Luisa Rivera is an artist and illustrator born in Santiago, Chile. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011. In 2012 she obtained a Fulbright scholarship to pursue her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) with a specialization in Illustration at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), where she is currently a graduate student.

Rivera has published three illustrated books (Subterra, Breviario Mínimo and Trenzas), and has worked with clients such as Transparency International UK, Oxford American, Deloitte, La Peste magazine, Almagro, UVA magazine, among others. Also, her work as been exhibited and selected by publications like Latin American Ilustración 3 (USA), Creative Quarterly 34 (USA), Diccionario de Ilustradores Iberoamericanos (Dictionary of Latin American Illustrators; Spain) and London International Creative Competition 2013 (England).

In the year 2013 she obtained a FONDART (Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Cultural y las Artes), which currently is the main and most important source of funding for artists in Chile.

The main focus of my work is nature and our relationship with it throughout history. I am interested in the contrast or gap between our primal connection to all natural things and how we have divided ourselves from that, especially in Western culture.

Within this context, my work becomes a reflective and introspective space to track those lost connections, in which I make use of folk culture, stories and mythology (either existent or created by myself) to create narratives.

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