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


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.

News and Notables
  • Group exhibition at Taymour Grahne Projects, 2023

  • Solo exhibition, Zephyros, Preacher Gallery, 2022

  • Solo exhibition, The Invitation, Taymour Grahne Projects, 2022