BORN / 1978
LIVES AND WORKS IN / Brooklyn
ABOUT / Jay Riggio was born in Long Island, New York in 1978. A self-taught visual artist, he was strongly influenced by his studies at Hofstra University, where he received a BA in Film and Creative Writing in 2000. In addition to showing work in galleries around the world, he has done commercial work for brands like Gather Journal, T Magazine, Cake Wines, Alice McCall and more. Jay lives and works in Brooklyn.
Jay Riggio created his first collage over 15 years ago. His inspiration came from the overwhelming desire to tell a visual story without the classic ability to illustrate. Drawing on influences from a background in writing and film cinematography, Jay uses images from magazines and books to create imagery that explores his interpretations on life, love, humanity, humor and dreams. Using an X-acto knife, scissors, and glue, Jay’s pieces bring together images that create a world of unique visual perspectives. His collages have been featured in galleries around the world.