lives and works in Kansas City
Recent Solo Exhibitions
2018 Drawn and Etched, Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO.
2017 Vortex trinity, Todd Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
2016 “TRIADA - Estampas Híbridas” - Galería Café des Artistes, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
2016 University of Colorado at Boulder, New works
2014 Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Day of the Dead installation featuring Miguel Rivera, Kansas City, MO
2011 Dialogue Between Cities Proyecto ‘ACE, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 Ritual: New Works on Paper by Miguel Rivera and Soad A. Kader, Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, Kansas City, MO
2009 Prints by Miguel Rivera”, Mexican Cosulate, Kansas City, MO, Works on Paper”, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO.
2008 Large Format Drawings (confirmed exhibition for June), Museo del Pueblo, Guanajuato, Mexico.
2007 Miguel Rivera and Cara Jaye Collaboration Part 1, Crossover/Cruce de Vias, Shift Studio, Seattle, WA
2007 Miguel Rivera and Cara Jaye Collaboration Part 2, Crossover/Cruce de Vias, Gallardo Gallery, Gto, Flying 2006 Miguel Rivera-Prints, Diego Rivera Museum, Guanajuato, Gto. Mexico
2003 Prints by Miguel Rivera, Blanche Gallery, Osaka Japan
2000 Cyclic Prayers Querétaro Art Museum, Queretaro Mexico
2000 Episcopales Monotypes and Monoprints, Museo del Pueblo de Guanajuato, Mexico
1999 Cyclic Prayers Polivalente Gallery, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
Selected Collaborative and Group Exhibitions
2018 ”Tried and True” Constellation Studios, Lincoln NE
2018 “Signs & Symbols” as Expanded Field from Open Spaces, curated by the Hand Magazine, Fraction Print Studio, Kansas City MO
2018 “2018 IAPA Exhibition” Taoxichuan Art Museum in Jingdezhen City, Jiangxi Province, China.
2018 Unexpected Encounters, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
2018 Studios Inc. 2018 Artists, Kansas City, MO
2017 Post-Digital Printmaking Exhibition, Redefinition of Print, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw, Poland
2017 PaperWest. A National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT (Nov. 2017)
2017, Preservation Portfolio, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence KS
2017 Current States, a Curated Show of Printmaking Faculty from the Midwest region, University of Kansas Art Gallery.
2017 Studios Inc. Artists in Residence
2017, KCAC Auction Show
2016 Triada with Nunik Sauret and Ireri Topete, Cafe de Artists, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2016 KCAC 40th Anniversary River Market Regional Exhibition
2016 KCAC Auction Show
2015, Crossover, Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA.
2014 HR Block Art Space Flat File exhibition, Kansas City, MO.
2013, Made in China, Todd Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2014 Crossover II, University of Boulder CO
2014 Traces and Gestures, Richmond Center for Visual Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
2013 Traces and Gestures, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2013 Traces and Gestures, Proyecto ‘Ace, Dialogo Space/Central Hall, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2013 Traces and Gestures, King Family Exhibition Space, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2013 Traces and Gestures, Greymatter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (Part of SGCI International Conference)
2012 The Art of Giving Mattie Rhodes Art Center,.
2011 Self-Portraits, Exhibition Center Raymond-Lasnier of the Culture House of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada.
2011 Narrow Margins, KCAI faculty biennial, Kansas City, MO
2009 From the Muddy Banks of the Monongahela, WVU Laura Mesaros Gallery, curated by Robert Bridges.
2009 KCAI Art and Design Auction, Kansas City MO, June
2009 IMPRINT,Kansas City Institute Printmaking Faculty, The University of Kansas Art and Design Gallery.
2008 Faculty Review/Preview, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA October-November
2008 HR Block Art Space Flat File exhibition, Kansas City, MO.
2008 New Three HR Block Art Space, Kansas City MO
2008 Between Walls/ Entre Muros, University of Miami, FL, January 25-February 22.
2007 Faculty show, University of Guanajuato, May
2007 Tokyu Gallery Hotel, Kyoto, Japan.
2005 Mexico & Japan Printmaking Show, Polivalente Gallery, University of Guanajuato
2005 Day of the Dead Billboard Art Show, Guanajuato
2004 Alumni Invitational, Laura Mesaros Gallery, CAC, WVU
2004 Day of the Dead Billboard Art Show, Guanajuato
2004 Congregating Printmaking, Regional Center for the Arts, Salamanca
2004 Summer Prints, Corazones 19 Gallery, Guanajuato
2003 Planting-Harvesting-Multiplying, Regional Center for the Arts, Prints from Six Mexican States, Salamanca
2003 Prints, Corazones 19 Gallery, Guanajuato
2002 Day of the Dead Billboard Art Show, Guanajuato
2002 Rescuing Roots, IFAI Foundation, San Miguel de Allende
2002 Homage to Art Deco, State Congress Building, Guanajuato
1999 Domestic Mapping, Las Muertas Gallery, Guanajuato
1999 Amistad Show University Gallery, Guanajuato
1998 Prints, Corazones 19 Gallery, Guanajuato
Visiting Artist Lectures (Lectures/Workshops/Critiques/Conferences)
2018, Hybrid Cultures, Integrated Landscapes, SGCI, Las Vegas, NE
2015 Visiting Artist, Western Washington University,
2015 Map Making, Path Finding, lecture at University of Colorado Boulder.
2014 Crossover KC-BaAs International Show. Co-curated with Alicia Candiani, Project ACE gallery BA Argentina, Kansas City Artist Coalition forthcoming, Western Washington University Gallery forthcoming.
2014 MO’ Print Symposium Lecture “Collaboration in Print”, University of Colorado at Boulder CO
2014 Southern Graphics Print Council International Lecture Genius Locci, San Francisco CA.
2013 Transgraphic Workshop, Project ACE. Argentina
2013 Peru Printmaking Conference lecture, Center for American-Peruvian Studies, Lima Peru
2013 Transgraphic Workshop, Catholic University of Peru in Lima
2013 Southern Graphic Council International lecture “Voices of Silence”, Milwaukee, WI
2013 Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Third Thursday Lecture Series
2011 Docent training sessions at Nelson Atkins Museum, Impressions and Improvisations: The Print of Romare Bearden Show Special Projects in collaboration with curator Leesa Fanning,
2011 Linda Lighton Panel, Kansas City Artists Coalition
2011 Warwick Society Print workshop, Kansas City, MO
2009 Info-Bahn, Curating the World_Wide Web, Urban Culture Project at La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City MO
2009 College of the Sequoias, Visalia California, Visiting artist and lecturer
2009 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Ford Learning Center. Teachers demo,
2007 Museo Dieguino, Guanajuato, “Prints from the Armando Olivares Library”, Lecture
2018, Scuola Internazionale de Grafica, Venice, Italy
2017-2020, Studios Inc. Kansas City, MO
2014 Landfall Press Santa Fe, NM
2012, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China
2012 Borderless Studio Visits with Lisette Solarzano and the Cuban Center for Photography, Havana Cuba.
2012 Kansas City Artists Coalition for Crossover Artists summit.
2011 Project ACE, Buenos Aires Argentina.
2003 Hiroshima Junior University and Blanche Gallery, Osaka Japan.
Article published in “Anodo y Catodo” (Anhode, Cathode), University of Valencia Spain. 2013
Graphic Impressions :The Newsletter of SGC International Summer 2013, International Focus: CROSSOVER Kansas City-USA and Buenos Aires-Argentina International Project by Alicia Candiani and Miguel Rivera.
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Permanent Collection
The Anatomy of a Group of International Printmakers,
University of Colorado Special Collections, Boulder ,Colorado.
Permanent Collection of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Saint Lawrence University, Canton. NY.
From All Directions: Excellent Printmakers from Everywhere.
University of Colorado Special Collections, Boulder ,Colorado. Permanent Collection of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, Saint Lawrence University, Canton. NY.
Proyecto ACE Print Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Hand, Eye and Bird.
University of Colorado Special Collections, Boulder ,Colorado.
One more collection University of Nevada at Reno, Reno, NV USA.
University of Colorado Special Collections, Boulder, Colorado
Cork Printmakers Special Collection, Cork, Ireland
Boise State University Printmaking Collection, Boise, Idaho
University of Colorado Special Collection
Proyecto´ace Print Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Permanent Collection of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery,
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Nelson Atkins Print Collection
University of North Texas Print Collection.
BKD, LLP Kansas City, MO.
Jane Vorhees Personal Collection, Kansas City. MO.
Sandra Castillo-Jackson Personal Collection, Kansas City, MO
Merry Quakenbush Personal Collection, Kansas City, MO.
Proyecto ‘ACE Print collection.
Museo del Pueblo, Guanajuato, Mexico
Honors and Awards
2014 Faculty Development Grant Award Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2013 Artist Travel Grant, KCAC-Quakensbush, Kansas City MO.
2012 Cuba Project President Travel Grant
2011 KCAI faculty development grant and Linda Lighton Fund to attend Proyecto ‘ACE artist in residence, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009. Faculty Development Grant Award Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2012 Guanlan Printmakig Studio, Artist in Residence, Shenzen, China
2008 Mexico Board of Higher Education: Faculty Evaluator representing UG.
2005-08 Mexican Board of Education: Recognition for Academic Excellence
2002-05 Mexican Board of Education: Recognition for Academic Excellence
2003 Exhibition Travel Grant , Osaka Japan
2002-08 University of Guanajuato, Promotion and Tenure Committee arts faculty member.
2002-08 University of Guanajuato, Academic Grievance Committee arts faculty representative.
2000 Lecture Travel Grant , Southern Graphics Council Conference, Miami Florida
1997 MFA West Virginia University, WV
1995 BFA Southern Oregon University, OR
1992 Associate’s Degree in Printmaking, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
2008-current Associate Professor Printmaking Department, Kansas City Art Institute
2008-current Department Chair Printmaking Department, Kansas City Art Institute
2005-2008 Chair, Art Department, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato Mexico
2004-2008 Associate Professor, Art Department, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato Mexico
1998-2005 Academic Chair, Art Department, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato Mexico
1998-2004 Assistant Professor Art Department, University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato Mexico
1996-97 Instructor of record, Introduction to Drawing, WVU
2015, Crossover Summit and retrospective, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
2014 FLTP, Memory and Place, KCAI students at KCAC, Oct. 2014
2014 Crossover BsAs Chapter at KCAC
2014, Latino Artists Now, Guadalupe Arts Center, Kansas City MO
2014 Exchange Portfolio KCAI Print Dept. and Peru Catholic University Art Dept. Lima, Peru
2013 Crossover at Project ACE, International Chapter, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2012 Self-Portraits, KCAI chapter with Students and faculty, exhibited in Trois River, Montreal, Spain and Argentina
2011 Crossover at KCAC with Cara Jaye, Patricia Villalobos, Melanie Yazzie and Michael Schonhoff.
2011 KCAI Print Dept. student show, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
Academic Conferences Attended
2018, Altered Landscapes, SGCI, Las Vegas, will present in Hybrid Cultures, Integrated Landscapes panel.
2016 Flux, SGCI Portland, OT
2014 Crossing Paths, Boulder CO
2014 Bridges, Southern Graphics Council, San Francisco, CA
2013 Print MKE, Southern Graphics Council, Milwaukee, WI
2012 Alliance of Artist Communities, Kansas City, MO
2010 Philagrafika, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Global Implications, Southern Graphics Council, Chicago, IL
2008 College Art Association Conference, Dallas, TX
2006 College Art Association Conference, Boston MA
2000 Southern Graphics Council Conference, Miami, FL
1998 Southern Graphics Council, Athens OH
1996 Southern Graphics Council WVU, West Virginia, WV
Kansas City Artist Coalition
College Art Association
Southern Graphics Council International