• David Rios Ferreira
  • david@davidriosart.com
  • (b. 1982, Bronx, NY)

    In David Rios Ferreira’s drawings, clusters of lines and layers of color form hybrid landscapes and temporal beings. Coloring books, 18th C. newspaper etchings and political cartoons from the 1900s coalesce into a study of race, nation, sexuality, and gender. Reinterpreted cartoon characters like Astro Boy, Pinocchio and Peter Pan become transmitters of imagined histories. These beings and the space they inhabit furnish an in-between reality—a reality that signals how the body both bears and transforms historical memory. David Rios Ferreira has held residencies at The Center for Book Arts, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and Lower East Side Printshop. He holds a BFA from The Cooper Union.