Bruce J. West


Art and Design

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Art and Design
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



MFA, 1978, Pennsylvania State University


  • Art 255 Photography I
  • Art 354 Medium Format Photography
  • Art 356 Color Photography
  • Art 358 Studio Photography
  • Art 407 Art Internship
  • Art 455 Advanced Photography Seminar

Research and professional interests

  • Photography
  • Documentary studies
  • Art and religion

Awards and honors

Selected awards

  • Sabbatical leave, Missouri State University, 2009-10
  • First Place Photography Award, "Slow Exposures" Juried Exhibition, 2008
  • Faculty Research Grant, Missouri State University, 2008
  • Samuel O. King Award, Springfield Art Museum, 2006
  • Summer Research Fellowship Grant, Missouri State University, 2006
  • Summer Research Fellowship Grant, Missouri State University, 2003

Selected recent exhibitions

  • "The God Factor Project," Mosteiro Sao Martinho De Tibaes, Braga, Portugal, 2012
  •  "New Acquisitions," Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, La., 2012
  • "Take Time to Appreciate: Photographs of Mrs. LV Hull and Reverend HD Dennis," Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, Miss., 2010-11
  • "The Mississippi Story," permanent installation, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Miss.


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