Create, innovate, communicate
As a visual artist, you create, innovate, and communicate. You share beauty, you share experiences, you share thoughts and feelings that help people to connect. In the College of Arts and Architecture, we’ll help you hone your skills, nurture your creativity, and prepare you for the next step.
View your education as an opportunity to explore...get weird and fail a few times – it’s a great way to learn.
Colleen WadeB.Des. in Graphic Design 2019
Soon after graduating, Colleen Wade landed her dream job at Burton Snowboards, where she is a production designer. She credits her Penn State education with preparing her well for this position, which has given her the opportunity to combine her passion for snowboarding and love of design.
Galleries, Studios & Workshops
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Associate Professor of Art
Brian Alfred received a B.F.A. from Penn State in 1997, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1999. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in locations ranging from New York City to Tokyo to London, as well as group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He is the host of the podcast “Sound and Vision,” featuring conversations with contemporary artists, which recently celebrated its 200th episode. His work is in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Denver Art Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.
Palmer Museum Community Day: Exploring Art and AbstractionPalmer Museum of Art, Christoffers Lobby, 100
News from A&A
New Roberto Lugo exhibition pays tribute to Penn State mentors
In a testament to the power of mentorship, Penn State School of Visual Arts alumnus and nationally known ceramicist Roberto Lugo is dedicating part of his current exhibition at Grounds
Interactive art installation highlights power of interdisciplinary collaboration
Graphic design students recognized with 29 Graphis awards, honorable mentions
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Twenty-nine designs by Stuckeman School graphic design students were recognized at the 2022 Graphis New Talent Annual Awards competition. The Graphis New Talent Awards honor awardeesRead More