AC+D Happy Hour Talk by Gina Rios

November 28, 2018

AC+D Alumni and current AC+D Curatorial Fellow, Gina Rios, will speak about her work, curatorial practice, and life after graduate school at our annual Friday Happy Hour on November 30th, at 5:30pm!

Happy Hour is a weekly event run by AC+D to gather the creative community together each week in a casual relaxed setting every Friday at 5:30pm!

Gina Rios is an artist from San Jose, CA. Trained as a jeweler and sculptor, her work and interests center on the body in relationship. Through the combination of representational and abstract form she considers notions of bodily boundaries, transgression, transformation and discomfort. Gina is currently living in Portland, OR where she recently earned an MFA in Applied Craft + Design from Oregon College of art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is the current curatorial fellow at Furthermore, an event and gallery space hosted by the MFA in Applied Craft + Design. Gina earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Lewis and Clark College in 2004 and returned to Portland after living in Oakland, CA to earn a Post Baccalaureate in Metals at OCAC in 2012. She has exhibited her work at the Wellington B. Gray Gallery at East Carolina University and Ash St. Project in Portland, Oregon. Her jewelry is part of the gallery shop collection at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, The Oakland Museum of California and the Oregon Jewish Museum.