Kent Knowles

Foundation studies professor


  • B.F.A., painting, SCAD, 1997
  • M.F.A., painting and drawing, University of Georgia, 2006


Author/illustrator, "Lucius and the Storm" (Red Cygnet Press, 2007)


Member, High Museum of Art; president, Wormwood Studios Inc.; founder, Order of the Open Hand

Publications and Presentations

  • Advertisement for SCAD, Delta Sky Magazine, 2010
  • Cover piece for Midtown Beacon, 2010
  • "The many faces of Kent Knowles," SCAD Connector, 2009
  • Cover piece, marquee, Athens-Banner Herald, 2004
  • Reviews of the Southeast, ART PAPERS magazine, 2001

Kent Knowles (B.F.A. painting) has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the Southeast. As the son of a U.S. Air Force chaplain, Knowles grew up traveling around the world, including high school years spent in Europe where he was introduced to the figurative and allegorical paintings of the Old Masters.

Knowles became the SCAD Atlanta associate dean of fine arts and foundation studies after teaching in the foundation studies department for nearly 10 years. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from SCAD. 

Knowles lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.