Michael Conti

Michael ContiVisual Arts 2011

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 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.

Michael Conti’s 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 will be mounting solo shows at both the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut and at the Student Union Gallery at UAA.  He received a project award from the Rasmuson Foundation in 2006 and is a Connie Boocheever Fellow from the Alaska State Council on the Arts in 2011. He presently teaches photography, video and color at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Portrait of Anthony Hernandez