Chayo de Chevez
Chayo de Chevez is a painter, printmaker and lecturer.
She has maintained Graphicus Atelier, a Gallery and studio in Cumberland, Md. for the past 15 years. She was one of the leaders in the “go green" revolution that transformed printmaking studios worldwide into non-toxic safe environments. She has lectured statewide and abroad including Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Australia, Jamaica, and India. She considers herself a multi-media artist as she informs her work with etching, encaustic, photography and digital manipulation. She received an MFA from Instituto Allende Mexico and a BFA from University of Houston. Further studies include Santa Reparata, Florence, Italy and multiple workshops in the U.S.
Digital Composites
Photo Composites

Galleria El Attico, El Salvador, San Salvador 1985-1986

David Cook Galleries, Sydney, Australia, 1990

National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica, 1993

National public radio Washington, D.C. 1995

Martin Luther King Library, Washington, D.C. 1995

Juanita College, Huntington, Pennsylvania, 1995

Pyramid Atlantic ”The Art of Work and the Work of Art,” 1995

Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington D.C. 1995

Grand Prairie regional College, Alberta, Canada, 1996

Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair Baltimore, Maryland, 1996

Galleria Espacio, San Salvador, El Salvador 1996-1997

Basilica of St Therese, San Antonio, Texas, 1997

Red Dot Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 1997

Blue Star Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 1998

Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998-1999

Washington Lee Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, 2003-2004

The Framing Guild Gallery, Arlington Virginia. 2004-2005

Art Works Gallery, Reston Virginia, 2004

Certamin De Grabado, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2004

Galleria Alternativa, San Jose, Costa Rica, 2002-2004

Lalit Kala Akademi, Print Studio, Chennai, India, 2005

Saville Gallery, Arts Council, Cumberland, Maryland 2006

Graphicus Atelier, Cumberland Maryland, 2007

William Gilchrest Museum, Contemporary Printmakers, 2007

Saville Gallery , Solo Exhibit, Cumberland Maryland, 2009

Stephanie Roper Gallery, Frostburg State University, Solo Exhibit, 2009

Washington Printmakers gallery, Mentor+ Mentee, Washington D.C, 2010

International Arts and Artists ”Constructing Differences, Uncovering Connections,” Washington DC, 2010

WMH Gallery, Cumberland, Maryland, 2010

Frontiers of Photography, Kaplan Gallery, Rockville, Maryland 2011

Wills Creek, National Exhibit, Allegany Arts Council, “Best of Show” 2011

International Art and Artists, Membership Exhibit, Washington D.C. 2011

Wills Creek National Exhibit, Allegany Arts Council, Saville Gallery, 2012

Graphicus Atelier Gallery, Cumberland, Maryland, 2012, 2013, 2014

William Gilchrest Museum of Art, Solo Exhibit, Cumberland Maryland, 2014

Outside the Margin”, 13th Biennial Book Arts Fair Portfolio, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2014 (Portfolio included in the Library of Congress)

Washington Printmakers Gallery, Lecture and Exhibit, Washington D.C. 2015

BlackRock Center for the Arts, Lecture and Solo Exhibit, Germantown, Maryland, 2015

Allegany National Photography Exhibit, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, Maryland, 2016 - Honorable Mention by Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review.

National Photo Exhibit, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, Maryland, 2017

Allegany Member Council Exhibit, Cumberland, Maryland, 2018

Maryland Federation of the Arts, “From Marina to Mountain”, Annapolis, Maryland, 2021

Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition, 2023

Graphicus Atelier & Gallery, Cumberland, Maryland, 2023


Museo de Arte Moderno, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico 1972

Museo de Arte Moderno, “Ano de La Mujer,” Buenos Aires

Argentina, Solo Exhibit, 1975

USIS, Washington,D.C., Best of Show, by Carter Brown, 1976

World Health Organization, Washington D.C. 1977

Museo Contemporario, San Jose, Costa Rica,, 1979

Museo de Arte Modeno, “Homenaje al Dibujo”, San Salvador, El Salvador, 1985

National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica, 1993


Her work is represented in private and public collections here and abroad.

Recent acquisitions:

Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland’ Maryland

Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C

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