JC Rivera

JC Rivera /   Unknown

United States

Street Art, Digital Art, Illustration


JC Rivera
United States
November 2, 2015
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

JC Rivera is an American artist, known for his signature ‘Bear Champ’ figure painted all over Chicago. If you see a bear with boxing gloves on the wall of a building in Chicago, it was probably painted by JC Rivera.

For the past 8 years, JC Rivera has done illustrations, paintings, drawings, digital works and murals. Recently, he has started working on vinyl toys and designing shoes, and even refrigerators.

The Bear Champ

JC Rivera - The Bear Champ, Chicago, IL
JC Rivera – The Bear Champ, Chicago, IL

He has participated in exhibitions throughout the United States, at the venues such as Galerie Fin Chicago, Vertical Gallery in Chicago, at BucketFeet’s New York store in SoHo, and at many toy conventions around the world.
His work has been featured in numerous online publications.

Street Art by JC Rivera

JC Rivera - street art in Chicago, IL
JC Rivera – street art in Chicago, IL

The artist is represented by Vertical Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

JC Rivera lives and works in Chicago.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014TransitVertical Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2014ARTmageddonVertical Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2014Struggling TimesGalerie F, Chicago, ILSolo
2014UnknownBucketFeet, SoHo, NYCGroup