Mariano Gonzales

Professor of Art
Printmaking, Illustration, Foundations
Printmaking Program Coordinator
Illustration Program Coordinator
ARTS 305 // Phone: (907) 786-1734


  • M.F.A, Rhode Island School of Design
  • B.F.A, University of Alaska Anchorage


Mariano Gonzales is the coordinator of Illustration and Printmaking and has taught Foundation, Photography, Digital Arts, Metalsmithing, Sculpture and Painting courses at UAA. He has conducted numerous art workshops and lectures across South Central and Western Alaska. He has exhibited extensively in the state of Alaska in both solo and group exhibitions. In 2015, Gonzales had a solo exhibition of his work entitled “A Man in the Shadows” at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Cente. He was honored as the Outstanding Individual Artist, 2010 Anchorage Mayor’s Awards for the Arts, and received the Excellence in Photography Award in 2004 from the Alaska Photographic Society. His work is in the collections of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks and the School of Business at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Gonzales also has served as panelist in many symposia on Alaskan Art, and as a tertiary reviewer for educator’s program, SIGGRAPH ASIA in 2009.  He was featured in an article in Tikkun, Fall 2012, entitled “A Salvo Against War, Torture and Racism, the Art of Mariano Gonzales” by Paul Von Blum. Most recently, his work was included in the COMPASS juried exhibition at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and the Electron Salon invitational at the Los Angeles Center For Digital Art.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Computer Art
  • Beginning Printmaking
  • Intermediate Printmaking
  • Advanced Printmaking
  • Foundations 2D Design
  • Foundations Color Design
  • Graphic Design

Professional & Department Service

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Committee
  • Student Resources Committee
  • Printmaking Coordinator
  • Digital Art And Design Coordinator

Solo Exhibitions

2016     "Curiosities", 1point618 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2015     "A Man in the Shadows", Anchorage Museum at Rasmusson Center
2010     "Guns", ARC Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage Consortium Library
              "Five Flags and One Question", Out North Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
              "Solo Show", Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai, Alaska
2009     "Please remind me", Installation, Conoco Phillips Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska
2008     "New Digital Media", Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage
2007     "Retablos", Kaladi Brothers Downtown, Anchorage, Alaska

Group Exhibitions

2015     "A-wie Alaska", PanAmericanArte Galerie, Regensburg, Deutschland, 2015
2014     “Denial” Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska
             “Close to Hand” Grant Hall Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska             
             “Electron Salon”, Invitational, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California  
2013    “Compass,” Juried Exhibition, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California


  • Outstanding Individual Artist, Anchorage Mayor’s Awards for the Arts, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Excellence in Photography Award, Alaska Photographic Society, Anchorage, Alaska
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