Kevin Muente is professor of art at Northern Kentucky University. He received his BFA in drawing and painting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1994 and his MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. While working for nationally-known mural artist Timothy Haglund, he assisted in the production of murals at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, the Johnson Wax Worldwide Headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, and at several private residences.
Muente has exhibited his paintings in various national juried competitions and is currently represented by Cincinnati Art Galleries in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has garnered several awards and honors including the Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship, a Cincinnati Summerfair Aid to Individual Artist Grant, and Artist Residencies at Denali National Park and Preserve and the Wrangell Mountains Center in Alaska; Wild Acres in North Carolina; and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Muente has previously taught at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Missouri Western State University.