Step Into Creativity

The UAA Fine Arts Building is the home of a vibrant community of student artists and faculty. We currently offer two academic programs and 8 areas of emphasis. The Art Department has earned the highest level of accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is the only nationally accredited program in Alaska. From our investment in facilities, a dynamic roster of visiting artists and lecturers, a gallery that focuses on national and international art exhibitions, to challenging curricula, we are focused on developing the kind of courage, observation abilities and analytical skills that are integral to the continuation of our vibrant culture.

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  • Rive Symko


    Welcome Dr. Riva Symko

    Dr. Riva Symko is Assistant Professor of Art History. Her primary areas of research include twentieth and twenty-first century Western visual culture, North American indigenous creative practices, new media histories, as well as critical and cultural theory including post-colonial theory, feminist theory, theories of authenticity and originality, appropriation, copyright, and historiography. Previously, Dr. Symko has taught at the University of Lethbridge, Memorial University, and Queen’s University.

  • Wendy Red Star Grandmothers


    Wendy Red Star | Grandmothers

    When: September 21 - November 22, 2017
                 Opening Reception: October 5
    , 2017; 3:30-5:30PM
    Where: Kimura Gallery, 2
    nd Floor, UAA Fine and Performing Arts Building; 
                 3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, Alaska

    Grandmothers (I Come As One But I Stand As Ten Thousand) was inspired by Throssel's portraits of Crow women circa 1911. The images depict a range of generations, from young to elderly, and a range of dress, with some women in their best regalia and others in more casual dress. In each photograph a single woman gazes either directly at the camera or just off to the side, and sits in a manner that reads both as dignified and at ease. The women communicate a trust in the photographer which is transferred to the viewer. More...

  • The Trickster Thomas Chung


    Thomas Chung | The Trickster

    When: September 11 - October 22, 2017
    Where: Arc Gallery, UAA Consortium Library 
                 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska

    The painting The Trickster deals in the cross-cultural archetype of the deviant. From the raven to Prometheus: the motif of the trickster figure occurs in nearly all cultures around the globe. Infusing a sense of play into the serious nature of existence and creation, the trickster figure is oftentimes he who creates innovation and progress through rule breaking. More...

  • ceramics student


    BFA Orientation Meeting

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts orientation meeting will be on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 11:30am to 12:45pm, in ARTS 342.

    ClayBody Workshop

    Thaddeus Erdahl will be giving demonstrations and a lecture October 7 & 8, 2017 in GHH 108. More..


UAA Galleries to Explore


Upcoming Exhibits 

The Trickster
Works by Thomas Chung
September 11 - October 27, 2017
Opening Reception: September 13, 2017; 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Arc Gallery
Wendy Red Star
September 21 - November 22, 2017
Kimura Gallery
Observed Faces
Works by David Pettibone
October 30 - December 8, 2017
Arc Gallery
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