Department of Art

The Department of Art fosters excellence, open inquiry, and creative practice. Our students learn to think critically, communicate clearly, and work creatively. Working across a diverse range of media—ceramics, digital arts, fibers, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture—students and faculty seek innovation while respecting visual histories, traditions, and diverse perspectives.


Collaborative and Creative Community

In our dynamic community—with small studio classes and clusters of activity around specialized shops—students form strong relationships with peers and instructors.

As actively practicing and exhibiting artists, our faculty will introduce you to the challenges, questions, and merits of creative inquiry. Faculty regularly contribute to current developments in the field and share those experiences with their students.


The Student Experience

Our commitment to artmaking as an ongoing practice and open inquiry are central to all levels of learning—from an introductory course for a nonmajor through the thesis work for a graduate student. As an art student, you will learn technical skills and material processes, as well as gain fluency in visual languages and the articulation of meaning. In the Department of Art, you can take courses in ceramics, digital arts, fibers, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.


Enrich Your Academic Experience

Explore programs and opportunities that broaden your academic experience including our visiting artist lecture series, study abroad programs, and internships.


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Student Work

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students painting


Success Story

Marcus Harvey, '12

Harvey credits his education in digital arts for bridging the intersection between business and art. The result was Portland Gear, his storefront that opened in 2016. Check out the video.

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Upcoming Events

Wood Engravers' Network Third Triennial Exhibition
May21
Wood Engravers' Network Third Triennial ExhibitionMay 21
8:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
Krause Gallery Exhibit "HAZEY"
May21
Krause Gallery Exhibit "HAZEY"May 21
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
Krause Gallery Exhibit "HAZEY" closing reception
May24
Krause Gallery Exhibit "HAZEY" closing receptionMay 24
5:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Sabrina Ratté
May24
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series-...May 24
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Art & Technology Careers - Lunch & Learn
May25
Art & Technology Careers - Lunch & LearnMay 25
11:45 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
UO Art MFA Thesis Exhibition
May25
UO Art MFA Thesis ExhibitionMay 25
12:00 p.m.
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
Back Alley Bash- Art and Design Residential Community exhibition
Jun6
Back Alley Bash- Art and Design Residential...Jun 6
10:00 a.m.
Kalapuya Ilihi
2018 Spring Storm exhibition opening reception
Jun11
2018 Spring Storm exhibition opening receptionJun 11
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Back Alley Bash reception
Jun11
Back Alley Bash receptionJun 11
6:00 p.m.
Kalapuya Ilihi
2018 Spring Storm exhibition
Jun12
2018 Spring Storm exhibitionJun 12
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
College of Design Commencement Ceremony
Jun18
College of Design Commencement CeremonyJun 18
4:00 p.m.
Knight Library

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The Department of Art's News + Opportunities blog shares faculty, student, and alumni news, student opportunities, events, resources, and more.


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