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:
The 2023 Bill Barrett Faculty and the 36th Annual Undergraduate Exhibit
Jan. 20 – Feb. 24, 2023
Jurors Professor Julia Griffey and Professor Josh Johnson
This exhibit is a faculty showcase alongside the juried undergraduate photography exhibit — a celebration of our creative community. Illustrating the current work and creative research of our faculty and the excellence of our undergraduates, the diverse works exhibited foster a dynamic dialogue between the students and faculty. Jurors are professors Julia Griffey and Josh Johnson.
Opening Celebration and Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 with performance by DJ Pharaoh, Luke Demetry
Congratulations to Our Exhibiting Undergraduates:
Amalia Perez Lam
Scarlett Monique Watkins
Thank you to DJ Pharaoh, Luke Demetry: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Thank you to our sponsor, Dick Blick, for providing awards for the Undergraduate Photography Award winners.|
Jimmy Fike — Edible Plants: A Photographic Survey
Since 2007, Jimmy Fike has been creating a photographic archive depicting North America’s rich trove of wild comestible flora. He has conducted field work in 15 different states and amassed a collection of over 150 specimens. His photographic work sprung from his disillusionment with the position of landscape photography in relation to pressing threats like climate change, extinction, pollution, alienation and the loss of commons. Fike hopes the photographic survey can serve as a historical archive of botanical life during an era of extreme change and provide viewers all over the country an opportunity to feel the type of bond with their landscapes that will encourage health, engender wonder, help identify free food and, most importantly, inspire greater concern for environmental issues.
Reception and Gallery Talk with Mr. Fike: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2023
Weekend Workshop with Mr. Fike: Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 2023
Graduating Seniors/Majors 2023 Exhibit
Group exhibition showcasing the creative work of our graduating Photography Majors.
Reception and Gallery Talk with Graduates
5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2023
Sonya Revelle Exhibit
Miami-based photographer and Webster University alumna Sonya Revelle 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. Sonya also explores her personal, artistic photography with her series "Revelry + Reverie" with beautiful, color saturated images full of whit and whimsy.
Oct. 13–Nov. 24, 2023 — Andrew Richard Hara
Andrew Richard Hara’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.
Reception and Gallery Talk with graduates: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, 2023
Dec. 2023–Jan. 2024 — Beginnings 2023: Juried High School Photography Exhibit
A juried exhibit of high school photography from local and national applicants.
Interested in having your high school participate? Email us at Kgallery@webster.edu
Reception and Gallery Talk: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Jan.–Feb. 29, 2024 — 2024 Bill Barrett Faulty and 37th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibit
A Faculty Showcase alongside the Undergraduate Juried Photography Exhibit.
Undergraduates interested in participating? Email us at Kgallery@webster.edu
March 8–April 26, 2024 — Griselda San Martin
Griselda San Martin is a Spanish documentary photographer. She has documented the U.S.-Mexico border, focusing on the issues of immigration, deportation, inequality and human rights abuses through an optic of identity and belonging.
Her current focus 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 8, 2024
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.
All images appearing on this webpage are copyright of the photographers.
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