With roots in the Dominican Republic, Chavez is an interdisciplinary artist who has based her art practice in the Boston area for over fifteen years. Her work is informed by her own personal narratives and responds to her identities as a Latina immigrant, artist and designer. She is motivated by the power of the creative process as an agent for positive change. Her collaborative works with community partners and commissions include public art projects in Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Lynn, Salem, Beverly, Danvers, Ipswich and Marblehead.
A conversation with local artist Silvia López Chavez discussing her new mural for the Barr Foundation, activating the creative process, and what it's like to make public art in Boston.