José Rivera, Jr. by Wayland Bell

José (@joseishere) creates glam musical paintings using powerhouse vocals, athletic dance, and video art.  Building for stage and screen, José orients towards Queer Future - queering narratives of love, power, and vulnerability.  José has made work for YouTube, Radio City Music Hall, La MaMa ETC., NYU Tisch, The Flea Theater, with features in The Advocate, Logo NewNowNext, and WNYC/NPR.

José's latest work 'LQQK, The Way I Look,' is a visual EP featuring 4 original songs and choreographies exploring the dynamics of a multiverse through the guise of wholeness, wellness, and identity politics. 

José was awarded the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.  José received his BFA with Honors in Drama with a minor in Urban Development.