Join Felix Vigil at Gallery Chaco for an evening of inspiration, visual splendor, and elevated joy. Felix has produced a body of work which will delight your soul and invite you to take it home. We look forward to seeing you!
About Felix: Felix Vigil is a classically trained fine artist whose contemporary vision is influenced and guided by the spirits of his Jicarilla Apache and Hemez ancestors. His body of work includes painting, sculpture, film animation, architecture, and literature. Ideas for his work come out of the ceremonies, songs, and stories of his people. It is inspired by ideas that are very old, but those concepts are still very relevant today. Felix considers his work contemporary meditations on ancient themes that depict traditional symbols in their essential forms and bring them to life with saturated colors and stylized representations of animals and geographic features of the land.
Since early childhood Felix was surrounded by art. His father, Francis Paul Vigil was a prominent self-taught artist who set the course for Felix’s artistic endeavors. After his father’s passing he began the process of following his own dreams of becoming an artist. In 1980 he graduated with honors from the world renowned Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland with a BFA in painting.
Felix has gained national recognition and won numerous awards including a permanent display at the National Museum Of The American Indian, Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Felix has works located across the country, along with pieces in private homes both nationally and internationally.