KLARA CHAVARRÍA | BIO
Born in Guatemala City, lives and works in the United States.
Visual Artist working in different mediums, specializing in painting for more than 25 years. Graphic Designer, with over 20 years of experience.
In 1992 she graduated as a Graphic Designer from the University Rafael Landívar in Guatemala City. She later obtained a Bachelor in Fine Arts, BFA, specializing in Painting and Graphic Design, at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS (1996).
She taught and received painting, drawing, and sculpture workshops at different venues, including The Art Academy I & Pendleton Arts Center in Cincinnati, OH. She has been part of artistic residences, including four years at the prestigious Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, Colorado.
She has exhibited her work individually in the United States and Guatemala & has participated in numerous group & solo exhibitions in the USA and Guatemala. Her work has won awards in the United States, and she has worked with different art dealers and galleries. The City of Miami Beach also selected her to design a Public Art Project from 2009 to 2010.
Her work is part of the prestigious Museum Casa Santo Domingo Collection in Antigua, Guatemala. Some of her paintings are in private collections in Spain, the United States, Guatemala, France, México, Mónaco, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Spain, and Argentina. They are also part of important Corporate Art Collections across several Florida-based companies, including MasTec, BBX Capital, City National Bank, BrunaSeals, Gurian Law Firm, and LAM Group. Other collections include the Neuman Association of Chicago in the US and others in Guatemala City.
Her work was also part of an exhibition and Public Collection at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, as well as at O'Hare International airport.
For over 20 years, she has held private art studios and gallery spaces across the United States, 15 of which were spent in Coral Gables/Miami, FL. Currently, she has relocated and she is working on the West Coast in San Diego, California, where she has opened a new private studio & gallery space in La Jolla, CA.
Her work is recognized for her expressionist style and her deep themes & concepts dealing with anthropological themes and concepts in a symbolic and abstract form. She investigates the human condition, searching for answers to questions regarding existence and explores the experiences, relationships, and emotions, and their relationship to nature.
An internationally collected artist recognized for her philosophical and spiritual concepts which incorporate figurative and abstract elements transcending into creating a spontaneous, innovative and emotionally filled body of work.
She has deep interests in life, philosophy, nature, humanities, spirituality and social subjects affecting our human condition and our shared human experiences.
SELECTED MUSEUM, CORPORATE + PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Museum Casa Santo Domingo | Antigua, Guatemala | Central America.
MASTEC, Inc. | Headquarters | Coral Gables, FL.
City National Bank of Florida | Miami, FL.
BBX Capital Corporation, Ft. Lauderdale, 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 | Miami Beach, FL
Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, IL
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