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ARTIST BIO

 

Alanna Rivera is a half El Salvadoran and half white artist born in and currently living in Arlington, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish Literature from the University of Virginia in 2013 and her Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2017. Alanna works full-time as a fine artist and jewelry designer in the Washington, D.C. area and is an Artist Pro Tem at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, Alexandria. She is the founder of the Cherrydale Holiday Art Market in Arlington, VA. 

Her dog's name is Isa (EE-sah) after author Isabel Allende. 

Follow her on Tiktok, Instagram, and Threads: @ariverastudios

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EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • Edges of What I Feel: Healing Artist Collective -  Juried Group Exhibition at Mason Exhibitions, Arlington, VA

  • Nuestra Herencia - Group Exhibition at The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD

  • Holiday Art Show - Group Exhibition at Barcroft Community House, Arlington, VA

  • Holiday Art Show & Sale - Group Exhibition at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD

  • Cherrydale Holiday Art Market - Group Exhibition at Cherrydale United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA

2022

  • Newly Juried 2022: A Torpedo Factory Art Center Exhibition at Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

  • Labor Day Art Show & Sale - Group Exhibition at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD

  • Paint Annapolis 2022 Public Artists Show - Group Exhibition, Annapolis, MD

  • Holiday Art Show & Sale - Group Exhibition at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD

  • Cherrydale Holiday Art Market - Group Exhibition at Cherrydale United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA

2021

  • Cherrydale Holiday Art Market - Group Exhibition at Cherrydale United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA


2020

  • Paint Annapolis 2020 Public Artists Show - Group Exhibition, Annapolis, MD

 

2019

  • Holiday Art Show - Group Exhibition at Barcroft Community House, Arlington, VA

2018

  • Grandmaster Studio’s BLOOM Art Show - Group Exhibition, Manassas, VA


2017

  • Grandmaster Studio’s Jirani Con Christmas - Group Exhibition, Manassas, VA

  • MICA Graduate Show III - Group Thesis Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

 

2016

  • RAW Artists Baltimore: “Verve” - Juried Group Exhibition in Baltimore, MD

  • MICA Community Art Collaborative: “Spotlight: Youth Artists in Baltimore” - Group Exhibition Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

  • WAH Bridges to Man’s Best Friend: “Dog”- Juried group exhibition at the Williamsburg Art and

Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Featuring sculptures by Poren Huang and work by William Wegman and Eric Ginsberg.

  • Highlandtown Arts District Studio Tour - Group Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

AWARDS

 

2022

2016

  • MICA Office of Community Engagement Grant - $1,500

  • Governor of Maryland Citation Awarded a Governor’s citation for the “Bottle Cap Mural Project”

2015

  • Leslie King Hammond Graduate Award - $20,000

  • MFA Community Arts Scholarship - $25,160

Publicaciones

2022

  • K Street Magazine: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Turns Lobby into Local Art Hotspot

  • Falls Church News Press: News & Notes: December 1 – December 7 - Falls Church News-Press Online

  • Alexandria Gazette Packet 

  • The Connection Newspapers: Torpedo Factory Artists Take Their Works On the Road in Alexandria

  • Artists Paradise: Torpedo Factory Artists Take Their Works On the Road in Alexandria

  • Mount Vernon Gazette: Torpedo Factory Artists Take Their Works On the Road in Alexandria

  • Alexandria Gazette Packet: Torpedo Factory Artists Take Their Works On the Road in Alexandria

2021

 

  • Featured in a news segment on ABC7 Good Morning Washington

  • Arlington Magazine: The Home Issue“Get the picture?”

  • UVA Today “Shop Local: Art by Alanna Rivera”

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