Chavoneros in the Industry

The work of Gaby D’Alessandro, a graduate from the Fine Arts major, was recently featured on Telemundo News. Her illustrations have been published on the pages of magazines and newspapers, such as New York Times and The Washington Post.  Upon graduating from CHAVÓN in 2008, D’Alessandro received a scholarship for Parsons School of Design, where she completed a BFA in Illustration. 

With the support from the Dominican diaspora in the United States, Norkelly Acosta, graduate of the Fine Arts program in 2000, exhibited her work before the Dominican Commission of Culture in the United States, a division under the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic. 

Víctor Rivera, Communication Design 1986, participated in the “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative,” organized by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.

Mónica Ferreras, Fine Arts 1985, published her book You Never Know, in which she discusses the last eight years of her career as a visual artist.

Dominican and graduate Mayle Vásquez receives a major review in British Vogue magazine in the September issue. The magazine praises the fusion of modernity and sophistication of her work under the brand that bears her name. According to Vogue “innovative clean cuts and shapes are key components in the ‘effortless’ look that defines Mayle Vásquez.”

The New York Times recently published an article featuring, Hochi Asiatico a graduate of Fine Arts, class of 1985, under the title “Broadway ‘s Dirty Secret: How an Artisan Turns From Riches to Rags Costumes.” The New York Tomes defines Hochi as one of a small group of artists who can make costumes look “beautifully bad”, and defining him a “costume painter.” 

The Luis Dominguez fashion house was commissioned to dress the First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Candida Montilla de Medina, for the presidential inaguaration gala, celebrated upon the election of her husband, Danilo Medina Sanchez, at the National Palace of the Dominican Republic.