Lorenzo Chavez was born in New Mexico and now resides in Colorado with his family. He graduated with honors from the Colorado Institute of Art in 1983. He participates in many prestigious national invitational group exhibitions, including the Pastel Society of America in New York, Artists of America Show in Denver, the Coors Western Art Show, Northwest Rendezvous Group, Pasadena Art Museum, Albuquerque Art Museum, Bradford Brinton Museum, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Art Museum, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Loveland Museum, and the Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles.
Recently, Lorenzo has participated as a guest artist with the Plein Air Painters of America, the Laguna Plein Air exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum, and the "American Art in Miniature" exhibition at the Gilcrease Museum.
Lorenzo was honored with a successful one-person show at the C. M. Russell Museum. His work is featured in popular publications such as Southwest Art, Artists of the West, Art-Talk, The Artist's Magazine, and The Pastel Journal. Three new publications feature his works: Pure Color: The Best of Pastel (North Light Books, 2006), Plein Air New Mexico (Richeson, 2006), and Landscapes of Colorado (Fresco Fine Art Publications, 2007). He is a distinguished workshop instructor of pastel landscapes. Lorenzo's work is represented in five galleries in the United States and is included in many private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.