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

The Pitt NYC
   57 Pitt Street, New York, NY 10002

Designers Collab
   96 N 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

reGeneration Furniture
   200 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

Email Me
Rivervaladez@gmail (dot) com

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.