Chat Travieso is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer and educator. He creates socially engaged and architectural public art, as well as research-based projects about spatial justice issues. His past works have been commissioned by or organized in collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Architectural League of New York, Design Trust for Public Space, the NYC Department of Transportation, WHEDco, Elsewhere Museum, and the Cambridge Arts Council. His residencies include LMCC Process Space and Smack Mellon Studio Program.
His recent honors include a 2019 YoungArts Jorge M. Pérez Award, a Graham Foundation Research and Development Grant, a New York State Council in the Arts Independent Projects Grant, a 2015 USA YoungArts Fellowship in Architecture & Design, a 2015 Matthew J. Quinn Prize from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and a New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship as part of his Smack Mellon residency. He is a 2003 YoungArts winner in Visual Arts and a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He currently teaches at Queens College CUNY and is a visiting critic at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). He holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture.