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Rita Alves
Rita Alves

Adjunct Instructor
Art Practices, Drawing
Neuberger Hall 291
ralves@pdx.edu

Rita Alves received a B.A. in Art from University of California, Santa Cruz and and M.F.A. in Painting from the New York Academy of Art.  She was classically trained by several contemporary figurative painting masters, including Vincent Desiderio, Steven Assael, and Nicola Verlato, but she maintains a commitment to installation, intermedia, and expanded genres.  She has been a member of Blackfish Gallery in Portland and has taught anatomical figure drawing at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.  She has taught drawing at Portland State University since 2011.