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December 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening With Rosario Rivera-Bond & Carol Damian


December 8, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Books & Books presents…


in conversation with

Carol Damian


My Life In Color

Friday, December 8th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Rosario Rivera-Bond discussing her book: My Life In Color. She will be in conversation with art curator and professor, Carol Damian.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

My Life in Color is a captivating book that offers a comprehensive glimpse into the artistic journey of Rosario Rivera-Bond. This beautifully curated collection showcases Rivera-Bond’s recent artworks and art exhibitions, including two remarkable showcases at the Museum of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic.

Spanning across 232 pages, My Life in Color immerses readers in a visual feast of vibrant and thought-provoking artwork. Each piece is a testament to Rivera-Bond’s creativity, skill, and unique perspective as an abstract expressionist artist. The diverse range of artwork presented in this book reflects her versatility and passion for self-expression through color on large canvases.

In addition to the stunning visuals, My Life in Color also includes insightful curatorial texts written by prominent art curators. These texts provide valuable context and analysis, offering readers a deeper understanding of the artistic themes and concepts explored in Rivera-Bond’s work. The perspectives offered by these curators add an enriching layer to the overall experience of the book, elevating it beyond a mere catalogue of artworks.

Furthermore, the book features a small biography section that provides a glimpse into her artistic trajectory. Some personal statements add depth and resonance to the artworks, allowing readers to connect with Rosario Rivera-Bond’s artistic vision on a more intimate level.

About the Author:

Rosario Rivera-Bond is a Dominican-American artist currently living and working in Miami, Florida. She studied Architecture and Interior Design in Dominican Republic, Visual Arts at L’Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, France, and at the Camden Art Center, England. She has lived in Paris, Florence, London, Singapore, Algeria and New York.

Until now, the work of Rosario Rivera-Bond has been the result of an intuitive approach to the unconscious sources of creation which have been expressed through the cultivation of a very personal and courageous language nourished by the tenets of abstract expressionism, lyrical abstraction, action painting and the pictorial ruptures of the transavantgarde.

About the Moderator:

Carol Damian, Ph.D., is a Professor of Art History, formerly in the School of Art and Art History, and the former Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. A specialist in Latin American and Caribbean Art, her most recent work has been with Latin American Women and Cuban exile artists, for whom she has written numerous catalogs and articles. She lectures frequently on Latin American and Caribbean art and has curated numerous exhibitions. She is the Curator of the Kislak Collection at the Miami Dade College Freedom Tower and the Curator of the Chapel of La Merced at Corpus Christi Church in Miami.