Daniela Rivera was born in Chile in 1973. She is a painter whose style challenges the traditional approaches to painting, often and has been enrolled in many fellowships and academic teaching posts. Her painting is mostly site-specific and reacts “to the spaces of exhibition”. She is “interested in working at the intersection of disciplines and opposing schools of thought”. She also aims “to make the painting perform as the space and ask the body to assume the role of the figure of the painting”, rendering her work intimate and immersive.
She is currently an Assistant Professor at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.
She has had group and solo exhibitions in a number of spaces, from Wellesley College, Massachusetts to The Museo de Art Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile and La Montagne Gallery in Boston and most recently the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.