Roger Chavez

Ballingen Foundation Ireland

Ballingen Foundation Ireland

http://rogerchavez.yolasite.com/

Roger Chavez places his practice as a form of philosophical investigation by beginning with his subject matter as a point of departure. Serving as a motif, his subject becomes a scrutiny of its shadows, shapes, and the space it occupies. He begins with a focus on the same subject over an extended period of time and his subject arrangement rarely changing. His questions elicit responses to how we see the same source differently in time, forming a repository of works of extended trials. The works are open to interpretations and simultaneously giving auras of timelessness, mortality and identity.

Roger Chavez has had solo exhibitions at the Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA, Gross McCleaf Gallery and Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia. Selected group shows include Woodmere Art Museum, Hopkins House for the Contemporary Arts, Haddon, NJ and Cacciola Gallery, New York. His projects and research have been supported by the Ballinglen Foundation, The Pollock Krasner Foundation, The Vermont Studio Center, and a Serge Sacknoff Prize. Chavez received his MFA from American University, Washington D.C. and completed the Certificate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014                       Gross McCleaf Gallery “Poetics of Immensity”, Philadelphia, PA 
2012                       Berman Museum of Art “Interstitial Spaces”, Collegeville, PA
2011                       University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA
2007                       Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2004                       JMS Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA
1999                       Watkins Gallery at American University, Washington, DC
1998                       Guldelsky Gallery, Maryland Coll. of Art and Design, Silver Spring, MD
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2016                       Cerulean Gallery, “Resonance of Place” Philadelphia, PA
2012,2013             Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012                       Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA
2011                       Hopkins House for the Contemporary Arts, Haddon, NJ
2010                       Anne Arundel Community College, MD
2010                       J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
2008                       Anne Arundel Community College, MD
2007                       Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005                       Kroiz Gallery at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA     
2004                       Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2004                       Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  
2003                       15 Exposures, US Artist Expo, Philadelphia, PA
2002                       Fox Gallery at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2002                       Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
1999                       Leverett Center for the Arts, Leverettown, MA
1995                       The Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
GRANTS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS
2012                       Pollock-Krasner Foundation—-Independant research  grant
2012                       The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards—-recognition in teaching 
2003                       Tomlinson Fellow, Tabor Academy                                  
2002                       Philadelphia Sketch Club Award for small oil painting
1999-2001            Graduate Scholarship Merit Award for Graduate Study
2001                       Sacknoff Award for Sculpture—-independent research, Denmark 
1995                       Lewis S. Ware Traveling Scholarship
ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2014                       Ballinglen Foundation—-independent research fellowship, Ireland
1996                       Vermont Studio Center—-independent research fellowship, Vermont USA 
EDUCATION
2001                       MFA, American University
1996                       BFA, University of Pennsylvania
1996                       Certificate in Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
1990                       Associate, Maryland College of Art and Design
VISITING ARTIST LECTURES
2014,2012             University of Chicago                                          Chicago
                                Visiting Critic
2003                       Tabor Academy                                                    Marion, MA
                                Visiting Artist
2002                       University of Pennsylvania                                 Philadelphia, PA 
                                Visiting Artist
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