Changarreando with Michael Vasquez: Instagram Takeover

Jan. 1, 2021

Jan. 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm Jan. 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Cover image artwork: (Closeup) Michael Vasquez, Alebrije, 2018, Digital, 13×19

Artwork closeup: Michael Vasquez, Huitzilopochtli, 2020, Digital,13×19
Artwork closeup: Michael Vasquez, Vida, 2017, Vida, Digital, 13×19

About the Artist

Michael Vasquez is a Digital Illustrator from Fresno, California. He is inspired by Mesoamerican indigenous cultures and mythology and he uses patterns and colors to create modern illustrations using traditional sculptures and drawings as the base.

Artist Statement

“Culture and education are the most important aspects to me in my art making. To bring alive these culturally historic ideas and educate people about them is why I do what I do.”

Changarrito cart January 9 & 10

Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Michael Vasquez featured his artwork on the Changarrito cart outside the Museum’s entrance on January 9th and 10th, 2021.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview on Thursday, January 28th

Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with Artist Michael Vasquez took place on Thursday, January 28th from 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm CST. Amber Amezquita, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Registrar Associate, facilitated the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.