Colorful installation of unknown objects that hang from the ceiling in art gallery.

Department of Art

The study and practice of art

An essential aspect of the WSU experience, students are encouraged to apply multiple perspectives and embrace risk and uncertainty on the path to discovery. Classes, studio opportunities, and research projects will challenge you to think and communicate in innovative and interdisciplinary ways.

Faculty members in the Department of Art are internationally recognized contemporary artists and scholars that consistently bring their professional experience into the classroom. Extensive studio, workshop, and machine resources are complemented by a robust Visiting Artist and Scholar Program and collaborations with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU.

2024 BFA Exhibitions

Our annual BFA student showcase, held in Gallery III, Aux Lox, and Locker Gallery in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Artists include Amie Sanyang, Ash Croxton, Jonathan Lee, Lillian Leche, Rachel Svinth, and Shalla Newman. Works will be on display April 1st – April 14th 2024, and a reception will be held Thursday, April 4th from 430PM – 7PM.

Featured Class:
Sketchbook: Creative Ideation (ART 398)

This online class will provide you the tools to foster a robust creative practice based in daily observation, routine reflection, and idea generation. Offered this Summer 2024 with Professor Squeak Meisel!

Department of Art in the News

‘Memoirs’: Master of fine arts candidate exhibit on campus

Abigail Nnaji presents painting series inspired by experiences, changes throughout career “Memoirs” is a curated collection of ten paintings inspired by artist Abigail Nnaji’s memories, experiences and changes throughout her career and on display in the SEB gallery. The Student Entertainment Board hosted a gallery reception Feb. 15 featuring the master of fine arts candidate […]

Riverside Mural Project showcases talent and collaborative spirit

The latest in a series of mural projects showcasing the outstanding talent of local and regional artists, as well as the collaborative spirit of Washington State University, is being dedicated this week in downtown Pullman. A joint effort by the Pullman Arts Foundation — founded by WSU Associate Professor of Painting/Intermedia Joe Hedges — and […]

Certificate programs open doors for undergraduates

Quantifying soft skills and problem-solving initiative can be tricky for new graduates heading to the job market. Three new interdisciplinary certificate programs offered by the Department of Art will provide students with recognized credentials that demonstrates their interdisciplinary skills and perspective. The three certificates — business of art, eco-arts and public engagement, and graphic design — offer any WSU student the […]

Meet the new faculty of 2023

The breadth of scholarly interests and teaching expertise of the college’s newest faculty—from environmental humanities and many-body physics to economic globalization and the history of visual storytelling—enriches and expands the arts and sciences across the WSU system. Click “read more” to learn a little about each of these new faculty members. Arts & Humanities | […]