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Full name | Klara Maria Chavarria Kepfer
Born in Guatemala City
Lives and works in Miami, FL. USA

EDUCATION

B. F. A. | Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Painting, Drawing & Sculpture | Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Graphic Design | Rafael Landivar University, Guatemala City
Studied academic painting under renowned Guatemalan painter, 10 years, Guatemala City


PUBLICATIONS

KLARA CHAVARRIA | SELECTED WORK I | 2004 - 2011 | BOOK PUBLICATION

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS + PROJECTS

2017 | Junkabal Exhibition | Guatemala City
2015-2016-2017 | Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
2015 | Lowe Museum of Art | Art Show | University of Miami
2014-2015 | Cassianu Space Gallery | Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL
2014 | Coral Gables Museum | Water is Life, Coral Gables, FL
2014 | 2015 | 2016 Junkabal | Guatemala City
2013 | Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art | New York City, NY
2013 | See Gallery | New York, NY
2013 | Coral Gables Museum, Exhibit, Coral Gables, FL
2013 | Studio 18 | City of Pembroke Pines, FL
2012 | The Biltmore Hotel | Coral Gables, FL
2012 | Art Basel Week: RedDot, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL.
2012 | Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Juannio, Guatemala City
2012 | Architectural Digest Design Show, New York City
2012 | Junkabal, Anacafe, Guatemala City
2012 | Books and Books, Coral Gables, FL
2011 | RedDot Art Fair at Art Basel Week, Miami, FL
2011 | The City of Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Pines, FL
2011 | Juannio, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Guatemala City
2011 | OCPC Exhibition, Miami, FL
2011 | Pierre Paul Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2011 | Homey Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 | Klara Chavarria Contemporary Art, Permanent art studio, Coral Gables, FL
2010 | Junkabal, Anacafe, Guatemala City
2010 | Juannio, National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art Carlos Merida, Latinamerican Contemporary Art Exhibit, Guatemala City
2010 | CIFO, Cisneros Foundation Art Exhibit, Juntos, Miami, FL
2010 | Homey Gallery - Chicago, IL
2010 | Pierre Paul Art Gallery - Ann Arbor, MI
2010 | Klara Chavarria Contemporary Art, Permanent studio, Coral Gables, FL
2010 | Boca Raton Museum of Art Show, Boca Raton, FL.
2010 | Williams Island: Trump Enterprises Art Show, Aventura, FL
2010 | Gloria & Emilio Estefan Enterprises at Bongos Cafe, Exhibit & auction: In collaboration with the Event: "Miami Ayuda a Chile", Miami, FL.
2009 | Juannio 2009, Latinamerican Contemporary Art Exhibition and Auction, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2009 | Klara Chavarria Contemporary Art Studio, Coral Gables, FL.
2009 | Pierre Paul Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2008 - 2009, Homey Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 - Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Art Exhibit | invited artist - Miami, FL
2008 | Goldman Properties Exhibit, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL
2008 | Hispanic Heritage Art Expo, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.
2008 | The Art of Buying Art, Aldo Castillo Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 | The Artist Project at Artropolis, Chicago, IL
2007 | Echoe's of the Soul, Latinamerican Artists Exhibit, Weston, FL
2007 | Save the Children "Art for Angels" Art Exhibition, Icon Brickell Pavilion, Miami, FL
2007 | Junkabal, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2007 | New York Art Expo, Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
2006 | 2007 Group, The Abstract Mind Mural, Aldo Castillo Gallery, The Museum of Science and Industry, OHare International Airport, The Neumann Association, Chicago, IL
2004 | 2006 Solo, Permanent exhibit and Studio, Pendleton Art Center,
             Cincinnati, OH    
2006 Group | Junkabal, Anacafe, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2006 | Group, Art Comes Alive, ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2006 | Group, Peterloon Cathedral, Cincinnati, OH
2005 | Group, University of Cincinnati/ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2005 | Group, Junkabal, Anacafe, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2005 | 2009, El Attico Gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2004 | 2005 | Solo, Maison de Mason Bistro, Mason, OH
2004 | Group | The Streets of West Chester and The Arts Council of West Chester & Liberty, West Chester, OH
2004 | 2005 | Group, Cooperative for Education, Cincinnati, OH
2004 | Solo | Bravo, Streets of West Chester, West Chester, OH
2004 | Group | Art at War, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 | Solo | Trillage Fine Arts Series, West Chester, OH

1996 | Group | Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

ART FAIRS
RedDot Art Fair | Art Basel Week, Miami, FL
The Artist Project, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Boca Raton Museum of Art Show, Boca Raton, FL.
Miami Beach Art Show, Miami Beach, FL
Lowe Museum of Art/Beaux Festival of Art, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

RECOGNITIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

2015-2016 Anderson Ranch Arts Center | working with Enrique Martinez Celaya

2013 | Artful Home selection to include the work of artist Klara Chavarria in their upcoming 2013 catalog.

• 2013 | 2014 | Work selection by MASTEC Corporation | Headquarters Office Building | Corporate Collection | Installation and Acquisition | 2013 | Ongoing Exhibit | Coral Gables, FL (Miami)

2007-2013 | Consecutive price awards at art shows
2008 | The Artist Project/Artropolis, Chicago, IL (selected artist)
2007|2008 | The Artists Guild/Sourcebook and Website selected artist,
2007 | River East Art Center, artists-in-residence at River East Art Center/selected artist, Chicago, IL
2007 | National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
2006 | Fox Valley Arts Council, Geneva, IL
2005 | Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, OH

COLLECTIONS

Klara's work is in private, corporate and public collections throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe, including a public collection piece exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry and at O'Hare International Airport, both in Chicago, IL.

Selected to work with the city of Miami Beach in an public commission art & design project.

Selected Corporate and Public Collections:

MASTEC, Inc. | Coral Gables, FL.

City National Bank of Florida | Miami, FL.

Cámara de Finanzas de Guatemala, Guatemala City

Neumann Association of Chicago | Chicago, IL

OCPC | Miami, FL.

Bruna Seals | Miami, FL.

LAM Group Corp | Coral Gables, FL

Gurian Law Firm | Coconut Grove, FL

ACZALAW International | Guatemala City

City of Miami Beach


SELECTED REVIEWS

2015 | SoFlaNights | Miami, FL
2015 | Art Talk | with Susana Baker | Miami, FL
2011 | THE MIAMI HERALD, Visual Arts, Miami, FL
2011 | City of Coral Gables | Coral Gables TV
2011 | THE MIAMI HERALD, NEIGHBORS, Miami, FL
2010 | TERRA TV: KLARA CHAVARRIA CONTEMPORARY ART | Florida International University &  Artista Mundo Interview. March-April 2010
2010 | CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Voice of the Town LOCAL: COLLECT LATINO ART NOW, Collect Latino Art Now, 02/11/10
2009 | Miami Art Guide, Magazine and web Article, Miami, FL.
2009 | TV: Interview: Mega TV, Miami, FL.
2007 | Univision.com/Miami Herald "Art for Angels" Latin American art exhibit and reception, Miami, FL.
2006 | The Abstract Mind Mural, TV and printed news, Chicago, IL
2005 | Latin-American/Guatemalan Artist in Cincinnati,
        Channel 12/WKRC/Cincinnati News, Cincinnati, OH
2005 | International Artist at the Pendleton Art Center, Art Beat,
      Cincinnati, OH