With roots in the Dominican Republic, Silvia López Chavez has been working as a Boston based artist since then. She believes in the power of the creative process as an agent for positive change, and uses art as a vehicle for connection.
Chavez is a seasoned community-based artist and collaborator working with the likes of architects, urban planners, non-profits, developers and activists to develop and execute public works. Projects include murals on the Charles River Esplanade, Northeastern University, Punto Urban Art Museum, Barr Foundation, HoneyGrow restaurant and HUBweek. Silvia’s work has received recognition through grants and artist residencies including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston Children’s Hospital and Google.
Chavez holds a BFA in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and an associate Fine Arts degree from Altos de Chavon the School of Design in the DR. In addition to her fine art practice, she is an award-winning design professional, working for over 16 years with high-profile companies and institutions. While not working on public art projects, she continues her studio practice in her studio at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End.