ART342

Where are They Now? An Interview with Past Resident Amanda Smith

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Three years ago Amanda Smith was an Artist-in-Residence at ART342. We wanted to catch up with her; see what she’s been doing since her time here.

Double Lookout, 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas

Since your time at ART342 what have you been up to? (exhibitions, new routes of work, etc)

Since my time at ART342, I accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University. I will be starting my third year there this fall.

Solo Exhibitions:
Impasse. University of Minnesota Morris, Morris MN. Fall 2011
Traps. Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN. Fall 2010

You were here 3 years ago in the summer, what do you remember most about your time at ART342?

The space — still the best studio I’ve ever had the opportunity to work in! Taking breaks to bike into the foothills, which was challenging, scenic, and a great way to clear my mind and focus for evening studio hours. Jim and Wendy’s incredible generosity.

What advice do you have for incoming/current residents?

Cook with your fellow residents! During my stay I was lucky enough to be surrounded by talented artists that also happened to be excellent cooks. Shared meals were lots of fun — great food and conversation.

Nets Nest, 2011, oil and acrylic on canvas

Check out more of Amanda’s work at: amandasmithart.com

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