Kristi Hager

Painting and Photography


Kristi Hager is an artist living in Missoula, Montana. She earned her BA in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania; MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2003, Hager received a Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant based on twenty years’ artistic achievement.  In 2010, she received the Montana Arts Council Artist’s Innovation Award. 



Hager documents structures for the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) using a large format 4X5 view camera.  Over five hundred of Hager’s photographs are archived at the Library of Congress.

 She wrote the text for “Evelyn Cameron: Montana’s Frontier Photographer”, a 2007 Montana Book Award honor winner, published by Far Country Press.

Hager's digital photography includes fine art and documentary forms.