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Robert Knight works in photography, video, and installation. His projects examine the role of architectural space in shaping individual identity and explore contemporary social issues. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Danforth Museum of Art in Massachusetts, Jen Bekman Gallery and Light Work in New York, the LaGrange Museum in Georgia, The Bascom in North Carolina, the Houston Center for Photography in Texas, and at photography festivals in Nantes, Le Mans, and Arles, France.

Knight has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA, the Munson Museum, Utica, NY, the Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY, and the Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Light Work, Syracuse; Center for Photography, Woodstock; and numerous private collections.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Photography
Advanced Photography
Special Topics in Photography: Curating the Archive


  • Levitt Center Faculty Innovation Grant, Hamilton College, 2019, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • The Christian A. Johnson Fund for Enhanced International Understanding, Hamilton College, 2023, 2024
  • Creative Arts & Technology Grant, Hamilton College, 2020, 2021, 2024
  • Adolf and Virginia Dehn Visiting Artist, Loomis Chaffee School, 2019
  • Dietrich Inchworm Grant, Hamilton College, 2019, 2024
  • Members' Exhibition Award, College Book Art Association, University of the Arts, 2018
  • Class of 1966 Career Development Award, Hamilton College, 2016
  • Light Work Grant in Photography, Light Work, 2016
  • Hedy and Michael Fawcett Prize for Visual Art, Stone Canoe, 2016
  • Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Award, Hamilton College, 2015


Select Exhibitions

  • Thirteen Ways, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Mass., 2021
  • Transnational, Flagler Memorial Chapel, Millbrook, NY, 2018
  • Transnational, Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY, 2017
  • Transnational, The Other Side, Utica, NY, 2017
  • In God’s House, ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 2016
  • Class of 2015, Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, 2015
  • In God's House, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY, 2015
  • In God's House, Porter Butts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • Rated G, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Mass., 2013

Professional Affiliations

College Art Association
Society for Photographic Education

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art
B.A., Yale University

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