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Studio Visit: San Antonio with Bryan Rindfuss

January 01, 2020

"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

Latinx Printmaking Panel SGC International- March 7th

March 07, 2019

LATINX PRINTMAKING

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Banquet Level, Oak room

Time: 7 March, 10:15–11:45am

Chair: Michael Menchaca, visual artist

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.

Texas Studio: Audrya Flores and Lisette Chavez by Laura August

January 14, 2019

Article for Arts & Culture Texas by Laura August. 

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.

FEATURED ARTISTS
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. 

ARTISTS: Lisette Chavez, Evelyn Contreras, AdelgadoartArtist Raul GonzalezAlex MaciasJuan De Dios Mora, Andrew Ordonez, Natalia Rocafuerte, Abel Saucedo, Ana Laura Treviño, Jose Villanueva

Houston Chronicle: 'Art Daybook: Dude looks like San Antonio'

May 14, 2018

Review of Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio by Molly Glentzer.

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.)

It Came From The Bayou- Houston, Texas

April 22, 2018

Lisette will be participating as Holy Press in this upcoming printmaking event.

INK SLINGERS INVADE HOUSTON DURING BURNING BONES PRESS’ 7th ANNUAL “IT CAME FROM THE BAYOU! 2018” FEATURING A WEEKEND OF EVENTS HOUSTON, TEXAS.
On Sunday, April 22nd, Burning Bones Press will present the Seventh Annual It Came From The Bayou Printmaking Showcase from 11am-4pm upstairs in the Beer Hall at Saint Arnold Brewing Company (2000 Lyons Ave.). BUY PRINTS! It Came From The Bayou will showcase work for sale by sought-after printmakers from across the U.S. This event is free and open to the public. Food and cold beverages from Saint Arnold will be available for purchase. “It Came From The Bayou!” is an official Outlaw Printmaker 2018 event. NEW added attraction this year - ZOMBIE ZINE ZONE! Music: by REVERBERATION - live vinyl sounds - Psych, Soul, Garage, Tex-Mex

Artist Talk & Solo Exhibition

April 13, 2018

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)

January 01, 2020

'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

January 01, 2020

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.

Participating Artists: 
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. 

Artists give ‘the devil at the dance’ a feminist spin

July 16, 2017

An article about the collaborative installation, Angel Baby, by artists Lisette Chávez and Audrya Flores. Piece written by Elda Silva for the San Antonio Express News. 

Review of En Bola in The Austin Chronicle by Sam Anderson-Ramos

July 08, 2017

"En Bola" at de stijl | Podium for Art

The pairings of artists in this Los Outsiders exhibition yield works that are at once chaotic and harmonious, loud and quiet

Angel Baby

July 05, 2017

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. 

"A Woman's Place Is..."

March 01, 2017

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 

February 10, 2017

Join us for a two-part exhibition titled "Interconnectedness" curated by resident artist Jose Villalobos. Over 15 artists will be showing work over the month of February. Opening reception dates are 2/10/17 and 2/24/17 from 7-10 PM. Musical performance by Polly Anna Rocha.

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. 

THREE HAIL MARYS, TWO OUR FATHERS

July 09, 2016

'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. 

 

THE RED DEATH

May 06, 2016

‘What is lithography?’ some may ask. The uninitiated are invited to learn more about the seemingly mysterious process, practiced for over two centuries by commercial printers and artists alike. Printmakers may be familiar with Deep Etch V Lacquer, a chemical infamous among lithographers as ‘Red Death,’ epitomizing the Faustian bargain: greater image stability at the cost of greater hazard. Like Faust, we printers believe that ultimately we can outsmart and tame the terrible forces that we unleash.

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.

GCAC NAMES NEW RESIDENT ARTISTS

January 14, 2016

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.

ART & PROVENANCE INTERVIEW BY STEPHANIE TORRES

November 01, 2015

Stephanie Torres of Art & Provenance interviews Lisette Chavez. Click the link below to learn about the artist and what inspires her work. 

INVASIVE PAPER PROJECT

February 13, 2015

Barry Center, University of Wyoming 
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THE SKULL SHOW

June 14, 2014

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. 

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