Kristy Summers

Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture
Sculpture Program Coordinator
ARTS 109

(907) 786-1003


  • M.F.A., Alfred School of Art and Design
  • B.F.A., Kansas State University


Kristy Summers, born and raised in the midwest found her way to Alaska in 2014. She graduated with her BFA from the University of Kansas in 2002, and her MFA from Alfred University in 2006. Following her studies at Alfred University, Kristy was award a Fine Art Fellowship position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she continued to work as a visiting assistant professor of sculpture and 3D foundations. Exhibiting her work, Kristy has been included in a number of shows around the country. She has exhibited work in a number of sculpture park’s, city outdoor sculpture programs, as well as in universities, and gallery settings. Kristy has completed multiple large-scale commissions for the Botanic Garden of Chicago and the Peggy Notebart Nature museum, participated in and co-led residency programs at Franconia Sculpture Park, was part of the steering committee for the International Conference of Cast Iron Art, in Latvia 2014. 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 3D Foundations
  • Beginning Sculpture
  • Intermediate Sculpture
  • Advanced Sculpture

Professional & Department Service

  • Sculpture Area Coordinator
  • BFA Committee
  • Community Outreach Committee

Group Exhibitions

2019    “Solo Exhibition”, Fairbanks, Alaska
2018    “All Alaska Biennial”, Anchorage, Alaska
             “Ferrous Wheel”, Scranton, Pennsylvania
             “Erudite Antics: UAA Faculty Biennial”. Anchorage, Alaska
2017    “Alumni Exhibition”, Lawrence, Kansas
             “Faculty Show”, Anchorage, Alaska
             “Juried Exhibition”, Birmingham, Alabama
              Sanbao Ceramic Art Museum. Jingdezhen, China
2016     "20th Anniversary Alumni Show", Casket Gallery. Minneapolis, Minnesota
              "Crafting Potential", Anchorage, Alaska
              "Faculty Exhibition Part II", Kimura Gallery. University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
2015     "Relate North", Kimura Gallery. University of Alaska Anchorage. Bowdoin Children Center, Bowdoin College, Permanent display.
               Brunswick, Maine
2014     “SIUC Carbondale Campus”, Carbondale, Illinois                                
2013      “Franconia Sculpture Park", Schafer, Minnesota                                           
              “Faculty Exhibition”, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois
2012     “Josephine Sculpture Park”, Frankfort, Kentucky                                                                     
              “Six Mile Sculpture Works Exhibition,” Granite City, Illinois                                               
              “Faculty Show Exhibition,” Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois


  • “Best in Show”, All Alaska Biennial. Anchorage, Alaska
  • 2016 Faculty Appreciation Award, the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Fine Art Fellow, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Honorable Mention, National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, North Charleston, South Carolina                                              
Ladder Piece
Shoes on a ring
Crane structure
Steel and wood
Gold plating
Crane structure detail