Jeff Rivers is an African-American, self-taught visual artist, designer, and community advocate who works to empower minority groups through social impact art programs and street art. Rivers’ mission as an artist is to fill the cracks of need and education within the Columbia, SC community, and to provide a sustainable and impactful service through his visual art practice:
“I believe it is my duty as an artist to give back and engage the community on an aesthetic and intellectual level that is accessible to all populations.”
Through community advocacy and art practice, Rivers works to increase access to art education and exhibition spaces for people of color. Rivers is an active arts educator who has worked across Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. and Columbia, S.C. Rivers’ project-based studio practice is centered around youth art programs, social impact art projects, school murals, and education workshops.