Mom, What AM I?
Acrylic, Oil and Silkscreen on Canvas, 28 x 38 inches, 2021
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 66 x 78 Inches, 2020
Reawakening of Joaquin
Oil on Canvas, 28 x 38 inches, 2020
Aerosol, Oil and Silkscreen on Canvas, 22 x 28 Inches, 2020
Oil and Screen Print on Canvas, 62 x 122 inches, 2019
Can’t Have It Both Ways
Collage, Shellac and Oil on Wood Panel, 14 x 11 Inches, 2019
Oil on Canvas, 28 x 22 Inches, 2018
A Talk with My Friends
Acrylic, Oil and Silkscreen on Wood Panel, 20 x 16 inches, 2018
What Does It Take to Be Like You?
Acrylic, collage, Image Transfer and Oil on Wood Panel, 10 x 8 Inches, 2018
Image Transfer and Oil on Wood Panel, 10 x 8 Inches, 2018
Oil on Canvas, 54 x 54 Inches, 2018
Can’t See My Reflection
Aerosol and Oil on Canvas, 60 x 48 Inches, 2018
Manuel Fernando Rios is a Sacramento, CA based artist, Axis Gallery member and Art Instructor. His work explores the idea of borders, real and unreal. The imagery often includes figurative subjects juxtaposed next to colorful geometric shapes. The interaction between the figures results in pleasant or conflicting narratives.
Rios received his MA in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento and his MFA from the University of California, Davis. Rios has shown in such venues as the Museum of the African Diaspora (M.o.A.D.), San Francisco, CA, Inkubator Press Cocoon Gallery, Kansas City, MO, and The Hive, Phoenix, AZ.