Jorge Vascano

Jorge Vascano

Jorge “Vascano” Vasquez Elescano, draws his artistic influence from his exotic Amazonian upbringings of Peru.

Although coated by elaborate shapes and patterns, his work is simply a vehicle into our inner complex selves through the exploration of material.

It was after moving to the U.S. that he received formal training in various educational institutions such as the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Maryland Institute College of Art and The New York Academy of Art, where he received his MFA in 2017.

During that formative time and after, Jorge has partaken in shows in the US, Portugal, Denmark, Ireland and Chile. Also, he’s been awarded merit international residencies to Giverny, France; Carrara, Italy; Kylemore Abbey, Ireland and most recently, at the Todi Art Studio in Italy. Moreover, he has been published in literature journals and in press articles such as Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Artnet News and The Washington Post. He also had his works featured in the Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated motion picture, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk”.

Jorge currently resides in Washington, Connecticut where he continues developing his professional practice.



My work is an invitation for exploration into the elusive internal narratives that make us human. Fusing the subject and the material as an intricate vehicle of introspection, the work aims at allowing ourselves to acknowledge the inner complexities of the human psyche.



2017 MFA Painting, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2015 BFA Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD.

2012 Painting, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC.

2010 Fine Arts Associates Degree, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Annandale, VA.


Selected Exhibitions

2024  Wander,, Group Show, ABC Stone Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY.

2023  P[re]view, , Group Show, Galeria Belard, Lisbon, Portugal.

          Jumping Boundaries, , Group Show, Alofft Gallery, Litchfield, CT.

          Fresh, , Group Show, Debbie Dickinson, New York, NY.

2022 Preludio, Group Show, Galeria Belard, Lisbon, Portugal.

         Halcyon Days , Group Show, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

         Worlds within Worlds , Group Show, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Ireland.

2021 Artists for Artists, Auction Show, Sotheby’s, Manhattan, NY.

         Resilience , The Galerie House of Art & Design, Sag Harbor, NY.

2019 Coup de Foudre, Group Exhibition, Domus Design Collection, New York, NY.

2018 If Beale Street Could Talk, Motion Picture, Annapurna Pictures, New York, NY.

         Take Home a Nude , Group Show and Auction, Sotheby's, Manhattan, NY.

         The Unveiling Carrara Merit Award, , Group Show, ABC Worldwide Stone, Brooklyn, NY.

2017 Deck the Walls, Wilkinson Gallery, Manhattan, NY.

         Graduates 2017 , Group Show, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

          About Face, Group Show, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY.

          Transmorgrification, Group Show, Art Space, long Island City, NY.

           Thesis Exhibition, Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, Tribeca, NY.

          Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, Manhattan, NY.

           Giverny Merit Award, Group Show, New York Academy of Art, Manhattan, NY.

 2016 Deck the Walls, Wilkinson Gallery, Manhattan, NY.

          Tribeca Ball, New York academy of Art, Manhattan, NY.

2015 Deck the Walls, Wilkinson Gallery, Manhattan, NY.

         Reminiscences(Solo Show), Westminster, Woodbridge, VA.

          Reminiscences, Thesis Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

2014 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Juried Show , Anacostia Arts Center Gallery, Washington, DC.

         Wake Up Call , Collective Exhibition, Epicure Cafe, Fairfax, VA.

         Be Amazing, Gala & Silent Auction Art Exhibition, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.

2013  Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Juried Show, International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC.

         Algo en Comun (Solo Show), Artistic Space, General Consulate of Peru, Washington, DC.

         Permanent Exhibition: The Altered Book Project, Library Collection, NOVA, Alexandria, VA.

         Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, White Halls, Corcoran College, Washington, DC.

         Between Action & Meaning, Undergraduate Exhibition, White Halls, Corcoran, Washington, DC.

         Annual Printmaking Exhibition, Gallery 31, Corcoran, Washington, DC.

2012 Something in Common, Artomatic, Collective Installation, Crystal City, VA.

2009  Painting Juried Exhibition, Verizon Gallery, NOVA, Annandale, VA.

2008 Fine Arts department Juried Exhibition, Tyler Gallery, NOVA, Alexandria, VA.

2007  The Altered Book Project Travel Show, NOVA & The School of Design Duoc-UC in Santiago-Chile.

         Text, Image & Form The Altered Book Project Exhibition, Library Gallery, NOVA, Alexandria, VA.


Publications and Awards

2023  Todi Arts Studio Residency, Villa Zefiro, Todi, Italy.

          From Porous to Smooth, Jorge Vascano Shapes With His Hands, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Feb. 10.

2022  Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, 3rd Prize Sculpture, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Sydney Australia.

          Kylemore Abbey Art Residency Award, Kylemore Notre Dame Global Centre, Connemara, Ireland.

2021 Petrified & Layers, International Juried Selection, Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 48.

         Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize , Finalist, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Sydney, Australia.

2019 How Artists Use Natural Stone to Create Timeless Sculptures, Use Natural Stone, Jun. 13.

         ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Features Sculptures Made by Former Student, The GW Hatchet, Feb. 19.

         Meet the Artist Behind the Art in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, The Washington Post, Feb. 4.

         Meet the Real-Life Sculptor Who Made Art for the Oscar-Nominated Film ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, Artnet News, Jan. 23.

2017 Graduates 2017, Kunsten, Press Release, Summer Publication.

         Transmorgrification, The Blue Review, Show review, Aug. 31.

         ABC Worldwide Stone Carrara Merit Award Residency, Studio Corsanini, Carrara, Italy.

         Downtown Art School that Warhol Started Raises its Celebrity Profile, New York Times, Apr. 26.

2016 Hotel Association New York City Sustainability Award, Design Winner, New York, NY.

         Giverny Merit Award Residency, Terra Foundation for American Art-Europe, Giverny, France.

         David Schafer Portrait Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

2014 Jorge Vascano: An Art Statement Becomes a Conversation, Examiner Online Journal, Oct. 18.

         Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Semifinalist RUSH Philanthropic Foundation, Washington, DC.

         MICA Achievement Award, Competitive Scholarship, MICA, Baltimore, MD.

2013 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Semifinalist RUSH Philanthropic Foundation, Washington, DC.

         Vascano: Peruvian Artist Exhibits His Works in DC , Somos Baltimore Latino Magazine, Oct. 16.

         Alumnus Makes Moving Donation to the Alexandria Library, Intercom Weekly Journal, Oct. 14.   

         Peruvian Painter & Sculptor exhibits at DC Consulate, El Comercio Newspaper, Vol. IV, Sept. 27

2009 Painting Student Show, 3rd place prize, NOVA Annandale, VA.

         Nightmare & Hypocrite , NOVA Calliope Student Journal of Art and Literature, Spring Publication.

2007 Altered Book Project, Intercom Weekly Journal, Sept. Publication.

         Altered Book Project , Virginia Libraries journal, July-Sept. Publication.


Teaching Experience

    2019 Professor, Stone Carving, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

    2018 Teacher Assistant, Stone Carving, New York Academy of art, New York, NY.

    2017 Teacher Assistant, Advanced Ecorche, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY.

    2015 Teacher Assistant, Painting, Art with a Heart, Baltimore, MD.

    2013 Teacher Assistant, Painting, Landon School, Bethesda, MD.