Chat Travieso is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist and designer who creates interactive urban interventions that engage communities and deal with issues of public space and the everyday built environment. Travieso’s public art projects include A Place for Dreaming in Baltimore (2008), Orpheus and Eurydice (a collaborative project with Yara Travieso and Brookhart Jonquil) for the Art Live Fair in Miami (2012), and Word Play for the Architectural League of New York and PEN World Voices Festival Little Free Library/NYC in New York (2013). He is currently developing a public art installation with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets Urban Art Intervention.
Travieso was awarded The Moulton Andrus Award and the 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 received a B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture.
During his Process Space residency, Travieso is working as part of Paths to Pier 42, a community arts program made possible by The Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, State Senator Daniel Squadron and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation along with artists, designers, and the community to imagine potential future uses for the East River Waterfront.
During his residency, Travieso will develop On a Fence, a project that transforms the fence surrounding Pier 42 into an interactive structure that incorporates such things as seating, play and exercise equipment, and signage, inverting the function and meaning of this fence from what was previously a physical barrier, to a place of inclusion where the community can come together and enjoy.
Photo credit: courtesy of the artist