danelle

Danelle Rivas Born: Los Angeles, California

As most artists, my art emanates from the day to day moments of life, beginning with my childhood, through adolescence, and into adulthood.

Formally, my education and training at Pratt and NYU at a Masters level provided the foundation for the creation of my work, but it was the relentless creative inquiry that has driven my career. My paintings emerge from my sometimes merciless experiences, that are not just personal to me but I believe, have universal relevance and appeal. This is the process of the creation of art. The more I delve into painting, the deeper the memories of childhood appear, flowing into each work, and by my interpretation of the world.

I hope to inspire audiences, to give the viewer the opportunity to reflect on their own lives. By sharing my perspective I know that I am not alone. If my art is able to convey a message, then I feel gratified, as I tackle the gnawing questions of life that intrigue me to this day.

Education

1971 — The Art Students League, NYC

1972 — The Brooklyn Museum Art School, NY

1972 – 1976 — B.F.A. – Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1979 – 1982 — M.A. – Studio Art – New York University, NYC

1979 & 1985 — The School of Visual Arts, NYC

Member of ABLA – Art By Latina Artists

Member of Art Lanow

Member of Valour Art – Artist’s directory

Member of DCA Slide Registry – City of Los Angeles

Member of ArtSlant Worldwide

Exhibitions

The Brooklyn Museum Art School, NY — 1971

The Pratt Institute Student Gallery, Brooklyn, NY — 1974

The Pratt Institute Annual Art Show, Brooklyn, NY — 1974 *Received Honorable Mention – Pratt Institute Student Show

The Prospect Lefferts Annual Art Show, Brooklyn, NY — 1974 *Sold in show – The Prospect Lefferts Annual Art Show

80 Washington Square East Galleries, NYC — 1983 *Sold ten out of fifteen paintings – Washington Square East Galleries

The Prospect Café, Brooklyn, NY — 1984

Arts Council of the Essex Area, Roseland, NJ — 1989 *Received Honorable Mention – Arts Council of the Essex Area

Viridian Artists, Inc., 57th Street, NYC — 1996 *Finalist for solo show award at Veridian Artists, Inc.

BWAC Open Studio Tour, Brooklyn, NY — 1997

Solar Latin American Art & Design Gallery, East Hampton, NY — 2004 *Sold painting through Solar Latin American Gallery

RENACIMIENTO Networking, Artist Exhibit & Author Book Signing Event — 2010

BHLife Art Exhibit – Feminine Mystique Exhibit – Casa 0101 — 2012

ArtSlant – Third 2012 Showcase Winner

Brand Forty Two – Works on Paper – 42nd Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper – May to June 2014 – Glendale, CA

5 de Mayo Group Show – May 2016 -The Latino Art Museum – Pomona CA

Monumental Group Show – November 2016 – The Latino Art Museum – Pomona, CA

Dreamland – Solo Show – April 8 – 29 2017 – The Latino Art Museum- Pomona, CA

Breaking Silence - Puerto Rico Responds With Art - August 2018 - The Latino Art Museum Pomona, CA

Brand 46 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper - September 2018

Hispanic Heritage - September 2018 - The Latino Art Museum Pomona, CA

A Shamanic Spiritual Journey Art Exhibition - May 2019 - Los Angeles, CA

Brand 47 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper - September 2019

Art Works exhibited at the office of Senator Maria Elena Durazo - October 2019