Step Into Creativity

The UAA Fine Arts Building is the home of a vibrant community of student artists and faculty. We currently offer two academic programs and 8 areas of emphasis. The Art Department has earned the highest level of accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is the only nationally accredited program in Alaska. From our investment in facilities, a dynamic roster of visiting artists and lecturers, a gallery that focuses on national and international art exhibitions, to challenging curricula, we are focused on developing the kind of courage, observation abilities and analytical skills that are integral to the continuation of our vibrant culture.

Learn More About Art at UAA
  • green and conti



    Michael Conti and Jonathan Green, two Anchorage based artists, are currently the Artists in Residence in Printmaking for the UAA Art Department. This recently established program allows local printmakers to work in the UAA studio on their current body of work while also assisting with the maintenance of the classroom and working with undergraduate art majors. Their presence sets a tone of a professional working press, which is essential in the development of young artists who will eventually be in the workforce. Read More...

  • Rive Symko


    Welcome Dr. Riva Symko

    Dr. Riva Symko is Assistant Professor of Art History. Her primary areas of research include twentieth and twenty-first century Western visual culture, North American indigenous creative practices, new media histories, as well as critical and cultural theory including post-colonial theory, feminist theory, theories of authenticity and originality, appropriation, copyright, and historiography. Previously, Dr. Symko has taught at the University of Lethbridge, Memorial University, and Queen’s University.


    David Pettibone observed faces


    David Pettibone | Observed Faces

    When: October 30 - December 8, 2017
    Where: Arc Gallery, UAA Consortium Library 
                 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska

    David Pettibone returns to the human subject through multiple, tiny, freshly observed portraits. Each work is a sincere exploration of space, volume, texture, flesh and character.  More...

  • ceramics student


    Internship Opportunity

    In partnership with the Hearst Foundation, the Anchorage Museum is seeking three (3) enthusiastic applicants for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities and training may include object-based teaching, developing classes and tours for K-12 audiences, as well as educational and outreach materials, with a focus on the upcoming opening of the Art of the North galleries and the Alaska exhibition. More...


UAA Galleries to Explore


2017 Exhibit Schedule

The Trickster
Works by Thomas Chung
September 11 - October 27, 2017
Opening Reception: September 13, 2017; 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Arc Gallery
Wendy Red Star
September 21 - November 22, 2017
Kimura Gallery
Observed Faces
Works by David Pettibone
October 30 - December 8, 2017
Arc Gallery
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