Chat Travieso is an independent artist, designer, and educator, as well as co-founder/collaborator of Yeju & Chat. He creates community-engaged, architectural, and research-based art and design projects. His work has been commissioned by and organized in collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lower East Side Waterfront Alliance, The Architectural League of New York, Hester Street, Design Trust for Public Space, the NYC Department of Transportation, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, the Elsewhere Museum, and the Cambridge Arts Council. His artist residencies include LMCC Process Space and Smack Mellon Studio Program. 
He previously worked for WXY Architecture + Urban Design and has taught as a teaching artist with Center for Urban Pedagogy, Hester Street, and Center for Architecture. Travieso received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture. He currently teaches at Queens College, CUNY and Parsons School of Design.

Recent Awards

  • 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design with Yeju Choi as part of Yeju & Chat
  • 2019 YoungArts Jorge M. Pérez Award
  • 2018 New York State Council in the Arts Independent Projects Grant with fiscal sponsorship from Storefront for Art and Architecture
  • 2017 New York State Council in the Arts Independent Projects Grant with fiscal sponsorship from The Architectural League of New York
  • 2017 Graham Foundation Research and Development Grant
  • 2015 United States Artist Fellowship in Architecture & Design
  • 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Matthew J. Quinn Prize
  • 2015 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship as part of his Smack Mellon residency
  • 2010 Yale University Moulton Andrus Award Winner

Latest News