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Donté K. Hayes Virtual Artist Talk

Dec 2: Donté K. Hayes Virtual Artist Talk











December 2

Donté K. Hayes: Cosmic Ritual


The Fine Arts Department presents an artist lecture and exhibition of work by Donté K. Hayes, supported by the Forst Endowed Visiting Artist Program.

Donté K. Hayes’s research has been focused on the tradition of the pineapple as a symbol for hospitality, rooted in slavery and agricultural colonization of South America, the Caribbean, and the Southern United States. Hayes’s … » More …

Robyn O’Neil Virtual Artist Talk

Nov 4: Robyn O’Neil Virtual Artist Talk


The Fine Arts Department presents an artist lecture with Robyn O’Neil, supported by the Forst Endowed Visiting Artist Program. O’Neil is known for her large-scale graphite on paper drawings. She also hosts the weekly podcast “ME READING STUFF.” Originally from Omaha, NE, O’Neil currently lives in Washington State.

Robyn O’Neil’s work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Joan … » More …

Welcome Back 2021

Welcome Back! + Upcoming Events!



After more than a year online, we are back in person for classes, gallery exhibitions, and more! We’ve learned a lot about connecting in new ways and we’re happy that we can take some of those lessons into a new school year. Expect to see a combination of both in-person and virtual experiences for our Pullman campus and beyond.

Check out our upcoming events here and see below for … » More …

January Events

January Events

Call To Artists: Online Exhibition
Sweet Nothings: Postcards from Art Students, Juried by Sean Sullivan and Sarah Barnett

Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts invites art students to submit small 2D artworks for consideration for an online group exhibition centering on mail art, postcards and letters of affection. These artworks need to fit on a standard 4 ¼ x 6 inch postcard and need to be addressed to the WSU Fine Arts Department. This … » More …

2020 MFA & BFA Exhibitions

2020 MFA & BFA Exhibitions Now Online

WSU Fine Arts Presents: 2020 MFA & BFA Thesis Exhibitions

As we continue to practice social distancing, we wanted to make sure our graduating students were able to let their thesis work be seen. These links to virtual galleries were an impressive effort by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU and Fine Arts staff and students. We are so excited to share … » More …

2020 Hockenhull Artist Arshia Fatima Haq

2020 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Artist: Arshia Fatima Haq


Through social practice, video, sound, and performance, Arshia Fatima Haq (born in Hyderabad, India, based in Los Angeles, CA) works with archives and aesthetic production rooted in the Muslim world that have been marginalized both within conservative Islam and in the Western imagination. Through conceptualized feminist modes that stem from the complexities of inhabiting multiple personas – woman, Muslim, immigrant, citizen – Haq weaves together layers of personal narrative, myth, and shared historical memory to evoke an alternative devotional space of catharsis, celebration and … » More …

Fine Arts BFA Receives Outstanding Senior Award

Fine Arts BFA Receives Outstanding Senior Award


Fine Arts BFA Gracie Brown earned an Outstanding Senior Award this year from the WSU College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of the award is “to recognize and honor outstanding undergraduate senior students who have excelled in academic performance and service to the department/school/program, the university and/or community during their academic career at Washington State University.”

Aim · Less Juried Exhibition

Aim · Less Juried Exhibition

WSU Department of Fine Arts presents a juried exhibition exploring ideas around the theme of aimlessness, or to “aim less,” and its relationship to space, process, and representation. Aimlessness inherently speaks to the objectless, and action without purpose. These artists interpret the qualities of what is to be aimless while considering the subversive nature of aiming less in our contemporary culture. We offer a moment to explore a parallel path while investigating expectation, … » More …

Palouse Performance Showcase

Palouse Performance Showcase Featuring Shana Moulton


Join us in the Fine Arts building at Washington State University for first ever Palouse Performance Showcase! Experience the body transformed through selected programming that will encompass video performance, live solo performance, parades, live-music and interactive installations. This is a dynamic and participatory event with daily performances, featuring visiting artist Shana Moulton on November 8th.

With a savvy fusion of humor and poignancy, Professor Moulton’s multidisciplinary work in video and … » More …

Open Call – The Body: Power, Meaning & Representation in Contemporary Art

Call to Artists for Juried Exhibition


Washington State University’s Department of Fine Arts invites artists to submit works for consideration for a group exhibition exploring ideas about the body. We invite artists to submit works in any media including new media, photography, painting, video, performance, sculpture, installation, intermedia etc.

We invite artists to interpret ideas about the body and its relationship to power and representation. The human body has always played a central role in art. Artistic representations … » More …