- ARTIST STATEMENT -

"As an artist, I navigate moments of sentience always reaching toward a distant shore, the realm of my inner vision. And it is there that the real work begins. The primal forces emerge wrought through blood and bone, coiled in sinew binding flesh. A drumming still to be heard echoes from the fire lit walls of our collective imagination where the shadows continue their ancestral dance no less in the 21st Century. What I enjoy most about my work, whether an original conception or commission, is the visual and tactile process of realizing an idea that will bear the test of time."

Pedro Rivera Aspen Art Gallery

BIOGRAPHY

As a commercial artist with over 20 years experience, Pedro Rivera has offered his painting, sculpting and fabricating skills to numerous designers and exhibit houses. He attended Ray College of Design and studied with Master Artist Bruno Surdo and is a self taught sculptor. His work can be seen across the country in museums, corporations, and private residences. Today Pedro chooses to focus his time and energy as a fine artist. His vision manifests itself through abstraction, contemporary realism and symbolism utilizing mixed media, oil painting and bronze sculpture. A Chicago Native, Pedro currently works and resides in Loveland, Colorado. 

Museums

  • Frontier Texas!, Abilene TX
  • Ohio Supreme Court, Columbus OH
  • Gwinnette History Museum, Lawrenceville GA
  • The Chickasaw Cultural Center, Sulphur OK
  • Oklahoma City Memorial Museum, Oklahoma City OK
  • Medal of Honor Museum, Mount Pleasant SC
  • Jefferson-Patterson Park and Museum, Saint Leonard MD
  • Johnson History Museum, West Palm Beach FL
  • North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, Raleigh NC
  • B.B. King Museum, Indianola MS
  • The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Capital Museum, Tvshka Homma, OK

Theater, Amusement Parks, Video & TV

  • Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Pittsburgh PA
  • Leslie Sansone, exercise video, Pittsburgh PA
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh PA
  • Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh PA
  • Chicago Children╩╝s Theater, Chicago IL
  • Boston Ballet, Boston MA
  • Kennywood Amusement Park, West Mifflin PA
  • Walt Disney World, Buena Vista FL

Exhibit Houses

  • Exhibit Concepts, Vandalia OH
  • 1220 Scenic Studios, Nashville TN
  • Mystic Studios, Boston MA
  • Ravenswood Studios, Chicago IL