Trung Pham, SJ, MFA

MFA, Drawing and Painting

Associate Professor, Fine Arts

Phone: 206.220.8243

Building/Room: Fine Arts 218




Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 2006 

Master of Divinity and Sacred Theology Licentiate, Santa Clara University, 2012 

Bachelor of Science, UCLA, 2000
FIELD: Painting and Sculpture


Trung Pham is a Vietnamese-born and Seattle-based artist. Pham’s immigrant experience and religious devotion have profoundly influenced his artistic practice. His miniature sculptures capture the fragility and delicacy of everyday objects that evoke sensibility and feelings of intimacy.  His paintings explore theological meanings in a series of vividly colored and densely painted organic shapes. He has been awarded residencies at Fuller Theological Institute, WA, Grunewald Guild, WA, and St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, India. Fr. Pham is an ordained Jesuit priest, currently a member of the advisory committee of George Tsutakawa Art Gallery at the Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, WA.

Commissioned works include Saint Clare bronze statue at Santa Clara University, CA and The Crucifix at Seattle Preparatory School, WA.   
Solo Exhibitions
“Cracking Power,” Tobya Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2017
“Rupture Wonder,” Art Space Vincennes LLC, Vincennes, IN, 2016

Select Group Exhibitions
“Tiny but Mighty,” D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA, 2018
“Many Lands,” Bridge Productions Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2017
“Stitching Rupture,” M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central College, WA, 2017
“On Capturing Transient Bodies,” Artwest Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2015
“The Seattle Sketchbook Show,” Gage Academy, Seattle, WA, 2013
“Spiritual Practice: Meditation on Faith,” Manresa Gallery, University of San Francisco, CA, 2013

Recent Courses

ART 1200: Drawing I
ART 1500: 3-D Design
ART 2500: Sculpture I
ART 3910: Theological Aesthetics