Al Caniff

Al Caniff
Professor of Art
B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., Western Michigan University;
Ed.M., Nazareth College,
Ph.D., Canbourne University.
(970) 943-3083
Office Location: 
Quigley Hall 234
Art Department
Honors Program
Academic Program: 
Art Education
Art Program
Three-dimensional Art: Ceramics
Three-dimensional Art: Jewelry
Three-dimensional Art: Sculpture


  • Western State College
    • 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, MI
    • Professor of Art
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
    • Assistant Professor (part-time)
  • Union Institute Doctoral Program, Cincinnati, OH
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Professional Artist


  • M.F.A. Western Michigan University
  • M.E. Nazareth College
  • M.A. Western Michigan University
  • B.F.A. Western Michigan University
  • A.A. Glen Oaks Community College

Professional Associations:

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


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

Campus Contributions:

  • Served as chair and member of several standing committees
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