Ani Rivera
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  • Northampton, MA
  • United States
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Are you an artist, arts organization or venue?
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What town do you live in?
Northampton
In which disciplines do you work or exhibit?
Drawing, Painting, Photography
Artist Statement/Bio
Ani Rivera combines his passion of the photographic process with other media to create his own unique visual language. Crossing bounderies, he uses the traditional film (analog) process with digital imaging, drawing, painting and collage. His work of urban landscapes, portraits and architecture capture the stillness of the moment, using the camera and film as a tool that holds the latent image, which is but the first step in the process. Inspiration comes from a variety of sources, but as a museum consultant, his intimacy working closely with major artist and works of art for more than 20 years has added to his personal visual library when creating his own art. Ani has been awarded a NYFA and CAPS visual artist fellowship in New York and his work is in private and public art collections in the US, Puerto Rico and Europe.

Exhibitions
2008
Burnett Gallery, Amherst, MA
The Box Gallery, Sea Cliff, New York

2000
University Gallery, Umass, Amherst, MA
Abstract Notions; Selections from the Permanent Collection

1991
High Museum of Art. Atlanta, Georgia
Constructed Images: New Photography
Group Exhibition Curated by Deborah Willis

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Constructed Images: New Photography
Group Exhibition Curated by Deborah Willis

Studio Museum in Harlem
Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, 125th Street, New York
Totentanz, Curated by Dorothy DeSir, Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem

University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
Constructed Images: New Photography
Group Exhibition Curated by Deborah Willis

1990
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Surface Appearances:
The Painted Photograph

1989
Long Wood Arts Project at PS39, Bronx, NY
Vital Transformations

En Foco, Bronx, New York
Selections from the Permanent Collection
Curated by Charles Biasiny-Rivera, Director

The Sudio Museum in Harlem
Constructed Images: New Photography
Curated by Deborah Willis

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
One Person Exhibit and Lecture

Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos,New Mexico
Expresiones Hispanas
Traveling Group Exhibition

Center for Fine Arts, Miami, Florida
Expresiones Hispanas
Traveling Group Exhibition

1987
Henry Street Settlement, New York
Large as Life, curated by Kelly Jones

The Alternative Museum, New York
Poetic Injury, Surrealism in Contemporary Photography

Awards & Accomplishments
1979
Artist Fellowship (C.A.P.S.), New York
$3,500 to continue creative work in photography

1988
Expresiones Hispanas, Denver, Colorado
$1,000 Award in Photography

1990
South Eastern Center for the Visual Arts, North Carolina
Awards in the Visual Arts:
AVA National Award Nomintation

1987
NYFA Artist Fellowship, New York
$7,000 to continue creative work in photography

Public Collections
University Gallery, UMass-Amherst, MA
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Casa Aboy, Miramar, Puerto Rico
En Foco, Bronx, New York
Maine Photographic Workshops,Rockport, Maine
Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Ardsley, New York
Oman Foreign Consulate, Los Angeles, California

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Community Photo Access in Amherst announces workshops this fall/winter

We are happy to include the following workshops and information coming to you from Community Photo Access. We are a community based, photography, art and media center working in collaboration with local and regional organizations and creative members of our community. Join us in a series of workshops and learn how to take your photography skills to the next level. Learn how to organize, process and adjust your photographs using the Lightroom program.Create and manage your…

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Posted on October 21, 2010 at 3:44pm

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At 11:28pm on May 3, 2010, Karen Dolmanisth said…
Dear Ani !
so great to finally pick up this note from you. Thank you ~ this sounds completely fantastic and I look forward to meeting again in any creative way that inspires us and supports the evolution of our work and ideas. Again, thank you for your spirit, interest and connection! here is a number and another email: 413-695-9535
karendolmanisth@mac.com
Kind regards, Namaste,
Karen
 
 
 

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