I am a Dominican-American painter and designer. My artwork is informed by my identities as an Afro-Caribbean woman living in the diaspora, and intends to celebrate, inform, and inspire connection on multiple levels: personally, culturally, and with the environment.
My creative process is fueled by understanding the site’s context and its relationship to how the public engages with that space. The imagery incorporates layered graphic elements juxtaposed with realistically rendered areas with an unapologetic bold color palette. The visual collective is meant to be approachable and understood by diverse audiences.
As a seasoned muralist and collaborator, I envision and execute meaningful murals within the public and private sectors. And in the studio, I combine traditional drawing and painting methods with experimental techniques in printmaking and collage, finding a balance between representational and abstract. My process is multilayered, effortlessly traveling between analog and digital mediums.
I also believe art-making is a tool for community-building. When executing large-scale work, I usually employ self-identified female artists to strengthen the camaraderie and community among women in the public art realm, empowering women and girls to take up space through visual art. (https://www.silvialopezchavez.com/about)