Kenny Rivero

Artist's Statement

My hope with the work that I produce is to provide the viewer, including myself, with an intimate space in which to reflect on hope, loss, and memory. These  ideas and their relationship to one another are familiar to many of us, though through my practice I address these links through coded gestures based both in fiction and actuality.

The process of inventing narratives in order to justify, come to terms with, or suffer in the denial of personal, collective and historical traumas is what generates the majority of the things I make.  My goal as a maker is to find the truth in my experience of the world, truths that reality fails to address effectively. 

 Artist's Links

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Workspace Program Resident, 2014-2015