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Artist Statement

Ivan Riascos is an interdisciplinary visual artist, curator, and art critic raised in Central Florida. His interest in photography and its role in history to create specific perspectives is one of the driving forces in his artwork. As an artist he considers himself a diarist, and an anthropologist, who uses various mediums to address issues of identity, religion, family, memories, perception, and relationships, with the intention of starting discussions on how we relate as a society as a whole, or within sub-cultures, and/or as individuals.
In his spare time he loves to delve into theory and conceptual thinking. He earned his BFA degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a MFA degree at The University of Central Florida.