Bennington College BA Ceramics

Group Shows
120 Degree: Fence @ Art Center of the Capital Region          
    Troy, NY 2018

Independence Day Show @ CONartist
    NYC 2019

Housing Works @ The Metropolitan Pavillion
  Deisgn on a Dime NYC 2020 (Upcoming)

Creative Distancing @ Museum of South Texas
    Corpus Christi TX June 2020

Art Fairs
Intersect Chicago (formersly SOFA Chicago)
    Novemeber 2020

Show Rooms
Jeff Lincoln Art + Design
   200 N. Sea Road, Southampton, NY 11968

reGeneration Furniture
   200 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Email Me
Rivervaladez@gmail (dot) com

Artist Assistant for the amazing mentor Peter Lane
Gallery Assistant for the passionate Emmanuel Barbault

Based in Brooklyn.

My work revolves around sensual functional ceramic furniture for the home. I create basic and symbiotic pieces that act to ground the spaces they are in. I think of my forms as systems of objects that relate to mundane fundamental interactions, like sitting, eating, and placing.

I believe in the egalitarian nature of clay. It is important to me to create objects that invite the artist’s hand into every day life.

We live in a ‘flattened’ world; we collectively need sensuality to feel fulfilled. Ceramics coagulates shared and living experiences.