Kendall Buster


Graduate Director

Department of Sculpture + Extended Media

Kendall Buster is a professor of Sculpture + Extended Media. Equally inspired by the monumental and the microscopic, her large-scale sculptures operate as scale models for imaginary places and converse with the particulars of existing built spaces. Her work, informed at once by the built environment and by biological morphologies, has been exhibited in numerous venues nationally and internationally, including such venues as the Hirshhorn Museum and Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C., Artist’s Space and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City, the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, the Haggerty Museum in Milwaukee, the Boise Art Museum in Boise, Idaho, Suyama Space in Seattle, Washington, SCAD Museum in Savannah, the Bahnhof Westend in Berlin, and the KZNSA Gallery in Durban, South Africa. Buster was interviewed by Neda Ulaby on NPR’s Morning Edition as part of a series on art and science and in 2005 was the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in the Arts. She earned her MFA in sculpture from Yale University and participating in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Studio Program in New York City. She also earned her BFA degree from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington D.C., and a BS degree in medical technology from the University of Alabama.