Mariano Chavez works in a variety of media ranging from painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.
Although the work takes form in different material what remains consistent is a personal vocabulary and
themes that resurface and evolve. The dark comedy—the sexual—and the unknown are reoccurring
topics in the artist work. Born in 1974 in Big Wells, TX the artist moved to Chicago in the early 90’s to
attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received both his B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting and Drawing. Mariano has exhibited both nationally and internationally—he lives and works in Chicago.
Relationship to Chicago:
I moved to Chicago from Texas to go to school. I have been here since 1992. It is a great place to live and work.
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Collage, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Multi-Media, New/Digital, Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture.