Museum School Announces Daniela Rivera as the 2017 Traveling Fellow Solo Exhibition Artist at the MFA


Daniela Rivera. Image Courtesy of the Artist.

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has announced the selection of Daniela Rivera as the next Traveling Fellow to have a solo exhibition at the MFA. Ms. Rivera, who was awarded a traveling fellowship in 2015, was among ten fellows selected by the school. Established in 1899, the SMFA Traveling Fellows program awards funds to select artists for post-graduate work and travel, which culminates in the selection of one artist for a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Ms. Rivera, a 2006 MFA graduate of the Museum School, has shown her work in various venues throughout the United States and Latin America including LaMontagne Gallery, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Santiago, Chile, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College and at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, where Ms. Rivera was part of the 2010 Foster Prize exhibition. Ms. Rivera was part of the critically acclaimed 2011 exhibit Close Distance curated by Liz Munsell, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & MFA Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts. Close Distance was held at at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery.

The Traveling Fellow Solo exhibit will be curated by Jen Mergel, the Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It is scheduled for March 4–September 17, 2017 in the MFA’s Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.

The Museum School also announced the 2016 Traveling Fellows from which one artist will be selected for a 2018 solo exhibit at the MFA. This year’s Traveling Fellows are:

Erik Benjamins (MFA 2012)
Stephen St. Francis Decky (Diploma 2011, MFA 2013)
Coorain Devin (Combined Degree 2013)
Corey Dunlap (BFA 2013)
Ryan Hawk (BFA 2013)
Maia Lynch (MFA 2013)
Laura Beth Reese (MFA 2013)
Daniel Rich (MFA 2004)
Keith Walsh (MFA 1992)
Toshiki Yashiro (MFA 2014)

Congratulations to Daniela Rivera on her solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as to the 2016 Traveling Fellows.