Cecilia Beaven is a Mexican artist currently based in Chicago, pursuing an MFA in Painting and Drawing at SAIC as a Fulbright fellow. Beaven is interested in mythology and ethnography as mutating narratives through which we approach reality. She works in painting, drawing, animation and film, with a particular fascination for big scale projects. Her artwork has been shown in group exhibitions and art fairs internationally. She has done murals in several cities, including a commissioned mural on the border wall between Mexico and the US in Tijuana. Beaven has had solo shows in Mexico City, Houston and Chicago.