Mike Conti

Michael Conti
Adjunct Instructor of Art, Photography
(he/him/his)
mconti@alaska.edu
https://www.conti.biz/

Education

  • M.F.A., Lesley University College of Art and Design
  • B.F.A., University of Alaska Anchorage  

Biography

Michael Conti is a photographer, mixed media and video artist based in Anchorage, Alaska. He earned a BFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and an MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design. His video work has been shown at the Nam June Paik Art Center in Seoul, South Korea, ContainR at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada and won awards at the Anchorage International Film Festival.  In 2016 he mounted a solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum entitled “Stick and Puck.”   He has been included in numerous juried and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, as well as 20 solo shows.

He received a project award from the Rasmuson Foundation in both 2006 and 2015 and is a Connie Boocheever Fellow from the Alaska State Council on the Arts in 2011. He is a term instructor and coordinator of the photography program at the University of Alaska Anchorage

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Photography
  • Intermediate Photography
  • Advanced Photography
  • Digital Video Photography

Publications

  • Creative Alaska: A Ten Year Retrospective of support for Alaska Artists, ed. Sven Haakanson and Amy Steffian, University of Alaska Press
  • Up Here: The North at the Center of the World, ed. Julie Decker and Kirsten Anderson, University of Washington Press
  • Art Light Play: Re-Imagining the Winter Campus, ed. Herminia Din and Priscilla Lema, Bright Ideas Design Co, Ltd.
  • True North – Contemporary Art of the Circumpolar North, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Career History/Work Experience

  • Professional Photographer. Clients include:    
    • Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
    • Alaska Tribal Health Consortium
    • Alaska State Council on the Arts
    • Alaska Native Heritage Center

Exhibitions

Solo

2021     I Protest, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska
2021     It Won’t Be The Same, But It Might Be Beautiful, Collaboration with Nina Elder, Bunnell St. Art Center, Homer, Alaska
2018     Short Stories, Out North Contemporary Art House, Anchorage, AK
              You Can't Go Home to Cleveland, Ohio, Arc Gallery, Anchorage, AK
2017     El Camino Real, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
2016     Stick and Puck, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK

Group

2020     Anthropocene, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska
2020     Alaska Biennial, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2019     Snow Day, Bivy Space, Anchorage, AK
2017     Lokkus Art Contempoaneo, Medellin, Columbia, South America
2016     All Alaska Biennial, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, AK 
 

Residencies

2018     University of Alaska Printmaking Artist in Residence
2017     Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio
2016     Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 

Awards

  • Individual Artist Project Award, Rasmuson Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Connie Boocheever Fellowship, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Career Opportunity Grant, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Anchorage, Alaska

 

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