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Noin Rivera

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 University of Puerto Rico. In 2002, he obtained his M.F.A from the Interamerican University of San Germán.

His thesis focused on childhood memories of the traditional toys of Puerto Rico. Therefore, tricycles and toy tops were a recurring subject in his work.

Noin worked as an art professor at the Interamerican University of Arecibo for nine years. While his artistic career is based on Puerto Rico, his work has participated in collective exhibitions in Miami, New York and Chicago, prior to moving to Texas with his wife.

In Texas, he’s had the opportunity to participate in exhibitions such as the Boricua Art Exhibit in San Antonio, Conception arts in Dallas and has participated in festivals such as the Goggle art fest of Fort Worth and Bedford art fest.

He currently explores a variety of subjects in his paintings influenced by the new surroundings, exposure to new cultures which give birth to a new phase in his artwork without losing his Caribbean essence.

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