School of Art

The School of Art at Kent State University is proud to announce the hire of new Director, Marie Bukowski.  Bukowski comes to Kent State from the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she served as Director for four years.

The Kent State art community comes together to create an exhibit and silent auction to support Planned Parenthood.

Nikki Couppee, M.F.A. alumna in Jewelry/Metals/Enameling '11, has a solo exhibition titled Lucent at Cincinnati's Ombre Gallery from June 8 - July 16, 2017.  Couppee examines questions of authenticity and status in her jewelry making. “I seek to create opulent jewelry that is reminiscent of royal jewelry but made out of quotidian materials instead of precious gems and metals,” she says.

International Print Center New York (IPCNY) recently announced the fifty-sixth presentation of its New Prints Program, a biannual, juried open call for prints. Undergraduate student in Print Media and Photography, McKinzie Trotta, was accepted into this exhibition with her print titled “Half Night,” which was created in professor Breanne Trammell’s silkscreen course this past semester.

Darice Polo, Associate Professor in Drawing, has been selected to produce artwork for the SPACES Gallery in Cleveland for The First 100+ Days, an exhibition where artists respond to Trump's immigration policy.  The exhibition will be on display from May 3 - June 30, 2017.

The new ARTshop serves as an entrepreneurial laboratory for School of Art students to display and to learn about promoting their artwork.

The new ARTshop serves as an entrepreneurial laboratory for School of Art students to display and to learn about promoting their artwork.

On April 14, 2017 the School of Art hosted the Scholarship Award Ceremony where undergraduate and graduate students received tens of thousands of dollars in funds for tuition, travel study and artist residencies.  Thank you to all the donors who made this possible!

First Year Scholarship    
$1,000    Melissa Jose    
$1,000    Jenna Miley    
$1,000    Emma Werley    

Every year, Kent State University invites an exciting array of visiting artists to speak at the School of Art. This year, the summer workshop program, Kent Blossom Art, will include nine national artists who will give talks about their work for free at the Center for the Visual Arts, located at 325 Terrace Drive in Kent, Ohio.  All lectures are open to the public and take place in room 165 starting at 6:00 p.m.  The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, May 18 - Karyn Olivier (Sculpture)

The fourth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held on March 21, 2017 at Kent State University and boasted the largest turnout yet, with nearly 250 students presenting their work.  The School of Art is proud to announce that Mycala Nichols, senior B.F.A. student in the Jewelry/Metals/Enameling program, received a first place award and a $200 cash prize for her presentation and research on 3D printing in the Art and Fashion category.