Victor Pacheco was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico and raised in Hartford, CT. He has worked for not-for profit organizations teaching painting, photography, printmaking, video, mural painting, design and ceramics to youth in the greater Hartford area. He 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 also been awarded grants and fellowships by the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Art Matters Foundation.
Pacheco’s work examines identity formation, engaging multiple viewpoints including societal facts, environmental references, cultural identity and community relations. He conducts research using archival data, informal interviews and observation and analyzes the information in order to inform, repel or attract viewers. He promotes viewer participation in the creative process, noting that it is crucial to shaping, organizing and addressing the realities and identities of Latino and African American communities.