About UB Art Galleries

three students in an art gallery around a suspended pile of clothing.

Photo: Nando Alvarez-Perez

Our Mission

At the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, we support art and ideas that are urgent and relevant to our time and place. We advance art as both inquiry and creative practice available to everyone.

Across our two locations we provide opportunities to experience and research art through our exhibitions program and collection. We are committed to presenting thought-provoking art and stimulating programs for the UB community, and the people of Buffalo.

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Our History and Architecture

1994-2000, Center for the Arts Gallery

Front entrance of the Center for the Arts.

UB Art Galleries opened in 1994 as part of the university’s brand-new Center for the Arts, which was conceived as a physical home for UB’s various art disciplines. Exhibitions in the galleries were temporary and typically featured contemporary art.

Today, the Center for the Arts is a thriving hub for the arts at UB. Learn more about the Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts was designed by Gwathmey and Siegel Associates Architects and you can read more about the CFA building

1992–2000, David Anderson Gallery

Exterior of UB Anderson Gallery.

Photo: Nando Alvarez-Perez

The building at 1 Martha Jackson Place was originally a Buffalo Public School, and later was purchased by gallerist David K. Anderson. Anderson studied business at UB and went on to work for his mother, venerated New York City gallerist Martha Jackson (1907–1969). With the intention of designing and building a gallery of his own, Anderson set about converting the school into a state-of-the-art exhibition space. The Anderson Gallery opened to the public as a commercial gallery in 1991 and operated it until 2000, when Anderson donated it to UB along with a collection of 1,200 works of art and extensive archives from the Martha Jackson and David Anderson Galleries, as well as a trust to assist with exhibition and gallery operations.

Anderson had a passion for design. He loved arches and round corners, which you can see throughout the interior of UB Anderson Gallery. He even designed his own font which you can see in use in signage today.

2000–Present, UB Art Galleries

With the gift from David Anderson in 2000 the UB Art Galleries grew into an organization with two locations and a collection of world class art. Over the years we have added to our collection and continue to deliver our exhibitions program in order to build and share a rich resource for UB students and faculty, as well as our city and region. 

Our Staff

Robert Scalise
Director
(716) 645-0568
rscalise@buffalo.edu

Lynn M. Lasota
Finance and Operations Manager 
(716) 829-5284
lmlasota@buffalo.edu

Nick Ostness
Registrar 
(716) 829-3884 
nostness@buffalo.edu

Emily Reynolds
Marketing and Communications Manager
(716) 645-0571 
eereynol@buffalo.edu

Tom Andersen
Preparator
(716) 829-3062 
tranders@buffalo.edu

Jason Seeley 
Preparator
(716) 645-2625 
jasonsee@buffalo.edu

Jim Snider 
Tech Assistant 
(716) 829-3470 
jesnider@buffalo.edu

Amanda Speicher
Office Manager 
(716) 645-0572 
amandasp@buffalo.edu

Paul Wilcox
Maintenance Supervisor
(716) 829 3666 
plwilcox@buffalo.edu

Student Employees and Interns

Mistura Ajanaku
Gallery Assistant

Benson Cai
Gallery Assistant

Brianna Canales
Gallery Assistant

Eric Huk
Gallery Assistant

Adeteju Obatola
Gallery Assistant

Meggie Wang
Gallery Assistant

Janey Zhu
Gallery Assistant

Steven Bao
Gallery Assistant

Joselyn Campoverde
Gallery Assistant

Ashley Cercone
Graduate Assistant, Cravens Collection

Malique Hyde
Gallery Assistant

Stella Oh
Curatorial Intern

Hao Ran Zhu
Gallery Assistant

Maria Barrientos
Department of Art Graduate Assistant

Susan Cao
Gallery Assistant

Tracy Cheng
Gallery Assistant

Chenyi Jiang
Gallery Assistant

Desha Renshaw
Gallery Assistant

An Jie Zheng
Gallery Assistant

Opportunities

Join Our Team

We’re not currently hiring, but check back here for updates. 

Internships

We’re dedicated to being a teaching museum and we offer internships for credit. For more information on internships at UB Art Galleries, please email ubartgalleries@buffalo.edu with a resume and indicate a department or area you’re interested in.

Work Studies and Student Assistants

We hire work studies and student assistants typically in line with academic semesters. Please email ubartgalleries@buffalo.edu for more information.