Candida Alvarez’s paintings are spaces that emerge between fact and fiction, drawing from the narrative of place, evolving like chapters in a book. Alvarez was born in NYC and has an MFA from the Yale School of Art. Her work is included in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and El Museo del Barrio, NYC. Reviews of her work have appeared in various publications, including Art Forum, Art in America, Art News, and The New York Times. Alvarez is a Professor in the Department of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.