Michael Conti

Adjunct Professor of Art
ARTS 315

(907) 786-1788


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


Michael Conti is a photographer and video artist based in Anchorage, Alaska.   He was born in San Francisco, raised in Pennsylvania and came to Alaska at age 23 in search of adventure.  He earned a BFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston.   He mounted a solo exhibition at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art at Rasmuson center in 2016 entitled “Stick and Puck.”  He has received numerous awards for his photography and video including Best of Show in both No Big Heads 2011 and Rarified Light 2006.  He has earned numerous honorable mentions in statewide juried shows such as Alaska Positive, Rarified Light and the All Alaska Juried Show.  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 2012, he mounted solo shows at both the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut and at the Student Union Gallery at UAA.  In collaboration with Richard Cutrona, he co-curated a show of 10 Alaskan artists to be shown in Brooklyn, NY at the Good Question Gallery under the title “Process Alaska.”  The Show traveled to Manhattan, Homer, AK and Anchorage, AK.   He was mentioned in a review in ARTnews Sept 2012 of the Anchorage Museum exhibition “True North, Contemporary Art of the Circumpolar North.”He received a project award from the Rasmuson Foundation in 2006 and 2015 and was a Connie Boocheever Fellow from the Alaska State Council on the Arts in 2011. He presently teaches photography, printmaking and video art at the University of Alaska Anchorage. 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Foundations

Professional & Department Service

Professional Photographer. Clients include:     

  • Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
  • Alaska Tribal Health Consortium
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Alaska Native Hospital

Solo Exhibitions

2016     “Stick and Puck”, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska
2015      "Manifest Destiny/Tent City", Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Polar Lab, Anchorage, Alaska
2015      “Comedy Tragedy Hockey", Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, Alaska 
2014      “Play War on Ice", ARC Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage
2012      “Slapstick”, New Britain Museum of American Art,  New Britain, Connecticut
2012      “Solstice”, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage

Group Exhibitions

2016     “All Alaska Biennial”,  Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2015     “Cabin Fever”, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska
2013     “No Big Heads”, Student Union Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska


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

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