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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.

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  • Steve gordon project



    University of Alaska Anchorage art teacher Steve Gordon instructs a unique painting class for beginners. "For the last two years, at the beginning of each of my classes, I've been doing large projects," Gordon said. "They usually involve hot-button topics, homelessness, Syrian refugee crisis, sexual assault. Over the summer, I read about the opioid crisis in Alaska. It seemed like it would be a good timely topic." Read more...

  • 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..

  • Bodies under pressure


    Bodies under Pressure

    When: January 29 - March 9, 2018
    Where: Kimura Gallery, 2nd floor UAA Fine Arts Building
                 3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, Alaska

    Featuring the work of five printmakers (and a portfolio) from across the United States and Canada, this exhibition contemplates the human body as a site of history, trauma, and healing. All of the artists in this exhibition are women, and most of the bodies they are considering are also women’s bodies. This gives us an opportunity to see the female form, and the female bodily experience from a distinctly female point-of-view More...

  • You can't go home to cleveland, ohio


    You Can't Go Home to Cleveland, Ohio

    This exhibition, by Michael Conti, includes a series of photo-based prints that document a return to the Great Lakes industrial metropolis of Cleveland, Ohio. Formerly a powerhouse of wealth and manufacturing, Cleveland has experienced recession after financial crisis after housing crisis after recession. Still, this city rises from the coal ash.  More...


UAA Galleries to Explore


2018 Exhibit Schedule

You Can't Go Home to Cleveland, Ohio
Works by Michael Conti
January 22 - March 2
Arc Gallery

Bodies Under Pressure
January 29 - March 9
Kimura Gallery

Work by Jim Lee
March 19 - April 13
Kimura Gallery

Work by James Temte
Opens March 26
Arc Gallery

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