Kati Toivanen

Interim Dean, Professor, Studio Art

Office: Fine Arts, 107
Ph: 816-235-6203
Email: toivanenk@umkc.edu


As Interim Dean, Kati Toivanen oversees faculty, staff, students, and academic affairs in the 16 departments that make up the College of Arts and Sciences. In her creative research, Professor Toivanen explores personal history and narrative through imagery, objects and installations. She often incorporates elements of play and games into her artworks. She spends her spare time training for her next marathon.


Foundation Digital Design, Creative Project Development, Senior Seminar and Anchor 320: Visual Culture and Civic Engagement.

Academic credentials

M.F.A. in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Recently, her studio practice has expanded to include public art projects.

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