The UB Department of Art unites the disciplines of art, graphic design, art history, and visual theory in a comprehensive program that professionalizes students for careers in art, education, and the creative industries.
The Art Faculty at UB take a full spectrum approach to developing all the cognitive skills of our students to help ensure their success in their future endeavors. Students are given ample opportunity in the classroom and in the studio to exercise, develop, and refine their analytical and technical skills along with their creative and expressive abilities.
Studio art labs are spacious, well equipped and organized. Specialized studios support all major conventional, digital, and experimental processes in art and design. Highlights include: a biological arts laboratory, an electronics art lab, galleries for exhibition and experimentation, digital and multimedia labs, digital and analog photography labs, extensive printmaking labs, an audio lab, a large sculpture facility, including a laser cutter, and one of largest university foundries in the Eastern United States.
The Department of Art faculty is comprised of practicing artists, who are additionally engaged in scholarly research and/or writing in their field. The Art faculty exhibit artwork and receive fellowships, residencies, and commissions for their artistic production.
Art faculty members have received grants and awards from such organizations as the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Tiffany Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Government of the Netherlands, Polaroid, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Their works have been exhibited in many prestigious public and private collections, including the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Smithsonian Museum, the Carnegie Institute, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, among others.
Reinhard Reitzenstein, the Director of Undergraduate Studies, is available to address student concerns.
Please visit the Department of Art website for additional information about our faculty.