Department of Art

We are grateful to be guests on the homeland of the Dena'ina Athabascan people.

 Step Into Creativity

 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.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts Degree Program

Learn more about the Minor in Art

Areas of Study

  •  Seely In Time Photo

    Current Gallery Exhibitions

    In Time Exhibition

    Installation by Christina Seely
    Kimura Gallery - Closed for the Summer. Will reopen August 22, 2022

    February 28 - October 14, 2022

    The artist Christina Seely, creates projects that investigate and translate the complexities of both built and natural global systems in order to help a public register and face the realities of our tenuous relationship to the planet. An experiential examination of our understandings of time and the natural world make up the root of her expedition-based practice. Situating the viewer within the Arctic and tropical ecosystems, the three video works in in time, serve as meditations on our relationship to rhythms, systems and cycles of the natural world.


student in UAA kimura gallery

Art Galleries to Explore

Kimura Gallery: The gallery programming is used to enhance the curriculum of studio art and art history classes and expand students thinking and approach to making art.

Arc Gallery: Dedicated to enriching the UAA and Anchorage community by producing exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established Alaskan artists.

Hugh McPeck Gallery: Located on the second floor of the Student Union, showcases artwork created by UAA Students.