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Vargas-Suarez Universal

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Vargas-Suarez Universal

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Vargas-Suarez Universal

b.1972 Mexico City / Lives and works in NYC / University of Texas

Painting, Mural Painting, Srawing 

Rafael Vargas-Suarez works under the nom d'art Vargas-Suarez Universal.  Born in Mexico City, Rafael grew up in a Houston suburb, near the Johnson Space Center (NASA), and his work has been shaped by a lifelong interest in astronomy and space exploration.  

Paintings, works on paper. murals, and multi-media installations are informed by scientific visualization and data from live feeds from sources like the International Space Station and human spacewalks (Rafael has conducted research at NASA Ames Research Center, Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Korolyov (Moscow), Russia. and the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.)

Works for AM are based on elements of a mural commissioned for the central atrium of the main building at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (2015-16).

Collections: The Museum of Modern Art Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn  Museum of Art, Dieu Donne Papermill, Inc. Archives (all in New York); Jersey City Museum, NJ; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, RI; Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin,TX; Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy; Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; DA2 (Domus Artium, 2002) Salamanca, Spain; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), León, Spain, Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russian Federation, and the UBS Art Collection.

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Rafael's works for AM are based on elements of a mural commissioned for the central atrium of the main building at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, and are...
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Vargas-Suarez Universal Scarf I - Square

Rafael's works for AM are based on elements of a mural commissioned for the central atrium of the main building at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, and are...
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Vargas-Suarez Universal Scarf II - Big Square

Rafael's works for AM are based on elements of a mural commissioned for the central atrium of the main building at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, and are...
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Vargas-Suarez Universal Scarf II - Square

Rafael's works for AM are based on elements of a mural commissioned for the central atrium of the main building at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, and are...
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Rafael's works for AM are based on elements of a mural commissioned for the central atrium of the main building at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, and are...
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Rafael's works for AM are based on elements of a mural commissioned for the central atrium of the main building at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, and are...
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Rafael's works for AM are based on elements of a mural commissioned for the central atrium of the main building at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, and are...
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Rafael's works for AM are based on elements of a mural commissioned for the central atrium of the main building at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, and are...
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