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Interview with Rafael Vargas-Suarez

Rafael Vargas-Suarez, who signs his artworks as "Vargas-Suarez Universal", is a Mexican-born artist living in New York and working internationally. He studied astronomy and art history at the University of Texas at Austin and moved to New York City in 1997. He is primarily known for large-scale murals, paintings, drawings, and sound recordings. He sources American, Russian, European, Canadian and Japanese spaceflight programs, astronomy, and aerospace architecture to create commissioned, studio-based and public artworks for museums, galleries, private and public spaces. Link: http://

Rafael came to Kyrgyzstan to participate in AUCA Public Art Program and work on the Atrium main wall in collaboration with the artists from Central Asia.

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