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Lance Rivers

Lance Rivers’ (b. 1967, San Franicsco, CA) art practice emphasizes the idea, above all others, of the local as monumental. No aspect of the processes that make a city function has escaped him, and the attention he has given to the beauty of simple, industrial compositions shows an authentic love for his hometown, San Francisco.

Rivers is wholly absorbed with architectural representation. "I started to notice bridges, tunnels and transportation when I was a teenager. I started to make sketches of what I saw." He ranges widely over this chosen terrain: commercial and residential buildings, Sutro and Coit Towers, all of the Bay Area bridges and train lines, the escalators and station interiors of MUNI and BART, and large-scale construction machinery. Rivers states: "My work is about landscape, architecture, bridges, tunnels and transportation. I am inspired by BART, MUNI buses, streetcars and trains. I like nature too. These things are interesting to me." He has, on occasion, ventured further afield and made studies of the great buildings and bridges of the world.

Rivers' work was been exhibited internationally. His work was featured in numerous prominent exhibitions like the People's Biennial at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in Michigan in 2014, Create, a traveling exhibition that first opened at University Of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in 2011, Outsider Artists at the Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA and Outside In: The Art of Inclusion at Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland in 2013, Fabricators at Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA in 2012.

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Selected Exhibitions

2014
People's Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
Outsider Artists, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA
Outside In: The Art of Inclusion, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
artMRKT, Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

2012
Fabricators, Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
(Pre)Fabricators, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Spanning the Bay, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA

2011
Outlandish, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
SMALL, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Create, University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
The Masters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Black and White and Read All Over, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2010
Ritual/Habitual, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2009
"Science" Fiction, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
TV and Me, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Legend: Myth and Memory, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
Tasty, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2007
Shadowshine, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Vessels, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Mindful, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Wear to Go, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Aliens: the Green Ones, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
You Are Here, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Critters, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Heads n' Tails, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Japanese Rock n' California Roll, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

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