Seawolf Advisory!

Good news, Seawolves! The Administration/Humanities Building is officially open for normal business and classes as of Monday, Oct. 14. Thanks to faculty and staff for their flexibility working from temporary locations and students for their flexibility attending courses in alternate classrooms.

Special thanks to our amazing Facilities and Campus Services team and partners AMC Engineers, Vannoy Electric, North Form and Lake View for their work to get the building back up and running so quickly. 

Alanna DeRocchi portrait

Alanna DeRocchi

Term Instructor of Art, Ceramics
Ceramics Technician
ARTS 106

(907) 786-1246


  • M.F.A, Alfred School of Art and Design
  • Post Baccalaureate Studies, California State University
  • B.F.A., Western Illinois University


Alanna DeRocchi is originally from Petersburg, Illinois. She received a BFA from Western Illinois University in 2004, and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2010. Since finishing her education, she has participated in several ceramic artist residency programs, including the Clay Arch Gimhae Museum Ceramic Arts Residency in Jilllye, South Korea, and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT.  She was the recipient of a 2017 Rasmuson Individual Artist Award that funded her solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum in 2018. Alanna is currently a Term Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Studio Technician at the University of Alaska, in Anchorage.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Wheel Throwing
  • Beginning Hand Building
  • Intermediate Hand Building
  • Advanced Hand Building

Professional & Department Service

  • Ceramics Technician, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Adjunct Professor, Grand Valley State University

Solo Exhibitions

2018    “Collection: Sex, Death, and Expectation”, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, AK
2017     “Unknown (Backbone)”, Arc Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
2015    “On Migration” International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK


Group Exhibitions

2018     “Anthropocene: The Innovative?”, Unsmoke Systems Artspace, NCECA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
2017     “UAA Faculty Exhibition”, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2016    “Dino-Might”, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, Missouri



  • Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana
  • Clay Arch Gimhae Museum, Gyeongsangnam-do, Jillye, South Korea