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2015 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

Henry Art Gallery
May 23 – June 22, 2015
reception: Friday, May 22, 7-9pm
Please RSVP for the reception

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LinkedIn Ranks UW in Top 5 for Design

LinkedIn Ranks UW in Top 5 for Graduate Design, March 2015UPDATE: In March 2015, LinkedIn published rankings of graduate schools for design. We once again made the top five. Read more about their ranking process here.

In case you missed our February 2015 article about what makes our undergraduate and graduate alumni special to employers, read it here. Read more…


Freshman President’s Medalist

Viviane Poulain is only in her second year at the University of Washington, yet she did so well her first year that she was named the 2013-2014 Freshman President’s Medalist. The sophomore is planning to pursue a BFA in the Painting + Drawing Program, but her interests are wide-ranging, including computer science, writing, mathematics, and webcomics. Read about her in this Undergraduate Academic Affairs post.


Of a Feather: Artists, Birds and the Northwest

The White River Valley Museum in Auburn opened Of a Feather: Artists, Birds and the Northwest on January 14, 2015. The show was curated by Kenneth Greg Watson (BA 1979). Included in the exhibition is work by two emeritus faculty—Bill Holm and Michael Spafford—as well as work by several alumni: Carl Chew (MFA 1975), Patty Detzer (BFA 1974, 1977), Nadine Kariya (BFA 1973), Philip McCracken (BFA 1954), Glenn Rudolph (BFA 1968), and Cynthia Toops (BFA 1983).

This exhibition remains up through June 7, 2015. More information is here.


Kollar American Art Lecture – Kenneth Haltman

Room 201, Gowen Hall
7pm | Wednesday, May 13, 2015
RSVP using Register button here

The Division of Art History is pleased to host Kenneth Haltman, who is the H. Russell Pitman Professor of Art History at The University of Oklahoma. This event is one of the Allan and Mary Kollar Lectures on American Art and Artists. Read more…


2015 Graduation Exhibitions

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery once again host a series of exhibitions featuring work by Division of Art and Division of Design students who are graduating. Below is a summary of this year’s shows. Read more…


Our First Windgate Fellow

Ellen Dick, from the 3D4M Program, winner of a 2015 Windgate FellowshipThe Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, NC, announced the winners of the 2015 Windgate Fellowship Awards on April 24, 2015. Among the recipients is Ellen Dick, a student from our 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program, who will graduate in June. At $15,000, this is one of the largest awards in the nation given to art students. Read more…


Khullar Publishes First Book

Cover of Worldly Affiliations, a book by Sonal KhullarArt History Professor Sonal Khullar debuts her first book in May 2015. The title is Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, and it is published by University of California Press. Learn more about the book here.

She will discuss the book at 4pm on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in room 317 of the Art Building. A reception will follow.

Homepage spotlight image: detail of book cover, which is part of a painting by Bhupen Khakhar.


Another Bonderman Travel Fellow

Matt Bell, from the Photomedia Program, winner of a 2015 Bonderman Travel Fellowship; photo by Leena JoshiBonderman Fellows have to travel. It is a requirement of the award. More than 200 UW students have benefited from the experiences afforded by this unique fellowship since it began in 1995, and among them have been several from the SoA+AH+D.

In 2015, we congratulate Matt Bell, who is graduating with a Photomedia BFA degree. His travel objectives on the Bonderman website say: Read more…


Factory Picnic

Join Scott Lawrimore, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, for a lively, informal research and development group exploring the issues raised by Factory programs and exhibitions. Formal readings, special presentations, screenings, and activities allow students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to share and discuss ideas about labor, leisure, education, and art production.

This event is free, BYOBB (bring your own brown bag), open to the public, and happens most Wednesdays at noon. Check the calendar around holidays and quarter breaks for possible cancellations.


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