Faculty and Staff

Brett Kallusky

Brett Kallusky

Brett Kallusky

Office: 172 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-4315



  • MFA: Cranbrook Academy of Art (2005)
  • BFA: University Wisconsin River Falls (1998)
  • Penland School of Crafts (1997, 1998-99)

Artist Statement:

Brett Kallusky is a photographic artist examining mans’ relationship with the landscape. Socio-economic, environmental, and consumer impact issues in the American west/southwest are the focus of recent studies.

He works with a broad range of lens-based equipment from the 8 x 10 view camera utilizing sheet film through DSLR’s to the iPhone X. The scale of prints produced by the artist in his studio, be they gelatin silver or archival pigment prints are crafted with perception of the viewer in mind, from contact prints to 40 x 50 inches.


  • Alternative Process Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Printmaking
  • Film Photography
  • Large Format Photography
  • Lighting
  • Post Production

Courses Taught:

  • Art 121 2D Design Foundation
  • Art 235 Introduction to Photography
  • Art 335 Studio Photography
  • Art 379 Art Internship

Professional Activities:

Recent Outreach:

  • SPE (Society for Photographic Education) National Portfolio Reviewer (2012-2018)
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Panelist, Photography (2013-2015)
  • Visiting Artist: Minneapolis Photo Center (2016), Grandview University (2015), Anoka Ramsey Community College (2014)

Recent Exhibitions (Selected):

  • Overlook/Sugar Street (solo), Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN (2018)
  • Particularities (group), Gallery 71, Minneapolis, MN (2017)
  • Art of Teaching: Concordia University Photography Biennial (group), St. Paul, MN (2016)
  • Line of Communication (solo), Grandview University, Des Moines, IA (2015)
  • Line of Communication (solo), Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI (2015)


  • UWRF Faculty and Teaching Academic Staff Professional Development (2012-2018)
  • Minnesota State Arts Board, Artists Initiative Grant, Photography (2009, 2013)
  • Miguel Vinciguerra Fulbright, Italy (2006)
  • Fulbright Travel Grant, Italy (2006)