Meet Our Alumni

Our alumni have gone to be active artists, graphic designers, curators, art directors, professors and a host of other careers in creative fields. See what they have to say about their experiences here in the Department of Art at UB.

11/15/18
The best part of studying at the UB Department of Art was the opportunity to explore; UB gave me the space and time to experiment, investigate, and to seek new answers as both an art maker and as an individual.
11/16/18
Professors were really not that buttoned up, they danced with us. Harvey Breverman was extremely generous, even when he was the most challenging. Adele Henderson made printmaking young again. She once said, all that matters is your work, and that is all one can strive for. This has stayed with me forever.
11/16/18
The best part of studying at UB was the support and guidance I received for my professional development.  Buffalo taught me how to present myself professionally as an academic scholar in addition to being an artist and supported me through the process of finding a faculty position after graduation.
11/15/18
Buffalo offered not only a large, supportive, and well-resourced university but also the support of the city. This is the city, home, and place of education of some of the most well-known artists and contemporary art spaces in the world, and it's not difficult to tap into that same spirit of invention and talent.
11/16/18
In the Visual Studies PhD program at SUNY Buffalo, I was given enough autonomy to define my own course of study, taking classes in anthropology, finance, and media study, in addition to art, art history, and visual studies. I know of no other program that would have allowed me to do the work I was able to do there.
12/4/18
I had wonderful, life-changing experience at SUNY@Buffalo, now called UB. Followed by my undergraduate days at KCAI-Kansas City Art Institute, it was incredible to be there then, in the mid-1970s.
11/15/18
Although I learned many of the skills I use daily in my current position as the Curator at Buffalo Arts Studio, the most important thing I learned was visual culture literacy.