8 Years in ASB
Urban Harmony—Monoprint collage, cut paper, acrylic paint, gouache, water colors mounted on wood. Vellum, plastic mesh and dried jello. Approx. 5.5x6 feet.
Uncertain Balance—Monoprint collage, cut paper, acrylic paint, gouache, water colors mounted on wood. 4x6in.
Mediums: Public art, paintings, drawings and monoprints.
Silvia López Chavez has her roots in the Dominican Republic. Since completing a BFA at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Silvia has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibits including the Fitchburg Art Museum, the New Hampshire Institute of Art and local galleries such as Bakalar, Mills, Grossman, Aviary and La Galería. In 2014 she was appointed by the City of Boston Mayor’s Office as a Boston CreatesSteering Committee member to help shape a new cultural plan for Boston. In 2013 Silvia received a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant for her Fresh Air: Portraits of Chelsea project, which explored the environmental and political aspects within air quality issues in Chelsea, MA, and was a finalist for The Boston Foundation's Brother Thomas Fellowship Award.
Silvia believes in using the power of the creative process as an agent for positive change. She enjoys making art with others, connecting through the creation of public art pieces, as an Artist in Residence at Boston Children's Hospital and as teaching artist at Raw Art Works. In addition to her fine art practice, Silvia is an award-winning design professional, working for over ten years with high-profile companies and institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In Summer of 2015, through a grant from The Boston Foundation, Silvia was commissioned by the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4Si) to create a temporary public art installation at Upham's Corner in Dorchester, MA, as part of a MBTA's Fairmount Line art project initiative. The project will be completed in October, 2015.