Mariano Chavez works in a variety of media ranging from painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Although his work takes form in different materials, it remains consistent through a personal vocabulary and themes that resurface and evolve. The dark comedy—the sexual—and the unknown are reoccurring topics in the artist's work. Born in 1974 in Big Wells, Texas, the artist moved to Chicago in the early 90’s to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received both his B.F.A and M.F.A in Painting and Drawing. Mariano has exhibited both nationally and internationally—he lives and works in Chicago.