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Lunch on Fridays: Lissa Rivera

September 08 2017

When 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Where Cleveland Institute of Art, Peter B. Lewis Theater, 1st

Lunch on Fridays: Lissa Rivera

Photograph by Lissa Rivera

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Spend a lunch hour learning about the latest in art and design during these Friday lectures. Each lecture features a variety of artists and designers from around the world, including CIA faculty and visiting artists. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza and beverages will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lissa Rivera's photography project, Beautiful Boy, is on view at the Cleveland Print Room September 8 through November 4, 2017. Rivera joins LOF to speak about the project.

Rivera is a photographer and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has received multiple grants and honors and been exhibited internationally. Rivera earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, where she became fascinated with the social history of photography and the evolution of identity, sexuality and gender in relationship to material culture.

Beautiful Boy, Rivera’s latest project, takes her interest in photography’s connection with identity to a personal level, focusing on her domestic partner as muse.

Selected press includes The New York Times, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar,Forbes,PAPER, I-D Magazine, The Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and Slate among many others. Rivera was chosen as a “Woman to Watch” for the biennial exhibition at the National Museum of Woman in Arts.

Selected honors include the Griffin Museum’s Peter Urban Legacy Award; Feature Shoot’s Emerging Photography Award; Photographic Resource Center Exposure, 2016; Danforth Museum Purchase Prize; Filter Photo Festival’s People’s Choice Award; the D&AD Next Photographer Shortlist, 2017; and the Magnum Photography Award for Portraiture, 2017. Rivera is represented by ClampArt, New York.


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