ABOUT LIA CHAVEZ

Photo credit: Ioulex

Photo credit: Ioulex

The work of New York-based artist Lia Chavez is driven by her fascination with the laws of the physical universe and investigates the astonishing mysteries of light, form, and the interior cosmos.

Her studio prides itself on its multidisciplinary nature and on the diverse, imaginative approaches applied to stimulating and synthesizing captivating dialogues around light and human consciousness.

Chavez has been the subject of presentations by Tate Gallery, the Armory Show, Istanbul Biennial, Creative Time, Art Production Fund, and La Biennale di Venezia. Recent solo exhibitions and performances include Inner Form (2017) and Light Body (2016) at the Farm of Isabella Rossellini; The Octave of Visible Light: A Meditation Nightclub (2015) presented by Art Production Fund at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Carceri (2014) at Two Rams, New York; Tumult (2014) presented by House of the Nobleman, London; and Luminous Objects at the 2014 SPRING/BREAK Art Show. She is the recipient of major commissions from Art Production Fund, The Armory Show, and the Affirmation Arts Fund. She has been a guest lecturer at a number of international institutions, including Oxford University where she was also a Fellow. Her multifaceted creative approach incorporates scientific, technological, and theoretical discoveries. Chavez regularly collaborates with neuroscientists in her pursuit of a deeper understanding of the perception of light within the mind and the nature of the creative spark, notably with at Goldsmiths College and Queen Mary, University of London. She received her MA in Photography and Master of Philosophy in Visual Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London and has studied contemplative practice with mystics and sages from the East and West.