School of Art | Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Northlight Gallery

Northlight Gallery at the ASU Herberger Institute's School of Art exhibits a broad spectrum of photo-based work by emerging, underrepresented and internationally recognized artists. The gallery serves the university community and the public with exhibitions and gallery talks by national and international artists and is vital to the education of students earning a degree in photography. Northlight Gallery was founded on the Tempe campus by Professor Jack Stuler and MFA photo students in 1972 at a time when the medium was struggling to be recognized locally as a fine art. Now over 4 decades later, photography and related digital technologies dominate contemporary art as well as our daily lives.

Northlight Gallery’s Permanent Collection and the Solari Foundation Collection on long-term loan include the works of internationally renowned artists such as Ansel Adams, Eugene Atget, Thomas Barrow, Manuel Alverez Bravo, Henri Cartier Bresson, Harry Callahan, Linda Connor, Van Deren Coke, Betty Hahn, Eikoh Hosoe, Mary Ellen Mark, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Aaron Siskind, Frederick Sommer, Paul Strand, Andy Warhol and Edward Weston. Northlight Gallery students enrolled in the photo exhibitions class with curator Liz Allen work directly with the collections to curate exhibitions, catalog and preserve artworks, as well as design and install shows. This kind of hands-on experience with master works is inspiring and creates a professional environment in which students apply skills and knowledge as they learn.

Northlight Gallery, as part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, hosts exhibitions of artworks in which the content, subject matter or themes may challenge the sensibilities, perceptions and beliefs of some individuals.

Please exercise discretion when choosing to view the works and preview for children.