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Vanessa L. Smith

Education
1993 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Master of Fine Arts, Degree Awarded with May 1993.
Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing, and Painting.
1987 The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Degree Awarded with Honors, Magna Cum Laude 1987
Major: Ceramics Minor: Art History Extensive studio work in Drawing and Painting.

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 ARTspace, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI
2011 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 SOFA Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 SOFA Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 ART Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 SOFA Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Olympia Center Lobby Installation, Chicago, IL
2009 SOFA Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 SOFA Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL Ceramic Sculpture, April 2008 - present
2007 "All The Difference" Group Ceramic Exhibition, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2007 Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL Large Sculpture, Summer 2007
2006 Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL (January - May 2006)
2005 "Living Artists" Invitational Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 "The More the Merrier" Group Invitational Exhibition, Viridian Artists @ Chelsea, New York, NY
2003 "Objects of Desire" Group Ceramic Exhibition, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2002 SOFA Chicago, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 "Natural History" Group Exhibition, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 "Member and Guest Exhibition" Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998 "New Work" Barat College, Lake Forest, IL
1992 "CAA/MFA: Juried Exhibition" College Art Association, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
1989 "Artspace" Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
1988 "Faces at SPACES" (Mixed Media Self-Portrait) SPACES Alternative Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1988 "Off the Wall" (Paintings) Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
1988 "Three Emerging Artists" (Ceramics and Paintings) Akron Woman's City Club, Akron, OH
1987 "Northeast Ohio Ceramic Invitational" Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
1987 "Women at Work" Juried Exhibition, Third Place Award, Perkins Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, OH
1987 "Artists of Studio 828" Studio 828, Akron, OH
1986 "Explore and Discover" Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
1986 "Drawing in Foundation Studies in Art: Goals and Strategies" National Exhibition, Allen R. Hite Art Institute,
The University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Selected Public Collections
The Sonny and Gloria Kamm Teapot Collection Foundation, Sparta, NC
The Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Faculty Positions
2001 W/Spr Barat College of DePaul University, Lake Forest, IL
Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics. Department Head.
2000 Fall Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics. Sabbatical replacement, Ceramic Department Head.
1999 - 2000 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Teaching Artist-In-Residence. Norris Ceramic Studio.
1993 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ceramics Faculty. Adult Studios Program.
1992 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ceramics Instructor. Adult Studios Program.

Honors and Awards
1992 – 1993 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Graduate Teaching Assistantships (3 awarded)
1991 – 1993 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Graduate Grants (4 awarded)
1984 – 1987 The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Undergraduate Grants and Scholarship Awards
1987 The University of Akron, Akron, OH
National Collegiate Art Award and the Ceramic Scholarship Award
1987 The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Perkins Gallery, "Women at Work" Third Place Award
1986 The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Emily Davis Gallery, Scholarship Exhibition, First Place Award
1986 The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Emily Davis Gallery, Juried Exhibition (Winter and Spring), Merit Award

Accomplishments
2012 Sculpture, Release of the Pearls: I of the Storm, Issue: March 12. Vol. 31 No. 2
2012 Akron: A Magazine for Alumni & Friends of the University of Akron, Release of the Pearls: She Comes in Colors, Issue: Winter 2011/12, page 25
2010 CS Magazine, "Objects of Affection", Jessica Cochran, Issue: November, page 68.
2010 Art Letter, Paul Klein, featured sculptures to Another Shore and Satin and Sand Series, Release of the Pearls, Triangle Reef: Letter Date: 11/4/2012
2009 The Chicago Collection, "The Power of Art", Audrey Michelle Mast, Issue: Fall 2009, page 43
2005 "Living Artists" 3rd ed., Juried publication, Ivy Sundell, Crow Woods Publications
2005 Art Beat: WTTW, Sculptural Art, aired 1/14 - 16/05, exhibition review, "Artists-In-Residence Exhibition"
Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL.
2005 "Hands in Clay" 5th ed., Charlotte F. Speight and John Toki, McGraw Hill.
2002 Sculptural work discussed by Victoria Lautman on WBEZ, Program 848, aired 5/28/02, "Natural History"
Exhibition at Aron Packer Gallery.
1999 "Hands in Clay" 4th ed., Speight and Toki, California College of Arts and Crafts, Mayfield Publishing Co.,
p416, acknowledgements: Preface vii

Professional Development
1998 The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
Asian Ceramic Conference, Co-sponsored by the Anthropology Dept. of The Field Museum and the Asian Ceramics
Research Organization. "Asian Ceramica: Resolving the Enigmas of the 15th Century. Addressing Society,
Politics, production, Technology, and Cross Cultural influences relating to Ceramics through Archeological
Research.
1998 NCECA: National Council on the Education for Ceramic Art
1997 NCECA: National Council on the Education for Ceramic Art
1996 The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
Asian Ceramic Conference, "Ceramics: Functions and Forms"
1990 University of Washington, Seattle , WA
Women in Art Lecture Series, The Experimental College
1987 NCECA: National Council on the Education for Ceramic Art

Works can be found in many private collections.