The Division of Art offers a diverse education in the visual arts. Each major in the SoA+AH+D is designed to allow students to develop their intellectual and creative strength, and plan for future careers in the visual arts.

Current News

RRF + Exhibit for Zhi Lin

In January 2016, Painting + Drawing Professor Zhi Lin was awarded a Royalty Research Fund Scholar grant to support his project titled β€œIn Search of Lost History in the 19th Century: Chinese American in Puget Sound.” He spent portions of spring quarter traveling to specific venues of historical riots against Chinese… Read more

Kudos for Barbara Earl Thomas

Barbara Earl Thomas (BFA 1973, MFA 1977) has been a well-known artist, writer, and arts administrator in the Seattle area for a long time, but 2016 appears to be her year for special recognition. Read more

Multiplying Mediums

Summer quarter 2016 is seeing a first-time collaboration between the University of Washington Department of English and the Division of Art in the School of Art + Art History + Design. It is a six-week colloquium, titled Multiplying Mediums, for students who have just completed their first year of graduate school… Read more

2016 Graduation + Teaching Awards

We have a Dean’s Medalist β€” Tzyy Yi (Amy ) Young β€” as well as nine other students who received Graduating with Excellence or Teaching with Excellence Awards. Read more.

Alumni News – May 2016

A listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during May. Read more.

2016 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

May 28 – June 26, 2016
Henry Art Gallery
Read more and read a UW Today article about the show

NW Art Now @ TAM

This exhibition is the Tacoma Art Museum’s most recent survey of regional contemporary art. Six of the twenty-four artists included are School alumni. The exhibition will be on view through September 4. Read more

2016 Graduation Exhibitions

June 8 – 18 | Design Show | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Professional + Alumni Night: Thursday, June 9, 5-8pm RSVP
Friends + Family (and Public) Night: Friday, June 10, 5-8pm RSVP

Creative Capital Awards

We count three alumni and one faculty member who have received Creative Capital Awards with the most recent being this year. Read more.