From Painting to Parking Lots: Rebecca Rivas Rogers + Bart O’Reilly on “Grey View”

Friday / April 7 / 12:00 pm

As artists and friends, Rebecca Rivas-Rogers and Bart O’Reilly have much more than an Irish nationality in common; both have roots in landscape painting and — as two foreigners living in the United States — share an aesthetic interest in the forgotten spaces of American infrastructure. Join the two friends as they discuss Rivas-Rogers current exhibition “Grey View,” on view at MoCA Arlington through May 14, 2023. This program is free of charge and on zoom; registration required.

Rebecca Rivas Rogers is an artist, designer and educator originally from Northern Ireland. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and a BA in Design from Glasgow School of Art. After working in graphic design throughout Britain and the United States Rivas-Rogers became an art educator while living in Colombia, South America. Currently an adjunct professor at MICA and American University, she has been a resident artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Arlington since 2020.

Bart O’Reilly is an Irish artist living in Maryland. He makes interdisciplinary work including painting, drawing, poetry, and video. He teaches at Loyola University and Harford  Community College and has shown in Baltimore, New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Kentucky as well as in Ireland and Northern Ireland. In 2000 he received his BFA from the NCAD in Dublin. He received his MFA from MICA in 2012. He has received an Individual Artists Award from The Baltimore Office of Promotions of the Arts. His work  has been published in peer reviewed journals. He also received recognition of scholarly and  creative work from Harford Community College and the MICA MFAST award.


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