Case Western Reserve University; Yale University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Case Western Reserve University
Master of Arts in Art and Art History- Case Western Reserve University 1961-1966; Bachelor of Arts in Art- Yale University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Case Western Reserve University- 1951-1955
Fine Artist; New Media in Art; Art Education; Graduate Art Program
Frank E. Bunts is an accomplished Museum Quality Artist. He is also Professor Emeritus of the Graduate Art Program at the University of Maryland and is President and Director of V I A Art Foundation since September, 1985. Frank's artwork has appeared at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Library of Congress and has exhibited at The San Francisco Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and more. Frank was initially drawn to this field by art of the late 40's, as abstract expressionism was coming to the forefront. Frank followed his inspiration and pursued his art at a higher level. He studied at Yale University and Cleveland Institute of Art, but graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in Art in 1955. He went on to earn his MA in Art and Art History from Case Western Reserve University in 1966. In addition to his academic career, he began a military career serving two years in the U.S. Army Iron Curtain Fulda Gap in Germany from 1952 – 1954. He has had an extensive career in education having held teaching positions at Cleveland Institute of Art, University of Arkansas, and University of Maryland. Currently, Frank is doing a series of work about embedded walls where the prints of walls appear to be embedded in paper just like walls are embedded in all of us. His Flatiron studio doubles as an art gallery, and people are able to view his work in its 4,000 sq. foot space. There have been many highlights to Frank's career such as appearing on buses all over the city and being accepted into an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art. When he's not working on his art, Frank enjoys traveling, especially to Italy, and appreciating their food, art, and architecture. Otherwise, his work supporting artists through the V I A Foundation remains very important to him, as they focus on assisting people who have taken the initiative to create positive change in their communities.