Raffaele Riva is an accomplished Italian artist. In his work, he draws inspiration from nature’s beauty and surroundings. Riva’s paintings are stunning and contemplative, yet filled with so much life and vibrancy that taking one glance away from them is impossible. His paintings are also inspiring, displaying scenes of light and journeys through natural landscapes, captured in charmingly bright colours by Riva’s eye for detail.
Raffaele Riva has created works for private and public collections, such as the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Florida Museum of Fine Arts, and the DeYoung Museum. He has also created pieces for prestigious companies such as Nike, Billabong, Tommy Hilfiger, and Macy’s. The artist is well-known for his large-scale murals on public buildings throughout Australia, New Zealand, Italy and the United States; one of Riva’s most recent murals can be seen in Times Square.
Raffaele Riva has had numerous exhibitions around the world. His shows have attracted an incredible number of visitors, such as the one held in Milan, Italy, at the Piazza del Duomo, where some 300,000 people came to admire the artist’s work. Riva’s exhibition in Australia attracted 300,000 spectators. Riva was also commissioned to create four large-scale murals for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. She will be exhibiting soon at two of the Guggenheim’s other locations: Venice and Bilbao.
Riva has also had a long career as an educator. Having studied and taught at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth and worked as a professor at several art schools, Riva is well-known for sharing his knowledge. He’s been the Head of Painting since 2000 at the prestigious Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Other teaching positions include Fullbright Professor at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Chairman of the Fine Art Department at the University of Maryland; Adjunct Professor of Artistic painting at Laguna College of Art in Laguna Beach; and Visiting Artist / Teacher at Australia National University School of Art, Canberra. Visit this page for additional information.
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