Maritza Vázquez BLU
Guadalajara, Jalisco. 1963.
Maritza "Blu" Vazquez is an artist based in Guadalajara, Mexico and San Antonio, TX. Drawing inspiration as an avid diver, her work employs a wide variety of material to explore abstract forms impassioned by her exploration of marine life. Vazquez received her degree in visual arts from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in 1986, and worked with sculptors Diego Martínez Negrete and Saúl Hernández Santoyo, who taught her bronze casting and finishing techniques. She worked with Generoso Villarreal, who assisted Tamayo, Friedeberg, Alejandro Colunga, Sebastian, Gunther Gerszo, to complete her Coral Series in 2009. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, and public spaces. One of her pieces was sold in Sotheby’s NY. She remains an active part of the arts community, and has served on the Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, TX since 2011.

Solo Exhibits:
2019- “Attic Treasures” Contempo Gallery. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
2015- “Reef” Contempo Gallery. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
2012- “More Marine Neighbors” Contempo Gallery. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
2010- “Ocean of Steel” Museo del Acero Horno 3 Steel Museum of Monterrey NL, Mexico.
2009- “Corals” Presented by Generoso Villarreal. Monterrey, NL
2007- “Grandiflorus Ephemera” Museum of Art of Zapopan. Zapopan, Jalisco. Mexico
2006- “Marine Neighbours”, 7 urban sculptures in Puerto Vallarta’s new Malecón & bronze Pieces in The Town’s City Hall. One piece stayed as a donation of the artist to the town of Puerto Vallarta -Spiny Pair- pictured in “Urban sculpture”
2005- Marine Neighbours, 5 urban sculptures & 6 bronze Pieces (Arts and Culture Forum, Guadalajara, Jal.)
2004- 3 urban sculptures in Tapalpa’s Moon’s Festival (Town Square, Tapalpa, Jalisco)
2003- “Fins on the Moon” Galería Ajolote Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico.
1996- “The world seen from outer space” The Guadalajara Country Club. Guadalajara, Mexico.

2019- “Al Encuentro de lo Sensible” (An Encounter With The Sensible) Museo Marco. Monterrey, NL. Has participated every year since2010
2019- “Red Dot” Blue Star, Contemporary Has participated every year since 2012)
2015- “Gala 2015” South Texas Museum of Art, Corpus Christi, TX.
2015- “Muse” UTSA Art Gallery, Downtown Campus. San Antonio Tx.
2014- “SAALM Collegiate Art Show” San Antonio Art League Museum.
2012- Houston Art Fair. Houston, Tx
2010- Sotheby’s Latin American Art, New York November sale Lot number218, Sold.
2008- The Annual Auction of the “Group of the 16” Mex. DF.
2008- Shiny Mirrors in the Moon Fest. Tapalpa, Jalisco.
2008- Female Sessions. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
2007- Exconvento del Carmen Museum. Invited to exhibit in the Scuptors Salon during the October Fest. Guadalajara, Mexico.
2006- Hermandades Escultóricas México-Spain In Paseo Montejo. Macay cultural foundation and Merida’s City Hall. Yucatán, Mexico.
2006- Circus theme Exhibit. Trompo Magico, Zapopan, Mexico.
2005- The Black Cristal Rocks of Navajas. Trompo Magico. Zapopan, Mexico.
2004- 25th Anniversary of the Michoacan College. Zamora, Mich.
2003- Homage to Ramiro Torreblanca. GCC, Guadalajara, Mexico.
2003- 4 artists, Deva gallery. Guadalajara, Jal.
2003- Carmel Art Festival, Canapo gallery. Carmel, California.
2003- Dual exhibit with Diego Martínez Negrete. El colegio de Michoacán. Zamora, Mexico.
2002- Collective for Woman’s day. Alianza Francesa de Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Mexico.
2001- 5 artists: Anarte Gallery, San Antonio Tx
2001- Sculpture made in Situ. Modern Art center. Guadalajara, Mexico.
2001- X Sculpture Salon. Centro de Arte Moderno. Guadalajara, Mexico.
2001- 7 artists exhibiting with Juan Soriano. Jesús Alvarez Del Castillo Foundation. Guadalajara, Mexico.
2001- ART WALK 2001. San Diego, California.
2000- Collective of May with Sebastian. Presidency Building. Guadalajara, Mexico.
1997- Homage to Ramiro Torreblanca. Art & Culture Forum. Guadalajara, Mexico.
1996- Collective of October. Guadalajara Country Club. Guadalajara, Mexico.
1995- Small Format Salon. Modern Art Center, Guadalajara
1995- Young Art. Modern Art Center, Guadalajara, Mexico
1986- October Hall. Culture Hall, Guadalajara, Mexico.

2015- 3 Corals for a Wall 5 feet in diameter Each. Punta Mita, Mexico.
2007- 2 welded steel pieces titled Anémona de Paso (Passing Anemone) I and II 3.20 x 1.20 x 2.60 mts. each approx.
2003- 7 Bronze turtles for a pond and a constellation piece. Los Cabos, B.C.
2003- A bent and welded metal sculpture titled “Osamenta del Porvenir” measuring 21ft x 9ft x 4ft. Guadalajara, Jalisco.
2002-A hanging mobile sculpture. Polichrome metal. 12ft x 12ft x 9ft
2001-“Metal portraits” A 12 piece series -life size-