About

  • UAA Department of Art

    The mission of the Department of Art is to prepare students to use their artistic abilities to make a difference in society. A comprehensive multi-studio approach encourages independent thinking, strengthens creativity, and develops knowledge of the critical and historical aspects of art. Students acquire technical skills and gain confidence to work with a variety of materials while exploring and evaluating the broad and diverse heritage of art and design. Our goal is to train and graduate students who are empowered artists, focused on excellence in creativity, and who are essential to the continued development of our vibrant culture.

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.

Areas of Study

Areas of Study

  • 2021 Alumni Exhibition samples

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    Continuation

    Alumni Exhibition

    February 19 - April 15, 2021

    This exhibition honors and celebrates the dedication to the creative self manifested in each of these artists. May they, UAA students past, present and future, continue.

    -- Segment of the introduction by Michael Conti, Kimura Gallery Director 
     

    Continuation: Alumni Exhibition

     Due to UA's COVID-19 Response, the Kimura Gallery will be hosting a series of virtual exhibitions until further notice.

  • "Emergence" by Amy Jettenberg

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    UAA Book of the Year

    The UAA/APU Books of the Year program is happy to collaborate with the Art A491 Senior Seminar art students on the virtual exhibition titled “Eyes to See, Ears to Listen: Rise Resilience”. The Books of the Year program brings faculty, staff, students and community members together to address issues, bring understanding to ongoing topics/themes, going over discussions dealing with these topics and using creative ways to express these concerns along with showing their own interpretation of these issues in a variety of ways.

    UAA Book of the Year

    Due to UA's COVID-19 Response, the Kimura Gallery will be hosting a series of virtual exhibitions until further notice.

  • 2 samples of artistic masks

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    The Art of Face Masks Seawolf Style Online Exhibit

    Art can promote good health – of the body, mind, and spirit. We need the arts in difficult times, and in large measure. This exhibit features UAA Art Students exploring the face mask as an art form of individual expression in response to the pandemic. These face masks represent a spirit of caring and concern for others in providing a basic safety need. Using their artistic skills to express emotions such as fear, frustration, and endurance, personal stories can be glimpsed in these one-of-a-kind artworks. 

    The Art of Face Masks Seawolf Style Online Exhibit

     Due to UA's COVID-19 Response, the Kimura Gallery will be hosting a series of virtual exhibitions until further notice.

 Art Galleries to Explore


 Kimera 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.

Visit our Galleries

student in UAA kimura gallery