Victor Pacheco was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. Victor attended the University of Hartford Art School in Hartford, Connecticut, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture. He worked 12 years for not-for profit organizations teaching painting, photography, print making, video, mural painting and design as well as ceramics, to youth in the greater Hartford area. Victor was awarded a fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and Tourism, as well as a citation from the State of Connecticut for his dedication to the arts and his community. He has received several awards and fellowships in Art, including: the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Thomas C. Colley Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant. Victor graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, with a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture. Victor is currently living in Worcester, Massachusetts and working in Hartford, Connecticut.
Victor’s work is an introspection of identity formation. Multiple viewpoints of identity are engaged, including societal facts, cultural references, family identity, and community relations. Methods of research include: archival data, informal interviewing, and observations of past and present environments. He promotes viewer participation, involvement, and interaction in the creative process as crucial in shaping, organizing, and addressing the realities and identities of Latino and African American communities. The work serves as a portal to discussion and communication about issues relating to violence, health, culture, and economy.
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