Álvaro Amat

Designer, Artist, and Researcher in Chicago, IL

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Spaniard by heritage, Mexican by birth and American by choice, Álvaro Amat is an artist with degrees in Architecture, Installation and Education, working the last 9 years as the Design Director at The Field Museum.

He resides in Geneva, IL, with his wife Michele Norman, a brilliant painter, and his three children, Paula, Isabel and Nicolas. He was a resident artist and a member of the board at Water Street Studios in Batavia until 2014.

As a designer, artist and educator, he combines spaces, objects, narratives and experiences to bring people together around critical questions about life, reality and existence.

He is particularly interested in exploring the space between art-like and science-like modes of existence for the creation of knowledge that can inspire curiosity and creativity.

  • Work
    • The Field Museum
  • Education
    • B. Architecture, BFA, MAAE
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago