College of Arts and Sciences


  • Jeffry Mitchell: Seattle University Artist in Residence

    Vachon Gallery

    Open Studio: September 1, 2013 –October 9, 2013
    Exhibition Opening Reception:  October 10, 2013 4:30-7:30PM
    Exhibition Closing Reception: December 12, 2013 4:30-7:30PM

    The College of Arts and Sciences has selected Jeffry Mitchell as the 2013 Visual Artist in Residence. Mitchell has exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the United States and Asia including the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City, Seattle Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Fogg Art Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum.

    In Seattle University's Vachon Gallery, Mitchell will build a screen-printing laboratory that will be open from September until the end of December. The lab will be open to students, teachers, and other members of the Seattle arts community. At the end of his residency, Mitchell plans to publish a catalog of work created there. Visitors to the lab will also have the opportunity to paint Mitchell's ceramics themselves using screens crafted by the artist.

    The Seattle University Visual Artist in Residence program provides artists with the time and space for open-ended investigation, experimentation, and collaboration, enabling them to push the boundaries of their own practice. Students as well as the larger community have the opportunity to observe and participate in the artist's creative process. This approach to arts education, which includes artist talks, open studios, and public programming, fosters community-building and provides a catalyst for social change. Mitchell's appointment is made possible by a grant from the Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts.

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    Kinsey Gallery

    Curated by: Claire Garoutte and Serena Cosgrove
    Exhibition: September 16, 2013- September 29, 2013
    Opening Reception: September 26, 2013 5:00-7:00PM

    Seattle University Visual Art Faculty Show

    Kinsey Gallery

    2013-2014 Visual Art Adjunct Professors
    Exhibition: October 10, 2013- December 27, 2013
    Opening Reception: October 10, 2013 4:30-7:30PM

    An exhibition of recent faculty work showcasing the artistic diversity found within the Visual Arts programs.

    Book Art in Siena

    Vachon Gallery

    Curated by: Naomi Kasumi
    Exhibition: January 9, 2014-January 31, 2014
    Opening Reception: January 9, 2014

    An exhibition of student book arts created during the 4-week study abroad seminar and workshop based in Siena, in the central Italian region of Tuscany. Students learned diverse book binding techniques and Italian artists demonstrated special techniques such as illuminating and decorating manuscripts. Book Art in Siena was directed and curated by resident faculty Naomi Kasumi, a book artist and an associate professor at Seattle University.

    Trung Pham Solo Show

    Kinsey Gallery

    Exhibition: January 9, 2014-January 31, 2014
    Opening Reception: January 9, 2014

    Fr. Pham received his M.F.A. in drawing and painting with a secondary field in sculpture at the Pratt Institute in New York. He received his M.Div. and S.T.L in theological aesthetics from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 2012 Fr. Pham is an Assistant Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Seattle University where he teaches Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and 3-D Design.

    Advanced Studio Exhibition

    Vachon Gallery

    Curated by: Francisco Guerrero
    Exhibition: March 13, 2014
    Opening Reception: March 13, 2014 4:30-7:30PM

    Visual Art students present a collection of their most recent work executed within the Advanced Studio Course. Students collectively curate the exhibition under the mentorship of Associate Professor Francisco Guerrero.

    Imagining the World Photo Competition Exhibition

    Kinsey Gallery

    Exhibition: May 1, 2014- May 29, 2014
    Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: May1, 2014 5:00-8:00PM

    In the College of Arts and Sciences, our passion for understanding the global community influences all we do. We encourage our students to actively engage with diverse cultures around the world through faculty-led programs abroad, language studies, partnerships around the globe, service learning, International Studies, student and faculty exchanges, internships, Xavier Global House and most recently, the Global Awareness Program. The annual Imaging the World: Photography Competition highlights participation in the global community. Through this contest, students share with us a very personal window into a world. Students currently enrolled at Seattle University who have participated in a study abroad program while attending SU or are currently international students attending SU are invited to submit photos that address the theme: "Imagining the World."

    Digital Design Exhibition

    Vachon Gallery

    Curated by: Alexander Mouton and Naomi Kasumi
    Exhibition: April 24, 2014-May 16, 2014
    Opening Reception: April 24, 2013 4:30-7:30PM

    Digital Design students showcase their print-based design work, time-based media, and interactive digital artwork. This exhibition is curated by professors Alexander Mouton and Naomi Kasumi.

    BFA Photography Show

    Vachon Gallery

    Curated by: Claire Garoutte
    Exhibition: May 22, 2014 –June 14, 2014
    Opening Reception: May 22, 2014 4:30 - 7:30PM

    Seattle University presents the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Photography Exhibition, showcasing work by graduating students.  Participating students, each with unique personal style, represent the graduating class from Seattle University's BFA degree program in Photography.

    Honors Showcase

    Kinsey Gallery

    Exhibition: June 13, 2014-June 21, 2014
    Opening Reception: June 13, 2014

    Seattle University's Department of Fine Arts is proud to present exhibitions by honors students. The projects, which are selected by the entire Fine Arts faculty, demonstrate the highest level of creativity.      

    Seattle University Alumni Exhibition

    Kinsey Gallery

    Exhibition: July 1, 2014- August 31, 2014
    Opening Reception: TBD

    Seattle University Department of Fine Arts presents work by SU alumni.