“His arrangements reflect a growing catalogue of ideals – pride, comfort, and safety, among others – that ambivalently call on iconography as a means of mapping or documenting experience."

– Uprise Art


Deseo @ Nannie Inez

May 7, 2019

recent exhibitions

Art on Paper Fair + Uprise Art

March 2019

Excavations @ Martin & Brockett

November 2018 to March 2019

Annual Report 2018 @ Big Medium

December 2018 to January 2019

Snowe Home Whitespace + Uprise

May 2018 to October 2018



Art on Paper Fair

Uprise Art showed RF. Alvarez alongside B.D. Graft and Katrine Hildebrandt at the Art on Paper Fair in New York City. The series of works, “Archivo,” are available for purchase through Uprise.

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Studio Visit with Uprise Art

In anticipation of the new series, “Archivo,” Uprise Art visited RF. Alvarez in his Austin, Texas studio. In an accompanying interview he said,

“I'm interested in the notion of artifact-creation: mapping or documenting experiences, recycling relics to carve out new meaning; the relationship between the object and the individual. Lately, I've been taking a look at how these objects can come to shape identities and how they reflect an individual's relationship to a heritage.”

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2018 Annual Report @ Big Medium

RF. Alvarez was among 8 artist featured at Big Medium’s Annual Report, highlighting promising artists from their 2018 programming. These works are currently available for sale directly through the studio.

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Excavations @ Martin & Brockett

RF. Alvarez created a series of paintings, designed objects and murals for Martin & Brockett’s Los Angeles showroom and gallery space. These works are available for sale through Martin & Brockett.

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