Curriculum Vitae for Christopher Rivera

Education

         2021

    Masters of Fine Arts, College of Fine Art at the Florida State University

         2017

    Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Art & Design at the University of Central Florida

 

Selected Exhibitions

        2022

    32nd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show, Courthouse Cultural Center, Stuart, Florida

                  Artists Who Teach Gallery Exhibition, The Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, Fayetteville, North

    Carolina

   40th Annual Juried Competition, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia

    FLAUNT 2022: Let's Play, Thomasville Center for the Arts, Thomasville, Georgia - Best in Show

Surreal Salon 14, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

        2021

Quintessential, Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, Florida

Artfields 2021, Lake City, South Carolina

        2019

Batteries Not Included: Artworks by Chris Rivera, Airport Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

31st Art in Gadsden Juried Exhibition, Gadsden Arts Center & Museum, Quincy, Florida

Honors, Scholars, and Fellows Excellence in Visual Art Exhibition, Honors, Scholars & Fellows      House, Tallahassee, Florida

    Remote Dialogue, University of West. Georgia, Carrollton Georgia

    65th Annual PMA Members Show, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida

    Unfolding: MFA first years’ show, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, Florida

 

         2018

    Art Beat Miami, Tigeorges Kafe, Miami, Florida

    People, Spaces, Things, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, Florida

    Summer Exhibition, Mills Gallery, Orlando, Florida

    Life in Plastic: Works from Christopher Rivera, Guava Tree Gallery, Orlando, Florida

    Totally 80’s, Barefoot Spa and Gallery, Orlando, Florida

    Duo Exhibition, Daytona State College, Daytona, Florida

    

         2017

    Eclipse(d): The SVAD Biannual BFA Exhibition, UCF Gallery, Orlando, Florida

    Valencia Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Valencia College, Orlando, Florida

    Spanish Heritage Show, City Arts Factory, Orlando, Florida

                    Artapalooza, Henao Contemporary Center, Orlando, Florida

    A Memory Wingding, City Arts Factory, Orlando, Florida (Curated and Showed)

    2017 Juried Art Show, Osceola Center for the Arts, Osceola, Florida

    Today for Tomorrow: A Visual Response to Climate Change, Fusion: A STEAM Gallery, Orlando, 

    Florida

                  Florida Noir: A Sunny Place with Shady Circumstances, UCF Gallery, Orlando, Florida

                  

         2016

                 Días de los Muertos & Monster Factory Exhibit, City Arts Factory, Orlando, Florida

                  Immersed, City Arts Factory, Orlando Florida

                  2016 STEAM Exhibition, UCF Gallery, Orlando, Florida

           

          2014

                  Días de los Muertos & Monster Factory Exhibit, City Arts Factory, Orlando, Florida

  What is Street Art?, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida

 

 

Professional Affiliations

 

         2019 - 2022 Former President, League of Graduate Artists, Tallahassee, FL

         2018 - 2021  Member, League of Graduate Artists, Tallahassee, FL

 

Publications

 

         Jan. 2019                   Playing with Nostalgia, Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, FL

         July. 2017   Pegasus Magazine, Orlando, FL         

                   

Related Work Experience

 

         2021 - Present  Adjunct Instructor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

         2021 - Present  Courtroom Sketch Artist, WCTV, Tallahassee, FL

         2019 - 2021  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

         2018 - Present  Gallery Assistant, Gadsden Arts Center, Quincy, FL

         2017 - 2018  Gallery Assistant, Anita S. Wooten Gallery, Valencia College, FL

         2017 - 2018 Art Department Assistant to Michael Galleta, Valencia College, FL

         2017 Art Instructor, Artapalooza, Henao Contemporary Center, FL    

 

 

Awards

        

         2022

    FLAUNT 2022: Let's Play, Thomasville Center for the Arts - Best in Show

         2021

    Florida State University, Jim Boone Endowment Arts Scholarship 2021

          2019

    Florida State University, Ada Belle Winthrop-King Visual Arts Endowment