Elena del Rivero

Elena del Rivero, (Valencia, Spain 1949) has dedicated her work to study diverse written and visual forms for communicating personal experiences. While primarily creating paintings and works on paper, she also produces large-scale installations, performances and analog photographs. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; Yale University Art Gallery; Fogg Art Museum; National Gallery of Art; Baltimore Art Museum; Colby College Museum of Art; Pollock Gallery at Southern Methodist University; Birmingham Museum of Art; Institut Valenciá d’Art Modern (Valencia, Spain) and The Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain), among others. Elena del Rivero has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Prix de Rome in 1988, Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1991 and 1995), Creative Capital Foundation (2001), The New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2001 and 2002), The Rockefeller Foundation at The Bellagio Center, Italy (2005), the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2015), the John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award (2019), and the Anonymous was a Woman Artist Award (2020). She lives and works in New York City.

Photographer: Sheila Murphy

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