Department of Fine Arts

Creative Activities

About the Faculty

The faculty in the Department of Fine Arts are practicing artists and scholars. The work of the studio faculty can be seen in galleries and museum collections in the Northwest, nationally and internationally. By working alongside professional artists our students learn first hand about developing a career in art. The WSU Art History Faculty specializes in Ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance, Twentieth Century Visual Culture, and the arts of Native North America and the Pacific Islands. They recognize that art history is an interdisciplinary field and encourage students to investigate a wide range of issues including aesthetics, material practices, and social conditions surrounding the arts.

Faculty News

Avantika Bawa

Solo show at Gallery Maskara, Mumbai.
Art Slant
Mint/ WSJ

Solo show at Suyama Space, Seattle

Dennis DeHart

Land of the Stratus, an artist book by Dennis DeHart, is included in the exhibition DIY: Photographers and Books at the Cleveland Art Museum.

Ten photographic prints from the series At Play, are part of the Pacific Northwest Photography's Viewing Drawers at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

Doug Gast

September 2012

Artist Residency and two solo exhibitions (Performance/Audio Installation) at L.P.E.P. in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "L.P.E.P. is a cultural house dedicated to generating multidisciplinary exchanges between artists and promoting the intersection between art, communication, and other practices and disciplines."

September 19 - December 1 2012

Particles on the Wall: Group exhibition at the Museum of Culture and Environment at Central Washington University

November 2012

Artist Residency and group exhibitions with The Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest Hungary

Kevin Haas

This fall Kevin Haas will be an artist in residence at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium, and a visiting artist at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst in Gent, Belgium, and at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY.

Marianne Kinkel

Marianne Kinkel's recent publication: The Races of Mankind:The Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman was recently reviewed in Art in America by Sue Taylor.

Squeak Meisel

Associate Professor Squeak Meisel has installed an intervention in downtown Seattle, WA. Sponsored by the Office of Arts and Cultural affairs “begin.” is located at the SW corner of Marion and Western and can be seen here on his website.

Early in the summer it was announced that Meisel is one of 28 finalists for Portland Art Museum’s 2013 Contemporary Northwest Arts Awards.

Squeak was also just added to the Washington State Arts Commission’s roster of artists for 2012-2013.

He will present at 2013 Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education in Amherst, MA with the panel Sonic Wormholes: Hearing, Thinking, and Moving Within and Across Disciplinary Boundaries.


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At a Glance Contacts:

Department Chair

Thom Brown
T: (509) 335-8686

The Department is currently appointing a new administrative assistant.

Undergraduate Studies

TBA, Fall 2014

Graduate Studies

Squeak Meisel
Undergraduate Coordinator
T: (509) 335-4935


Io Palmer
Ceramics Coordinator
T: (509) 335-4155

Digital Media

Reza Safavi
Digital Media Coordinator
T: (509) 335-3180


Teresa Miro
Drawing Coordinator
T: 509.335.8686


Dennis DeHart
Photography Coordinator
T: (509) 335-4981


Kevin Haas
Printmaking Coordinator
T: (509) 335-8686


Squeak Meisel
Sculpture Coordinator
T: (509) 335-4935



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