Artspace Bridgeport
1042 Broad St. STUDIO 206
Bridgeport, CT 06604


  Academia de San Carlos. México, D.F., Mex.
Univ. of the Americas. Cholula, Puebla. Mex. Painting. Joy La Ville
BFA 1979 Photography, Printmaking.
Gary Winogrand & Lee Chesney.
University of Texas at Austin, TX.

Selected Solo Invitational Exhibitions
2015 Huapango a la Naturaleza - Expressiones Cultural Center- New London, CT
2013 Worrell Gallery - Featured Artist, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2010 Tzintzuntzan Dreams - New London Cultural Center, New London, CT
Main Street Ventures - Bridgeport Public Art, M. Fahey Curator, Bridgeport, CT

Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli : 30 Years of Self Portrait - Ben Ortiz Curator, NCC, Norwalk, CT
Dreams, Women & Time
- Jeff Mueller, Silvermine Guild Art Center,New Cannan, CT

2008 Conversation With Myself & Others - Ben Ortiz Curator, Bridgeport Library, Bridgeport, CT

Geographical Memory - Migdalia Salas Curator Mitchell College, New London, CT.
Voyages of time & Space- Sal Scalora Curator Benton Museum of Art University of Connecticut, Storrs CT.


Geographical Memory - Fairfield Univ. Lukacs Gallery, Fairfield, CT. Frances Hynes Curator.
Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli - Ridgefield, Library Ridgefield, CT.
A Geographical Journey of the Soul - ARS Atelier Union City, NJ. Gustavo Valdez, Jr. Curator.
Women Series, Photos and Assemblages - Texas A&M. Ben Bailey Galleries, Kingsville, TX. curator S. Barraza
1995 Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli, Latin American Guest - Shaffer Hall Gallery SCSU, Willimantic, CT.
Works of the Nineties
- Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. Ann Smith Curator.

Selected Group Invitational & Juried Exhibitions
2023 La Onda Chicana - Mattatuck Museum of Art - Waterbury, CT - Curated by CK Feldman
2022 How Did We Get Here? - City Lights Gallery: 2022 Bridgeport Art Trail- Bridgeport, CT - collaboration with DK Kanarek
ABYA YALA Structural Origins - Lehman Art Gallery College 2022 NY Latin American Triennial - Curated By Alex Mendoza,Julia Justo, Ezequiel Tavera
Chicano/Art Movimiento y Mas Austen Tejas 1960 to 1980 - Mexic-Arte Museum
- Austin, TX
2021 Latinisiiimo Biennal 2021 - City Lights Gallery - Bridgeport, CT - Curator Y Petrocelli:
Reads Artspace - Bridgeport Art Trail - Bridgeport, CT - Artist Invite Artist
2019 Latinisiiimo Biennal 2019 - City Lights Gallery - Bridgeport, CT - Curator Y Petrocelli:
Reads Artspace - Bridgeport Art Trail - Bridgeport, CT - Artist Invite Artist

In Memoriam Abuelita Juanita I - University of Saint Joseph Museum- West Hartford, CT
Artist of Latin America & Caribbean - Ben Ortiz Collection - NCC: Norwalk, CT
Art to Go’ Bridgeport Art Trail 2018 Digital Billboard - Artist of the Month - Bridgeport, CT
Nasty Women 'Silence Brakers' - Ely House Of Contemporary Art - New Haven, CT
Fold It - Artspace New Haven - New Haven, CT

Read’s ArtsSpace - Group Show - Bridgeport, CT
10 Women 10 Years - Anniversary for City Lights Gallery - Bridgeport, CT

2017 Bridgeport Art Trail / Artist Invitational - Bridgeport, CT
Latinisimo Biennal II
- Margaet Morgan Center, Bridgeport, CT
Nasty Women (Sarah Fritchey) - Institute Library: New Haven, CT
Selfies (Peter Konsterlie) - Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport: Bridgeport, CT
Intervals - 22 Haviland Gallery: South Norwalk, CT

ARTE REBELDE - Feria de arte Santiago Chile
Bridgeport Art Trail / Artist Invitational - Bridgeport, CT

2015 Biarritz 4 Person Show - Atelier Quatro, Biarritz France
A Common Tread - Bendheim Gallery, Tatiana Mori & Ben Ortiz Curator, Greenwich, CT
2014 Bridgeport Art Trail - Personal Vision, Reads Artspace Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
City Lights Gallery
- Annual Bridgeport Show, Bridgeport, CT
2013 CREATE HERE NOW - Margaret Bodell, PUBLIC Artwork, Bridgeport, CT
City Light Gallery - First Ladies, Bridgeport, CT
Artist Invite Artists - Reads Artspace Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
2012 ESPERANZA - Public Artwork - Sono Store Fronts, Norwalk, CT
City Light Gallery - Bridgeport Show, Bridgeport, CT

MAMAZ  - Curator Claudia Zapata - Esperanza Peace and Justice Center - San Antonio TX
MMX 2011 - Marie Eloise Ferris Gallery - Xalapa Ver - Mexico
Bridgeport Original Prints - Curator Jim Reed - BACC  Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council - Bridgeport, CT
Bloom - Group Exhibit at Artspace Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT
Cultural Connections - Town Hall Museum - Stamford, CT
Group Show - USB investment Bank - Stamford, CT

2010 Diaspora, Diversity and Dialogue - Maria Catalano Rand Brooklyn College NY
- La Peña Gallery  Austin TX
Beyond Borders
- Ben Ortiz Greenwich Arts Council Greenwich CT
- Ben Ortiz Sacred Hart Gallery Bridgeport CT
Fairfield Library
- Ben Ortiz Fairfield CT
Explosion of Color USB
- Stamford CT
20 Poemas de Amor
- New London Cultural Center Expressiones New London CT
MAMAZ Collective
- Claudia Zapata, Marietta Bernstorff, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin TX
2009 Creative Dialogues: Latin American Printmakers - Ben Ortiz Curator, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
Transplanting Roots
Ben Ortiz Curator, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

Elsewhere -
Curator ParkeHarrison, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT
2008 SPEAK TO ME, The Connecticut Biennial - Curator Salvatore Scalora, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT.
Footprint International
- K Hemings J. Kempner Jurors, Center of Contemporary Printmaking Norwalk, CT.
Sight & Sound - Faith Ringgold Juror, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT.
2007 Translations - Ben ortiz Curator City light Gallery, Bridgeport CT
On Cultural Identity -Brad Guarino,University of Connecticut, New Groton CT.
On Cultural Identity -Brad Guarino,Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia Bulgaria
Juried Show - Curator bill Arning MIT, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT.
Blue Print - Honorable mention Juror Marylin Kushner, Center of Contemporary Printmaking Norwalk, CT.
Expresiones - Caribean and Latin American Art, from The Benjamin Ortiz Collection
Curated by Nancy Stulla & Gustavo Valdez Lyman Allyn Art Museum,New London CT.
International Print Competition - Honorable mention by juror David Kiehl Whitney Museum of American Art
No Controversy - Rachel Moore curator Barnum Museum Bridgeport, CT.
2006 Identity Show - Ben Ortiz curator City Light Gallery Bridgeport, CT.
Group Show - Artspace Bridgeport Bridgeport, CT.
2005 LOCAL REPORT - A Collaborative video phone report with Guggenheim - Guggenheim artist Robert Whitman
Mirror Mirror, Self-portrait, Self-image - Curator Sal Scalora Benton Museum of Art University of Ct. Storrs Ct.
Mexico: Yesterday & Today
- Reyna Henaine, Ben Ortiz curators Greenwich Art Council Greenwich, CT.
Voyages of Time & Place - Curator Imna Arroyo Eastern Connecticut State College Willimantic, CT.
Spirituality in Contemporary Latin American Art - New Haven Art Council New Haven CT.
Nosotros - Graciella Quinonez curator Charter Oak Cultural center Hartford, CT.
Faculty Show - Contemporary Center of Printmaking Norwalk, CT
Five Artists, Five Curators - Ben Ortiz Curator Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT.
2003 Mexican Ways of Knowing - curated H. Ortega Macy Gallery Colombia University. New York, New York
South of the Border - Curator Wendy Kelley HBO Gallery Nyc
City Wide Open Studios - 55 Crown Street, New Haven CT

Reflections September 11 - Susan Hardesty Curator Norwalk Community College, Norwalk CT.
Awakening: Despertar - Agustin Gayza curator Cuban Latin American Art Gallery Miami, Fl.
Photoworks 2000 - Barbara H. Millstein Juror, Brooklyn Museum Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT.
Visual Journals - Constance Pierce curator Coushing Whitney Medical Library, Yale University New Haven, CT.
Las Sembradoras - Santa Barraza Curator. Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX.
Positive Power - Women Artists of Connecticut Forum 1 - Ben Ortiz Curator Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
New Member Show - Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT.
A New Identity
- Ben Ortiz Latin American Artists from New England. New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, CT.
100 Years on Photography - Ben Ortiz curator Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
Figuratively Speaking - Kershner Gallery, University of Bridgeport, CT.
San Valentine - Frank Romero curator L.A. River Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Crossing Borders - Curators Ben Ortiz & Gustavo Valdez Castle Gallery , Collegue of New Rochelle New Rochelle, NY.
The Divine Art Auction - Sylvia Orozco curator The Mexican Arte Museum Austin,TX.
Hispanic Artists fight A.I.D.S. - Gustavo Valdez curator American Red Cross, Bergen County, NJ.
National Latino Artists - Arts Club of Washington, Washington, D.C.
A Moment in Connecticut - Pequot Library, Southport, CT.
Guest Solo Artist - St. Benedict Gallery, Wilton, CT.
Dia de la Raza - HBO Gallery NYC.
WOCA Show - SCSC.New Haven, CT.

1996 Visiones Artísticas: From Mexico and Connecticut. Ben Ortiz curator Bruce S. Kershner Gallery Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT.
35 th Exhibition - Juried by Richard Klein&James Rondeau Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT.
1995 Impacto de Dos Mundos - A Quincintennial Ben Ortiz curator Artspace New Haven CT.
Images '95 - Shoreline alliance for the Arts Juried by Jane Tucker Guilford, CT.
WOCA SHOW - Anita Valencia Curator.Carver Cultural Center.
Photo Biennial - 1994 Wesport Art center, Wesport CT.
About Face - Juried By trevor Fairbrother Real Art Ways Hartford, CT. .
Whose Roots Are These - Wethersfield Historical Society. Preville & T. Victoriano Curators.
Many Faces - Mayors Art Gallery Government Center, Stamford, CT.
Shades of Gray - Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT. John Cusano Curator
Latin American Artist in CT. - Connecticut Treasure Department & The Commission on the Arts. Hartford, CT.
Women and the Arts Month - Shubert theater with "Evita". New Haven, CT.
Women of color - Insight Gallery, WOCA Seattle, WA.
Latin American Artist In Connecticut - Curated by Ann Smith (Invitational)Mattatuck museum,Warterbury CT.
Escencias de Vida - Community Arts Council. Stamford, CT.
Art Not News - Ann Pasternak& Mark Dion Curators Real Artways and the Hartford Currant. Hartford, CT.
Connecticut Artist - New Legislature Building, Hartford, CT.
Artists at Public Spaces - Wetherholt Gallery Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
ARt'85. - Waveny Place, New Canaan, CT
Group Show - Eklectic Gallery, Venice, CA.
In Collaboration with Ten Artists - Self-help Graphics . Austin, TX
1975 Chicano Women Artists - St. Edward University, Austin, TX
MAS - Mujeres Artistas del Southwest .Guadalupe Center, San Antonio, TX
Student Art Show - Perry Castañeda Art Show University of Austin, TX

2022 COA Grant - Hartford, CT
2021 State Of Connecticut - Award Artistic Contribution To Mexican Community September 16, 2021 Edwin Vargas
  Mexican Consulate Of New York - Contribution Cultural Artistica  - September 16, 2021 Jorge Islas Lopez 

2020 Mattatuck Museum- ESPERANZA - Waterbury, CT
2014 Housatonic Museum of Art - Barnum in the Sky with Diamonds, Bridgeport, CT

Lectures & Workshops

US Art Envoy to La Escuela National de Bellas Artes Tegucigalpa Honduras 
Juror Biennale in Painting 2010 IHCI Tegucigalpa Honduras

  Fairfield University - Fairfield Univ. Lukacs Gallery, Fairfield, CT.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. On Photography-Permanent Collection.
Texas A&M University. Self-portrait & Identity. Photography Work .
New Britain Museum of Art. Identity "Self-portraits"
Arts @ craft from Michoacan
Yale University, New Haven CT.

Professional Affiliations
  Contemporary Center of Printmaking - Norwalk, CT.1999-
Sivermine Guild Art Center - New Canaan, CT. 1999-
Mattatuck Museum. Artists Task. 1998-
Slide Pack National Women Caucus in the Arts.
Mexican Museum - San Francisco, CA .
ART PACK - Smithsonian Museum. Washington, D. C. Teresita Romo and Evelyn Figueroa Curators.

Publications & Bibliography
  Art Mirroring Life - Sunday Arts & Leisure, Adriana Morga - Connecticut Post Oct 17, 2021
Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli. Travel and Hardship .
Adele Anessi. Ridgefield Press.
Spotlighting Two Shows: a Medley, and Drawings.
Vivien Raynor. New York Times, Westchester.
Warrior Woman Artist . Kelly Divine. Republican American.
Different Strokes . Betty Tyler. The Fairfield County Advocate.
yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli. Cultural Ethnic Imagery .
Fran Sikorski. Ridgefield Press.
Latin Americans Interpret "Spirit of the Figure
Vivien Raynor. New York Times, CT. Section (pg. 16).
Works on Paper. Art Not News makes news itself.
Wendy Jackson. Hartford Advocate.
Prints and Drawings by Latin Americans. 7.1.90
Vivien Raynor. New York Times (pg. 22)