Kenny Rivero has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Yale University. He is the recipient of a Doonesbury Award, the Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, a Visiting Scholar position at New York University, and the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculptor Grant.
He has exhibited his work in the US and abroad in venues such as the Pera Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, El Museo del Barrio, and the Delaware Contemporary. Residencies include Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation, The Fountainhead Residency, The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and The Macedonia Institute. Rivero is currently a professor at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and the Yale School of Art.