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Al Caniff

Al Caniff

Professor of Art


Ph.D., Canbourne University Ed.M., Nazareth College M.A., MFA, Western Michigan University BFA, Western Michigan University A.A., Glen Oaks Community College





  • Western Colorado University
    • Professor of Art
    • Chair of the Art Department
    • Gallery Director
  • Nazareth College, Michigan
    • Professor of Art
    • Chair of Fine Arts
    • Gallery Director
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
    • Professor of Art
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo
    • Assistant Professor (part-time)
  • Union Institute Doctoral Program, Cincinnati
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Professional Artist

Professional Associations

  • Michigan Potters Guild
  • National Art Educators
  • Michigan Art Educators


  • Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison
  • Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo
  • ARSC Traveling Show (Art Resources of Southern Colorado)
  • Carnegie Center for the Arts Area Show, Three Rivers, Mich.
  • Art Faculty Show, Western Michigan University
  • One Man Show, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
  • Personal Imagery, Goodman Theatre Studio, Chicago
  • Exhuming: One Man Show, Kalamazoo
  • Crosscurrents: Contemporary Approaches to Clay, Henderson, Ky.
  • Ceramic and Sculpture Exhibition: River Falls, Wis.
  • Pacesetters, Concord, N.H.
  • Jackson Area Art Show, Jackson, Mich.
  • Additional Exhibitions over a 35-year period

Campus Contributions

  • Served as chair and member of several standing committees

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