Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 PM
This month, artists Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, Jonah Criswell and Miguel Rivera will be presenting their work.
Patricia Bordallo Dibildox is a Mexican-born artist and organizer based in Kansas City, MO. In addition to visual arts, Bordallo Dibildox’s practice extends to social, political, and community engagement as a leading member in the Artist of Color Alliance and co-director of front/space. The roles she takes on allow her to find the meaning and the link between personal and collective actions, and the way she can utilize her power to build up others. In 2019, Bordallo Dibildox received a grant from the Meow Wolf Foundation and a grant from the Ford Foundation as co-director of front/space. For three years, she had a studio at The Drugstore where she was awarded a free residency through the Gift of Faith Award. In 2016, she was a recipient of a Rocket Grant as Senior Editor of Informality Blog. Bordallo Dibildox currently serves on the Charlotte Street Foundation Programming Committee for Visual Arts and is an educator for Black Arts Freedom School. Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally in Australia.
Jonah Criswell was born in Springfield Missouri and graduated from Kansas City Art Institute in 2005 with a BFA and from Pennsylvania State University in 2008 with a MFA. He currently lives and works in Kansas City Missouri and is an Assistant Professor in the Kansas City Art Institute’s Painting Department. Criswell has exhibited in Omaha, Kansas City, St. Louis, New York and Berlin.
Miguel Rivera, associate professor and chair of printmaking, is a practicing artist who has had many solo and group exhibitions in Romania, 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 th
e 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 and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art permanent collection in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been a board member at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, KC Artists Inc Steering Committee Advisor and a former board member at Mattie Rhodes Center in Kansas City. He is a current board member at ArtsKC.