Prof. Derezinski recent work & awards

Congratulations to Prof. Matt Derezinski (Visual Communications) on a variety of great exhibitions and awards!

Exhibitions in 2013

South Shore Art Center, “Photography Now”, Cohasset, Massachusetts

Associated Arts of Ocean Shores, “2013 Juried and Open Fine Art, Photography and Electronic Media Show”, Ocean Shores,Washington

Light Space & Time Online Gallery, “Nature 2013-Mixed Media & Other Category”, Jupiter, Florida (

Mystic Arts Center, “102nd Exhibition Connecticut Academy of Fine Art”, East Hampton, Connecticut

River Gallery + Exhibits, “10th Anniversary Showcase”, Chelsea, Michigan

Bruce Gallery, “Thoughts of Perception”, Edinboro, Pennsylvania(*solo show)

Light Space & Time Online Gallery, “All Photography Art Exhibition”, Jupiter, Florida (

Awards (2013)

Honorable Mention, Nature 2013 – MixedMedia & Other Category at

Special Recognition, 15th All Media Juried Online Interantional Art Exhibition at (

Best of Show, Associated Arts of Ocean Shores, “2013 Juried and Open Fine Art,
Photography and Electronic Media Show”
, Ocean Shores, Washington

Freelance work (2013)

Designed a patch for Boy Scouts of America, Kansas City chapter for Klondike Derby.

BFA Vis Comm Portfolio Exhibition Monday, May 6!

Vis Comm 2
Photo Credit:  Matt Derezinski

Please join us Monday, May 6th, 6:00 p.m., in the University Art Gallery (OP 1114) for the BFA Vis Comm portfolio exhibition.  It's a great chance to see the graphic design work of seniors graduating with the BFA Vis Comm degree and to talk with them about their work.  As always, gallery events are free and open to the public.  Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to the great designers who will be exhibiting: 

Ashley Buhmann, Tracy Cheung, Linh Doa, Andrew Doering, Corey Felter, Rebecca
Greiner, Wesley Harbison, Ryan Haskins, Kristin Henry, Anne Kramer, Shelby Maggart, Duy Pham,
and Alyssa Vannoy

Vis Comm

Art Awards!

Photo II

This afternoon, the Art Department held its annual Art Awards Ceremony.  We are happy to honor the following talented students who have been recognized by the Art faculty for various achievements.  Congratulations to each and all!

The following students have received academic awards: 

Outstanding Student, BA Art:  Katelyn Brewer

Outstanding Student, BFA Studio:  Jonathan Moeller

Outstanding Student, BFA Visual Communications:  Wesley Harbison

Art Department Service Award:  Ashley Buhmann

The following students have received art-related scholarships from the Truman State University Foundation.  The Department would like to thank all the generous donors, some of whom are retired faculty or alumni from the Art Department, who have made these scholarships possible.

Paul Talley & Matt Johnson Memorial Scholarship: Carley Robinson & Allison Behm

William Unger Memorial Scholarship: Kat Klebenow

Jean Kraus Memorial Scholarship: Shelby Seaman

Juanita McGuire Jamison Memorial Art Scholarship: Emily Pulley

Hearst Fine Arts (Art) Scholarship:  Mikki Nunnikoven, Alex Eickhoff, Melissa Aholt

William R. Murray Art Scholarship: Emily Pulley

William & Heddi Unger Art History Scholarship: Azure Stevens

George & Stacey McGuire Scholarship: Amanda Aichholz

Bracey Cornett Memorial Scholarship: Kelsey Schmidt

The following students will receive Departmental Honors at graduation:

Kristin Henry, Lona Moody, Lauren Thomaczek, and Jake Wittrock

The following students have been selected to receive the Department’s Returning Student Scholarships:

Olivia Brady, Kayla Busby, Stephanie Dunn, Mason Einspahr, Jonathon Gamache, April Johnston, Derek Jones, Jessica DiMariano, Emma Roeder, and, Jessica Zilch

Heartiest congratulations, again, to each and all!

(Some of the award winners, all of whom were good sports, jump in honor of photographer Philippe Halsman's famous "Jump" portraits).