University of Alaska Anchorage


Stepping Into Creativity at UAA


The UAA Fine Arts Building is home to a vibrant community of students and faculty in which we currently offer two academic programs and eleven areas of study. It is a place of discovery where students find their own unique way to communicate and express themselves visually. Students are mentored to be courageous, ask thoughtful questions, solve problems creatively and develop the skill sets necessary to be engaged professionals.  Dedicated faculty, challenging curricula, well-equipped studios, a dynamic roster of visiting artists, and a gallery that focuses on national and international art exhibitions are the aspects of our department which empowers and prepares students for graduate study and fine art careers.

Areas of Study
  • BFA student painting

    Current Events:

    BFA Student Orientation

    If you are a pre-BFA student or an aspiring BFA student, do not miss our Orientation Meeting:
    September 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, ARTS 342

  • Student painting panel for ACES Project

    Current Events:

    ACES Project: Shining a Light on the Opioid Crisis and Addiction

    Steve Gordon, an adjunct professor of painting, has designed several projects in his beginning painting classes in which groups of student work together to paint murals that depict difficult topics such as the opioid crisis, sexual assault, and the Syrian refugee crisis. Read about ACES Project



 Exhibition Schedule 


Kimura Gallery

Our Plastic Ocean, Our Clean Ocean  //   September 3 - October 4, 2019

Abstract Answers  //   October 21 - December 20, 2019


 Arc Gallery

Made of Stone  //  September 6 - October 26, 2019 

UAA Camera Club Annual Exhibition  //  November 4 - December 22, 2019

student in UAA kimura gallery