ART

SMITH%2C+AMY

SMITH, AMY
SMITH, AMY
NEBRASKA
Working in clay allows me to converse within a sensual, tactile field. My vessels are in essence an intuitive composition of chosen natural elements. I blend the rhythm of running and breathing with the relationship between wind and wave. I observe and trace flow. Utilizing pottery forms and abstracting landscape I explore inclination towards touch.

I fire reduction or oxidation; glaze response determines the atmosphere and cone I fire although a majority of the clay body remains bare. Porcelain provides a pure beginning for my interpretation.

EDUCATION
2000
M.F.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE
1997
B.F.A. Ohio University. Athens, Ohio

SELECT DUAL & SOLO EXHIBITION
2013
NDSU Memorial Union Gallery “Relation” Fargo, ND - solo
2012
Ecce Gallery “Affinity” Fargo, ND - dual
2007
Modern Arts Midwest “Form and Surface” Lincoln, NE - dual
2005
WESTNORTH Studio “Centered by Land and Sky” In conjunction with NCECA. Baltimore, MD - juried dual
2004
New Earth Gallery “Natural Forces” Fairbury, NE - solo
The Clay Studio “My Stone Boat” Philadelphia, PA - juried solo
Harrison Center for the Arts “Amy Smith” In conjunction with NCECA. Indianapolis, IN - solo
2003
Wichita State University, Clayton Staples Gallery “Notice White Eyelashes” Wichita, KS - solo
2002
Architecture Hall Gallery “as vessels” Lincoln, NE - solo
2000
UNL Rotunda Gallery “Undulation” M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition. Lincoln, NE - solo

SELECT EXHIBITION
2014
Wayne Center for the Arts “Functional Ceramics 2014” Wooster, OH
Clay Art Center “Tea-Time” Port Chester, NY
2013
Worcester Center for Crafts, Krikorian Gallery “Cup Show” Worcester, MA
KOBO Gallery “Simple Cup 2013 Invitational” Seattle, WA
Market House Craft Center “Strictly Functional Pottery National” Lancaster, PA
NCECA and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities “Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design” Arvada, CO
AKAR “Yunomi Invitational” Iowa City, IA
2012
AKAR “Yunomi Invitational” Iowa City, IA
Santa Fe Clay Gallery “Handle with Care” Santa Fe, NM
Plains Art Museum Jane L. Stern Gallery “Creative Actions: Selections from the Permanent Collection” Fargo, ND - ongoing
University of Missouri George Caleb Bingham Gallery “The Clay Cup: Icon, Vessel, Canvas” Columbia, MO
Modern Arts Midtown “Silent Water” Omaha, NE
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts “19th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition” San Angelo, TX
2011
Lincoln Berean, Gallery D & Link Gallery “Artist’s Invitational” Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Arts Council “First Annual Fore Arts Fore Fun” Lincoln Country Club Lincoln, NE - fundraising event
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts “Bemis UNDERGROUND Art Sale” Omaha, NE - fundraising event
Red Lodge Clay Center “Craftsmanship:Concept:Innovation Inaugural Juried National” Red Lodge, MT
Nancy Markoe Gallery “The Shoulders We Stand On” In conjunction with NCECA, St. Pete Beach, FL
LUX Center for the Arts “Third Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition” Lincoln, NE
2010
Bemidji Community Art Center “It’s Only Clay” Bemidji, MN
Market House Craft Center “Strictly Functional Pottery National” Lancaster, PA
Lillstreet Art Center “Bowl Me Over, The 3rd Lillstreet International Juried Competition” Chicago, IL
NCECA Philadelphia 2010 “NEXPO Gallery” Philadelphia, PA
Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design “NCECA Invitational Earth Matters” Philadelphia, PA
2009
Market House Craft Center “Strictly Functional Pottery National” Lancaster, PA
Lillstreet Art Center “4 x 4” Chicago, IL
Bentley Projects “Individuals Developing Together” In conjunction with NCECA, Phoenix, AZ
Santa Fe Clay presents “La Mesa” In conjunction with NCECA, Phoenix, AZ
Rive Gauche “SNOW” In conjunction with NCECA, Scottsdale, AZ
Red Lodge Clay Center “Gail Kendall Invites” Red Lodge, MT
2008
Corning Community College “Clay & Glass Invitational” Corning, NY
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts “Perspectives” Nebraska City, NE
The Clay Studio “The Clay Studio’s Members Exhibition” Philadelphia, PA
2007
The Clay Studio “Plates and Platters: Salon Style” Philadelphia, PA
2006
The Clay Studio “Mastery in Clay 2006” Philadelphia, PA
Modern Arts Midwest “by hand” Lincoln, NE
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts “San Angelo Ceramic Competition” San Angelo, TX
2005
The Clay Studio “Mastery in Clay 2005” Philadelphia, PA
Lincoln Arts & Culture Foundation “Feats of Clay XVIII” Lincoln, CA
2004
Baltimore Clayworks “Winterfest 2004” A National Invitational Holiday Exhibition. Baltimore, MD
The Clay Studio “The Clay Studio’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition Auction” Philadelphia, PA
Louisville Art Gallery “Third Annual Women Artists Invitational” Louisville, NE
Focus Gallery “Amy Smith” Lincoln, NE - featured artist
2003
Lincoln Arts & Culture Foundation “Feats of Clay XVI” Lincoln, CA
University Place Art Center “Top Shelf Gallery Grand Opening” Lincoln, NE
The Wayne Center for the Arts “Functional Ceramics 2003 Exhibition” Wooster, OH
Indiana University Southeast Ronald L. Barr Gallery “Dessertworks” New Albany, IN
Louisville Visual Art Association “Dinnerworks 2003” Louisville, KY
2002
The Clay Studio “Mastery in Clay: New Work” Philadelphia, PA
Laguna Clay Company, Leyshon Gallery “Bowl O Rama, A National Juried Exhibition of Ceramic Bowls”
Kent State University Gallery 138 “2nd Annual National Juried Cup Show” Kent, OH
2001
Lincoln Arts & Cultural Foundation “Feats of Clay XIV” Lincoln, CA
2000
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden “UNL MFA Studio Biennial Exhibit” Lincoln, NE
Arvada Art Center “NCECA Regional Student Juried Exhibition” Arvada, CO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2012
Adjunct. Ceramics 131, Spring Semester
2011
Proxy for Eddie Dominguez. Drawing, Fall Semester
Adjunct. Ceramics 131, Spring Semester
2010
Adjunct. Ceramics 231, Fall Semester
2004
Artist in Residence. Graduate Student Critiques, Fall Semester
Adjunct. Life Drawing 202, Spring Semester
2011
Adjunct. Ceramics 231, Fall Semester
2001
Proxy for Peter Pinnell. Ceramics, Spring Semester
1999
Proxy for Eddie Dominguez, Gail Kendall and Diane Marsh. Ceramics and Drawing, Spring and Fall Semesters

WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
2011
Studio. Fall Sessions
2010
Visiting Artist. North Dakota State University. Fargo, ND
2009
Artist Invite Artist Resident. Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge, MT
LUX Center for the Arts. Fall Session
2008, 2009
Lincoln Berean/Studio. Spring and Fall Sessions
2003
Visiting Artist. Wichita State University. Wichita, KS
Visiting Artist. Nebraska Wesleyan University. Lincoln, NE
2001
University Place Art Center. Winter Session
Visiting Artist. University Place Art Center “Gallery Gourmet” Lincoln, NE

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2012
Mentor for the Highly Gifted in Art. Lincoln Public Schools. Lincoln, NE
2009-2010
Faculty. Lancaster Learning Link, Lincoln, NE. Fall Semester 2009 and Spring Semester 2010
1999-2002
Instructor. The Putney School, Putney, VT. Ceramics and Drawing, Summer Sessions
1998
Intern. The Putney School, Putney, VT. Ceramics Summer Session

HONORS & AWARDS
2009, 2011
Artist Invite Artist Resident. Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge, MT
2008
Short term Artist Resident. Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge, MT
2004
Second Place. Nebraska State Fair “Vintage Nebraska Wine Tasting and Art Invitational” Lincoln, NE
2003
Purchase Award. Lincoln Arts & Culture Foundation “Feats of Clay XVI” Lincoln, CA
2001
Purchase Award. Lincoln Arts & Cultural Foundation “Feats of Clay XIV” Lincoln, CA
2000
Dean A. Woods Memorial Scholarship. UNL. Lincoln, NE
1999
Dean A. Woods Memorial Scholarship. UNL. Lincoln, NE
Dean’s List. UNL. Lincoln, NE
Dean’s Scholarship. OU. Athens, OH
1996
Edna Way Scholarship. OU. Athens, OH
Dean’s List. OU. Athens, OH
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship. Arrowmont. Gatlinburg, TN
1995
Martin/Margaret Lutz Scholarship. OU. Athens, OH
Dean’s List. OU. Athens, OH
1994
The Friends of the Trisolini Gallery Outstanding Undergraduate Award. OU. Athens, OH

INTERRELATED EXPERIENCE
2010
Student Critique Room Volunteer. NCECA Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA
“Awaiting” Juror. Lincoln Berean. Lincoln, NE
2001-2007
Manager. Lincoln Clay Studio. Lincoln, NE
2007
“2007 Student Art Exhibit” 3D Juror. Concordia University. Seward, NE
“Called to Create, 7 Core Values” Photography Juror (1 of 3). Lincoln Berean. Lincoln, NE
“2007 Juried Student Exhibition” Juror. Nebraska Wesleyan University. Lincoln, NE
2004-2006
Nebraska State Fair. Judge. Lincoln, NE
2005
Lincoln Arts Festival. Judge. Lincoln Arts Council. Lincoln, NE
2000-2002
Gallery Assistant. University Place Art Center. Lincoln, NE
1999
Advisor for New Student Enrollment. UNL Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Lincoln, NE
1997-1998
Apprentice. Kaleidoscope Pottery. Easthampton, MA
1996-1997
Art Ambassador. Ohio University. Athens, OH
1996
Studio Assistant. Brad Schwieger. Athens, OH