SFW&C Fiesta Featured Artist 2000
Born and raised in Santa Fe, along what used to be the barrio near Canyon Road, Vigil specializes in frescoes. He first discovered the art of fresco painting during an internship in 1984 with Lucienne Bloch and Stephen Pope Dimitroff (themselves apprentices to renowned muralist Diego Rivera).
Inspired by these and other fresco masters, Vigil has since completed more than two dozen major fresco pieces, including one of the largest concave frescos in the world (inside the Torreón at Albuquerque’s National Hispanic Cultural Center, a fresco that spans 4,000 square feet).
One of his most recent works is located at the University of Notre Dame.