Department of Art

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Galleries

The Department of Art is located in Kiehle Visual Arts Center on the eastern edge of campus overlooking the Mississippi River. Kiehle Visual Arts Center hosts all the department's classes, four computer labs, painting and drawing studios, a large printmaking studio, sculpture and ceramics studios, photography facilities and printers, auditorium, woodshop, advanced student studios, faculty offices and a large deck with stunning views of the Mississippi River. The department also sponsors three exhibition spaces: Kiehle Gallery, which exhibits contemporary art throughout the academic year; Gallery G10 for student exhibitions; and Gallery Vault, a student-run contemporary art gallery in downtown St. Cloud.

Kiehle Art Gallery

The Kiehle Art Gallery features exhibitions that are on the cutting edge of contemporary artistic practice in the Midwest. Kiehle Gallery, located in the Kiehle Visual Arts Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University, presents seven to eight exhibitions each academic year. Exhibitions range from multimedia installations to painting, sculpture, photography, and contemporary graphic design. A free public lecture is presented with each exhibition, which is open to the St. Cloud State University community. Each year we select shows that challenge, inform, and educate students about a diverse range of artists, cultures, and artistic practices.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Matt Olson, Pamela Valfer, John Fleischer, Ute Bertog, Valerie Snobeck, and Erik Brandt.

Please contact Gallery Director Bruce Tapola for information on displaying an exhibit. The Kiehle Gallery Committee reviews proposals for exhibition from contemporary artists to show recent work in our exhibition space (1450 sq. ft) located in the Kiehle Visual Arts Center overlooking the Mississippi River. Artists are awarded a small honorarium for displaying their work and presenting a gallery talk or lecture.

Gallery Vault

Gallery Vault is a contemporary art gallery sponsored by the Department of Art at St. Cloud State University and run completely by students. Located in downtown St. Cloud, it is a highly visible storefront exhibition space that offers invaluable experience for art and art history students. Opportunities include solo and group exhibitions, curating, exhibition installation, gallery infrastructure, arts writing, and public relations. Students working with Gallery Vault gain professional experience and also have the opportunity to shape the galleries’ activities and exhibition mission. Gallery Vault is one of a handful of galleries in United States that is entirely run by undergraduate art students and has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio and in the St. Cloud Times.  

Gallery G10

Gallery G10 is a student gallery space located within Kiehle Visual Arts Center. It is a designated space within the art department for students to show their work or for faculty to coordinate exhibitions with their classes. The space allows for experimentation and exploration, often giving students their first experiences with exhibiting their work or working with site-specific installations. It is a space for emerging artists and emerging ideas.