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

2016 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

May 28 – June 26, 2016
free public reception: Friday, May 27, 7-9pm; RSVP here
Henry Art Gallery

Guggenheim Fellowship for Helen O’Toole

On April 6, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Fellowships for the United States and Canada. Painting + Drawing Professor Helen O’Toole is on the list. Read more.

New Faculty Activities

Our four newest tenure-track faculty—Jason O. Germany, Aaron Flint Jamison, Adair Rounthwaite, and Michael Swaine—have been busy with developing their courses along with activities outside the classroom. Read more.

Hirata Wins 2015 Brink Award

UPDATE: Jason Hirata’s exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery as the Brink Award winner opened on March 26, 2016, and runs through June 26, 2016. He gives an artist talk on April 9 in the Henry’s Auditorium.

2016 Graduation Exhibitions

April 27 – May 7 | 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture
Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Next exhibition opens May 10. Read more.

Graduation Celebration 2016

Saturday, June 11, 9-11am
Meany Hall
Tickets required; read more

Sound Transit Public Art

The light rail station near Husky Stadium opened in March 2016, and Subterranium by Leo Saul Berk (MFA 1999) is the featured artwork there. Other alumni have created work for several Sound Transit facilities. Read more.

Apr 2016 – Director’s Notes

April is upon us, mid-terms are around the corner, and we are now well into the final quarter of the year with spring break fading in our memories. Window shades filter the welcome sunshine as I glance up to view the Quad that is abuzz with activity now that the leaves on the cherry trees have overtaken another spectacular bloom… Read more.

Alumni News – March 2016

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