Kent Anderson Butler, MFA

Director of Visual Art
Professor, Department of Art and Design
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3567
Office Location: Building One, Room 231
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Kent Anderson Butler, MFA, is a Los Angeles-based artist working in a variety of mediums including video installation, performance, and photography. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the International Biennial of Contemporary Art (Venezuela), Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles), the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Fringe Exhibitions (Los Angeles), Orange County Museum of Art, Cave Gallery (Brooklyn, New York), Photo Miami, Track 16 Gallery (Santa Monica), Carl Berg Projects (West Hollywood), Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California), and Hunter College (New York). He also has video work in the video art libraries at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn and at Fringe Exhibitions. In January 2012, The Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona presented a diverse exhibition featuring 10 years of Butler’s work. The exhibition, titled Embodied, was a selection of video works, still documentation, and photography that the artist uses to explore his own body through mental and spiritual phenomena such as pain, pleasure, struggle, redemption, and restoration. At APU, he teaches all levels of photography courses and new genre art forms in the undergraduate program and in graduate courses in the MFA program.

Artist’s Work


  • MFA, Creative Photography, California State University, Fullerton
  • B.S., Studio Art (Emphasis in Film and Video Art), Biola University

Academic Areas

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of Music and the Arts)
    • Department of Art and Design
  • College of Music and the Arts


  • Installation Art
  • Performance Art
  • Photography
  • Video Art

Courses Taught

  • ART 250 – Photography I
  • ART 260 – Photography II
  • ART 225 – New Genre Art Forms I
  • ART 360 – Photography III
  • ART 460 – Photography IV
  • ART 465 – Photographic Processes
  • ART 501 – Integration: Theory and Practice I
  • ART 610 – Critical Issues in Art III