Matias Cuevas

Born in Mendoza, Argentina, Matias Cuevas attended the National University of Cuyo. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was awarded the International Student Graduate Scholarship, an MFA Fellowship Award, and the SAIC Excellent in Leadership Award. Embracing the tradition of painting in a playful manner, Cuevas’ work consists of staining and setting fire to nylon carpet using traditional paint-thinners and acrylic paint. His work has been exhibited at the El Museo del Barrio, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Leyendecker Gallery, and The Green Gallery, among others.