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Curriculum Vitae

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EXHIBITIONS
Selected Solo Shows since 1990

2006

  • Series in White, The Tim Salen Gallery at St. Pete Clay, St. Petersburg, Florida

2004

  • Beyond Illusions, RawSpace at SOFA, Chicago, Illinois (sponsored by The Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and SOFA)

1997

  • Contemplative Moments, Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, Florida

1990

  • Inner Views, Hand Workshop, Virginia’s Center for Crafts, Richmond, Virginia


Selected Group Shows since 2000

2014

  • Solo/Together, The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2013

  • 20th Anniversary Clay on the Wall Invitational Exhibition, Landmark Arts Galleries, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
  • Tisdale Figurative National Invitational, Red Lodge Clay Center Gallery, Red Lodge Montana

2012

  • For Love of Art: Florida Fellowship Invitational, The Art Center of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida

2011

  • Resonance, The Studio at 620, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Hot and Humid: Florida Artists Invitational, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida:, March – April

2010

  • Earth Matters; curated by Linda Ganstrom, Moore College of Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2009

  • International Ceramic Invitational, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Panorama, Roswell Art Center Gallery, Roswell, Georgia
  • Fresh Fire, curated by Mindy Solomon, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Body Perspectives, The Tom Funke Gallery, Funke Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • extraORDINARY CHARACTERs, The Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, Kansas
  • ACCSE 2009 Masters Exhibition, Kennesaw State University Gallery, Kennesaw, Georgia

2008

  • Full & Spare, Museum of Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

2007

  • The Narrative Figure, curated by Novie Trump, Ellipse Art Center Gallery, Arlington Virginia:
  • Form and Imagination: Women Ceramic Sculptors, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California
  • Beyond Mimesis – Contemporary Realism, The Stecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, Kansas
  • Summer Faculty Invitational Exhibition, Odyssey Ceramic Arts Center Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
  • 2007 NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition, The Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, Kentucky

2005

  • The Thomas R. Riley Gallery, SOFA Chicago 2005, The Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, (gallery artist)
  • Pygmalion’s Gaze Reimagined: The Figure in Contemporary Ceramics, Creative Alliance Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland:
  • Tyler: Past and Present, curated by Nick Kripal, Icebox Gallery, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2004

  • Intuitive Balance, Watershed Special Exhibit, SOFA Chicago 2004, The Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

2003

  • 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada, curated by Bill Hunt, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus

2002

  • Figured Ceramics, Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Clay Body Rhetoric, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

2001

  • Taking Measure; American Ceramic Art at the New Millennium, World Ceramic Livingware Gallery, World Ceramics Exposition Korea, Yeoju, Korea
  • Beyond the Physical: Substance, Space, and Light, Storrs Gallery, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

2000

  • The NCECA Invitational 2000: A Glimpse of the Invisible, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Denver, Colorado
  • Florida Fellowship Exhibition 1998-1999, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, The Orlando City Hall Gallery, Lowe Museum of Art, Okaloosa-Walton Gallery of Art


GRANTS/AWARDS/HONORS (Selected)

2012

  • Association of Israeli Design Artists Residency, AIDAshed at Givat Haviva Art Center, Israel

2010

  • Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, Division of Cultural Affairs of the Florida Department of State and the Fine Arts Council of Florida (Also received in 1998, 1992, and 1981)

2004

  • Artist’s Residency, Watershed: Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine (Also awarded in 1999)

2000

  • University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship, College of Fine Arts

1993

  • Southern Art Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship in Sculpture

1986

  • NCECA Emerging Talent, recognized by the National Council for Education for the Ceramic Arts, San Antonio Texas


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Givat Haviva Institute’s Art Center Ceramics Collection, Israel
  • WOCEK International Ceramics Collection housed at the Ichon Ceramics Center, Yeoju, Korea
  • IDS/American Express Corporation, New Operations Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange College, La Grange, Georgia


PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

2005

  • The Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Techniques by Master Artists, edited by Suzanne Tourtillott, published by Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, Through the Eye, author Nan Smith; Color illustrated chapter on Nan Smith’s figure sculpture and studio processes, pages 124-143
  • World Famous Ceramic Artists’ Studios, Bai Ming, Hebei Fine Arts Publishing House, China, 2005, international, bilingual, Volume 2, Color illustrated chapter on Nan Smith’s figure sculpture, pages 12-27


Periodicals/Feature Articles

2009

  • Ceramics Monthly, “Nan Smith: Evoking Nostalgia”, author Glen R. Brown, PhD, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, June/July/August 2009, pages 46 – 49, color illustrated article on Nan Smith’s “White Series”

2001

  • World Sculpture News, “Articulating Consciousness”, author Glen R. Brown, PhD, Associate Professor, Kansas
  • State University, Volume 7 Number 2 Spring 2001, pages 48 - 50, color illustrated article on Nan Smith’s installations

1995

  • Ceramics: Art and Perception, Issue 21, September 1995, "Transforming Consciousness: Nan Smith's Spiritual Ceramics", author William Doty, color article

1994

  • Sculpture Magazine, May 1994, "Nan Smith", author Donald Kuspit, 500 word catalogue essay and color photograph

1993

  • American Craft Magazine, Portfolio, July 1993, "Nan S. Smith", text, artist’s biography, and color photograph


Periodicals/Articles Authored

2000

  • Ceramics: Technical, “Color, Air, Illusion”, author Nan Smith, No. 11 2000, pages 44-52, color illustrated article on airbrush painting for sculpture and tile
  • Ceramics Monthly, “Controlled Drying and Firing”, author Nan Smith, May 2000, 2 page color article, pages 3, 41-42
  • NCECA Journal: “Latex Mold-Making for Ceramics”, author Nan Smith, March, 2000

1999

  • The Studio Potter, December 1999, Volume 28, Number 1, Goffstown, New Hampshire, “Flexible Mold-Making: Using latex, alginate, flex wax for Ceramics”, author Nan Smith, black and white illustrated article, pages 90 – 95

1996

  • Ceramics Monthly Magazine, February 1996, "Flexible Molds for Ceramics", author Nan Smith, feature article on mold making with color illustrations

1991

  • Ceramics Monthly, March 1991, "Blending Intuition and Logic", author Nan S. Smith, Cover and feature article, color


Selected Books
(that include art work)
2010

  • 500 Ceramic Sculptures - Contemporary Practice, Singular Works, juried by Glen Brown and Suzanne
  • Tourtillott,Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co., New York, London, 2009, pages 37,97.

2008

  • 500 Tiles; An Inspiring Collection of International Work, Juried by Angelica Pozo, Suzanne J. E. Tourtillot,,Senior Editor, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, Color images, pages 263,355

2006

  • Image Transfer on Clay, author Paul Andrew Wandless, Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing Co., New York, 2006, Gallery: color image - page 45
  • The Ceramic Narrative, author Matthias Ostermann, A&C Black Publishers, London, color images and statement page 183 , 75 international artists are represented

2005

  • Electric Kiln Ceramics, author Richard Zakin, Krause Publishers


Selected Workshops/Lectures since 2005

2012

  • Benyamini Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel: Artists Lecture

2011

  • Syracuse University Ceramics Program, Syracuse, New York, Figure Sculpture Workshop

2009

  • Funke Fired Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, “Molds, Modeling and the Narrative Figure”

2007

  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Two Day Life Casting and Mold-making Workshop and Artists Lecture
  • The Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina, Week-Long Summer Workshop, “Molds, Modeling and the Narrative Figure”

2006

  • Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas; Three day figure sculpture and mold-making workshop with artist slide lecture
  • The St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, Florida; Three day figure sculpture and mold-making workshop introducing rubber molds for ceramics, student critiques and artist slide lecture

2005

  • California State University Summer Arts Program; Clay as A Medium for Sculpture, hosted by Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities, teaching master classes in ceramic sculpture and installation


EMPLOYMENT

1979

  • Professor of Art, University of Florida Ceramics Program – teach BFA and MFA fine art majors.
    Present


EDUCATION

1977

  • MFA, Department of Art, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1974

  • BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Summa Cum Laude)

 

 
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