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Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Kyle Butler Featured in Buffalo Business First Article

By September 1, 2021Fine Arts

Kyle Butler, an assistant professor in Villa Maria’s Fine Arts program, recently sat down with Buffalo Business First to discuss creativity in business. Assistant Professor Butler specifically commented on the ways in which he avoids creative ruts.

“The first step is usually just to start something, give it some time and go from there, according to Kyle Butler, a Buffalo artist for 11 years.

Try coming up with a new version of an idea you’ve already established and entertain notions that perhaps have been jotted down or dismissed in the past.

One of them will likely develop into something more robust,” said Butler, who also teaches art at Villa Maria College.

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Butler has had solo exhibitions at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, the Nina Freudenheim Gallery, and the Buffalo Art Studio among others. He has been included in exhibitions at The Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, is a 2016 Franklin Furnace Fund grant co-recipient, was part of a featured exhibition of performance art at Nuit Blanche Toronto in 2014, was in the Beyond/In Western New York exhibition in 2010. He was represented by the Nina Freudenheim Gallery until Freudenheim’s passing in 2020.

He has been featured in New American Paintings (2010), and is in collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center and numerous private collections. Butler co-curated the Amid/In WNY exhibition series at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (2015/16), curated and taught at Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, an art center that facilitates adults with developmental disabilities in realizing creative projects. Originally from Michigan, he now lives in Buffalo, NY and is an Assistant Professor at Villa Maria College.

Learn more about Villa Maria’s Fine Arts program here: