MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, School of Visual Arts
The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
About Lissa Rivera
Lissa Rivera is a photographer and curator based in New York, NY whose work has been exhibited internationally. Rivera received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, where she became fascinated with the social history of photography and the evolution of identity, sexuality and gender in relationship to material culture. ‘Beautiful Boy,’ Rivera’s latest project, takes her interest in photography’s connection with identity to a personal level, focusing on her domestic partner as muse.
Selected press for 'Beautiful Boy' includes Artforum, The New York Times, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Photograph, artnet News, Forbes, PAPER, I-D Magazine, The Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and Slate among many others. Rivera was chosen as a “Woman to Watch” for the biennial exhibition at the National Museum of Woman in Arts. Selected honors include the Griffin Museum’s Peter Urban Legacy Award; Feature Shoot’s Emerging Photography Award; Photographic Resource Center's Exposure 2016; Danforth Museum's Purchase Prize; Filter Photo Festival’s People’s Choice Award; and the 2017 D and AD Next Photographer Shortlist. Rivera is represented by ClampArt, New York.