Tamika Rivera is a Brooklyn based artist and human rights activists who create pieces that invoke the curiosity of modern day artifacts. Rivera explores her own heritage, and social complexities, which allows her work to transcend through space and time while threading the spirit of human consciousness. Tamika's mission is to spread healing through creation. Inspired by the human experience, nature, and native cultures around the world she is guided to create one of the kind modern sacred objects. She is currently working on, a book of drawings, Curating exhibitions, Events, a collaboration with Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial dance and large scale fiber sculptures for solo shows in California and NYC 2019.
Rivera’s work has been published in multiple publications such as LA Times, Pulp Lab, and Ravelin Magazine and featured at ; Whitney Houston Biennial, Private view Gallery NY, Cooper Hewitt Museum Design Store, Wanted Design, Arts Restore LA: Hammer Museum, Makers Market at Sculpture Park NY, and the Architectural Digest Show. Rivera has worked on multiple social, art and design collaborations such as Gahaya Links dedicated to helping women’s economic empowerment in Rwanda.
In the wake of the current political climate, Rivera was compelled to launch HERE PROJECTS a social justice art project that has been in the works for years. Here projects are Representing radical voices through a platform that supports artists for change, this collaborative effort invites you to explore what's here and now what. A female forward, Everyone is invited to the table, A community, a co-op of creators supporting each other's work and growth. A colorful collective, to support, discuss, create work for the silent ones, the unheard voices striving for social justice for all.
Tamika Rivera is one of the founding members of "Next Level", An ephemeral design gallery during NYCxDesign hosted by Asher Israelow Studio, Eskayel, Hart, Here Projects and Patrick Weder Design
Rivera will be curating installations and programming for Next Level's second year, May 2019 in NYC.