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Juan Angel Chávez
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 “ Dragging the leash”, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, Ill
2008 “Speaker Project” Mass Art, Boston
2007 “Spanish Castle,” Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago
“Spider Project,” Education entrance Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
“Speaker Project,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Catalogue
“Hilo,” 32 and Urban Gallery Chicago
2004 “Juan Angel Chávez,” Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Open studio Program, Chicago
“Juan Angel Chávez,” Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Mort Cooper windows, Chicago
2003 “Juan Angel Chávez,” 12X12, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
1998 “11 Years in Concrete,” Elmhurst Collage, Elmhurst Illinois
Selected Group Exhibition
2011 “The North Wind South” Diverse Works, Houston TX
“Open studio” Krannert Art Museum, Champain Urbana, Ill
2010 “Free Size” Sinudom Silk Screen Factory, Bangkok, Thailand
“Group Show”, Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN
"Well Put Together II", Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
“Contemporary Collage”, Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery
“BETTER TO DIE ON MY FEET”, Self Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles CA
2009 “3 X 3” Herron of School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Ill
2008 “THE INVISIBLE HAND”, Durant Art Institute, Lake Forest, Illinois
“Sign Language”, Unit B Gallery & UTSA gallery, San Antonio TX
2006 “It’s a Long Walk Home,” SPACE 1026, Philadelphia
“The African Presence In Mexico: From Yanga To The Present,” National Museum of Mexican Art,
Chicago. Traveled. Catalogue
“The Love Station,” Pursuit Gallery, Burlington, Vermont
2005 “Junta,”Scion Installation, Los Angeles, California. Catalogue
“Tragic Beauty,” Open End Space, Chicago
2002 “Xicago,” National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago
“Prestar=Borrow+Lend,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
2000 “Site-Works,” Group exhibit, 312 Gallery
2005 Jestes, Karuna, found materials, wall divider, Chicago
2004 “Untittled,” collage,Uprise Skateboard Shop. Chicago
2000-02 “Whipple Home Mosaics,” Mosaics, historical landmark home. Lake Forest, Illinois.
2004-present School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sculpture Department
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, First Year Program Faculty
Panels and Lectures
2006-07 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Public Art Committee, Arts Representative
2005 Artist Connects, lecture series, The Art Institute of Chicago
2000 Artist Creating Places: Artist, Communities, and Public Art, at University of Illinois at Chicago. Showcasing examples of many media and styles that have been used in community and artist collaboration.
Urban Art Chicago, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. On the direction of public art
Community Arts Assistance Program, grant panelist
Elmhurst College, Lecture on personal work.
2008 Cate McQuaid, ”Sound and vision”, Home / A&E /Theater/Arts, The Boston Globe (October 24, 2008)
2007 Gastman, Roger; Neelon, Caleb; and Smyrski, Anthony. Street World: Urban Art and Culture from Five
Continents. New York: Harry N. Abrams, and London: Thames & Hudson.
Hawkins, Margaret. “Chavez Brings on the Noise with the Speaker Project,”Chicago Sun-Times (June 8).
“Profile: Juan Angel Chávez,” Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine 14, no. 74 ( San Francisco, March).
2005 Huebner, Jeff. “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Artwork.”Chicago Reader (April 29)
2000 “Watching: An Artist’s View,”Chicago Sun-Times (January 1)
1999 Koslowski, Carl. “Art Sponsors View Shape of Things To Come,”Chicago Tribune (December 15). “Random Walk: Picturing the Future, One Little Tile at a Time,”(September 27).
Awards and Funding
2008 Artadia, Individual Artist Award, NY,NY
3ARTS, Individual Artist Award, Chicago
2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, NY, NY
Special Projects Grant, Richard Driehause Foundation, Chicago
Special Assistance Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago
2005 CAAP Grant, The Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Chicago
2001 The Richard H. Driehaus Individual Artist Award, The Richard H. Driehaus foundation, Chicago
1998 Neighborhood Arts Program (NAP), From the Department Of Cultural Affairs of the City of Chicago.