Carlos Chevez

Carlos Chevez was born in 1960 in Liberia, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. The fourth of 10 children, at the age of six was given by his mother to a powerful cattle lord, so- in her words-“he would be fed”. He works as a “Sabanero” (Guanacaste’s cowboy) and rodeo man and spent his childhood and adolescence driving cattle through mountains, rivers and plains. He was accused, though never found guilty, in a case of cattle robbery and sent to prison for 16 years where he started drawing, painting and carving. He is one of 140 artists chosen to represent Costa Rica in the Biennial of Central America in Panama, 2004. He currently lives in Liberia, Costa Rica.

Solo Exhibitions

1995 Galeria del Diseno, San Jose, Costa Rica

1996 The Elect Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Galeria Bonheur, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

1997 Main Street Gallery, Atlanta, USA

1997 Black Fine Art Show, Puck Building, Soho, New York

1999 Galeria Bonheur, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

2000 Hotel Herradura, III Reunion de Ministros, San Jose, Costa Rica

 

Group Exhibitions

1996 Primitivist Art Fair, Chicago, USA

Primitivist Art Fair, New York

Primitivist Art Fair, New Haven, Conneticut, USA

Primitivist Art Fair, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1997 Primitivist Art Fair, New York

1998 Primitivist Art Fair, New York

2000 Primitivist Art Fair, New York

2004 “Naive Spring” Uri and Rami Nachushtan Museum, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaacov Meuchad, Israel