• MFA in Fine Arts

  • Andrea Gonzalez
    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
    Julie Feldman
    Kenny Kong
    Nan Peletz
    Sadie Harmon
    Sara Sellitto
    Seth Gutierrez
    Tiffany Canter
    Tim Power
    Zoe McCloskey

  • Neil Rivas - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Neil Rivas

    Illegal Superheroes (10 of 30)
    Introducing: The Department of Illegal Superheroes, DISH (w/ Captain America)
    Introducing: The Department of Illegal Superheroes, DISH (w/ Captain America)
    DISH: Superheroes Detained at Angel Island
    DISH: Superheroes Detained at Angel Island
    Como MJ v.1, Studies 1 & 2
    Por Que Occupy
    #Occupy (6 of many)

    Illegal Superheroes (10 of 30)

    11x17 inch (each poster)

    2012

    Introducing: The Department of Illegal Superheroes, DISH (w/ Captain America)

    variable dimensions

    2012

    Introducing: The Department of Illegal Superheroes, DISH (w/ Captain America)

    variable dimensions

    2012

    DISH: Superheroes Detained at Angel Island

    variable dimensions

    2012

    DISH: Superheroes Detained at Angel Island

    variable dimensions

    2012

    Como MJ v.1, Studies 1 & 2

    variable dimensions

    2012

    Por Que Occupy

    2012

    billboard, sticker campaign, & website

    #Occupy (6 of many)

    2011-12

    16x24 inch (each photograph)

    30 Cops vs. 1 Tent

    2011

    Como MJ v.1 Study 2 (video documentation)

    2012

    Illegal Superheroes (10 of 30) thumbnail
    Introducing: The Department of Illegal Superheroes, DISH (w/ Captain America) thumbnail
    Introducing: The Department of Illegal Superheroes, DISH (w/ Captain America) thumbnail
    DISH: Superheroes Detained at Angel Island thumbnail
    DISH: Superheroes Detained at Angel Island thumbnail
    Como MJ v.1, Studies 1 & 2 thumbnail
    Por Que Occupy thumbnail
    #Occupy (6 of many) thumbnail
    30 Cops vs. 1 Tent thumbnail
    Como MJ v.1 Study 2 (video documentation) thumbnail

    clavo.esta@gmail.com

    Artist Statement

    My art practice intersects with my roles as a documentarian, educator, and activist. Using my own photography or re-appropriated objects and images, I am invested in aesthetic politics and creating tactical interventions within social, cultural, and political contexts. My projects come in the form of billboards, life size cardboard cut-outs, performances, and multimedia installations. I have also created work that has a presence within non-art spaces, functioning as legal evidence or archive.

    Recently, I created projects for The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Department of Illegal Superheroes (ICE DISH). If undocumented people can be declared “illegal” due to our government’s current immigration policies and framing done by the media, then it is ICE DISH’s view that the same must be applied to undocumented superheroes. ICE DISH’s mission is to enforce this idea by raising awareness about the issue, conducting further investigations, and working towards the detainment and deportation of illegal superheroes. Currently, illegal superheroes -Superman, Supergirl, Thor, and others- are being held by DISH at the re-commissioned Immigration Station at Angel Island (State Park).