J. MATTHEW RIVA
New York, NY
I have lived in London, Switzerland, Rome, Florence, New York, Santa Fe, and Karen (outside Nairobi, Kenya). I am a painter, a sculptor, a writer, a composer and a designer. I speak English and Italian fluently. My artwork has been seen in galleries all over the world: Berlin, New York, London, Rome, Marfa (Texas), and beyond, during the first ever off planet art show on the International Space Station. Being brought up in a theatrical and creative family meant benefiting from the inspirational company they kept: astronauts, scientists, gallerists, artists, architects, and designers. Insights from these experiences allow me to approach projects fromom a 360 degree prospective. PAST Sotheby’s - Valuations London - Assistant to William Lucy. Kentro - Lead Designer. Metrofunk - Creative Director. Lookslike - Creative Director & Founder. Lookbooks - Creative Director & Chief Digital Officer. PRESENT Mister - Creative Director & Founder.