the artist

Sue Kraft was born in Seattle and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She received a BFA from the University of Washington and fellowship to the Yale Summer School of Art & Music before settling in Alaska, which became her home for over forty years. There she raised four children, operated a graphic design business and pursued her art.

In Anchorage she showed in local galleries and statewide competitions. In 1990 she relocated to Juneau, where she lived for 24 years, enjoying a capital city rich in culture and environmental beauty. She returned to the Seattle area in 2014 where she continues to paint.

Sue’s work has been included in numerous juried art shows as well as solo and group exhibitions. Her work is represented in the permanent collections at the Alaska State Museum, the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska State Art Bank, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, the ARCO Collection, the Alaska State Ferry Fairweather, and many private collections.

Link to show, Alaska State Museum

Interview, Alaska State Museum

Solo and Group Exhibits

Living by Water Exhibit, Merrill Gardens, Burien, 2020
Women of Vision, Group Show, Alaska State Museum, 2020
Solo Exhibit, Burien Arts Gallery, September, 2016
Group Show with the Plein Rein painters, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, December, 2013
Group Show, with Plein Rein painters at the Franklin St. Gallery, January 2013
Bentwood & Bead Gallery Shows, December 2010, June 2011, December 2012
Solo Exhibit at the Alaska State Museum, 2010
Group Shows, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
Group Show, Canvas Gallery, 2007
Solo Show, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 2005
Solo Show, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 2002
Solo Show, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 2001
Group Shows, Portfolio Arts Gallery in Juneau, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000
Two-Person Show with Jim Fowler, Portfolio Arts Gallery, Juneau, 1995
Two-Person Shows, Gallery Walk, Juneau, with Ken DeRoux, 1991, 1992
Two Person Show at the Matunaska-Susitna UAA Campus, 1987
Solo Show Anchorage at “The Gallery” in 1982
All Alaska Juried Art Show, Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum 1979 – 1990 : Shows XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XIII, XX, XXII, XXIV
1978 Alaska Representational Art Show sponsored by the Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum