Miguel Rivera joined the KCAI faculty in fall 2008 to serve as chair of the printmaking department. A practicing artist as well as an experienced educator, Rivera has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico, Japan and the United States.
Formerly he was chair of the art department at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico and also served as an associate professor of printmaking and computers in art. Prior to joining the University of Guanajuato in 1998, he was an associate artist at Inkling Studio in Portland, Ore., and before that, he was an instructor at West Virginia University in Morgantown, where he completed his M.F.A. degree in printmaking and applied digital media in 1997. He earned a B.F.A. degree in printmaking and painting in 1995 from Southern Oregon University in Ashland and an associate degree in printmaking in 1992 from the University of Guanajuato. He is a steering committee member at KC Artist Inc. and a Board member at the Kansas City Artists Coalition.
Rivera also has given visiting artist lectures in Mexico and the United States, including the Contemporary Arts Festival in Guanajuato, Southern Graphics Council conference and Alternative Printmaking Workshop at the second annual Art Students Conference in Queretaro.
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