Lionel Chaltiel

Lionel's sculptures can best be described as figurative art with a touch of surrealism and a hint of absurdness. His style reflects his early work for an art and antiques restoration shop where he learned the secrets of the trade and discovered the inner beauty of raw natural wood. His joy and pleasure in creating art comes across clearly in each piece. 


Lionel was born in Boston, Massachusetts in November 1966. He moved between San Francisco, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and New York City in the early nineties where he worked with Conceptual Artist (which back then was showing internationally) until 1997.  His travels then took him to Mexico and, finally, New Mexico, where he now lives.