A compilation of thesis and dissertation work from the graduating graduate students
of the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design.

Art Building turret behind cherry blossoms

About this Website

Each year the School of Art + Art History + Design proudly celebrates graduating Art and Design students — both undergraduate and graduate — with a series of exhibitions at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery, as well as three distinct websites. Our students have worked for years towards their degrees and have persevered in the midst of a pandemic in addition to continued social upheaval and the resulting demands to address pervasive and violent racism after centuries of neglect.

In this showcase, the School presents the culminating thesis work of its graduating graduate students in Art, Art History, and Design who are receiving Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy in Art History (PhD), and Master of Design (MDes) degrees. Their research covers a wide range of styles, mediums, and topics.

We invite you to visit our two other sites: Knowns, Unknowns, & the Spaces In Between, featuring the work of students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art, and the Design Show, featuring work by graduating Bachelor of Design (BDes) students in Industrial Design, Interaction Design, and Visual Communication Design.

Work on this website was done by School of Art + Art History + Design staff members, primarily Merith Bennett with assistance from Jeanette Mills. Graduate Showcase brand identity was developed by Sami Everhart, BDes ’21.

About the School

The School of Art + Art History + Design is the center for creative innovation and study at the University of Washington, one of the world’s leading public research institutions. The School’s commitment to diversity extends to the recruitment of faculty, staff, and students who exhibit a dedication to creative and academic excellence and who demonstrate the ability to work with a diverse spectrum of populations. The School’s focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and the development of new practices enhances both studio and classroom learning as well as fostering dynamic engagement and critical discourse. Our students are inspired to learn through a rigorous and creative academic experience, competitive internships, and international opportunities. Learning from influential faculty, alumni, visiting artists, designers, and scholars, students of our undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs investigate and create in an environment of possibility. To learn more, visit art.uw.edu.

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish People of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot nations.

Our Faculty

Jamie Walker, Director

Division of Art

David Brody
Claire Cowie
Rebecca Cummins
Ann Gale
Ellen Garvens
Philip Govedare
Stephanie Hanes
Aaron Flint Jamison
Doug Jeck
Curt Labitzke
Zhi Lin
Whitney Lynn
Amie McNeel
Helen O’Toole
Rob Rhee
Michael Swaine
Timea Tihanyi
Jamie Walker
Mark Zirpel

Division of Art History

Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse
Meredith Clausen
Estelle Lingo
Stuart Lingo
Kolya Rice
Adair Rounthwaite
Juliet Sperling
Haicheng Wang
Marek Wieczorek

Division of Design

Sang-gyeun Ahn
Karen Cheng
Audrey Desjardins
Jason O. Germany
Annabelle Gould
Kristine Matthews
Dominic Muren
James Pierce
Axel Roesler