Carlos Chevez

1960 Born 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”
Works as a “Sabanero” (Guanacaste’s cowboy) and rodeo man
Spent his childhood and adolescence driving cattle through mountains, rivers and plains
Accused of participating in a sound case of cattle robbery, which was never clearly resolved or properly proven, he was sent to prison (16 years) where he started drawing, painting and carving
Has been chosen to paint a giant mural on a building in San Jose
One of the 140 Artists who have been chosen to represent Costa Rica in the coming Biennial of Central America taking place in Panama, 2004
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

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