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art statement

I have been creating & studying different arts all my life with the intention of meeting myself in a more profoundly human way.
Moving to and living in San Francisco inspired me to play and create, to share my observations of social actions and how the psyche responds to humor and tragedy.
I see art everywhere: in mental escapism, in the beauty of a naked body, on a street vendor, in religious symbolism, or in how a meaningless object could represent a personality type.
My anonymous street installations aim to connect or expose another side of society’s paradigms with a combination of art & humor.
I have interest in making interactive, whimsical and playful art as well as compassionate and empathic pieces which allow me to express pain and struggle as well as humor and banality.
I am inspired by human relationships, destiny, positive thinking, love and generosity.

I currently have a studio at http://www.1890bryant.com/ #317

 

BIO

Born in 1974 in Terrassa, Barcelona, Ana Rivero Rossi is a Spanish Artist living & working in San Francisco. She is interested in sharing observations of social actions and how the psyche responds to humor & tragedy. Her art expression often juxtaposes classical beauty in a harsh context, intending to raise awareness of the strength we must endure in order to survive in an urban environment. Ana got her art education at SF City College and was mentored in Spain by the painter Rafael Serres Asens.

She has participated in several group shows as well as solo exhibitions.

Her work has been featured by several publications like SF Gate, Mission Local, Vogue Magazine & El Pais.

Recently she completed an Art Residency at Vermont Studio Center, Oct 2018 Alumni.


EXHIBITIONS

Solo Shows

2018 - Virgin Flight Attendant, Tableu Vivant Installation & Performance at 88NV Airport, Black Rock dessert, NV.

City of the Living Dead, October Window exhibition at Casa Bonampak 1051 Valencia st, San Francisco, CA.

City of the Living Dead, February Window exhibition at ATA Artist television access, San francisco, CA. Featured article at El Pais

2017 - Safety Mandala, Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Altered Barbie, Day of the Dead procession, Window exhibition at Ally Cat Gallery, San Francisco

2014 - Dating Socks, Mixed media, Window installation, ATA window gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2013 - "Match (dat) sock", stencil art/public intervention in the streets of San Francisco, CA.

2012 - "Aqui Love!", public art installation on telephone wires that traveled to 18 different cities around the glove.

2010 - "CA" Interactive installation made with charcoal figure drawings & magnets. Art Explosion, San Francisco, CA.

2007 - "Contigo" Charcoal, pastel, mixed media, ATA Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 - Safety Mandala, Wallow: An Exploration of Grief through Hybrid Forms, Resonator Institute in Norman, OK.

2017  - City of the Living Dead, Day of the Dead show, at SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco.

City of the Living Dead, Altered Barbie Show At Back to the Picture Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


Gentrified Madonna, Solo Mujeres exhibition at Mission cultural center, San Francisco, CA.

2015 - Shadow War, Mural installation, newspaper, wood. Day of the Dead exhibition at Somarts. San Francisco, CA. (Special mention from  SFGate)

My Brother, My Sister, Dysfunctional family tree, mixed media/ poetry. Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Naked Ladies Show, Alley Cat Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2009 - Funk, Charcoal & pastel, Chillin production, Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA.

2008 - Moon, Group Show, Receiver Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2006 - Love Hurts, Charcoal & mixed media, La Casa del Libro, San Francisco, CA.

2003 - A solas contigo, Wax & dissolvent, Arxiu Tobella, Terrassa, Barcelona.

ART RESIDENCIES

2019 - Azule Art residency, http://azule.org/, North Carolina (Selected to be a resident artist October 2019)

2018 - Vermont Studio Center, https://vermontstudiocenter.org/ Vermont