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oil and acrylic on canvas, 46”x46”, 2016, Kenny Rivero (RAiR 2015-16)
Kenny Rivero was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2006 and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2012. Rivero has been a guest lecturer at El Museo del Barrio, Williams College, and the School of Visual Arts and a guest critic at The Cooper Union, The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and New York University. He is the recipient of a Doonesbury Award, The Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, and has been awarded a Visiting Scholar position at New York University. Other residencies include the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program in New York City and The Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL (forthcoming). Rivero arrived from Brooklyn, NY where he was a Museum Educator at the Metropolitian Museum of Art and an Adjunct Professor in the Visual and Critical Studies department at the School of Visual Arts.