Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Kreft Art Gallery will be closed through April 13.

Dong Kyu Kim, “The Stranger in Heaven”

January 28 – February 23
Kreft Center Gallery
Reception for the Artist: Thursday, February 13, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.

Dong Kyu Kim is an artist and fashion designer whose mixed media works are constructed of paper receipts and tickets and sewn by hand. His work is inspired by Jogakbo, the traditional Korean craft of patching together scraps of fabric. His work asks questions about the impact of American capitalism on one’s values, and what motivates a person to want more and more. It is an examination of the roots of our desires, and how we determine value. Kim has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and in Korea. Born and raised in South Korea, Kim received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design and has worked for nearly 20 years as a fashion designer in Korea, China, Mexico, and the United States. He currently lives in Fort Lee, NJ.

The gallery is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday – Friday | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2020 Kreft Juried Exhibition: “Reconciliation”

March 5 – April 12
Kreft Center Gallery
Reception for the Artists: Thursday, March 5, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Works in a variety of media selected by a guest curator.

The gallery is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday – Friday | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kreft Gallery features

  • The gallery is conveniently located just east of the Box Office and serves as the entrance to the Black Box Theater
  • Entry to the gallery is through a door in the floor-to-ceiling glass wall which opens onto the main hallway in the Kreft Center for the Arts, making exhibitions visible even when the gallery is closed
  • Security is provided by trained student docents
  • Gallery space is reconfigurable with 4’ X 8” kiosks, and pedestals with plexiglas vitrines
  • Overhead, color-balanced track lighting illuminates the space
  • The gallery is also used as the backdrop for the senior recitals of music majors as well as other university events