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Rick Rivet

Rick Rivet

Fellowship Artist

Fellowship: Contemporary Masters (1999)
Cultural Affiliation: Sahtu-Métis

Rivet was born in Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada, which is situated in the Mackenzie River Delta, above the Arctic Circle, near the Beaufort Sea. He currently lives in Terrace, British Columbia. Rivet received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in 1972, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Victoria in 1980. He also received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985, and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Saskatchewan in 1986. Rivet is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and board member of the Society of Canadian Artists of Native Ancestry. Exploring various indigenous themes of spirituality and its iconography, Rivet is a painter who works primarily in acrylic, oil, lithography, and other mixed mediums.