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Practice arts where arts are practiced.

Discovery lies at the heart of our enterprise. Our faculty collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, catalyze creativity in the classroom, cultivate artistic excellence in the studio, illuminate in their writings how art makes meaning, and contribute to the cultural vitality of our world. Arts faculty, with the active participation of our graduate and undergraduate students, continuously expand the frontiers of knowledge through their creative productions and scholarly research. Nationally and internationally acclaimed, our award-winning faculty also collaborate with local and regional artists and cultural organizations, helping to make Seattle a place where the arts are widely practiced. With over a hundred distinguished artists and scholars, the Arts’ faculty possesses a remarkable range of expertise, connections, and experiences, collectively offering students exceptional access to the breadth, depth, and dynamism of the arts.

Highlighted Faculty


Nikki Yeboah


Bonnie Whiting


Annabelle Gould & Whitney Lynn


Ted Poor


Mark Zirpel


Juan Pampin


Huck Hodge


Doug Jeck


Cristina Valdés


Claire Kenney

Dianne Harris named dean of UW College of Arts & Sciences

University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1.

UW News

UW student fights back against hate by creating video game

Chanhee Choi, a doctoral student in digital arts and experimental media at the UW, started work on her video game "Pandemic" after being verbally…

King 5 News

UW alum George Tsutakawa’s art on display at Seattle Art Museum

The paintings and sculpture of George Tsutakawa, UW alum, will be at the Seattle Art Museum.

The Daily

Our Stories


Lux Aeterna


New Faculty Spotlight: Nikki Yeboah


Graduation Speaker: Jia Jia, Graduate Student

Upcoming Events

Aerial drone view of the walking paths in the liberal arts quadrangle

Jul. 29 - Aug. 29, 2021

Exhibition – Lux Aeterna

Appointments are required to visit and masks must be worn; learn more. Jacob Lawrence Gallery hours are Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm, and Saturday, 1…

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A set of two fabricated golden metal earrings with bright teal blue inlay in the shape of peacocks.

Jul. 29, 2021

Unpacking Form and Function: Jewelry

Join Associate Curator of Collections Dr. Ann Poulson and Julia Harrison, a studio artist and anthropologist specializing in sculpture, jewelry, and carving, to take a close look at some fine…

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Image containing pink grain outlines on a white background. Outlines depict three people standing in the foreground with tiled letters "Q," "W," "'," "?," "B," and "X" clearly. Other letters unclear.

Jul. 17 - Aug. 7, 2021

Will Rawls: Everlasting Stranger

In Everlasting Stranger, New York-based choreographer and writer Will Rawls (b. 1978, Boston, MA) activates relationships between language, dance, and image through the fragmentary medium of stop…

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