About Rosalia Riera
Rosalia Riera was born in Valencia, Spain in 1936.
In 1958 she graduated from the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, specializing in art restoration from the 14th to 18 C.. She worked for the next two years as an assistant to her mentor, Andres Cillero.
When her husband was transferred to the Canary Islands ,she lived in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where she worked as an restorer in the Museo Nestor de la Torre to restore part of Torres work.
This happened in 1987 , in a informal way, in England. This was in the town Devizes, Wiltshire, in the workshop of Bherta and Lawrence Weebs. From that time on she knew that she could apply everything she knew of art clay alone.
She began her affair with the wheel making functional pieces for about a year to learn the habits of clay. Later, she resumed her academic studies where she concentrated on sculpture in ceramics.
She met and worked with ceramist from many countries in Spain as well in England , Venezuela and Miami. Artist included David Leach , Peter Voulkos, Warren Mackenzie, Aldo Grocco , Odette Culas , Cherry Tall, John Mason.
All the while she was in exhibiting in many galleries as well in the plastic arts worlds of Spain, England, France, Italy, Venezuela and the United States.
She was received awards such as:
3rd.Prize (1st. in Sculpture), Studio 100 Art Club, Homestead, FL., U.S.A.
Primer Premio. Escultura Cerámica. Galería 3D, Madrid, Spain.
First Prize. Marble House, South Cobb Arts Alliance, 18th. National Juried
Art Exhibition, Mableton, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Waldbergs Award, 64th. Ceramic League, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Award of the Beaumont Art Leagues Collection, Beaumont, Texas, U.S.A.
Milledges Award, 53rd.. Ceramic League, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
II Premio Nacional de Escultura, Madrid, Spain.
I Premio Competición por una Escultura, Caracas, Venezuela.
Notable Work Prize, Museum Center of Arts, Devizes, England.
Prize International Critic British Craft Center, London, England.
I Premio XXI Exposición de Escultura Cerámica, Las Palmas,
Canary Islands, Spain.
She is an active member and a panel instructor in the Ceramic League of Miami. She also a teacher in the Miami Dade Arts Center. Once a week she teaches courses in sculptural ceramics. Also, each week she gathers group of ceramics in her studio to work in more advanced techniques.
Her life is a full-time world of sculptural ceramics.
2004 About Love Gilded Hand Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.
1999 Calles y Rostros, Galeria Espacios, Madrid, Spain
1998 Caballos. Galeria Barro y Fuego Caracas, Venezuela
1996 Mundo Inventado Galeria Jaimes. Valencia, Spain.
1994 Escultura Ceramica Sala Adams. Madrid, Spain
1991 Barro Raro. Galeria Yles. Las Palmas. Canary Island.
1991 XXI Exposicion de Escultura Ceramica Las Palmas, Canary Islands.
RELEVANT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Small Worlds Big Idea DAvinci Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.
2008 Studio 100 Art Gallery, Homestead Art Club,Annual Juried Exhibition.Homestead,Florida, U.S.A.
2008 57th Annual Exhibition of Ceramic League of Miami, Miami , FloridaU.S.A..
2008 Zu Gallery, Miami , Florida.U.S.A.
2007 South Cobbs Arts Alliance, 20th National Juried Art Exhibition.Mableton, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
2007 Escultura Ceramica Galeria 3D ,Madrid, Spain0
2007 27th Annual National Exhibition, Associated Artist, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, NC,
2006 56th Annual Exhibition of Ceramic League of Miami, Miami Florida, U.S.A.
2006 Feats of Clay XVII Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, California,U.S.A.
2005 Soho International Art Competition &Ehibition.Agora Gallery, New York, New York U.S.A.
2005 The Paradise Tree Gallery, Homestead, Florida, U.S.A.
2005 South Cobb Arts Alliance, 18th. National Juried Art Exhibition.Mableton ,Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
2005 55th Annual Exhibition of Ceramic League of Miami, Miami ,Florida, U.S.A.
2004 Clay National: Form and Content. Rockport Center of the Arts, Rockport, Texas, U.S.A.
2004 54th Annual Exhibition of Ceramic League of Miami , Miami, Florida, U.s.a.
2004 42nd Annual Tri-State National Exhibition, Beaumont Texas, U.S.A.
2003 Artist in Resident Gallery, Coconut Grove, Florida, U.S.A.
2003 6th Annual Koubeck Center.University of Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
2003 Gilded Hand Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.
2003 Annual Exhibition of Ceramic League of Miami Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
2003 Beaux Arts Festival of Art Lowe Art Museum. Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
2002 5th Annual Koubek Center Art Festival Koubek Center.University of Miami. Florida, U.S.A.
2001 Annual Exhibition of Clayspace South ArtSouth, Homestead, Florida, U.S.A.
2001 4th Annual Koubek Center, University of Miami. Florida, U.S.A.
2000 Arte Hispanico Centro Cultural Hispano Americano Madrid, Spain .
1999 XVIII Aniversario Galeria Barro y Fuego Caracas, Venezuela.
1999 Escultura Pequeno Formato Galeria AzulArte. Caracas, Venezue1a.
1999 Encuentro Nacional de escultura. Centro Cultural Hispano-Americano. Madrid, Spain.
1998 Salon Nacional de las Artes del Fuego Valencia, Venezuela.
1998 Los Artistas por la Musica Sala Vinicio Adames. Caracas, Venezuela.
1998 Competicion por una Escultura.Universidad Metropolitana Caracas, Venezuela.
1998 Animales Galeria Pequeño Formato. Caracas, Venezuela.
1997 14 Propuestas Galeria Barro y Fuego. Caracas ,Venezuela.
1997 View Points in Ceramic Museum Center of Arts. Devizes, England.
1996 Feria Iberoamericana de Arte. Caracas, Venezuela.
1995 Escultura Ceramica. Encuentro Nacional de Artes plasticas. Madrid, Spain.
1995 De La Terra. Galeria Nacional de Arte. Valencia, Spain.
1994 Expresion del Barro. Centro Ceramico. Merida, Spain.
1993 19 Ceramistas. Asociacion Venezolana de las Artes del Fuego. Caracas, Venezuela.
1992 Materia y Espacio. Sala Atitlan.Banco de Guatemala. Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.
1991 XXI Exposicion de Escultura. Las Palmas, Canary Island.
1990 Escultura. Galeria Yles. Las Palmas, Canary Island.