Photo by Adriana Moracci, T-shirt by Matt Hopson-Walker
Miguel Rivera, associate professor and chair of printmaking, is a practicing artist who has had many solo and group exhibitions in Poland, China, Argentina, Mexico, Japan and the United States. Before joining KCAI, he was chair of the art department at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico, where he also served as an associate professor of printmaking and computers in art. He has lectured as a visiting artist in Argentina, Peru, Mexico and the United States, appearing at the Contemporary Arts Festival in Guanajuato, the Southern Graphics Council conference and an alternative printmaking workshop at the second annual Art Students Conference in Queretaro. He earned a B.F.A. degree in printmaking and painting from Southern Oregon University in Ashland and an associate degree in printmaking from the University of Guanajuato. He also received an MFA from West Virginia University in Visual Arts and Applied Media. He has been a visiting artist in the Italy, Mexico, Japan, US, Argentina, China and Peru.
His work is collected by university collections, private collections and museums. His work is now part of the Nelson Atkins Museum permanent collection in Kansas City, Missouri.
He has been a board member at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, KC Artists Inc Steering Commitee Advisor and a former board member at Mattie Rhodes Center in Kansas City.