Art Students Make Outstanding Achievements

Kristi Galloway
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College of Arts & Science

Two students from the art department have reached impressive professional milestones in their fields.

Kyle Bader, an MFA candidate, will be doing his summer residency in painting at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, a competitive and respected program. Bader currently teaches Drawing I as a graduate teaching assistant and his painting is on display during the spring 2015 semester at the J. Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. This residency will give Bader the opportunity to grow as an artist and refine his talent.

Drew Nikonowicz, an undergraduate art student, received the first place 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize. More than 800 portfolios were submitted for the contest. As the winner, Nikonowicz will receive a cash prize and a solo show at the Aperture Foundation Gallery in New York City for his portfolio This World and Others Like It. For the complete Aperture announcement, pictures of Nikonowicz’s portfolio, and a link to the artist's website, visit

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