Covid-19 Operational Updates

For information regarding the Department of Art’s operational changes due to COVID-19 click here

Our main offices have moved online and staff will be working remotely through the summer semester. Please email for general information.

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:

Hone your artistic skills by attending one of the very best art schools in the United States. Ranking in the Top 10 Art Schools and Top 50 Graphic Design Schools in the US, UB provides the education you are looking for today.
Visiting Assistant Professor Beck Brown interviews Department Chair Joan Linder about her current solo exhibition Brood at Nina Freudenheim Gallery and other works.
Congratulations to Department of Art Professor Paul Vanouse for winning a Golden Nica from Ars Electronica. This year's Prix Ars Electronica received a total of 3,256 entries from 82 countries.
Student and faculty works in the areas of visual art, film, creative writing, dance, drama, and music are featured in the SUNY Pride virtual gallery as part of the 2020 #SUNYPride celebration.
This the past year (2019-2020), the Art Gallery of Hamilton was fortunate to begin their Artist in Residency program with notable artist, and creator of Allegorical Minimalism, Reinhard Reitzenstein!
2018 MFA graduate Kit MacNeil is the winner of the Awagami Paper Award and a semi-finalist in The Print Center's 94th Annual competition.
UB Art Galleries Curator of Exhibitions Liz Park presents a virtual tour of Sally Cook: 1960–Present hosted by the University’s Wellness and Work Life Balance Program.
Socially Distant Studio Visit #7 with artist Stacey Robinson in conversation with Hallwalls' curator John Massier.

Future Students

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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