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ABOUT

Lynne Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and educator. whose practice is not constrained by discipline, medium, or thematic boundaries. She often uses humble materials and strategies that are both improvisational and highly calculated and often site-specific. She explores and interrogates materials, histories, and systems embedded within a place, be it an institutional environment or a post-industrial landscape. Smith received a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Kansas and studied at the Yale University Summer Program in Graphic Design in Brissago, Switzerland. She received her MFA in Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis (2024).

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AWARDS + ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

2024 - Futures Fund Grant supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation | The Luminary Arts | St. Louis, MO

2024 - Student Marshal 2024 Commencement | Washington University in St. Louis

2024 - Institute for Material Science and Engineering Research Grant | Washington University in St. Louis

2024 - International Sculpture Center Student Achievement Award Nominee | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2023 - Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship Nominee | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2023 - Dean's Office Research Travel Grant | Washington University in St. Louis | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2023 - Fine Arts Work Center Award | Washington University in St. Louis | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2023 - International Sculpture Center | Outstanding Student Achievement Award Nominee | Washington University in St. Louis

2022 - Ambassadors Graduate Fellowship | Washington University in St. Louis | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2022 - HB and MB Simon Scholarship | Washington University in St. Louis | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2022 - Uncommon Threads | Second Place | Juried by Jeanne Medina Le

EXHIBITIONS + COLLECTIONS

2024 - SLINGSHOT  |  2024 MFA in Visual Art Thesis Exhibition | Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (current)  |  St. Louis, MO

2024 - Field Guide, Intersect Art Center | 2/01/24 - 6/28/24 | St. Louis, MO (current)

2024 - Beautiful and Strange Fragmentation | Curated by David Reif  | 2/01 /24 - 2/22/24  |  ARC Gallery  |  Chicago, IL 

2023 - CARE, Red Gate Gallery | Curated by Adrienne Outlaw | St. Louis, MO

2023 - So Long Summer, MFA Summer Exhibition |  Des Lee Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis

2023 - Lived-In, NON-STNDRD Inaugural Invitational Group Exhibition | National Building Arts Center, Sauget, IL 

               Curated by STNDRD Exhibitions: Bruce Burton, Sage Dawson, and Allison Lacher

2023 - The Buoyancy Show, Lemp Brewery Complex, St. Louis, MO | Curated by Abby Flanagan and Anika Todd

2023 - Watch Your Head, Candidacy Exhibition at City Foundry, St. Louis, MO

2023 - Circumference Bias, Lemp Brewery Complex, St. Louis, MO | Curated by Levi Gentry and Jackson Hescock 

2023 - MFA Invitational, St. Charles Community College, St. Louis, MO | Curated by Brian D. Smith

2023 - Parabola, Des Lee Gallery, Jurors: Pete Callahan and Dryden Wells, St. Louis, MO

2022 - Uncommon Threads, Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions, Juror: Jeanne Medina Le

2022 - Show Me, First-Year MFA Group Exhibition, Washington University in St. Louis | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2022 - 10 x 10 x 10, Tieton Arts + Humanities, Tieton, WA 

2022 - When Life Gives You Lemons, Regional Arts & Culture Council | Permanent Public Art Collection, Portland, OR

2021 - Fresh Talent, Bainbridge Art + Craft | Bainbridge Island, WA

2021 - Spectrum, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN

2021 - Sequoia, Elizabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, OR

 

WORKSHOPS + RESIDENCIES

2023 - Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA | Multi Media Experimental Art with Zhera Kahn

2022 - Porcelain Repair Workshop | Washington University in St. Louis | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2021 - Rancho Tanto, Farm-hand + self-directed residency | Petaluma, CA

2018 - Independent Print Resource Center (IPRC) | Letterpress workshop

2017 - Atelier Meridian, Solar Plate Etching with Jane Pagliarulo and Barbara Mason

 

CURATED / JURIED

2025 - What's at the Bottom of the Pond (upcoming) | National Building Arts Center, Sauget, IL

2022 - Apex Art 2022 - 2023 NYC Open Call for Exhibitions, Juror

PRESS

2023 - Artist Panel and Discussion 'Lived-In" NON-STNDRD, National Building Arts Center, Oct 28.
Led by co-curators Bruce Burton, Sage Dawson, and Allison Lacher (also including artists Grant Benoit, and Abby Flannagan)

2023 - St. Louis Magazine, "STNDRD and the National Building Arts Center partnership launches with "Lived-In",
by Sam Barrett, Aug. 8

2023 - Sam Fox School, Washington University in St. Louis, "Two MFA-VA Candidates Awarded Scholarship for Fine Arts Work Center Summer Workshop", by Caitlin Custer, February 15

TEACHING

2024 - Digital Studio  | Instructor of Record | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts  | St. Louis, MO

2024 - Typography I | Instructor of Record | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts  | St. Louis, MO

2024 - Portfolio Plus Pre-College Program | Studio Art | Instructor | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts  | St. Louis, MO

2024 - Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum | “Mesh & Mend” Curriculum & Hands-on Workshops  | St. Louis, MO

2024 - 3-D Design | Assistant in Instruction | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2023 - Professional Development in Teaching Program | Teaching Citation | Washington University in St. Louis

2023 - Fiber Manipulation | Assistant in Instruction | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2023 - Visible Mending Workshop | Instructor | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2023 - Extra-Dimensional Printmaking | Assistant in Instruction | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2023 - Methods & Contexts | Assistant in Instruction | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2022 - Sculpture: Material & Culture | Assistant in Instruction | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

PEDAGOGICAL TRAINING

2024 - Teaching Citation | Center for Teaching and Learning, Professional Development in Teaching Program
Washington University in St. Louis 

2024 - Course Design Institute | Washington University in St. Louis | Center for Teaching and Learning

2024 - Graduate and Post Doctorate Reading Community | “Power Dynamics in the Classroom”

2023 - Facilitating Engaging Discussions, Washington University in St. Louis | Center for Teaching & Learning

2023 - Increasing Student Participation, Washington University in St. Louis | Center for Teaching & Learning

2023 - Fostering an Inclusive Classroom Environment, Washington University in St. Louis | Center for Teaching & Learning

2022 - Asking Questions to Improve Learning, Washington University in St. Louis | Center for Teaching & Learning

2022 - Efficient, Effective, & Reflective Strategies for Grading, Washington University in St. Louis | Center for Teaching & Learning

2022 - Incorporating Active Learning During Class Time, Washington University in St. Louis | Center for Teaching & Learning

2023 - Facilitating a Teaching Demo, Washington University in St. Louis | Center for Teaching & Learning

COMMUNITY + SERVICE

2023 - Lot 49 Annual Fundraiser | The Luminary, St. Louis, MO | Event Volunteer

2023 - Digital Assistant for William Villalongo and Shraddha Ramani | Island Press, St. Louis, MO

2023 - National Council Meeting | Student Attendee | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2022 - St. Louis Weaver’s Guild | Member, 2022 - Present

2022 - Visiting Artist Committee | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2022 - Visiting Artist + Freund Fellow Lecture Series Communication Design | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

2022 - Digital Assistant for Shaun O’Dell | Island Press, St. Louis, MO

2022 - Handweaving Workshops | North Pole Studios, Portland, Oregon

2022 - Fiber Arts Instruction & Enrichment | George Middle School | Weekly Volunteer, instruction delivered in Spanish

2007 - 2014 - Portland Public Schools | Art Enrichment & Instruction | Volunteer

EDUCATION

MFA Visual Art | Washington University in St. Louis | Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts 

BFA Graphic Design | The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Yale University Summer Program in Graphic Design, Brissago, Switzerland


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