The works I'm making now feel more like dreams: a different reality where heritages are embraced, mutually respected, in dialogue.

RF. Alvarez

About the Artist


Austin, Texas-based artist RF. Alvarez (b. 1988) explores the act of artifact-making through painting. Using disparate historical references, he draws from symbolic motifs and mythical iconography to address issues of identity and culture. Using color as a gateway to evoke an emotional resonance, RF.’s carefully selected palette creates an atmospheric environment for his figurative narratives.

News and Notables
  • Solo exhibition, Zephyros, Preacher Gallery, 2022

  • Solo exhibition, Taymour Graphne Projects, 2022

  • Exhibited at Ruiz-Healy Gallery, 2021