Photography Gallery

Established in 1988, The Kooyumjian Gallery is a nonprofit gallery dedicated to photography and media arts. The Gallery is dedicated to showing a wide range of photographic works by student, local, national and international photographers. Newly remodeled and expanded as part of the School of Communications Sverdrup west wing renovations, the new cutting-edge gallery space opened in the fall of 2022. The Kooyumjian Gallery provides a formal gallery space for presenting exhibitions and we are dedicated to fostering and exhibiting professional and student works.

The Gallery and Gallery events are free and open to the public.

Now on Exhibit:
Sonya Revell: Revelry + Reverie

Aug. 21 – Oct. 4

Person in white with yellow and blue striped jacket and brown fedora hat holding sun umbrella clings to wall with open hexagons
Latinx person in pink minidress with full beard and hair bonnet stands holding white and blue baby carriage in front of mid-modern building.
Highly stylized portrait using oversaturated colors green, pink and yellow with woman wearing pineapple glasses standing in front of multicolored wavy background.

Opening Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 8

Miami-based photographer and Webster University alumna Sonya Revell creates vibrant imagery that emerges from her delightful daydreams of dazzling candy colors and connects closely with complex and compelling characters. Her corporate client list includes: Luxe Interiors, Wine Spectator, Forbes Magazine and American Airlines. Revell also explores her personal, artistic photography with her series "Revelry + Reverie" with beautiful, color saturated images full of whit and whimsy.

Join Us!

Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Ms. Revell: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 with performance by DJ Pharaoh

Upcoming Exhibitions

Andrew Richard Hara

Andrew Richard Hara: Light & Darkness

Andrew Richard Hara

Andrew Richard Hara is a National Geographic visual media specialist based in Hawaii with focus in photography, videography and content strategy. Andrew's photography is relentless in the pursuit of capturing distinctive images of planet Earth. Marked by a strong play of forces between environment and human-made structures, his work is grounded in beauty and yet inextricably linked to the contemporary influences of technology. His photographs focus on the contrast of light and darkness, inviting the viewer to inhabit the indescribable, visceral presence between objects and moments.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Mr. Hara: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13

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Beginnings: 2023 Juried High School Photography Exhibition

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A juried exhibit of high school photography from local and national applicants.
Interested in having your high school participate? Email us at

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Jurors: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1

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2024 Bill Barrett Faculty and 37th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibit

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A Faculty Showcase alongside the Undergraduate Juried Photography Exhibit.

Undergraduates interested in participating? Email us at

Opening Celebration and Awards Ceremony: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, 2024

Painting for the upcoming exhibit by Griselda San Martin.

Griselda San Martin: Alternative Perspectives

Painting for the upcoming exhibit by Griselda San Martin.

Spanish documentary photographer Griselda San Martin has focused on the issues of immigration, deportation, inequality and human rights abuses at the U.S.-Mexico border through an optic of identity and belonging. Her current emphasis is on the growing Hispanic community in the United States and the sociopolitical implications of reactionary narratives depicting immigrants and ethnic minorities. Her work explores the transnational life and practices that link individuals, families and social networks across political boundaries. San Martin’s work challenges popular assumptions about immigrants and offers an alternative perspective — a marginalized community demonstrating resilience and resourcefulness amidst trying situations.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Ms. San Martin: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024


people examine colorful photograhs in a neutrally colored gallery

Architectural rendering of the Kooyumjian Gallery

West wing entrance to Sverdrup building

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West wing entrance to Sverdrup building

School of Communications, Sverdrup Building Second Floor
Campus Map (Building 27)

8300 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Street parking available or campus lots H and D

Open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Supported by the Missouri Arts Council

Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. The Missouri Arts Council supports the arts that strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our state.

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