Joel Isaak




2008-2012    University of Alaska Fairbanks BFA May 2012

2007-2008    Corban College

2007            Skyview High School, Soldotna, AK


Grants and Awards


2013            Museum Research Grant for Visiting Artist Travel, Lodging, and Stipend

2011            Eiteljorg Student Fellowship Scholarship and Travel, We Are Here Exhibition Gala Opening and Symposium Weekend

2011            UAF College of Liberal Arts Thesis Completion Grant

2011            Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity Grant

2010-11       Alaska Native Medical Center Craft Auxiliary Fund Student Scholarship

2010            The CIRI Foundation Career Upgrade Grant

2005            ASAA Alaska Airlines Inter Scholastic Poster Contest


Arts Related Employment


2013            Instructor, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Fish Skin Workshop

2013            Arts and Culture Expert, Anchorage Museum, Expert on the Floor

2013            Presenter, Anchorage Museum, Master Artist presenter

2013            Instructor, Alaska Native Arts Foundation and Native(X),

Fish Skin Sewing Workshop

2013            Contractor, Anchorage Museum, consulted and worked with a team to               fabricate and install dioramas for the Dena’ina Exhibition

2013            Panelist, University of Alaska Anchorage, Panelist for the Things We Make symposium

2011            Instructor of Drawing, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Summer Art Camp

2009-11       Studio Assistant, UAF Ceramics: Mixed glazes, inventoried materials, fired kilns, studio maintenance

Solo Shows

2013 Alaska Native Arts Foundation Restoration: Halibut and Salmon skin masks, Salmon skin drums, vases, and bowls, and Moose Hide Silhouettes

2013 Kenai Cultural Visitors Center Up and Coming: Ceramic wall pieces, salmon skin bags

2012 Pomegranate Café Fairbanks A Broken Vessel: Halibut skin bags moose heart bag Salmon skin Bags

2012 Fairbanks Community Museum Changing Seasons: Glass Masks made from recycled slumped glass

2012 UAF Senior Thesis Show Lay Your Burdens Down: Large Scale Installation of Wood, Steel, Moose Hide, Salmon Skin, Bronze, Wood Salt Fired Ceramics

2012 Fairbanks Community Museum Changing Seasons: Masks made of Cast Bronze, Salmon Skin, Recycled Glass, Wood Salt Fired Ceramics

2011  Keller Architecture and Allied Arts, Fairbanks, Transformation: Masks made of Salmon Skin, Cast Bronze, Recycled Copper Pipe, Recycled Glass

2011 Pomegranate Café Fairbanks Caught In-Between: Ceramic Sculptures and Acrylic Paintings on Woven Muslin Canvas



2013 Alaska Native Arts Foundation, Works listed on line and carried in gallery

2013, online gallery based out of New York

Juried Shows and Awards

2013 Alaska Native Visionary Award winner

2013 Egan Center, Wear Art Though Fashion Show, Salmon Skin Corset and       Salmon Skin Vest


2013 Alaska Native Arts Foundation, Clare to Clare Fashion Show, Ombre Salmon       Skin dress and Halibut Moto Jacket

2013 Dena’ian Center, Clare to Clare Fashion show, Ombre Salmon Skin Dress and       Halibut Moto Jacket

2012 Permafrost Magazine Online Magazine Cover: Glass Mask


2012 Kenai Fine Arts Center Biennial Juried Art Show: T’uqa’ Boots, Salmon Skin and Moose Hide

T’uqa’ Jar, High Fire Ceramic

T’uqa’ Man: Cast Bronze, Salmon Skin, Salmon Fins

2012 UAF Spring Student Art Show: Pain Without Love, Cast Bronze

T’uqa’ Man, Cast Bronze, Salmon Skin, Salmon Fins* Awarded Honorable Mention/ Sculpture

Fish Tales: Wood Salt Fired Ceramics* Awarded Best in Show/ Ceramics

2012 UAF Spring Sustainability Art Show: Geoffrey, Recycled Practice Plates and Enamel* Awarded Honorable Mention

2011 UAF Fall Student Art Show: Aleut Internment, Acrylic on Woven Muslin

Tl’uka’ Boots , Salmon Skin and Moose Hide

2011  UAF Fall Sustainability Art Show: Walrus, Carved Spruce, Nails, Slumped Glass* Awarded Second Place

Tl’uka’ Mask Salmon Skin and Recycled Copper Pipe* Awarded Honorable     Mention

2011 UAF Spring Student Art Show: Westernization, Acrylic On Muslin

2011 UAF Spring Sustainability Art Show: Head Dress, Carved Spruce, Recycled Slumped Bottles, Copper, Tarp, Nails, Speaker Wire* Awarded People’s Choice Award

2010 UAF Spring Student Art Show: Retired Chair, Arm Chair Upholstered With Car Tires

2010 UAF Fall Student Art Show: Ev-a-lution, Cast Bronze and Slumped Glass

2009 UAF Spring Student Art Show: Circus, Wood Salt Fired Tea Pot

2009 UAF Fall Student Art Show: Envelope, Porcelain Slab Sculpture                           Unveiled, Ceramic Pitcher

2008 UAF Fall Student Art Show: Reduced Earth, Wood Fired Vase

Fired Earth, Wood Salt Fired Pitcher

2005 Kenai Fine Arts Center Community Ceramic Art Show: Snow Man, Ceramic Teapot












2 comments on “Resume/CV

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