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

  •  Gord Hill, excerpt from 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance graphic novel

    Current Gallery Exhibitions

    500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

    Gord Hill
    Kimura Gallery, UAA Fine Arts 

    Exhibition dates: February 10 through April 7, 2023

    Opening reception:  Friday, March 3, 2023,  5-7pm


    This exhibition features excerpts from Gord Hill’s The 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book, a groundbreaking illustrated history of Indigenous activism and resistance in the Americas over the previous 500 years, from contact to present day.

    More information can be found on the Kimura Gallery website: https://alaska.


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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.