Jacquelyn Knapp

Associate Professor of Art, Art Department Coordinator
Davis Hall, Room 309
phone: 405-574-1302


Jacquelyn Knapp has served as a faculty member at USAO since 1988. She participated in the Oklahoma Arts Institute for three years and the Chautauqua Institute in New York for one year.

In addition to her work in the classroom, Knapp organizes on campus art shows including the Montmartre Chalk Art Contest and Innovations High School Art Competition. She also co-coordinates an annual tour of New York City and plans and coordinates other art-centered trips including a trip in 2010 to Italy and trips to in-state museums and other art destinations.

Knapp has been a part of art shows throughout Oklahoma, Texas and New York. Her works Synthesis and Discovered Evolution are part of the permanent collection in Griffis Sculpture Park, Ashford Hollow, New York.

She has more than 20 commissioned works in Chickasha; Lindsay; Verden; Elgin, Illinois, and Crested Butte, Colorado.

Knapp received an award of excellence from the Oklahoma Art Guild National Juried Art Show in 2003, a regent’s scholarship for the Oklahoma Arts Institute in 2002 and 1996, a competitive academic scholarship from Texas A&M University four times, in addition to multiple awards for her artwork. She also is the vice president of the Western Division of the Oklahoma Art Education Association.


  • M.F.A., Sculpture and Drawing, Texas A&M University, 1993
  • B.A., Sculpture and Drawing, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1987