Viera, Ricardo

Sounds and Rediscovery of America, 1975, Pastel, silver spray paint on paper, 22” x 29.5”

Ricardo Viera (b. 1945, Ciego de Ávila): A professor of art at Lehigh University and the director/curator of the university’s art galleries since 1974, Viera has curated many exhibitions, including CubaUSA: The First Generation (co-curator) and American Voices: Latino Photography in the U.S. Viera was  consultant/curator of the Smithsonian Institute Project Our Journey/Our Story: Portraits of Latino Achievement, part of the Center for Latino Initiative. Among his recent publications are the essays Silvia Lizama: Photographer, Explorations, and American Voices: Cuban-American Photography in the U.S. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. (Cintas for art, 1974-75)

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