David Rios Ferreira
REVIEW on ArtSlant
DECEMBER 2016 Exhibition at Drawing Rooms, Jersey City
THE BIG SMALL SHOW, featuring almost 100 artists showing small painting, drawing and 3Dimensional works, will open at Drawing Rooms with a free reception on Friday, December 16th from 6 to 9pm and continuing on Saturday, December 17th from 2 to 6pm.
Curated by Anne Trauben

Drawing Rooms
180 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Double Visions at EFA Project Space
FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 28, 2015
EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St, 2nd floor

Artists: Louise Barry, Andrew Beccone, Fay Chiang & Sidd Joag, David Court,
Kristyna Milde & Marek Milde, David Rios Ferreira

As part of the SHIFT residency, the artists in this show all share a double life, balancing their practice as artists, with their commitment to being arts workers.
Emmy Award-winning program State of the Arts
David Rios Ferreira on NJTV Emerge 11 at Aljira
SHIFT Resident 2014 Spotlight- Check out my Q&A on the SHIFT Residency Blog Resident Spotlight 2014: David Rios Ferreira
I put this moment … here. I put this moment … here. I put this moment … over here
Aljira Emerge 11 Exhibition
September 25 – December 20, 2014

Emerge 11 Artists:
Katie Cercone, Nell Painter, William D. Caballero, Nobutaka Aozaki, Diana Schmertz, David Rios Ferreira, Heidi Lau, Stephanie Powell, Ariana Barat, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Patricia Cazorla, Ken Weathersby, Rosemary Taylor, Ann Oren, Tai Hwa Goh, Barbara Wallace, Vikki Michalios, Maria Buyondo, Isaac Aden, Jennifer Williams, Caroline Mak

About the exhibition from curator Jorge Rojas:
One of art’s greatest purposes is to help us connect everything from our historical and cultural past to our wildest and most unimaginable future. The artists in this exhibition, each with a strong and unique voice, explore artmaking as a way of relating to the world and, in doing so, are creating new information about how we make contact.
Announcing the 2014 SHIFT Residency Artists
SHIFT residency, formerly the Residency for Arts-Workers as Artists, was created to provide an unprecedented opportunity: studio space and peer support for practicing artists who also work as arts professionals (administrators, curators, directors, and others).

David Rios Ferreira is named one of seven residents selected from nominations based on outstanding contributions to the art community plus the potential for artistic growth in a shared interactive environment.
Eye Candy
July 22 - August 16, 2014

Reception: Tuesday, July 22, from 6-8pm

Jadite Gallery
660 10th Ave
New York, NY 10036
Open Mon - Sat, 2 - 7pm

Curated by Jill Slaymaker, Eye Candy celebrates the joyful relaxation of summer, with its sensations and confections, rich, mouthwatering colors, and days spent luxuriating at the beach.
Artists explore 'Other Worlds' in new group exhibition- by Alison Martin
Childlike innocence is equally evident in David Rios Ferreira’s painted drawings where he combines children’s cartoons and historical folklore with his interest in child psychology. He is particularly influenced by Puerto Rican culture and his work features images of young boys floating happily in the air, playing out narratives that explore the emotional, sexual, and psychological complexities of the colonial history.
Read more on the Examiner
Other Worlds
Feb. 27 - April 4, 2014

Reception: Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-9pm

Skylight Gallery
538 W. 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

Skylight Gallery is pleased to present Other Worlds, a group exhibition that explores the idea of alternate, multiple and simultaneous realities through photography, installation, collage, painting, printmaking and book art. Curated by Jill Slaymaker, the show brings together works that have an implied narrative, suggesting that secrets abound in the tension between the real and the illusory.

The duality between the personal and the historical are at the basis of David Rios Ferreira's painted drawings. His work is informed partly by his concern with the deculturalization of children in Puerto Rico by the U.S. He merges children's cartoons, folklore, history and child psychology. David was awarded a New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowship for works on paper last year.
David Rios Ferreira wins NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship
On February 20th, David Rios Ferreira was awarded the 2013 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for Works on Paper.

N.J. Arts Council awards 22 grants to individual artists
Emerge 11 at Aljira, a center for contemporary art
David Rios Ferreira joins the Emerge program at Aljira. Aljira Emerge is a career management program designed to provide practical career training for emerging artists.
David Rios Ferreira at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
See if you can find my post card during this great weekend event.

Visual Aids and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. host the 15th Annual
Post Cards From the Edge Silent Auction
David Rios Ferreira featured in READ BETWEEN THE LINES
Curated by Micaela Giovannotti

The works in the group exhibition Read Between the Lines, all from artists currently in residence at the Printshop, encourage the audience to develop a longer and deeper relationship with the images on view.

See the press release on ArtCat

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 26, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 12 - November 4, 2012

Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
Lower East Side Printshop Spring 2012 Exhibition
View the Press Release
On view March 12 - May 9
Open M - F 10am - 6pm, S - S 12noon - 6pm
Free and open to the public

Reception for artists: Wednesday, April 25, 6-8pm

The works address diverse concepts surrounding divergence and longing. For all 14 artists, their new works demonstrate delight and curiosity in experimenting with materials and concepts, and a desire to explore new possibilities in their artistic practice.

Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
306 West 37th Street, 6th Floor
Blog article on The Back Room featuring David Rios Ferreira
Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency Program
David Rios Ferreira, one of 6 emerging artists awarded the Keyholder Residency at LES Printshop for the 2011-2012 program year.
CATM Chelsea Gallery NY
Art Live 2011 Special Report article featured in Luxe Immo
Emerging Artist's Auction 2011
David Rios Ferriera's drawing Rich Port is up for bidding in the

Emerging Artist's Auction 2011
Presented by
Daniel Cooney Fine Art
511 West 25th Street, #506
 New York, NY 10001
February 16 - March 2, 2011

David Rios Ferreira at the Jersey City Art Fair @ The Beacon
October 2nd and 3rd, 2010

The Beacon
(the Old Medical Center ) Montgomery St. at Mill Rd. JC NJ 07304

Join Victory Arts Projects, the Jersey City Museum, and the Jersey City Cultural Affairs Office for the second Jersey City Art Fair at the Beacon. This event will feature hundreds of cutting- edge artworks from over 40 Jersey City artists which will be on view and on sale throughout the 2010 Jersey City Artists' Studio Tour weekend.

Victory Arts Projects
David Rios Ferreira at ART LIVE 2010
Come see one of my latest works along with an array of beautifully diverse art from artists across the globe.

Chair and the Maiden Gallery
19 Christopher Street
New York, NY, 10014

September 2 - October 3, 2010