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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


Annabelle Gould & Whitney Lynn


Ted Poor


Mark Zirpel


Juan Pampin


Huck Hodge


Doug Jeck


Cristina Valdés


Claire Kenney

NFTs are great for artists, bad for the environment

Seattle’s Sam Clover is a digital sculptor, known as Planttdaddii, who was struggling to pay her bills as a working artist. But in October, she…

Kiro Radio

Student uplifting spirits with coffee messages

Jared Mace, a design student at the UW, is uplifting spirits by including an inspirational message with each coffee purchase at a cafe in Edmonds.


Seattle and Atlanta theaters team up to connect Black theaters, nurture Black playwrights

Valerie Curtis-Newton misses live theater. The head of directing and playwriting at the University of Washington School of Drama and the founding…

The Seattle Times

Our Stories


New Faculty for 2021


A Symposium on Design Graduate Education


adrienne maree brown + Prem Krishnamurthy

Upcoming Events

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Apr. 23, 2021

ONLINE – adrienne maree brown + Prem Krishnamurthy

Presented via Zoom; register now. Multidisciplinary creators and community builders adrienne maree brown (Emergent Strategy, Pleasure Activism) and…

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Takacs Quartet

Apr. 16 - Apr. 23, 2021

ONLINE — Takács Quartet

Meany On Screen: Feature Performance

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Wangechi Mutu, All the way up, all the way out, 2012. Collage on linoleum. Collection of John and Shari Behnke. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles.

Apr. 27

Art Reflection and Writing Workshop with Brittney Frantece

What are the many conversations a work of art can incite? What do we experience when we sink into the red hues of Brittney Leeanne Williams’s Our Horizon (2019), and what do we feel when witnessing…

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