Victor Pacheco was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. Victor attended the University of Hartford Art School in Hartford, Connecticut where he received Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture. He worked several years for not-for profit organizations teaching youth in the greater Hartford area in Painting, Photography, Print Making, Video, Mural painting and design as well as ceramics. Victor was awarded a Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and Tourism as well as a Citation from the state of Connecticut for his dedication to the arts and his community. He has received awards and fellowships in Art, including: The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Thomas C. Colley Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship and National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant. Victor graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island with a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture. Victor Pacheco is currently living and working in Worcester, MA
Pacheco’s work is an introspection of identity formation. Multiple viewpoints of identity are engaged, including societal facts, cultural references, family identity and community relations. Methods of research include: archival data, informal interviewing, observations of past and present environments, and collection of introspective facts through self-reflection. Analyzing information and identifying symbols are part of the process leading to inform, repel or attract a viewer of art. He promotes viewer participation, involvement, and interaction in the creative process as crucial in shaping, organizing and addressing the realities and identities of Latino and African American communities. The work serves as a portal to discussion and communication about issues relating to violence, health, culture and economy.
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." –Leo Tolstoy