Department of Art and Design

Faculty and Staff


Kat Myers

Department Chairperson
Professor, Metals/Jewelry
MFA, Miami University of Oxford, Ohio
Office: 32 Garwood Hall
Phone: (309) 298-1549

About the Artist

Kat Myers is a Professor of Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Western Illinois University. She came to WIU after earning an MFA from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. She has a BFA and a MA from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She teaches Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, 3-D Design and Introduction to Art.

Professor Myers work focuses on sheet construction and forming but often incorporates many other processes including casting, stone setting, and a variety of surface techniques. She has a strong interest in movement, visual or actual, and the contrast between the soft organic forms of nature and the hard geometric forms made by man. Kat Myers' work can be found in private and public collections and she is frequently involved in a variety of commission requests. She designed and crafted WIU’s Ceremonial Mace in collaboration with wood artist, Western alumnus and Emeritus Professor Kenneth B. Epperson.