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juan angel chavez: installation art

An important active participant in Chicago's art scene, Juan Angel Chavez was originally born in La Junta, Chihuahua, Mexico. At the age of thirteen, he immigrated with his family to Chicago. He attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Early College Program and continued his studies at The School, but did not obtained a degree. Rather, he began developing his professional experience by immersing him self in the underground culture of art, music and skateboarding.

He found employment as an intern, in the Education and Performing Arts departments of The National Museum of Mexican Art, where he also participated in artists exchange programs and exhibitions. He established himself as a leading force in Chicago public art in which he left a trajectory of murals and mosaics through out Chicago’s neighborhood organizations, libraries and CTA train stations.

Chavez has exhibited his work extensively in America, Europe and Mexico. He often utilizes recycled and reclaimed materials in his sculptures, and that is why HauteNature loves his work!

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