Faculty

Brian Merriman

Brian Merriman

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

MA; Printmaking/Drawing, 1983, Emporia State University
BFA; Printmaking/Drawing, 1981, Emporia State University

I love seeing the ideas we share in class being realized as visible creations. I believe strongly in the connection between education and practice and enjoy seeing success in the form of student produced publications, designs, videos, and web sites.

Brian Merriman
  • Awards & Honors
    • AIGA-KC A6 Show - Award Winner, Personal/Non-Commercial Category - 2010
    • Feature Story - Kansas City Star - March 2008
    • Feature Story - Emporia (KS) Gazette - October 2006
    • Best of Show, 2004
    • Public Relations Society of America Prism Award - September 2001
    • KC-AIGA Literacy Poster Competition Winner - October 2000
    • KCDMA Ambit Award - 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004
    • Fountain Award, Business Marketing Association - 1999, 2002, 2004
    • Kansas City Litho Craftsmen, Bronze Award - May 1999
    • American Printing Awards, Silver Medal - May 1998
    • Printing Industries of America Premier Print Award - July 1997
    • Kansas City Advertising Club Omni Awards, Bronze Award - 1996
    • Honorable Mention, International Publishing Management
    • Association Awards -1995
  • Publications
    • April 2008, Plains Song Journal, Literary Magazine published by the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Photographs
    • April 2007, Plains Song Journal, Literary Magazine published by the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Photographs
    • May 2007, Spring Formal, Literary Magazine published by the Kansas City Art Institute: Photographs
  • Presentations

    Exhibits

    • April 2012, 43rd Annual Smoky Hill Art Exhibition, Hays Art Council Gallery; Hays, KS: Drawings
    • February 2012, 2012 Juried Exhibition, Midwest Center for Photography; Wichita, KS: Photographs
    • February 2011, Essential Kansas Juried Exhibition, Emporia Arts Council Gallery; Emporia, KS: Photographs
    • April 2011, Permanent Collection, Flint Hills Discovery Center; Manhattan, KS: Photographs
    • June 2011, Symphony of the Flint Hills Art Exhibition; Council Grove, KS; Alta Vista, KS: Photographs
    • April 2010, Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Art Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts; Lynchburg, VA: Drawings
    • August 2010, AIGA-Kansas City A6 Show; Kansas City, MO: Award Winner, Personal/Non-Commercial Category - Graphic Design
    • March 2009, Emporia State University, Center For Great Plains Studies, Online Gallery: Photographs
    • April 2009, Images Gallery; Kansas City, MO, Juried Exhibition: Drawings
    • April 2009, 40th Annual Smoky Hill Art Exhibition, Hays Arts Council Gallery; Hays, KS: Drawings
    • April 2008, Images Gallery; Kansas City, MO, Juried Exhibition: Drawings
    • April 2008, Krzyzanowski Studio; Kansas City, MO, One-man show: Photographs and Drawings
    • September-December 2006, Emporia Arts Council; Emporia, KS, One-man show: Photographs
    • May 2006, May 2007, May 2008, MidAmerica Nazarene University; Olathe, KS, Student/Faculty Show: Drawings
    • October 2005, Krzyzanowski Studio; Kansas City, MO, One-man show: Photographs
    • March 2005, Anderson County Historical Society; Garnett, KS, Marsh Rainbow Bridges in Kansas Presentation & Photography Exhibit
    • October 2004, Krzyzanowski Studio; Kansas City, MO, Marsh Rainbow Bridges in Kansas: Photographs
    • June 2003, Intro Gallery; Mission, KS, One-man show: Drawings
    • April 1998, Emporia State University, Faculty Show: Drawings
    • April 1983, Graduate Thesis Exhibit: Prints and Drawings
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