Gilbert Rios is a contemplative photographer based in New York City and the Hudson Valley. As such, he views everything in the world in a direct and equanimous way. Whether the subject matter is profound or prosaic, what he sees is distilled down to its elements of form — color, line, pattern and shape.

Gilbert shows his photographs at the Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, NY, and in juried shows at various galleries in the Hudson Valley and Berkshires. In 2015, three bodies of his work appeared in Dialog, a two-person show at the Tivoli Artists Gallery. His self-published collection of photographs, Look|See, was exhibited in the Photobook 2015 show at the Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, and then traveled onto the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA.

The graphic style of Gilbert’s work is informed by his experience as a graphic designer.



Artist Resume


exhibitions: solo+featured

Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, NY
Dialog (October 2015)


exhibitions: group


Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY

Italian American Museum, New York, NY
HeArt of Italy — Il Chiostro Alumni Show (juried exhibition)

Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, NY
Rock Paper Scissors; Surrealism; Flora and Fauna; Photography (Tribute) Show; Smoke Signals; New Work


Columbia County Council on the Arts, Hudson, NY
Human Impact: Living in the Anthropocene Age; Abstractions; Essence of Color (juried exhibitions)

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Photobook 2015 show (juried traveling exhibition)

Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, NY

Hudson Valley; Tivoli: People & Place; Big Sky; Magna; Photography Show; Chiaroscuro: Play on Light and Dark


Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

Photobook 2015 show (juried traveling exhibition)

Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, NY

Tivoli: People + Place; Photography + Inspirations; Works on Paper; Erotic Art Show; 2015: New Year|New Work

ArtBar Gallery, Kingston, NY

Red, White & Blue

Arts Mid Hudson Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
Promise of Spring

Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA
Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition (second place juror’s award)


bodies of work

Barn Series: a tribute to Ellsworth Kelly’s barn photographs

Grid: A parallel between my photographs and my experience as a graphic designer

Thread: How frequently the same color appears among random objects on city streets

Hospital: Photographs with accompanying essay, on the experience of visiting a loved one

Home: How the prosaic can become art in everyday life



“Photographer Stretches the Imagination in ‘Surrealism’” by Barbara Gallo Farrell, 
Poughkeepsie Journal, July 26, 2017

Look | See, 53 Direct Perceptions of my World, 
October 2015

“‘Meditation With Camera’ is What Rios Does” by Barbara Gallo Farrell, 
Poughkeepsie Journal, November 13, 2015



Second Place Jurors’ Award
, Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox, MA

Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by Julia Dixon (Director of Berkshire Creative); Susan Cross (Curator at MASS MOCA); Lisa Dorin (Curator of Contemporary Art at the Williams College Museum of Art)



Quoted, “Global Connections in Time: CPW25 Gallery’s New Exhibition, ‘A Flavor of Italy’,” by Lisa Rainwater, Global Art Laid Out, March 29, 2013


related experience

Professional Graphic Designer in the corporate world for over twenty years



Tivoli Artists Gallery, Tivoli, NY

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