plan Nine from Aztlan II,  Calles y Suenos, Chicago, Il
Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition,  Athenaeum Art and Music Library, La Jolla, CA First Prize

1997        

Are We Touched? Identities from Outer Space,*  Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA

1996        

Alien Attack: Outer Visions in Popular,  Virus Gallery, San Diego, CA

1995        

Plan 9 from Aztlan,  Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA

1994        

Third Annual Juried Exhibition,  Athenaeum Art and Music Library, La Jolla, CA First Prize

1993        

Peculiar Painting,  Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

1992    

El Mestizaje,  Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA

Performances/Presentations

2013

The Gates of Heck, Summer Break: Double Portraits, San Diego Museum of Art, CA
Mass Creativity Day, the New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA
An Artist’s Perspective, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA

 2012

Border Corps Savings & Loan: Come and Get It! Summer Salon: Beyond the Banner, San Diego Museum of Art, CA
Perspectives: Mexican-American Art Today, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA

2011

Mexus Sexus Fluxus, University Art Gallery, UC San Diego, CA
Ex-Emanation of the Virgin, Roots Factory, San Diego, CA

2010

Roque the Belle Epoque, Summer Salon, San Diego Museum of Art
Coatlicue, Mi Amor, Agitprop Space, San Diego, CA

2007

Best of TNT Fotoaktion, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

2003

Keep on Crossin’ Awards, ICE Gallery, San Diego, CA

Publications

2013 Summer Break 2013: Double Portraits, catalogue published by the San Diego Museum of Art
2011 – 2013 Agitprop Blog, contributing editor
2012 Other Ideas Zine, published by Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
2010 Art is Dead/Art is Alive Zine, published by The Border Corps Press 
2007 Drift, San Diego City Works Press
2007 Transactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, catalogue published by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
2007 Ten Days Inside Guillermo Gomez-Pena’s Performance Art Boot Camp, self-published
2006 Hobart: Another Literary Journal, Vol 6.
2003 Sunshine Noir/ Writing from San Diego and Tijuana, San Diego City Works Press
1997 Are We Touched? Identities From Outer Space, catalogue published by Huntington Beach Art Center
1982 Nihl: The Magazine of Neo-Negativity in a Post-Positive World, Publisher, Stanford University
1979-1981 1979-1981 Stanford Chaparral, Art Director

Selected Curatorial Credits

Neil Shigley: Invisible People, Southwestern College Art Gallery, 2012, Chula Vista, CA
Silfredo La O Vigo: New Paintings, Southwestern College Art Gallery, 2011 , Chula Vista, CA
CONTROverse: Contemporary Visions of the U.S./Mexico Border, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA, 2010
Alien Attack: Outer Visions in Popular Art, Virus Gallery, San Diego, 1996
Plan 9 From Aztlan, El Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, CA, 1995

Selected Bibliography

“Behind the Scenes with Perry Vasquez” by Leah Peterson, UT San Diego, March 7, 2012
“A Case for Recruiting Artist Board Members” by Shawnee Barton, UT San Diego, December 4, 2012
“Coatlicue, Mi Amor” by Richard Gleaves, Agitprop Blog, March 8, 2010
“The Image Collector”, by Katherine Sweetman, San Diego Citybeat, February 24, 2009
"Keep on Crossin’: A Meditation on Cultural Miscegenation” by Philip Auslander, The Art Section, May 2008
“Bordering on Politics”, by Robert Pincus, UT San Diego, September 17, 2006
“Spotlight on Perry Vasquez”, by Daniel Olivas, November 13, 2006
“Perry Vasquez: A Local Artist Maintaining Outside the Box” by Geneva Gamez, La Prensa, May 21, 2004

Filmography

 2008 Fotoaktion! Producer of a documentary film about the life and work of Austrian-American photographer Doris Boris Berman,

Professional Development

2012-2017 NCM Strategic Planning Retreat
2007  La Pocha Nostra Performance Art Workshop
2003 National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Leadership Institute

Community Engagement and Volunteerism


2011-2017 Board of Trustees, New Children’s Museum, San Diego
2011-2018 Museum School, Board of Directors, San Diego
2011-2018 Director of the Museum School Annual Art Auction
2014MCASD Think Tank
1993-1995 Arts Advisory Committee, El Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego
1993-1995 Assistant Curator, El Centro Cultural de la Raza

Grants and Awards

2008 NALAC Grant Recipient
2012 Irvine Foundation Grant for Mass Creativity Day at the New Children’s Museum
1990 Russell Grant, UCSD

Permanent Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Sweeney Art Gallery, UC Riverside
Laguna Beach Art Museum