Lissa Rivera artist talk at Recess on 12.09.2016

Lissa Rivera, Back at University
Image: © Lissa Rivera, “Back at University,” 2015, Archival pigment print.

On Friday, December 12, 2016, Lissa Rivera and BJ Lillis will speak as part of the School of Politics Lecture Series at Recess in New York City from 4:00-6:00 pm:

During this second installment of School of Politics, Lissa Rivera (photographer and curator) and BJ Lillis (historian and museum professional) will discuss their project ‘Beautiful Boy.’ Rivera’s photographs of BJ, her romantic partner and muse, reference historical examples of gender construction in art. The techniques, fantasies and narratives of femininity are at once dissected and indulged. Their work is obsessive, decadent and unabashedly pleasurable. Rivera and Lillis will discuss the role of the artist in transcending identity categories and breaking down double standards, the boundaries between public and private expression, embracing fluid identities and recognizing that truth and fantasy do not have to be opposites.

Selected press for “Beautiful Boy” includes The Guardian, Slate, The Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Feature Shoot, Advocate, L’oeil de la Photographie, Flavorwire, GUP Magazine, and Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, among others. In 2016 “Beautiful Boy” was honored with The Peter Urban Legacy Award, Critical Mass Top 50 as well as the Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award. Lissa Rivera is represented by ClampArt, NYC.

The School of Politics reflects one of the Brujas’s primary goals: to spread political awareness as our society moves further away from democracy while power remains concentrated in the hands of the elite.

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Friday, December 9, 2016
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Lissa Rivera artist lecture at LUCAD

Lissa Rivera, Boudoir

Image: © Lissa Rivera, “Boudoir,” 2015, Archival pigment print.

Lissa Rivera will speak at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA, on Thursday, 12.01.2016, at 12:00 pm:

Focal Point is proud to present 2006 BFA Photography Alumni Lissa Rivera. After attending Art Institute of Boston (former LUCAD), Rivera continued her education, receiving her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from The School of Visual Arts in 2009. Rivera is interested in photography’s connection with identity in her recent work “Beautiful Boy”, where Lissa focuses on her domestic partner as muse.

Rivera is represented by ClampArt, New York, and has been featured in several publications including “25 Under 25 Up-and-Coming American Photographers” (PowerHouse Books), curated by Silvia Plachy. She was chosen as a “Woman to Watch” for the biennial exhibition at the National Museum of Woman in Arts. In 2016 Rivera received the The Peter Urban Legacy Award in the Griffin Museum Juried Show and was also a recipient of Feature Shoot’s Emerging Photography Award.

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Browse Lissa Rivera’s series “Beautiful Boy” at ClampArt

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Raechel McCarthy, Associate Director

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