Lisette Chavez was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost tip of Texas near the Mexico–United States border. She is a multi-disciplinary artist with interests in lithography, drawing and installation-based work.
Chavez earned her Master of Arts degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arizona. Her work is held in museums, universities and private collections including: the Museum of Texas Tech University, Monash University, Proyecto Ace and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Chavez has exhibited nationally and internationally in France, Egypt, Australia and South America.
Her work was highlighted among nineteen artists in Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, a group show curated by Dean Daderko.
She currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas.
Lisette Chavez is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work addresses themes of family, religion and the occult. Through intricate drawings and heavily involved installations, her work reflects upon personal narratives that reveal hidden truths within cultural taboos.
Mirroring everyday life as she sees it, her work teeters on the edge of beauty and trauma. Although hesitant to expose her own family history and traumas, she understands how sharing personal experiences, both good and bad, produces the discourse to help us better understand the human condition.