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David Rios Ferreira

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Bodies burn with longing can only be the work of some greater force, 2015 Screen Printing Ink, Water Color And Gouache On Mylar 36 X 76 Inches
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(detail) Bodies burn with longing can only be the work of some greater force, 2015 Screen Printing Ink, Water Color And Gouache On Mylar 36 X 76 Inches
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A space of thwarted possibilities, 2013 Non Photo Blue And Screen Printing Ink On Mylar, 4 Parts. 45 X 80 Inches
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(detail) A space of thwarted possibilities, 2013 Non Photo Blue And Screen Printing Ink On Mylar, 4 Parts. 45 X 80 Inches
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Sentiments manifested out of an imagined instance, 2013 Silk Screen And Gouache On Drafting Film 24 X 48 Inches
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(detail) Running wild with sentiments I cannot hold, 2016 Non Photo Blue, Ink, Collage, Screen Printing Ink And Gouache On Mylar 53.5 X 40 Inches
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Running wild with sentiments I cannot hold, 2016 Non Photo Blue, Ink, Collage, Screen Printing Ink And Gouache On Mylar 53.5 X 40 Inches
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Like lightning when I'm in the sea, 2016 Non Photo Blue, Ink, Collage, Screen Printing Ink And Gouache On Mylar 52.75 X 40 Inches
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Pero our eyes never turned away, 2015 Carbon, Ink And Gouache On Paper 18 X 24 Inches
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And we wanted it, we wanted it bad, 2015 Carbon, Ink And Gouache On Paper 18 X 24 Inches
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Let's be clear, won't close my eyes, 2015 Carbon, Ink And Gouache On Paper 18 X 24 Inches
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I couldn't leave if I wanted to, 2016 Screen Printing Ink, Gouache And Acrylic On Mylar 26 X 40 Inches
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Lets Use Them Up Till Every Piece Is Gone 3, 2016 Color Pencil And Collage On Paper 12 X 12 Inches
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Lets Use Them Up Till Every Piece Is Gone 3, 2016 Color Pencil And Collage On Paper 12 X 12 Inches
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Lets Use Them Up Till Every Piece Is Gone 1, 2016 Color Pencil And Collage On Paper 12 X 12 Inches
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Inter-arising in the inter-isness, 2017 Non Photo Blue, Ink, Collage, Screen Printing Ink And Gouache On Mylar 55 X 40 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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Transmitting under the guise of hallucination , 2017 Non Photo Blue, Ink, Collage, Screen Printing Ink And Gouache On Mylar 55 X 40 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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Open our minds as we cast away, 2017 Overhead Transparencies Mounted On Acetate And Plexi Approx. 48 L X 20 W X 38 H Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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Open our minds as we castaway , 2017 Overhead Transparencies Mounted On Acetate And Plexi Approximately 48 L X 20 W X 38 H Inches © David Rios Ferreira
20171201235508-ferreira_sunroom2018_photo_by_stefan_hagen
And by each crime and every kindness, 2017 C Print, Acetate, Gouache And Collage Mounted On Window Panes 66 X 270 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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And by each crime and every kindness, 2017 © David Rios Ferreira
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And by each crime and every kindness, 2017 © David Rios Ferreira
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And by each crime and every kindness, 2017 © David Rios Ferreira
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And by each crime and every kindness, 2017 © David Rios Ferreira
20181205023902-1575ef0c-e13b-4f4a-a41c-85753c26a6c5
Carnal Knwoing , 2018 Gouache, Screen Printing Ink, And Collage On Mylar 56 X 82 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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And you got me, let go , 2018 Gouache, Screen Printing Ink, And Collage On Paper 44 X 30 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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We hold on so tight 4, 2017 Gouache And Ink On Mylar, Acetate And Paper 14 X 11 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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We hold on so tight 2, 2017 Gouache And Ink On Mylar, Acetate And Paper 14 X 11 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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We smilin’ for a whole ‘nother reason , 2018 Gouache, Screen Printing Ink, And Collage On Paper 44 X 30 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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Where the Wilding Things Are, 2018 Polymer Plate, Pressure Printing, And Collage On Paper 11 X 17 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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La Llorona de Río Bucaná , 2018 Gouache, Screen Printing Ink, And Collage On Paper 44 X 61 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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We hold on so tight 3, 2017 Gouache And Ink On Mylar, Acetate And Paper 11 X 14 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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We hold on so tight 2, 2017 Gouache And Ink On Mylar, Acetate And Paper 11 X 14 © David Rios Ferreira
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Where do we go from here? , 2018 Overhead Transparencies Mounted On Acetate And Plexi © David Rios Ferreira
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Where the Wilding Things Are , 2018 Polymer Plate, Pressure Printing, And Collage On Paper 11 X 17 Inches © David Rios Ferreira
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Bronx, NY
Birth year
1982
Works in
New York City and Newark, NJ
Schools
Statement

David Rios Ferreira was born in Bronx, NY and currently lives and works in Jersey City and New York City. In his mixed media drawings and sculptures, appropriated images from coloring books and animation, 18th century newspaper etchings, and political cartoons from the 1900s coalesce into a study on identity formation—an investigation of race, nation, sexuality, and gender. Familiar cartoon characters are deconstructed and reinterpreted to become temporal beings and transmitters of imagined histories. These beings, and the space they inhabit, furnish an in-between reality—a reality that signals how the body both bears and transforms historical memory.

Rios Ferreira received a B.F.A. at The Cooper Union. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in the US and abroad including Seattle, WA and Berlin, Germany, and has had solo exhibitions at Rush Arts Corridor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Wave Hill (Bronx, NY) and the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, (Brattleboro, VT). He has held residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop (New York, NY), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (New York, NY) and The Center for Book Arts (New York, NY). Rios Ferreira has participated in professional development programs such as Emerge 11 at Aljira (Newark, NJ) and the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program (Bronx, NY).  Awards include a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, the Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship from the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, a National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Fund for the Arts grant and the ArtSlant Grand Prize.