Beatriz Vasquez

Beatriz Vasquez

Beatriz Vasquez

About Me

Beatriz Vasquez

Contemporary | Papel Picado Inspired

She, Her, Ella 

Artist Bio

Beatriz Vasquez is a visual ARTIVIST, whose work experiments with the conceptual use of Papel Picado, a Mexican Folkloric Art. With the manipulation of paper she transforms layers of intricate cut paper into murals, creates wearable sculptures, and exhibits large scale installations. Her work focuses on her Mexican-American ancestry, cultural memory, border culture, and current social

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Beatriz has recently collaborated with the Indiana State Museum on Cause and AEffect: Art that Speaks Out; focused on the invisibility of migrant workers and advocate for health and safety for all workers during a worldwide pandemic with the California Domestic Workers Coalition; and the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ El Tendedero Project where Vasquez featured NO MEANS NO a large scaled paper dress installation. Stop the Violence against Women and Children and NO Means NO! Created open discussions of sexual violence and abuse.  Vasquez is one of six Indianapolis artists participating in the Arts for Learning,Third Space, a 2x fellow of the U.S Arts in Embassies under Ambassador Maria Brewer in Sierra Leone, Africa and Lesotho, a fellow of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Root Division in San Francisco, CA. Beatriz is a recipient of the Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Grant and the DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award,a fellow of CICF, the National Latino Association of Art and Culture, IU Traditional Arts Indiana, the Migrant Leadership Program of Southern Indiana and the Center for Climate Power Oakland, Ca. Vasquez is a fellow of IUPUI Arts & Humanities and a member of the Create Indy Advisory Council for the City of Indianapolis, IN. Vasquez is currently fulfilling a fellowship as  2022-2023 Visiting Artists at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and a solo exhibit at the Kurt Vonnegut Library & Museum.


IUPUI, Herron School of Art and Design,

2006, Bachelors Fine Arts


INDIANA: Kurt Vonnegut Library and Museum, The Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian Art, IndyParks, Indianapolis Public Schools,Indianapolis Public Library,Primary Colours Gallery,Youth Art Program at Herron School of Art and Design, Arts for Learning, INDY Arts Council, Indiana Arts Commission, Park Tutor, Big Car Collaborative,

Nopal collaboration of Latino Art

AMOR collaboration of Latino Art

La Plaza collaboration of Latino Art &l



Artist in Residence, Nov. 2010-Feb.2011: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian

Artist in Residence, 2013-2014: Indianapolis Public Schools

Presenting Artist Jan. 2010-Aug. 2011: IndyParks




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  1. Hello Beatriz,
    my name is Kelly Murphy. I am a pre-K-6 visual art teacher in a Spanish immersion elementary school in Bloomington, Indiana. I am applying for the AIRE grant. I came across your profile and was instantly excited about the possibility of working with you.
    I understand that you are in Indianapolis, and my first question to you is regarding travel and if you would be willing to come

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