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