Trung Pham, SJ, MFA

MFA, Fine Arts

Associate Professor, Fine Arts

Phone: 206-220-8243

Building/Room: Fine Arts 214

Trung Pham CV (PDF)


Trung Pham is a Vietnamese-born, Seattle-based artist, educator. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UCLA (2000). Soon after graduation, he joined the Jesuit order and pursued a career in the arts, earning an MFA in drawing and painting at the Pratt Institute in New York, NY (2006). He received his MDiv and STL in Theological Aesthetics from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA (2012).

Pham’s immigrant experience has profoundly influenced his artistic practice. His works explore spiritual and religious depth that stands in high contrast with the nihilism and secularization of contemporary culture. His art also celebrates the diversity that revolts against homogenous culture and values. 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, and an associate professor in the Art and Art History Department at Seattle University. Commissioned works include the Saint Clare bronze statue at Santa Clara University, CA, and The Crucifix at St. James Cathedral, 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