The Department of Art at the University at Buffalo is dedicated to developing students’ creative skills in studio and post-studio art and graphic design, as well as their academic skills in aesthetics, critical theory, and art history. We empower our students to represent their unique visions within a contemporary cultural environment. Since its founding, our department has been committed to shepherding the new, whether in terms of artistic practice or novel forms of academic analysis.

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.

Meet Our Faculty

Professor Paul Vanouse with student and colored glass balls

Our faculty bring to the studio and classroom their commitment to excellence in skill building, creative problem solving and innovation as well as their deep understanding as practicing artists, makers, scholars, researchers and activists.

Visiting Artists

Visiting artist Shantell martin

Current Visiting Artists
Monday nights
112 Center for the Arts
Open to the public

Events Calendar

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