Juan William Chávez

Juan William Chávez is an artist, activist, and beekeeper. His studio practice focuses on sculpting space within urban ecosystems through partnerships and collaborations to address social and environmental issues. His work includes public sculptures, installations, drawings, and unconventional forms of beekeeping and agriculture. His projects focus on themes of the urban environment, ecology, craft/labor, activism, identity, and archaeology of place. Chavez has exhibited at ArtPace, Van Abbemuseum, McColl Center for Art, Tube Factory Artspace, and Laumeier Sculpture Park and was recently included in El Museo's survey of contemporary Latinx art, ESTAMOS BIEN - LA TRIENAL 20/21. His work has gained support from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Graham Foundation, ArtPlace America, Andy Warhol Foundation, and Art Matters Foundation. Chavez holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.