Deity Humanity Materiality by Ding Jin

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Strange Coupling

Submitted on March 3, 2019 - 2:14pm

Strange Coupling has been a student-run tradition in the School's Division of Art since 2002. It brings together the UW and the greater Seattle art community by pairing students with professional artists for a collaborative project. Strange Coupling creates opportunities for mentorship, allows space for experimentation, and challenges participants to work with a creative partner whose practice differs from their own.

Auctions + Pairing Announcements

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • 6–8:30pm
  • Jacob Lawrence Gallery

A live auction of artwork by faculty and past Strange Coupling participants begins at 7pm. The silent auction closes at 8pm and then the pairing announcements begin. All proceeds from the auctions directly support the collaborative projects of the couples.

Participating Artists

  • Andualem Wolde
  • Ben Gale-Schreck (MFA 2016)
  • Cicelia Ross-Gotta (MFA 2017)
  • Devon Hale (BFA 2009)
  • Kristen Ramirez (MFA 2004)
  • Philippe Hyojung Kim
  • Sol Hashemi (BFA 2009)
  • Taylor Hanigosky

Participating Students

  • Elizabeth Calvillo (Photo/Media and International Studies, 2020)
  • Eurie Dessie (Communications and Comparative History of Ideas, DXARTS minor, 2019)
  • Jacob Nordberg (3D4M, 2020)
  • Jolynn Hsieh (Photo/Media and Comparative History of Ideas, 2020)
  • Jules Travis (Communication, 2022)
  • Nahom Ghimay (Painting + Drawing, 2019)
  • Olivia Hagan (Photo/Media with Honors, 2020)
  • Ren Nguyen (3D4M and Comparative History of Ideas, 2020)
  • Shadrak Musafiri (Photo/Media and Communication Journalism, 2020)


  • Chieko Phillips, Heritage Lead at 4Culture
  • Shamim M. Momin, Senior Curator at the Henry Art Gallery


  • Yabsira Wolde (Photo/Media and Communications, 2019)
  • Connor Walden (3D4M MFA, 2019)


  • Reception: Saturday, June 8, 6–9pm
  • Additional hours: June 8 and 9, 1–5pm each day
  • Location: 5256 Rainier Ave S, Seattle (courtesy of PSW and Rainier Avenue Radio)


  • Elizabeth Calvillo + Sol Hashemi
  • Olivia Hagan + Cicelia Ross-Gotta
  • Ren Nguyen + Ben Gale-Schreck
  • Jolynn Hsieh + Taylor Hanigosky
  • Jules Travis + Eurie Dessie + Andualem Wolde
  • Nahom Ghimay + Devon Hale
  • Jacob Nordberg + Philippe Hyojung Kim
  • Shadrak Musafiri + Kristen Ramirez