Lance G Vigil was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, where he attended Colorado Academy. Exposed at an early age to the fine arts, primarily by his father who was a fine artist and Art Administrator of the Denver Public School system for more than 30 years, and by his mother, a connoisseur and collector of Native American jewelry and textiles, he immersed himself into the art world of Denver, and painted and drew proficiently himself throughout his childhood, winning many local competitions, and into college and graduate school.
An emphasis on Art History classes in college further deepened his interest in the fine arts. Graduate school led to architecture school in Syracuse, and to a semester in Florence, Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance, where art history was studied as much as architectural history.
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Architectural work experience at home and abroad has always included involvement with the fine arts, starting with the installation of Dr. Abe Vigil’s sculpture in Governor’s Park in Denver and including the management of Lonnie Hanzon’s “Evolution of the Ball” sculpture at Coors Field.
Working abroad, as Design Manager/Project Manager in Abu Dhabi/Dubai, Vigil oversaw the finishing design and art/furniture installation process at the luxury resort Qasar al Sarab. He was quite active in the thriving art scene in Dubai during that time. Next, Vigil was asked to fill the role of art coordinator/installation manager for all 18 premium lounges at the new Doha, Qatar “Hamad International Airport”, where he coordinated works by Damian Hirst and Keith Haring, among many others.
A summer spent at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in Bedford Square, London in 2016 completed the knowledge required to enter the art world. With an emphasis on the business side of the art world, it allowed Vigil to gain the skills required to meet the challenges needed to embark on providing art consulting services from a world viewpoint.
From his 25 years as an Architect, Vigil understands the many demands each different client provides. Listening to the client and understanding their goals are what will lead to a successful collaboration for all at Vigil Fine Arts.