Peter Vigil

Peter Vigil

Miami, FL, United States

About Peter Vigil

Artist Biography

Peter Vigil is a Miami-based, self-taught artist that began painting in 2006. Since then, his work has been exhibited at museums, galleries, festivals, and various other venues in the United States and abroad. Vigil’s art is influenced by such artists as Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, and the early works of Jackson Pollock.

Vigil was born in Cuba in 1967 and has lived in the Miami, Florida area since 1973 after living in Madrid, Spain for four years.

Artist Statement

My paintings depict social and cultural themes that are at odds with the conventional societal mores. These include, but are not limited to, power, structure, excesses, sexuality and relationships.

I use bold and vibrant colors, specifically hues of red, to provide subject(s) of my paintings a physical sense of existence and to underscore the significance of emotional experiences. I also use thick black lines as an overlay to conceptualize the conflicting and often subdued perspectives held by individuals. The paintings are mostly created using acrylic paint or acrylic paint and soft pastels on canvas using an abstract, abstract expressionist, gestural style or a combination thereof to allow the viewer to determine the underlying concept or significant element that embodies the painting. I rarely use sketches and, therefore, prefer to allow the creative process to direct the creation of the work.

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Education

FIU '96 MS

Exhibitions

Show Experience

I took a sabbatical from exhibitions and art fairs from 2015 through the present to focus on other methods to promote my art and to develop new ideas to create works.

Solo Exhibitions:

•Human Experience through Colors, Bird Road Art District, Psalmody, April 2013
•Arts for the Stars, Randazzo’s, Coral Gables, FL December 2012
•Facade, Epic Hotel, Area 31, Miami, FL November 2012
•Woman’s Essence: An Abstract View, Shore Club, Red Room Lounge, Miami Beach, FL, November 2012
•27 Club and Rock Icons, Ricochet Lounge, Wynwood, FL, November 2012
•Sabor de Peru (Flavor of Peru), Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL October 2012
•Night Life, Italy Today, Miami Lakes, FL June 2012-September 2012

Selected Group Exhibitions:
•The Chocolate and Art Show, Wynwood Art Project, Miami, FL June 2015
•Touch of Art, Fairchild Botanical Gardens, Coral Gables, FL May 2015
•The Chocolate and Art Show, Wynwood Art Project, Miami, FL October 2014
•Touch of Art, Fairchild Botanical Gardens, Coral Gables, FL May 2014
•Arts for the Stars, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL May 2014
•Put a Bird on It, Blu Moon Studio Gallery, Miami, FL May 2014
•Grand Opening, Suzanne Fine Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL January 2014
•The Wall: Group Show, Mano Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL January 2014
•Little Havana Art Walk, Molina Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL January 2014
• Habana Mambo in the Tropics, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL November 2013
• World of Art Showcase, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC November 2013
• Encompass, Raw Artists Organization, Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles, CA October 2013
• Scottsdale Biennial, Wee Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ October 2013
• Made in the U.S.A., Mano Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL September 2013
• 16th Annual Open International Exhibition of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, The Showroom Gallery, Paso Robles, CA August-September 2013
•Little Havana Art Walk, Molina Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL August 2013
•Arts and Cigars for the Stars, Molina Fine Art Gallery, Miami FL August 2013
•Little Havana Art Walk, Molina Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL August 2013
•Moon Over Miami, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, FL June 2013
• Touch of Art, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, FL May 2013
• Meet the Artist, Claridge Hotel, Miami Beach, FL May 2013
• Fifth Annual Open International Online Exhibition of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, April 2013
•49th Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Art Festival, March 2013
• Carnaval on the Mile Art and Music Festival, Coral Gables, FL March 2013
•Discovery, Raw Artists Organization, LMNT, Wynwood, FL February 2013
•Red Bar Gallery, Miami, FL January 2013
•Boca Raton Fine Art Show, Boca Raton, FL January 2013

Commissions:
Music through Time, 24”x72”, Mixed-Media on Plexiglass, March 2013, Jade Masters Art Gallery and Lounge, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jade Masters
Licensed Artwork:
All Time Jazz (2006), Father and Child at Play (2006), Agent Provocateur (2012), and New Year’s Scream (2013), Vividly Featured Artists, Vividly Art-Inspired Fashion

Publications:
British GQ ((2015, September) Wonder Wall, British GQ, p. 276.
British Vogue (2015, August) Vogue’s Gallery, British Vogue p. 206.
DubhGhaill, Scott, (2015, March) Meet the Artists, Articentric,. Retrieved from http://articentric.com/meet-artist-peter-vigil