The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo is dedicated to developing creative and academic skills in studio art, post-studio art, graphic design, aesthetics, critical theory, and art history. Since its founding, our department has been committed to shepherding innovative approaches and new practices. We empower our students to represent their unique visions within a contemporary cultural environment.

Featured News and Events:

Birds, Bugs, and Beasts is a site-specific artwork created by Prof. Joan Linder for the new lobby of PS 97 Brooklyn addition.
DOCUMENT is pleased to participate in June Art Fair in Basel with a solo presentation of John Opera.
Prof. Victoria-Idongesit Udondian is exhibiting in the Bronx Museum of Arts' "Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial", on view November 10, 2021 through March 20, 2022.
The Junior League of Buffalo (JLB) announces that artist, Shasti O’Leary-Soudant, has been selected to create a sculpture commemorating its centennial. “Do Not Mistake Our Softness for Weakness,” a large-scale sculpture installation is set to be unveiled Sept 21, 2021 at 7pm, in front of the Burchfield Penney Art Center at 1300 Elmwood Avenue.

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Printmaking student in the studio.

Our student body represents a diverse cross-section of the nation and the world. As a small art and design school situated within one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive research universities, students get the best of both worlds.

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