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 was born and raised in the midwest and found her way to Alaska in 2014. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 2002, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Alfred University in 2006. Following her studies at Alfred University, Summers was awarded a fine arts fellowship position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she continued to work as a visiting assistant professor of sculpture and 3D foundations. Summers has been included in a number of exhibitions throughout the US in sculpture parks, city outdoor sculpture programs, as well as in universities and galleries. Summers 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
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Committee
  • Chair, Community Outreach Committee
  • McPeck Gallery Advisory Board



2019     Solo Exhibition, Fairbanks, AK


2018     All Alaska Biennial, Anchorage, AK
              Ferrous Wheel, Scranton, PA
              Erudite Antics: UAA Faculty Biennial, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2017     Alumni Exhibition, Lawrence, KS
              Faculty Show, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
              Juried Exhibition, Birmingham, AL
              Juried Exhibition, Sanbao Ceramic Art Museum, Jingdezhen, China
2016     20th Anniversary Alumni Show, Casket Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
              Crafting Potential, Anchorage, AK
              Faculty Exhibition Part II, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2015     Relate North, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
              Permanent Display, Bowdoin Children Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
2014     SIUC Carbondale Campus, Carbondale, IL                                
2013      Franconia Sculpture Park, Schafer, MN                                           
              Faculty Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL
2012     Josephine Sculpture Park, Frankfort, KY                                                                     
              Six Mile Sculpture Works Exhibition, Granite City, IL                                               
              Faculty Show Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL


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