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Jul 21

Roswell Artist-in-Residence: Kenny Rivero

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 11:48 AM by Sara Woodbury

About the Art: Kenny Rivero, The Fire Next Time, 2014, mixed media.
Courtesy of the Artist.

Exhibition Details
  • March 11-April 24, 2016

Exhibition Overview

“I make paintings and drawings, assemble sculptures and installations, and above all I am invested in telling stories. The narratives are based both in reality and in fiction. In the paintings and drawings, I collapse spaces, figures, and geographies in such a way that allows for a fluidity of space and time, and a flexibility between what is real and what is not. In the sculptures and installations, I spatially manage and assemble domestic material, and various collections of my own detritus, in order to physically access the worlds that I am referencing in the two-dimensional work.”

Born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City, Kenny Rivero received a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in 2006, and an MFA degree from the Yale University School of Art in 2012. He is the recipient of a Doonesbury Award and has been awarded a Visiting Scholar position at New York University. Rivero resides in Brooklyn and is a Museum Educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.