Idalia Vasquez-Achury is a Colombian-born, Philadelphia-based photographer. Her photographic work explores the migrant sentiment and identity, combining factual and fictional re-imaginings of the experience. She studied graphic design in Bogota and worked in advertising in Bogota and Quito, Ecuador, before moving to the U.S. Idalia holds a BFA in photography from College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter and is an MFA candidate in Photography at Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University.

Available for assignments
email: contact@idaliavasquez.com

EDUCATION
MFA candidate, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA 2013 Photography College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI


AWARDS/HONORS
2020 Lenscratch's Top 25 to Watch list
2016  Honorable Mention IV Convocatoria Nacional de Fotografía, Casa SinFin, Bogota, Colombia,
2014  Honorable Mention Scaraba Club Gallery Detroit, MI Annual Photography Exhibition Juried by  Kyohei Abe, Honorable mention
2010 Glassell School of Art Studio School Audrey Jones Beck Memorial Scholarship

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021  The Curated Fridge Summer Show, Online Exhibition, Curated By Michael Behlen
2021  To Picture Oneself, Philadelphia, PA, Online Juried Show
2021  Assembly, Tyler Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA
2020 Next up, Lenscratch Student Prize top 25, online exhibition
2017  Waypoint, Goldilock Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Curated by Jared Jackson and Darren Methlie
2017  Fotomerika online exhibition, Curated show
2015  Marvelous Things: The Art of Still Life, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juried by AlineSmithson
2014  IV Convocatoria Nacional de Fotografía, Casa SinFin,  Bogota, Colombia, Juried Show
2014  Winter Classic, Now and Then, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI Juried Show
2014  Scaraba Club Annual Photography Exhibition, Scaraba Club, Detroit, MI  Juried by Kyohei Abe Honorable mention
2014  Detroit Emerging Artists show, 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI, Curated by Julianne Lindsey
2014  A peculiar State, The Valade Gallery, Detroit , MI

Lectures, Panels, Other
2021 Artist Talk, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
         Presenter

Teaching Experience
2021  Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
          Teacher Assistant, Art Photography
2020 Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
          Teacher Assistant, Moving Imaging

Print and Online Publications
2020 Lenscratch, NExt Up:The 2020 Lenscratch Top 25 to Watch
2017  Fotomeraki, Online publications. https://fotomeraki.com
2021  Don’t Take Pictures, In Photo of the Day
2015  Photo Place Gallery, “Marvelous Things: the Art of Still Life” Middlebury, VT, 2015. 27.” Idalia Vasquez, La Mesa.”