Thursday, March 4, 2010

Artist Profile: Juan Angel Chavez

Juan at work in his studio.

Juan Angel Chavez a very brief introduction:

Juan was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. At the age of 13 his family immigrated to Chicago, USA.

Juan currently holds a faculty position at the School of the Art Institute Chicago.

You may have seen his work in the book Street World published by Thames & Hudson. He has also been profiled in Juxtapoz.

Juan has had solo shows in New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago. This will be his first time visiting Thailand.

After Five an install at the MCA-Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 2003

Bogart, 2009. In his recent works fabric had become an often used material.

For more info check out:

Photos from Juan's studio featured in Proximity Magazine

Juan's website:

For the Speaker Project Juan built a sculpture resembling a giant speaker.
Over the course of the exhibition bands performed from inside the structure.

Selected youtube clips:

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