Chat Travieso
Designer and Public Artist
New York, NY
2015 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Sarah Arison.

Chat Travieso is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer, and educator. His work has been commissioned by or organized in collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, The Architectural League of New York, Design Trust for Public Space, the NYC Department of Transportation, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, the Elsewhere Museum, and the Cambridge Arts Council. He has worked as a teaching artist with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and Hester Street Collaborative. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Designboom, CityLab, and BOMB Magazine as well as the books Pop-Up City: City-making In a Fluid World (BIS Publishers, 2014) and Supernew Supergraphics (Unit Editions, 2014). His residencies include the New York Studio Residency Program, LMCC Process Space, and Smack Mellon Studio Program. He is the recipient of a New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship as part of his Smack Mellon residency, a Community Arts Fund Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Moulton Andrus Award and the Harvey R. Russel Scholarship from the Yale School of Architecture, and the F. Grainger Marburg Traveling Award from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is a 2003 YoungArts winner in visuals and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture.

Portrait photo by Darren Hoffman.
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    Word Play, 2013. Photo by Chat Travieso
  • Artwork by Chat Travieso
    On a Fence, 2014. Photo by Yeju Cho
  • Artwork by Chat Travieso
    Kit-O-Cart, 2015. Photo by the Mitchell Oliver
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