Rafael Vega (1979. Yabucoa, Puerto Rico) Lives and works in New York and Puerto Rico. After completing his BS-Industrial Chemistry (2003) and BA-Painting (2007) at the University of Puerto Rico, he received his MFA with a major in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. He had solo shows at Guided by Invoices Gallery (New York, 2012) and Walter Otero Contemporary Art (Puerto Rico, 2014). Group shows and art fairs include NADA Art Fair (New York, 2018), HIONAS Gallery (2017), El Museo del Barrio (2015), Savannah College of Art and Design (2015), ART LIMA-Feria Internacional de Arte (2014), PINTA-NY (2013), Chaco13: Contemporary Art Fair (2013), and Guided by Invoices Gallery (2013). His work has been featured in ArtNexus, Modern Painters, Arte al Día/International, New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, and New American Paintings. 


Nominated, Daedalus Foundation, 2011
Published, New American Paintings: MFA Edition, 2012