Matías Alvial

Matías Alvial is a New York-based multimedia artist, community organizer and activist, originally from Santiago, Chile. He explores themes of identity, human connection, gender and sexuality — with a recent interest on documenting the universality of the queer experience through 35mm film photography. His work is often characterized by surrealist elements, rich detail, and personal and historical symbolism. His gallery debut was in Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA, alongside artists such as John Waters, Jack Pierson and Peter Hujar. Matías has photographed for New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, PIN-UP Magazine, among others. He holds a BA in ‘The Aesthetics of Commerce’ from New York University. He has also organized fundraisers, protests and nightlife events, directly nourishing the community, dreaming of queer utopia.