Gustavo Rivera

Mexican , 1940 -

Gustavo Ramos Rivera was born in 1940 in Villa Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico. A noted painter and printmaker, he works extensively with monotype and paints on paper as well as canvas. He was the recipient of the 1992 Fleishacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship. A self- taught artist, Rivera’s works range in size from the intimate to the monumental. He is well known for his expressive use of color and playful, abstract compositions.

Selected solo exhibitions:

1980 Galeria Miro, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1986 Arte Actual Mexicano, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

1990 Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA

1994 Wilfred Von Guten Galerie, Thun, Switzerland

1999 John Berggruen Gallery, San Fransico, CA

Selected group exhibitions:

1980 Puerto Rico Graphics Biennale in San Juan, Puerto Rico

“World Print Three” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, CA

“Gestural Abstraction” at the Palo Alto Cultural Center in Palo Alto, CA

1985 “Mexico: The New Generations” at the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

“Latin American Painting Today” at the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, CA

“Meridian: Art of the Americas” at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery in San Francisco, CA

1988 “Mano a Mano” at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art in Santa Cruz, CA

1990 “Mind and Matter: New American Abstraction”, traveling exhibition to Asia, organized by the World Print in San Francisco, CA

1998 “The Art of Collaborative Printmaking” Smith Andersen Editions” at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV


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