RF. Alvarez (b. 1988) is an Austin, Texas-based artist whose practice explores the heritages of gender expectations and societal norms in relation to the queer body and its community. In paintings, drawings, and objects, RF. invites us to reflect upon intimacy through his deeply personal portrayal of queer lives. His mixed media approach experiments with the tactile nuance of material to convey layered meaning and expression. RF.'s process acts as a physical manifestation of the experience of suppression and memory, resulting in works that evoke a sense of excavation and discovery.
Solo exhibition, Zephyros, Preacher Gallery, 2022
Solo exhibition, The Invitation, Taymour Grahne Projects, 2022
Exhibited at Ruiz-Healy Gallery, 2021