Kenmei Kato is a visual artist, environmentalist, and community organizer. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art for one year and later obtained an Associate Degree in Fine Art from Miami Dade College. Because of his strong connection to nature and his passion for community service he continued his studies at Warren Wilson College where he received a Bachelor's of Art in Environmental Studies. After several years of work in the environmental field, he decided to return to his fine art roots. Having had numerous exhibitions and shows throughout Miami and the United States he remains an active member of the Miami art community. Guided by his love of community service, he has been teaching children in inner-city schools, as an AmeriCorps Volunteer, for the past two years.