With roots in the Dominican Republic, Silvia Lopez Chavez is an interdisciplinary artist who has based her art practice in the Boston area for over fifteen years. Her work is informed by her own personal narratives and responds to her identities as a Latina immigrant, artist and designer. She is motivated by the power of the creative process as an agent for positive change. Her collaborative works with community partners and commissions include public art projects in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Lynn, Salem, Beverly, Danvers, Ipswich and Marblehead.
Chavez holds a BFA in Illustration from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and an Associate degree from Altos de Chavon the School of Design. Chavez has exhibited her work in solo and group shows including the Fitchburg Art Museum, Boston Children’s Museum and the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She is the current Polly Thayer Starr Visiting Artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and her latest mural project can be viewed here on Northeastern University’s campus covering a 300 ft. wide wall shared with Ruggles train station.