Daniela Rivera

Daniela Rivera
drivera@wellesley.edu

(781) 283-2951
Art
M.F.A., Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)



Daniela Rivera
Assistant Professor of Art

Visual artist doing work that attempts to understand the object quality of images.


My paintings are usually site specific and react to the spaces of exhibition. I recreate utilitarian uses of painting, which alter representational and perceptual planes, to make the painting perform as the space and ask the body to assume the role of the figure of the painting.

I am interested in working at the intersection of disciplines and opposing schools of thought. I believe my work tangos with the process of baroque painting techniques and the presentational strategies and formal undertones of minimalist art and some of the conceptual elements of Arte Povera, a fundamental contradiction but a world of possibilities for staging.

Visual analysis is the driving force of my teaching. I love teaching Introduction to Drawing and share with students the experience of making visible relationships that previously were invisible and not considered. I am committed to teaching form and content as a unit were meaning is always assuming a physical form.

Personally I enjoy spending time with my son Melchor and playing with Chewie our dog. I love to travel and I especially love going to the coast and swimming in the very cold waters of the Chilean ocean.