Richard Vivenzio is an interdisciplinary artist practicing in Brooklyn, NY. They received a MFA in Fine Art from The School of Visual Art in 2016. Through sculpture and installation, Vivenzio’s work explores interior and exterior space through tangible and perceived intervention. Using common materials, light, shadow, and gravity, their work draws visual conclusions to how the unseen affects perception, with the intangible materials being as important as the physical. Using this concept, Vivenzio’s recent work has been bringing light to the effects of climate change, the current ecological crisis we are all facing. Beginning in 2017, Vivenzio has been working on an ongoing project of site specific, ephemeral land art throughout America and abroad, confronting the topics of: plastic pollution, reef destruction, wildfires, and rising sea levels. Vivenzio strides to find sustainable ways to create work, while speaking to the greater subject of climate change and the ramifications of unfaulterd pollution and consumerism. Work from this series is in the permanent collection of the Yuki Nii Foundation and has been shown multiple times at The Williamsburg Art and Historic Center NY, Las Cruces Gallery at the Southwest Environmental Center NM, and Rockefeller Center in collaboration with The Climate Museum and The United Nations Environmental Program.
Additionally, Vivenzio has shown at; The New House Center of Contemporary Art, C. Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts (DE), Usagi Gallery NY, and The Hole Gallery. He has been included in fairs; Pulse Art Fair-Projects, and Flux Art Fair, and has been published in Hyperallergic, Artnet, and Time Out Magazine.