Miguel Chacon

Miguel Chacon prefers to take the role of witness to situations rather than an active participant. He shares, “I’m an observer. I just watch. I don’t like talking too much… I listen. People that don’t say nothing and do what they dream about doing, and they work hard and they do it everyday… I think that feeds the soul.”

A man of action, Chacon lets his paintbrush do the talking.

He combines his experience of growing up in Richmond with figures from media to reimagine past narratives. With these paintings Chacon offers his perspective on matters of representation, diversity, and pop culture.


// Miguel’s available work //

recent exhibition history

Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD // Oakland Museum of California // May 2023

Rainbow Cat Picnic organized by Cynthia Ona Innis // NIAD Online Exhibition // March 2023

Ripples 2 Selected by Keen On Art // UC Hastings Law, San Francisco // NIAD Online Exhibition // February 2023

Larger Than Life: S/Heroes, GOATs, and Other Legends organized by Zoya Kocur // NIAD Online Exhibition // February 2023

I Dreamt the Sun Was in My Bed Organized By SF State University’s Fall 2022 Exhibition Design Class // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2022

Holiday Gift Guide // “Between Worlds” organized by Joey Enos // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2022

NIAD is for music lovers organized by Xiomara Rosales // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2022

Face In the Crowd, organized by René Smith // NIAD Online Exhibition // August 2022

Living forces, organized by Fernanda Martinez // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2022

Miguel Chacon: Observer // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // May 2022

WIN WIN 10 Silent Auction Preview Exhibition // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // February 2022

Murmuration, organized by Alisa Golden // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022

Innersense, ushered by Germán Herrera // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022

Holiday Gift Guide #5, organized by Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2021

L’Amérique N’Existe Pas // organized by Matthieu Morin Art Et Marges Museum Brussels 2019

Guerneville // organized By Gerasimos Floratos and Ross Simonini NIAD Art Center October 2018

The Fourth Dimension, organized by Marja Galpin van der Loo // NIAD Art Center 2017

Transformation // Walt Disney Family Museum San Francisco 2016

Adventure! // organized by Scott MacLeod NIAD Art Center 2015

New Kids On The Block // NIAD Art Center 2015

Dia de los Muertos collaboration with Ruben Guzman // Oakland Museum of California 2013

Undercover Geniuses // organized by Jan Moore Petaluma Art Center Petaluma 2013

Spring Training // NIAD Art Center 2013

recent press

San Francisco Chronicle: “City In Motion”: NIAD Artists Create Urban Environment (2014, May)