Resident Artist

Left, from top to bottom: Rachelle Vasquez. Photo courtesy the artist. Rachelle Vasquez, Rabbit Scarf, 2007. Acrylic Yarn. Photo by Rachelle Vasquez.

Rachelle Vasquez

Medium: Fiber Artist
Residency: May 31, 2012–
August 31, 2012

Rachelle Vasquez is a Houston-based artist and certified art teacher who works primarily with fibers. She picked up crocheting on a whim in 2006, and it quickly came to feel like a natural extension of herself. Vasquez’s recent work has been more research oriented, which allows her to make lots of spreadsheets, large series of works and massive crocheted pieces. Her work is also process driven, which often requires a great deal of planning and patternmaking. Some examples of her crocheted work include large tapestries, scarves and stretched animal pelts. Most of these works are inspired by animals and history, and how the two relate and tell a story—be it fictional or non-fictional.

Rachelle graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor in art history. Prior to becoming a resident artist at HCCC, she had a residency at DiverseWorks in 2007 and a solo show at Lawndale Art Center in 2010, entitled Where Pigeons Dare. She will be with HCCC through August of 2012. For more information, visit her website at www.rachellevasquez.com.

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The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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