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Students in our programs study visual art as practice-based creative research. We offer courses that develop artistic self-sufficiency and that prepare students for careers in education, the community, and in museums.  Courses also develop skills in the critical analysis of art objects and visual culture in a variety of historical, geopolitical, and cultural contexts. Our graduates are equipped with the overlapping technical, research and interpretive skills that professional art practices demand.


Announcements and Events

  • Instructor Dick Averns is curator of an exhibition addressing mental wellness at the Nickle Galleries: Richard Boulet - RAGE HOPE, October 6 to December 16.  Mounted in conjunction with SPARK Disability Arts Festival, the exhibition features a number of events including an exhibition opening, an artist tour, a panel discussion and workshops and a reception.
  • The Department of Art is thrilled to congratulate our 2017 M.F.A. graduates
    Morgan Campbell, Ziya Lin, Nurgul Rodriguez and Elmira Sarreshtedari's group exhibit, Embodied, is at the Nickle Galleries from August 11 to September 24 (reception September 14, 5 - 8p.m.). 
    Brandon Hearty's
    exhibit, Chaotic/Neutral, is presented at EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society from August 15 to September 5 (reception August 31, 6-8p.m.).
    Greg Robb's exhibition, Urban Salvage Sculpture, is at the Little Gallery in the Department of Art from August 7 until September 1 (reception August 24 from 4:30-6:30p.m.).
  • MFA student Diana Ohiozebau participated in the annual Saskatchewan Art Competition/Exhibition in Saskatoon (Aug. 8 - 13, 2017) and her painting Immigration came 3rd place. The painting expresses Canada’s open arms to other nations of the world and how it has over the years received people from diverse cultures and nationalities
  • Congratulations to Dick Averns whose project for The City of Calgary Public Art Program has received the Public Art & Social Practice Workshop Series award.  The $50,000 award will help make Avern’s project, “Recognition…Validation…Reassurance: Art and Mental Wellness”, a reality in a public space where members of the community can create their own framework for exploring and narrating personal experiences to improve both personal and collective mental health.

Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
October 20, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Date & Time:
November 3, 2017 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Date & Time:
November 6, 2017 - 8:30 am to November 9, 2017 - 4:30 pm

Faculty and Student Exhibitions in Calgary and Around the World

  • Tia Halliday is part of a group show at the Herringer Kiss Gallery until April 1. Halliday, an instructor in the Department of Art, will be showcasing a variety of process-based paper collage works, performed collages and large-scale aluminum pieces.