Reyes M. Rivera

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Reyes M. Rivera

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Born in Arecibo Puerto Rico, Noin begins his studies in art while in high school. In 1989, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Catholic Univeirsity of Puerto Rico. In 2002, he obtained his M.F.A from the Intermaerican University of San Germán
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His thesis focused on the childhood memories of the traditional toys of Puerto Rico. Therefore tricycles and toy tops are a recurring subject in his work.
Noin worked as an art professor at the Interamerican University of Arecibo for nine years. His artistic career is based on Puerto Rico but his work has participated in collective exhibitions in Miami, New York and Chicago, prior to moving to Texas with his wife and son.

After moving to the United States, his artwork has been going into a transition phase. Nevertheless, he’s had the opportunity to participate in exhibitions such as the Boricua Art Exhibit in San Antonio, Conception arts in Dallas and has presented at festivals such as the Goggle art fest of Fort Worth and Bedford art fest.

He is currently developing, along with other artists, an online gallery project called NENOVA. He also conducts virtual interviews of Puerto Rican artist on social media to expose their talent and work with the community here as he continues to search for new narratives and subjects to develop in his work without losing the Caribbean essence.

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Nacido en Arecibo, Puerto Rico Noin comienza sus estudios en el Arte en la escuela superior. En 1989 obtiene un bachillerato en biología de La Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico. En el 2002, obtiene su M.F.A. en pintura y dibujo de la Universidad Interamericana de San Germán.

Su tesis de maestría se enfocó en la memoria los juguetes tradicionales de Puerto Rico. Es por esto que los velocípedos y los trompos son un tema recurrente en su obra.

Trabajó como profesor de arte en la Universidad Interamericana de Arecibo por nueve años. Su carrera artística es basada en Puerto Rico hasta que se mudó a Texas con su familia, en el 2016. No obstante, su obra ha sido expuesta en exhibiciones colectivas en Miami, Nueva York, Chicago y ahora Texas.

Tras mudarse a los Estados Unidos, su obra se ha visto en un proceso de transición y ha tenido la oportunidad presentar su obra en exhibiciones como Boricua Art Exhibit en San Antonio, Conception Arts en Dallas y ha presentado en festivales como el Goggle Art fest de Fort Worth y Bedford Art Fest.

Actualmente desarrolla el proyecto de una galería virtual llamada NENOVA gallery en conjunto con otros artistas y realiza entrevistas virtuales en las redes sociales para dar a conocer el talento puertorriqueño y continúa buscando temas para desarrollar dentro de su obra, sin perder la esencia caribeña.