Summer Joy Hills-Bonczyk is a Minneapolis-based sculptor, performance artist and educator. She holds an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and is currently on the faculty at Macalester College. She is also a professional Yoga Teacher, JourneyDance™ Instructor and founder of Project Bend, an Art and Yoga youth program. In 2013, Summer received an Artist's Travel and Study Grant from the Jerome Foundation to travel to Guatemala and Northern India to study ancient ceremonial caves and the phenomenology of empty, interior space.