Vanessa Rivera is a Los Angeles based artist with an education in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. Rivera’s work is a mixture of abstract expressionism and figurative painting. She uses color as a language to create an emotion in the viewer whether it’s in her solely abstract work, or in preparation for a story in her figurative paintings. Rivera’s pseudo sexual works are a reflection of the stages of the human experience expressed through body postures. The viewer is welcomed to enter a dream-like world surrounded by clouds of color, directing the viewer away from the physical world and into the realm of emotion. Rivera’s work has been exhibited throughout Los Angeles, including the USC Roski Lindhurst Gallery, the Fisher Museum, Gallery 950 at The Met, LAUNCH Gallery, Gallery 38, NWO Art Gallery and Palazzo Vagnotti in Italy.