Manuel Vazquez
Class of 2014
1382 2013, Steel, polymer clay and textile, dimensions variable
2013, Steel, polymer clay and textile, dimensions variable
Ausbach, Germany New York, New York

Hallo! I am Mava aka Manual Vazquez. I originate from Ausbach, Germany, and grew up in the cities of Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, and Gunzenhausen. My family, which is composted of both German and Puerto Rican members, then moved to the USA when I was a teen. The passion of cities is rooted deep within me, and the history and art of Europe reach across the Atlantic to accost me wherever I go! In addition, my Puerto Rican antecedent also calls to me. Now I am in NYC making my bones.

Manuel Vazquez, class of 2014

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