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Mariano Gonzales

Professor of Art, Communication Design, Senior Seminar, Illustration, and Graphic Design
Communication Design Program Coordinator
Fine Arts 305
(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 throughout Alaska. He has exhibited extensively in 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 Center. 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 featured in collections at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Museum, and the School of Business at UAA. Gonzales has also served as a panelist in many symposia on Alaskan Art, and as a tertiary reviewer for the educator’s program - SIGGRAPH ASIA.  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. 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Computer Art
  • Intermediate Graphic Design
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Senior Seminar

Professional & Department Service

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Committee
  • Student Resources Committee
  • Printmaking Coordinator
  • Illustration Coordinator



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


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



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


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