About the Exhibition
Michael Menchaca’s The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex) features site-specific wallpaper installed in John M. O’Quinn Gallery featuring Menchaca’s latest works on paper from his eponymously-titled series, The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex). The subject of this new series seeks to visualize how the growing tech industry, largely based out of Silicon Valley, is infiltrating traditional Latino family customs in the U.S.
About the Artist
Born in 1985 in San Antonio, TX, Menchaca received his BFA from Texas State University in 2011, and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2015. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME), Vermont Studio Center (VT), The Wassaic Project (NY), The Segura Arts Studio (IN), and The Studios at MASS MoCA (MA), among others. Exhibitions include The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR), The McNay Art Museum (TX), The Davis Museum (MA), North Carolina Museum of Art (NC), The Chrysler Museum of Art (VA), The Gilcrease Museum (OK), The Contemporary Austin (TX), and the IPCNY (NY). He was a Visual Arts Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center from 2015 – 2016 in Provincetown, MA, and is a recipient of the 2019 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fund for the Arts Grant. Through 2020, he is co-curating the New York/San Antonio exhibition Xicanx: New Visions with Suzy González. Menchaca lives and works in San Antonio, TX.