Rigo 23

Rigo 23

Rigo 23 (also known as Rigo , for example, Rigo 95), born (1966) Ricardo Gouveia, is a Portuguese muralist, painter, and political artist residing in San Francisco, California. He is known particularly in the San Francisco community for having painted a number of "one way" sign murals, such as the " [http://www.mistersf.com/new/index.html?newrigo.htm One Tree] " mural on the US-101 onramp at 10th and Bryant Streets, or the " [http://www.mistersf.com/new/index.html?newrigo04.htm Sky/Ground] " mural at 3rd and Mission Streets. [http://www.cometmagazine.com/cometsite4/cometsite3/rigo.html "Walls with Tongues: Muralist RIGO 02 Speaks"] by Siobhan Fleming, "Comet Magazine" 3, 2002.] He is one of the founding members of [http://www.meganwilson.com/related/clarion.php Clarion Alley Mural Project] collective and is still an active member as of 2006. [http://www.meganwilson.com/related/clarion.php "Clarion Alley Mural Project"] by Megan Wilson, "MeganWilson.com", 2006.] He has also designed several installations as part of the 2006 Liverpool Biennial. [http://www.biennial.com/corporate/archive/2006/content/Programme/ArtistDirectory/article_35_108.html "Rigo 23"] . Liverpool Biennnial 2006 artists directory.] He is considered by some art critics and curators to be part of the first generation of the San Francisco Mission School art movement. [http://www.sfbg.com/36/28/art_mission_school.html "The Mission school"] by Glen Helfand, "San Francisco Bay Guardian", October 28, 2002.] [http://www.stretcher.org/archives/r6_a/2005_01_17_r6_archive.php Reader responses to "Marketing the Mission"] , "Stretcher.org", January 17, 2005.]

Rigo was born and raised on the Portuguese island of Madeira. He later established himself as an artist in San Francisco, earning a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1991 and an MFA from Stanford University in 1997. From 1984-2002, Rigo used the last two digits of the current year as part of his name, finally settling upon "23" in 2003. [http://www.kpfk.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1310&Itemid=79&lang=en Calendar item for 'Jam Sessions: Rigo 84–23'] , "Another World is Possible" (radio show) website, "KPFK.com", January 23, 2006.]

elected Awards

1991Chauncey McKeever Award, San Francisco Art Institute

1994WESTF/NEA Regional Fellowshipfor Visual Arts

1996One Tree, Best Public Art Project of the Year, San Francisco Bay Guardian

1997Stoli, San Francisco Arts Achievement AwardSecession Gallery, Visual Art Residency Fellowship Award, Taiwan

1998SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1999Biennal Award, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY

2006Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation, CA

2007Howard Fellowship, Brown University, Providence, RI;

Creative Work Fund, Walter and Elise Haas Fund, SF, CA


External links

* [http://www.gallerypauleanglim.com/rigo_23.html "Rigo 23"] , is represented by Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco.
* [http://shapingsf.ctyme.com/cgi-bin/library?e=d-000-00---0ssf--00-0-0--0prompt-10---4----dtx--0-1l--1-en-50---20-home-ilwu--00031-001-1-0utfZz-8-00&a=extlink&rl=1&href=http:%2f%2fart1$rigo.html "Rigo 90-something"] by Timothy W Drescher, "Shaping San Francisco Digital Library".
* [http://www.metroactive.com/papers/sfmetro/12.21.98/seca1-9849.html "Hide and SECA"] by Apollinaire Scherr, "Metroactive", December 21, 1998. (Scroll down to section "This Space for 'Huh?'")
* [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1999/02/28/PK84637.DTL "Underexposed Artists in the Spotlight"] , Sam Whiting, "San Francisco Chronicle", February 28, 1999.
* [http://www.loudpapermag.com/article.php?id=31 "In Full Site - Rigo 99"] , "Loud Paper" 3(2), 1999.
* [http://www.mistersf.com/new/index.html?newrigo.htm "New and Venerable Institutions: Rigo"] by Hank Donat, "MisterSF.com", 2002.
* [http://itotd.com/articles/348/rigo-artwork/ "Rigo Artwork"] , "Interesting Thing of the Day", October 25, 2004.
* [http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=1045&catid=85 "Rigo 23: New Work"] , "San Francisco Bay Guardian", July 5, 2006.

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