"In this episode Miranda speaks with Lisette Chavez. You may know Lisette from her most excellent internet presence through Holy Press and Show Me Your Print Shop Instagram accounts. When we recorded this episode Lisette was joining us at a very vulnerable time, just a few weeks after she'd lost her husband Craig suddenly and unexpectedly. She shares a lot about that loss, how she's coping with it through art and community, as well as how she feels making work about death for many years prior to his death helped to prepare for the grief that comes with a loss such as this."- Pine Copper Lime
This new project was born out of an effort to feel more connected and learn up-to-date information artists and curators across the country. Every week, creators from across different disciplines share their new projects, quarantine hobbies and what gives them hope about art today.
The opening reception for From the Horse's Mouth will be temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local restrictions and information on safety is changing on a daily basis, any updates on the exhibition opening and catalog release at Freight Gallery & Studios will be posted here and on Instagram @holy_press. Thank you for your patience and support during this time.
On the first floor you’ll experience, “XicanX: New Visions.” This national exhibit curated by Dos Mestizx (Suzy González and Michael Menchaca) challenges previous and existing surveys of Chicano and Latino identity-based exhibitions. Artworks from 34 artists expands upon how Latinx artwork can be established across ideological borders; freely expressing a new wave of images and voices in a post-internet era.
The XicanX Art Movement consists of artists from a variety of regions, genders and backgrounds, not necessarily with Mexican origins. This exhibition especially highlights the women, queer, immigrant, indigenous and activist artists who are at the forefront of this movement. With roots in painting, murals and printmaking, the XicanX movement expands to include new media, video and installation-based art making. Per Dos Mestizx, these artists are not afraid to use their voices, and often comment on and/or question socio-political issues, identity and contemporary civil-rights through a conceptual means.
Latinx Artists in Printmaking 2020- La Peña Gallery
January 11, 2020
La Peña is proud to present the works of established and emerging Latinx Artists in this collective exhibition exploring the theme "Justice and What it Means to be Latinx in the USA". Live Music, food and refreshments.
In partnership with Big Medium, PrintAustin is pleased to announce the artists selected for The Contemporary Print 2020 juried exhibition. Curated by Claudia Zapata, our upcoming exhibit showcases the work of artists from across the United States, Canada, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, giving us a broad survey of printmaking happening across the globe! We're thrilled to share with you fresh perspectives in printmaking and encourage you to learn more about each artist and how they're pushing the boundaries of traditional techniques.
"In this new column, we’ll be highlighting diverse San Antonio artists and their work through visits to their studios — whether they be traditional offsite spaces or makeshift operations in garages and guest bedrooms or on couches and kitchen tables."- Bryan Rindfuss
Panelists: Lisette Chavez, Creator of Show Me Your Print Shop, San Antonio, Texas
Paloma Mayorga, Director, Print Austin, Texas
Alan Serna, Cofounder and Master Printer, feral editions, San Antonio, Texas
This panel discussion addresses the Latinx ethos in contemporary printmaking. The Latino, or “Latinx” identity, is inherently connected to Texas history and has been historically stigmatized through print materials. We will talk about the history of prints as a tool for social influence and the ethics behind the printmaker’s intentions. The theme of Texchange is connected to the Latino heritage within the Tejano population that identifies with both U.S. and Mexican cultures.
Mujeres del Sur/ Women of the South Exhibition @ The Union HTX
October 06, 2018
The Union HTX is pleased to announce "Mujeres del Sur / Women of The South," a group exhibition featuring a diverse selection of works by fourteen contemporary Latina artists living and working in Southern Texas, representing the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and installation. Presented to coincide with the Texas Contemporary Art Fair, this exhibition opens with a public reception on Saturday, October 6, from 7 - 9 pm, and is complemented by a panel discussion, date TBD.
"Mujeres del Sur" surveys artwork from leading Latina artists working across creative disciplines, in multiple capacities, and in a wide variety of roles within arts communities across the Texas South. As cultural leaders, influencers, and visual guides, these artists at once represent the broad scope of subject matter significant to Latina creatives, the challenges of inequity that many women face, and the means through which each artist has been successful in their respective creative disciplines and practices.
Lisette Chavez, Luisa Duarte, Jenelle Esparza, Tere Garcia, Julia Barbosa Landois, Daniela C Madrigal, Paloma Mayorga, Lorena Morales , Delilah Montoya, Karen Navarro, Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez, Xochi Solis, Allison C Valdivia, Jasmine Zelaya
YLA 23: Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges
June 15, 2018
YOUNG LATINX ARTISTS 23: BEYOND WALLS, BETWEEN GATES, UNDER BRIDGES
This marks the 23rd year for this annual exhibition dedicated to the professional development of emerging Latinx artists and curators.Guest curated by Rocha Rochelli, YLA 23 brings together the works of eleven Latinx artists to explore the complexities of the U.S./Mexico border region. Drawing from their personal experiences, memories, histories, and familial bonds, the work of these artists focuses on the social, cultural, and political realities of life on the border.
Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
May 14, 2018
'CAMH is pleased to announce the next project in this ongoing series, Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio. With 19 artists and artist collaboratives, this exhibition—organized by Curator Dean Daderko with Exhibitions Manager and Assistant Curator Patricia Restrepo—includes sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, textiles, performance, and installation by a multi-generational cohort of artists.' (The exhibition includes a multimedia installation titled, Angel Baby, which was created by Lisette Chavez & Audrya Flores.)
Lisette will have an artist talk at the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts on Tuesday April 10, 2018. A solo exhibition of Cafeteria Catholic will follow at Resonator on Friday, April 13th. Many thanks to the University of Oklahoma, Curtis Jones and Resonator for the invitation.
Common Currents- Blue Star Contemporary (Feb 1-May 7, 2018)
December 31, 2019
'In celebration of San Antonio’s Tricentennial year, six downtown artist-centric organizations: Artpace San Antonio, Blue Star Contemporary, Carver Community Cultural Center, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and the Southwest School of Art, will partner to present an exhibition that will illuminate the 300 years of their hometown’s history. Common Currents is a diverse, encyclopedic showcase of San Antonio’s history as told and rewritten by more than 300 visual and performing artists, invited to participate by their peers, and presented over 6 venues.
Drawing on the connections or currents that run through San Antonio’s vibrant creative community, each of the organizing partners began by inviting two artists. These initial 12 artists were then asked to invite two peer artists, until more than 300 were amassed. All of the participating artists were assigned one year of San Antonio’s history on which to reflect in the development of their work for Common Currents . This exhibition is presented chronologically through a variety of contemporary media across the six venues.
Common Currents draws a portrait of San Antonio, by San Antonians. With the “chain letter-inspired” framework for the exhibition, each organization takes a backseat, letting the participating artists make decisions that may traditionally be the role of the organization or curator. This provides for an exciting presentation of artistic connections spanning our center city’s art venues.'
St. Anthony's Lost & Found
December 31, 2019
St. Anthony’s Lost & Found is a multi-genre exhibition grounded in the history of San Antonio, featuring community poems and artworks that pay tribute to both the known and lost history of our City.
The exhibit is a signature initiative of San Antonio Poet Laureate Jenny Browne, resulting from a citywide education project conceived for San Antonio’s 300th Anniversary: St. Anthony’s Lost & Found: A Poetry Exchange. The goal of the project is to commemorate the Tricentennial through a study of poetry and how it can communicate personal, social, and historical connections to the land, people, and cultures that make up the City’s landscape in 2018.
Albert Alvarez, Fernando Andrade, Lisette Chavez, Joe De La Cruz, Joey Fauerso, Paul Fauerso, Barbara Felix, Ana Fernandez, Xavier Gilmore, Joe Harjo, M. Guadalupe Marmolejo, Abraham Mojica, Kristy Perez, Jose Sotelo, Hiromi Stringer, Allison Valdivia, Jose Villalobos, and Juan Zavala Castro
Latinx Matrix Panel- Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
October 06, 2017
Lisette was recently asked to present at the Latinx Matrix panel at TAMUCC's Full Court Press Printmaking Symposium. Many thanks and congratulations to Ryan O'Malley for putting on a week full of fun-filled events. Photo by Rich Gere.
Cover for Cenzotle, a poetry book by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
September 01, 2017
"Empty Nest," a lithograph by Lisette Chavez will be on the cover of Marcelo Hernandez Castillo's new book of poems. Titled Cenzontle, the book will be published by BOA Editions out of NY, available to order October 2018.
Lady Base Gallery is proud to present an installation by Lisette Chávez and Audrya Flores titled, ANGEL BABY at AP Art Lab for the Second Saturday Art Walk in the Southtown the Arts District July 8th, 7-10pm. The installation is based on their "feminist adaptation of the well-known South Texas folktale, “El Camaroncito”. By retelling the story with a female protagonist, these artists challenge viewers to consider the manner in which folktales reinforce societal expectations of women and gender related power.
This event is free and open to the public.
de stijl | PODIUM FOR ART is pleased to present “En Bola”
June 10, 2017
Opening reception: June 10, 7-10pm through August 12, 2017
Gallery hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday
Location: 1006 W. 31st St., Austin, TX 78705
de stijl | PODIUM FOR ART is pleased to present “En Bola” an exhibit featuring Austin collective Los Outsiders working in tandem with a trio of Texas artists. Using the exhibition occasion as an example of the Los Outsiders’ ethos of opportunity-making, “En Bola” pairs each of the Los Outsiders members — Michael Anthony Garciá, Roberto Jackson Harrington and Hector Hernandez — with a different artist. The collaborative art-making of “En Bola” will yield mixed-media installations, manipulated photography and altered paintings. “En Bola” is a Spanish phrase meaning “a gathered group.”
University of North Texas- Core Drawing Visiting Artist
March 27, 2017
Thanks to Kate Colin, Elaine Pawlowicz and Rachel Black for having me speak to their Core Drawing students. I had a really wonderful time. University of North Texas is a really beautiful and incredible school. Photo by Jessie Barnes.
This exhibit of fifteen Latina artists is an acknowledgement of where women artists have been, looks to the places they occupy now and the roles they will fill in the future. This cross-generational exhibit, with artists ranging in age from 20 to 80, includes women who were active participants in the first wave of feminist art and younger artists who are just now discovering the mythic history of that rich legacy.
Curated by Kathy Vargas
Artist Lab 2016 -Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center San Antonio, TX
December 16, 2016
'Through the generous support of the Surdna Foundation, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is proud to host Artist Lab. Now in its third year, the artist lab fellowship provides a select group of local visual artists an opportunity to exhibit their art. Through our partners at LiftFund, the fellowship offers an educational experience in both creative and business development, and an opportunity to build new networks between local artists and the national artistic field. The culmination of these experiences is manifested in a year-end exhibition.
This December the Guadalupe presents its final round of participants, Lisette Chavez, Raul Gonzalez, Sarah Fox, Jose Villalobos, Andrei Renteria and Kristel Puente. These emerging artists will be presenting contemporary works that will blend a multitude of media and concepts.'
The exhibition runs December 16, 2016 - February 3, 2017.
MAPC PANEL PRESENTATION- "THE PRINTMAKER AS COLLECTOR”, LISETTE CHAVEZ & NICOLE GEARY
October 08, 2016
Printmakers are primed to be in tune with the act of collecting. We are known to work in series, creating images that can be thought of as multiple originals. In much the same way, a collection of objects can be compared to these multiples, as the gathering of a certain kind of item reflects differences and unique variables within a genre. Not only is one able to acquire a wealth of prints as a printmaker, but one can also acquire a wealth of objects as a collector. In some cases, those “object collectors” happen to be printmakers. The satisfaction of creating and collecting multiples is a trait that we wholeheartedly understand. The printmakers that we have chosen to highlight in this panel have a need to fulfill that repetition and pattern in their personal spaces. What do these different collections say about the work, and how do they reflect or reveal the way we tell our own unique stories? In our interviews and investigations, we hope to better understand our printmaking community and how they interpret their concrete and collectible surroundings in a digital world.
AEQAI REIVEW- THREE HAIL MARYS, TWO OUR FATHERS
August 14, 2016
A wonderful review of Lisette's solo show at Provenance Gallery by written by Jack-Arthur Wood for AEQAI, a Cinncinati-based journal for contemporary visual art.
'Provenance Gallery is pleased to present Three Hail Marys, Two Our Fathers, an
installation featuring the work of Lisette Chavez. Opening on July 9, and will be on view
until July 23, 2016.' Click to join the FB Event or visit Provenance Gallery at the link below.
OBRA GRÁFICA: SELECTIONS FROM THE MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM PRINT COLLECTION
January 22, 2016
Obra Gráfica: Selections from the Mexic-Arte Museum Print Collection features the Museum’s growing contemporary print collection with works by Latina/o and Latin American artists. The Mexic-Arte Museum’s permanent collection originated from the desire to share Mexican, Latin American, and Latino/a Art with the Austin community.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio has just named the six artists who’ll participate in the second year of its still-new artist-in-residence program.The artists for the 2016-17 cycle are: Lisette Chavez, Sarah Fox, Raul Gonzalez, Kristel Puente, Andrei Renteria, and Jose Villalobos.
The Skull Show examines the role that skulls have played in the historical register, as memento mori, traditional religious icons, and vanitas themes in still life paintings. The Skull Show will also highlight the role the skull has played in the contemporary arts, exploring its appearance in counter cultures such as skate, surf, tattoo, as well as urban graffiti projects.