Kate Salisbury Wool has lived in Alaska since 1993, where she moved from her hometown of Asheville, NC. Kate received her BFA in Photographic Design from the University of Georgia in 1992 in film + the very first Photoshop. After photographing and traveling the world, she continued her education and received a MFA in Art + Photography from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 2001.  Her work has been recognized + exhibited locally + nationally + internationally.  Teaching, researching, studying, and talking about all things photography is one of her favorite past times. Sometimes doubling as an Adjunct Professor, Kate has shared that passion with students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she taught for over 17 years.

All of Kate's work commences with observations in color + tone, composition + sentiment.  She has completed many professional and personal projects.  Another one of her favorite past times is her family.

Recently, Kate Wool was awarded the Ruth Lister Feminist of the Year (2018) for her gun safety activism locally and statewide. Kate implemented the ASKING SAVES KIDS program at her daughter’s elementary school, which eventually was adopted district wide, has attended and held gun safety community forums and continues to advocate for gun safety legislation in Alaska and nationally. You can read more about this on her BLOG or the ART FOR CHANGE page.


from MId-life, an ongoing self-portrait project, see more work on Instagram


Professional Experience

Currently + since 1992  Professional Photographer specializing in all editorial, portrait, commercial, multimedia, and fine art

                    Since 1998  Adjunct Professor of Photography, Journalism Dept., UAF (1998-2001 Instructor of Record)

                                                -teach Basic, Advanced, Digital, Photojournalism, Studio, Portrait, Art

2018 Fairbanks Coordinator, Creative Services, Governor Bill Walker Re-Election Campaign, July-Nov, Alaska

2014 - 2018          Graphic, Digital,  and Web Designer, Mammoth Marketing,  Fbks, AK

1996 - 2019      Photography, Graphic Design, Web Design, Blue Loon, Fbks, AK

2001 - 2002           Visiting Lecturer of Photography, Journalism Dept., UAF

2000                        Photography Teacher for high school art students, Fairbanks Summer Fine Arts Camp, UAF

1996                        Photographer, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, AK: spot news, photojournalism, sports, commercial photos

Prior to 1996          Youth Counselor, Unit Secretary, Waitress, Cook, Student, World Traveler 


Artist Lectures + Workshops

2019 Artist presentation, I am NOT a Target project, Society for Photographic Education, Northwest Conference, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska

2019 Visiting Artist Presentation, I am NOT a Target Project and Gun Safety Education Activism, Juneau MOMS Demand Gun Sense in America, Juneau Public Library,

Juneau, Alaska

2018 Guest Artist, Art as a Protoganist for Change, Voice of Art Workshop, Fairbanks, Alaska

2012     Visiting Artist Workshop and Lecture,  Figure in the LandscapeUAA Camera Club, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

2007     Homer Photography Symposium, panel discussion: Ethics in Digital Photography, Homer, Alaska

2004     UAA Camera Club Lecture, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska

2000     Artist Lecture, Bunnell St. Gallery, Homer, Alaska


Represented by

Well Street Art Company, 1304 Well St. (in the railroad industrial area off of Phillips Field Road), Fairbanks, Alaska
tel: (907) 452 - 6169
email:  david@wellstreetart.com