Kendall Buster

Professor MFA Yale School of Art BFA Corcoran School of Art Kendall Buster first studied microbiology and received a BS degree in Medical Technology before pursuing an education in art. She earned a BFA degree from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University as well as participating in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Studio Program in New York City. Her large-scale “biological architecture” projects have been exhibited in numerous venues nationally and internationally including the Hirshhorn Museum and the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC, Artist’s Space and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City, the Haggerty Museum in Milwaukee, the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, the Bahnhof Westend in Berlin, and the KZNSA Gallery in Durban, South Africa. Her work also includes commissions for the DC Convention Center and Wilmer Cutler Hale in Washington, DC, Markel Corporation and Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, VA, and the Science Center at The Episcopal School in Alexandria, Virginia, as well as a roof-top sculpture at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. She is currently developing projects for the Agave Branch Library in Phoenix, Arizona and for the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. Buster was recently interviewed by Neda Ulaby on NPR’s Morning Edition as part of a series on art and science and was the recipient of a 2005 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in the Arts. She currently lives and works in Richmond Virginia and teaches in the Department of Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University. kendallbuster.com

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