Danelle Rivas
Born: Los Angeles, California

As most artists, my art emanates from the day to day moments of life, beginning with my childhood, through adolescence, and into adulthood.

Formally, my education and training at Pratt and NYU at a Masters level provided the foundation for the creation of my work, but it was the relentless creative inquiry that has driven my career. My paintings emerge from my sometimes merciless experiences, that are not just personal to me but I believe, have universal relevance and appeal. This is the process of the creation of art. The more I delve into painting, the deeper the memories of childhood appear, flowing into each work, and by my interpretation of the world.

I hope to inspire audiences, to give the viewer the opportunity to reflect on their own lives. By sharing my perspective I know that I am not alone. If my art is able to convey a message, then I feel gratified, as I tackle the gnawing questions of life that intrigue me to this day.


1971 — The Art Students League, NYC
1972 — The Brooklyn Museum Art School, NY
1972 – 1976 — B.F.A. – Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1979 – 1982 — M.A. – Studio Art – New York University, NYC
1979 & 1985 — The School of Visual Arts, NYC
Member of ABLA – Art By Latina Artists
Member of Art Lanow
Member of Valour Art – Artist’s directory
Member of DCA Slide Registry – City of Los Angeles
Member of ArtSlant Worldwide


The Brooklyn Museum Art School, NY — 1971
The Pratt Institute Annual Art Show, Brooklyn, NY — 1974
*The Pratt Institute Student Gallery, Brooklyn, NY — 1974
*The Prospect Lefferts Annual Art Show, Brooklyn, NY — 1974
*80 Washington Square East Galleries, NYC — 1983
The Prospect Café, Brooklyn, NY — 1984
*Arts Council of the Essex Area, Roseland, NJ — 1989
*Viridian Artists, Inc., 57th Street, NYC — 1996
BWAC Open Studio Tour, Brooklyn, NY — 1997
*Solar Latin American Art & Design Gallery, East Hampton, NY — 2004
RENACIMIENTO Networking, Artist Exhibit & Author Book Signing Event — 2010
BHLife Art Exhibit – Feminine Mystique Exhibit – Casa 0101 — 2012
ArtSlant – Third 2012 Showcase Winner
Brand 44 42nd Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper – May to June 2014 – Glendale, CA
5 de Mayo 2016 Group Show – The Latino Art Museum – Pomona, CA
Brand 44 Works on Paper Annual National Juried Exhibition - 2016
Monumental – The Latino Art Museum – Pomona, CA — 2016
*Received Honorable Mention – Pratt Institute Student Show
*Sold in show – The Prospect Lefferts Annual Art Show
*Sold ten out of fifteen paintings – Washington Square East Galleries
*Received Honorable Mention – Arts Council of the Essex Area
*Finalist for solo show award at Veridian Artists, Inc.
*Sold painting through Solar Latin American Gallery

Danelle Rivas April 2017