BFA Fine Arts - 1997
Marco Rios (’97 BFA Fine Arts) is an artist who works in sculpture, photography, video, and performance. He received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine. His work has been exhibited at LACMA; Artists Space in New York; LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions); and Estacion, Tijuana, Mexico.
Recent shows include Death's Boutique at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Mixed Signals, a traveling exhibition organized by ICI (Independent Curators International); This is Killing Me, a group exhibition at MASS MoCA; a solo show at Simon Preston Gallery, New York; and most recently, Despair Beyond Despair, a solo project at LAXART, Los Angeles. In 2007, he was a recipient of the California Community Foundation Fellowship. In 2008, he was selected as one of the James Irvine Foundation Visions from the New California awardees, and in 2009 awarded an ARC grant from The Durfee Foundation.