Recent acquisition and highlights from Lissa Rivera

MFA Photo/Video alum Lissa Rivera's work "Study With Chairs" was recently added to the Davis Museum at Wellsley College's collection. The photograph acquired by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College is part of Rivera's series "Beautiful Boy." "Study With Chairs" also graces a large billboard on Los Angeles' Hollywood Boulevard until October 31, 2018. This display of Rivera's work was done in collaboration with The Billboard Creative, an organization which "connects artists with mass audiences on the streets of LA, bringing art into the daily routines of hundreds of thousands of Angelenos."

Lissa Rivera,  “Study with Chairs”

Lissa Rivera, “Study with Chairs”

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Rivera's work is also featured in "A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum's Collection" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston until February of 2019. This installation places Rivera alongside other influential image-makers such as Jo Ann Callis, James Casebere, Mitch Epstein, Nan Goldin, Alexander Gardner, László Moholy-Nagy, Ueda Shoji, Carleton E. Watkins, and Eugène Atget.

Upcoming this winter, Rivera will be featured in a solo exhibition "Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy" at Warner Gallery of the Millbrook School. A reception for the exhibition will take place January 11, 2019 "Beautiful Boy" will be on view from January–April, 2019.

To learn more about Lissa Rivera's projects, watch this short documentary produced in tandem with the Billboard Creative.