José Rivera, Jr. by Wayland Bell

José (@joseishere) is a queer latinx recording and visual artist.  Using his powerhouse vocals, dance as a visual medium, and site specific sets José creates glam musical paintings.  

José is currently creating a new work entitled 'LQQK, The Way I Look,' a visual EP featuring 6 original songs and choreographies in a glitch oriented digital landscape. In Spring 2017, José released a cover of Queen's 'Somebody to Love' as a farcical response to the current US Administration's perspective on gay conversion therapy.  The video to date has garnered over +150k views in 20 countries. 

José was awarded the prestigious Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.  He received his BFA with Honors in Drama with a minor in Urban Development.  José is an instructor at the Bar Method Brooklyn (Cobble Hill & Williamsburg).