MICHAEL BILL SMITH

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Education:    

2011          Master of Fine Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

1989          Bachelor of Architecture, University of Kentucky

2000        Certificate In Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2000-02   Bachelor of Fine Art Program (37 credit hours), University of Illinois at Chicago

Awards:

2018       Grand Prize (by Jury), The Pop Up, Art Exhibition & Competition, Valparaiso, IN.

2015       California Fibers' Beyond the Boundaries Award (Jurors: Ferne Jacobs, Fiber Artist & Namita Gupta Wiggers,                                                     Curator of Museum of Contemporary Craft/PNCA), Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art,                       Muskegon, MI.

2013       New Americn Paintings, Midwest Competition Winner (Eric Crosby, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center)

2011        Juror’s Award (Betsy Carpenter, Curator, Visual Arts / Permanent Collection Walker Art Center), Biennial 26, South Bend Museum                    of Art, South Bend, IN.

               George and Ann Siegel Fellowship Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

2002      Visual Art Scholarship Competition Award, Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL.

2001       Koppe Family Memorial Scholarship for Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago.

1987       Pella Design Scholarship, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

1986       Excellence in Design Award, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Exhibitions: ( *Denotes Solo )

2018       New Directions, (Juror: Jennifer Inacio, Assistant Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami), Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2016       27th Annual Juried Show, (Juror: Mary Leigh Cherry, co-founder of Cherry and Martin Gallery), Contemporary Arts Center, Las                        Vegas, NV

2015       After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

               Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, The Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

               Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, The Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI

               10th National Juried Exhibition, (Juror: Max Presneill, Head Curator for the Torrance Art Museum), Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

               The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, Indiana University's Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN

               Art Now: Painting 2015, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

               Gender, Whitewater Art Gallery, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN

               Steamroller Print Project, The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

2014       Screen Play, Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN

               The Southern Printmaking Biennale VI International Exhibition, University of North Georgia's Department of Visual Arts Gallery,                     Dahlonega, GA

               *Ignorance With Wings, The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

               We're Gonna Roll, Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN

               Surrealism & War: The Exquisite Corpse Project,  National Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL

2013       Wood, (Juror: Katherine French, Director of the Danforth Museum), Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

               Touchy Subjects - Sex, Humor, and Risk, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

               The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show,  Indiana University's Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN

               Reading Room,  Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Get Off The Lawn,  Parade Ground Gallery, New York, NY

2012       Live Free and Die,  Parade Ground Gallery, New York, NY

               25th September Competition, (Juror: Linda Stein), Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA

               Art Prize, The Spot, Grand Rapids, MI

               KY.7 Biennial, (Juror: Chuck Swanson, Swanson Contemporary art gallery), Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

2011        Biennial 26, (Juror: Betsy Carpenter, Curator, Visual Arts / Permanent Collection Walker Art Center), South Bend Museum                                of Art, South Bend, IN

              Text Messages, The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

               MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

2010        Custom Cartouche, S.A.I.C.’s Sharp Bldg.-Main Lobby Exhibition Area, Chicago, IL

2005       Arranged Marriage, Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004       Summer Salon, Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002       *Homocular, University of IL at Chicgao, GBU Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Paintings, The Club House Gallery, Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL

Bibliography:

Dawn-Michelle Baude, "CAC's Latest Juried Show Makes a Resonant Statement About The Physicality of Art," Las Vegas Weekly, Art Section, Web. Apr. 20, 2016.

"Textile Icons and The New Edge Appear at The Muskegon Museum of Art," the Muskegon Tribune, Web. Sept. 12, 2015.

"Pick Of The Week,"  Chicago Tribune, Arts + Entertainment, Section 4 - Visual Arts, May 15, 2014, p. 4.

Barbara Stodola, “Lubeznik Center to Unveil Two New Exhibits,” The Beacher, Volume 30, No. 19, May 15, 2014,  p. 6.

New American Paintings, No. 107, Midwest Issue, Open Studio Press, 2013, pages 13, 128-131.

Mathew Shen Goodman, "Get Off The Lawn," The Brooklyn Rail, Web. Apr. 2013.

Studio Visit, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, Volume 19, 2012, p. 162-163.

Barbara Stodola, “Text Messages at the Lubeznik Center: A Sobering Reality,” The Beacher, Volume 27, No. 33, August 25, 2011:  p. 4.

Publications:

"Profile of the Artist Rodney Carswell." The AF Project Online. Art Founders Inc., Web. 9 Nov. 2012.

"Gerber, Gaylen." Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., Web. 16 Jul. 2012.

Visiting Artist Lectures:

2015       The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Painting and Drawing Department’s Class - Why Make Art Now, April 8.

2014       The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Fiber Department's Advanced Print Class - presentation and individual student                           advising, November 21.

Professional  Experience in Education:

2014          Adjunct Professor for Painting I and Fundamental Studio Drawing, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

                  Art Instructor for Abstract Painting (Continuing Education), Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

2009         Art Instructor for Painting and Sketchbook (Continuing Education), Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

Professional  Experience in Architecture:

2013-18      Architect (Sole Proprietor), Michael Bill Smith, Architect, Ogden Dunes, IN

2008-12     Architect (President), Studio M Squared, Inc., Ogden Dunes, IN

2008-09    Project Manager/Designer, McDonald Cagen, Inc., Valparaiso, IN

1999-00     Architect, Robyn Shapiro Design, Chicago, IL

1996-98      Project Manager, Kreitinger Design, Chicago, IL

1995           Architect, Robert V. Sierzega Architect, Chicago, IL

1992-94     Project Architect, Carnow, Conibear & Associates, Chicago, IL

1991            Staff Architect, Frye, Gillan, Molinaro Architects, Chicago, IL

1990          Staff Architect, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL

1989          Alexander Driehaus Architecture, Lexington, KY

Professional  Service:

2017          Juror for 57th Street Art Fair, Logan Art Center, Chicago, IL

2014-16     Curatorial Committee Member, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN

Professional Organizations:

College Art Association, Member January 2011-15

Single Event Projects:

2017       Night Bloomers, Directed by Sean Ward and Hosted by Compound Yellow, Oak Park, IL

2014       Steamroller Print Making Project, Directed by Holly Greenberg, Associate Professor of printmaking at Syracuse University,                             Sponsored by Walnut Ink Gallery, Michigan City, IN