Roger Chavez places his practice as a form of philosophical investigation by beginning with his subject matter as a point of departure. Serving as a motif, the immediate accessibility of his subject allows him to scrutinize the objects, their shadows, shapes, and space they occupy. He begins with a focus on the same subject over a stretch of time and his subject arrangement rarely changing. His questions elicit responses to how we see the same source differently in time, forming a repository of works of extended trials. The works are open to interpretations and simultaneously giving auras of timelessness, mortality, and identity.
Roger Chavez has had solo exhibitions at the Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA, Gross McCleaf Gallery and Rosenfeld Gallery in Philadelphia. He is represented by Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia. Selected group shows include Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art- Ireland, Woodmere Art Museum-Philadelphia, Hopkins House for the Contemporary Arts- New Jersey, and Cacciola Gallery, New York. His projects and research have been supported by a Franz and Virginia Bader Foundation grant, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, The Pollock Krasner Foundation, The Vermont Studio Center, and a Serge Sacknoff Prize. Chavez received his MFA from American University, Washington D.C. and completed the Certificate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.