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:
Look Away: 2023 Senior Show
May 5 – July 14, 2023
A culmination of their undergraduate journey, this exhibit illustrates the confidence in which the graduates use visual language, their creative identity and self-expression. Giving us an understanding of their personal perceptions, the exhibitors have created alluring visuals, critical narratives and intimate explorations of their world.
Opening Celebration and Artist Talk with the Graduates
5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2023
with a Sideshow presentation from Animators Kaitlin Miller and Ashley Ulbricht and the 2023 Animation Senior Overview
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.
Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Ms. Revell: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8
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
Beginnings: 2023 Juried High School Photography Exhibition
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
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Jurors: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1
2024 Bill Barrett Faculty 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
Opening Celebration and Awards Ceremony: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, 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 1, 2024
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.
All images appearing on this webpage are copyright of the photographers.
Highlights from the Kooyumjian Gallery
Construction Completed on Second Floor of Sverdrup
August 18, 2022
Sverdrup Construction Update - July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022