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Alumni News – August 2022

Submitted on August 31, 2022 - 3:59pm

This is a listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during the month of August 2022. Most news like this goes onto our Twitter feed; you can receive it in real-time by following us there.

Staff at the Space Needle are getting new uniforms designed by @UWalum Luly Yang! @space_needle @LulyYangCouture

Are you visiting La Conner this summer? Be sure to stop by @MuseumNWArt to see In Pursuit of Abstraction: Instructors at the University of Washington School of Art in the 1960s (Several were alums as well as faculty.) @UW @UWArtSci #ArtsUW

Katy Stone is 1 of 4 artists showing @SVMuseumofArt in Gardens: Collaborations with Nature through August 20:

The Gallery @4Culture has published a book titled Remark with recent work & words by 100 artists who have exhibited there; we're sure there are alums included & we know that Jayme Yen designed the book, so pick one up at the gallery

Visit Shift Gallery by August 27 to see It Could Be Said, an exhibition of work by Miha Sarani and Elizabeth Copland (she is also staff):

Check out this @seattletimes article about Das Schaufenster, which has IVA Teaching Professor Timea Tihanyi's work on view through the end of August:

We see several alums in Summer Visions the group exhibition @HarrisHarveyGal through August 27; be sure to visit

If you are visiting NYC between now & September 11, be sure to see this major exhibition, which was curated by @UWalum Kathleen Ash-Milby. It will be showing @PDXArtMuseum in the autumn
@AmerIndianNYC: “This is our art . . . . The least we can do is to fight this last battle, that Indian Culture may live forever.” — Oscar Howe (Yanktonai Dakota, 1915-1983)
Don't miss Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe on view in our NY location through Sept. 11.

Emily Gherard has work in Scale at J. Rinehart Gallery through August 27:

George Tsutakawa was both one of our alums & a long-time faculty member; be sure to read this article
@UWalum: Gates sculpted by artist George Tsutakawa welcomed visitors to the Washington Park Arboretum until thieves took them away. As his daughter Mayumi writes for #UWMag, the story of the artist and the gates goes much deeper.

And another UW Magazine article to read, this time about Wes Hurley
@UWalum: Filmmaker Wes Hurley's autobiographical tale has viewers wondering if it's too strange to be real. "At every Q&A, I tell people it’s actually 99.9% true." #UWMag #AlumniSpotlight

Check out this story about Julian Body who graduated in June
@InneractProject: ICYMI: Our newest article features Julian Body, an emerging Black designer who is developing a promising career for himself in experience design! Learn how his time at IP taught him to be grounded as an up-and-comer and how he landed an internship at eBay:

In addition to his retrospective exhibition @MuseumNWArt, @UWalum Alfredo Arreguin is showing recent work at Linda Hodges Gallery through August 27

Erin Giffin was co-organizer of a 2-day conference titled "The Itinerant Shrine: Art, History, and the Multiple Geographies of the Holy House of Loreto" @TheCourtauld in London earlier this summer; the presentations are now available for viewing:

New Zodiac Vessels by George Rodriguez are on view @fosterwhiteart through August 20:

Kayla Mohammadi is showing Overlap at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine, through September 11

If you are in Washington, DC, between now & next spring, be sure to visit this exhibition — This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World — at the Renwick Gallery; there are 6 @UWalum included: Lanny Bergner, Dale Chihuly, Joe Feddersen, Ron Ho, Marvin Oliver & Robert Sperry @americanart

Erin Elyse Burns is exhibiting The Constable @SOILArtGallery through August 27

On view at Veronica through September 17 is Ringer by Sarah Sarchin

Robert Connell is showing As I See It at Davidson Galleries through October 1

Congratulations to Anna Wager on her new position as Curator of Exhibitions at University of Buffalo Art Galleries!

Mary Iverson has an exhibition opening at Roq La Rue Gallery on September 3 She was also the featured artist of the week in @TheStranger