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Professor of Art


  • M.F.A., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., Duke University

Teaching Specialties

  • Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture

Research Interests

  • Sculpture and Installation


John Salvest's mixed-media objects and installations have been shown throughout the United States, including one-person exhibitions at Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN; and Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR.

Salvest is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1991 and 1993 and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1998. He has also completed permanent public art projects for the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. His work has been reviewed and featured in publications such as Art in America, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Sculpture, Art Papers and The New Art Examiner. His work is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York; Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami; and Rudolph Projects, Houston.

John Salvest

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3050
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Art Annex
Room: 107

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday 7:00a - 8:00a, 5:00p - 6:00p.