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 for the remainder of the Spring 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.
Commencement ceremonies will be held in a virtual environment this May, UB President Satish K. Tripathi said in an email update to the campus community.
Socially Distant Studio Visit #7 with artist Stacey Robinson in conversation with Hallwalls' curator John Massier.
2008 MFA alumni Anne Muntges is one of 9 artists discussed by Artnet in an artical about the 2019 Portal Fair on Governor’s Island in NYC.
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.
Submit your new arts-based project to participate in our new, digital version of Work In Real Time for a chance to win $1,500 and the expertise of our panel of experts.
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.

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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