Klara Chavarría, a Guatemalan-American artist that grew up in a family of artists and teachers and started studying academic painting with a renowned artist and professor when she was just eight years old.
In 1993, she moved to the United States as a graphic design transfer student and received a BFA from Kansas State University concentrating in design and painting.
After working for corporations in Graphic Design and Marketing and having her own business for some years, Klara decided to abandon her corporate life and
pursue art professionally.
She has had studios in Cincinnati, OH, Chicago, IL and presently in Miami, FL, where she currently works and resides with her permanent studio space in Coral Gables, FL.
For her, painting is an inner-search providing a creative outlet to communicate and express her interests, feelings and emotions. As such an integral part of her life, art allows her the opportunity to create, imagine, experiment, grow, communicate and share her ideas and vision with others.
Klara’s unique approach to expressionism and figurative abstraction, as well as her exploration of the spiritual, intellectual and emotional side of humanity, paved the way for her philosophically inclined body of work. In turn, her innovative style and concepts are ever changing and difficult to categorize.
Her work is displayed in national and international collections and in numerous venues with ongoing shows and exhibitions. For the past four years, she has
received honorable invitations to participate in the prestigious Latin American art auction “Juannio” at the Museum of Modern Art in Guatemala City.
Klara is an artistic supporter for various charitable organizations and has a deep concern for the role of the arts in society and in the community.
An internationally collected and acclaimed artist recognized for her philosophical and spiritual concepts which incorporate figurative and abstract elements transcending into creating a spontaneous, innovative and emotionally filled body of work.
Klara has deep interests in life, nature, humanities, spirituality and social subjects affecting our human condition and our human shared experiences.
She has a deep concern with the role that art has in human life and society.
Her work was selected by the City of Miami Beach to work and collaborate in a a public art and design project.
She has been invited and selected to exhibit at important galleries, art shows, venues, exhibits and other events nationally and abroad.
Selected Corporate and Public Collections:
- City National Bank of Florida, Miami, FL.
- Mastec, Inc., Coral Gables, FL.
- BrunaSeals, Miami, FL.
- Jorge Gurian Law Firm, Coconut Grove, FL.
- LAM Groupcorp, Coral Gables, FL.
- City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL.
- Neumann Association , Chicago, IL.
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