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.
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 Visiting Artist Presentation, I am NOT a Target Project and Gun Safety Education Activism, Juneau MOMS Demand Gun Sense in America, Juneau Public Library,
2012 Visiting Artist Workshop and Lecture, Figure in the Landscape, UAA 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