CV

Rachel Suzanne Smith

Stow OH 44224

rachel.suzanne.metals@gmail.com

Education:

MFA 2015 Jewelry/Metals/Enameling Kent State University

BS 2012 Art Education, Minors: 3D Media Studies, Spanish Miami University

(Summa Cum Laude)

2008 Graphic Design Asuncion, Paraguay La Universidad Catolica

(audited classes during a study abroad program with AFS)

Areas of Specialization: Metalsmithing, Jewelry Design, CAD Technologies (Laser Cutting, 3D Modeling and 3D Printing)

Professional Experience:

Spring 2016- Adjunct Professor. Kent State University.

-Special Topics: Advanced CAD section ARTC 45095-001.

  • Developed course, including a service learning component

-Metalsmithing Techniques section ARTC 35701-001.

-Introduction to Jewelry/Metals/Enameling section ARTC 25700-003

-Individual Honors Work- 14544- HONR 20096-006

Fall 2015- Adjunct Professor. Kent State University.

– Special Topics: CAD for Jewelry section ARTC 45095-001.

-Introduction to Jewelry/Metals/Enameling sections ARTC 25700-001 and ARTC 25700-002.

Spring 2015- Metalsmithing Techniques (instructor of record) Kent State University section ARTC 35701-001.

2014-2015 Student Representative. Search committee member: Jewelry/Metals/Enameling position.

Fall 2014- CAD for Jewelry (instructor of record) Kent State University section ARTC 45095-001.

Spring 2014- Akron Art Museum Workshop. “Me, My Selfie, and I” weekend workshop.

Spring 2014- Metalsmithing Techniques (instructor of record) Kent State University section ARTC 35701-001.

Fall 2013- Introduction to Jewelry/Metals (instructor of record) Kent State University section ARTC 25700-002.

Spring 2013- Introduction to Jewelry/Metals (instructor of record) Kent State University section ARTC 25700-002.

Fall 2012-Spring 2015- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kent State University School of Art. 

2012 Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Intern.

2012 Student Teaching Practicum, Miami University.

2011 Saturday Art Teaching Practicum, Miami University.

2011 Undergraduate Research in Art History (group research to aid in the creation of museum videos as educational aids).

2010 Undergraduate Associate in Educational Leadership (help sessions, class planning).

Exhibition Record

*2016 “Embodied.” (Live exhibition during the Zoom Symposium.) UW_Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI.

*2016 “Exhibition in Motion.” (live exhibition during SNAGneXt conference.) Asheville, NC.

*2016 “The Best of 2016.” Ohio Craft Museum. Columbus, OH.

  • Award for Excellence in Metals

*2016 “In the Garden.” The National Ornamental Metals Museum. Memphis, TN.

2016 “2016 Niche Awards.” Student Winner. Niche Magazine.

  • Winner- Sculpture to Wear

2016 “Fresh.” Summit Art Space. Akron, OH.

  • Fresh Air Award

2016 “Obsession.” (concurrent with the ECU Symposium.)  Greenville Museum of Art. Greenville, NC.

2016 “No Boundaries: Art as Jewelry, Jewelry as Art.” Sherrie Gallerie. Colombus, OH.

2015 “2016 Niche Awards.” Student Finalist. Niche Magazine.

2015 “2015 Akron Art Prize.” Zeber Martell Side Gallery. Akron, OH.

2015 “Fresh Perspectives.” Ohio Craft Museum. Columbus, OH.

2015 “Public Art Piano.” Downtown Akron Partnership. Akron, OH.

2015 “Boston Mills ArtFest.” Kent State University Emerging Artist Booth. Juried Participant. Peninsula, OH.

2015 “2015 Waterloo Arts Fest Juried and Members Exhibition.” Waterloo Arts Gallery. Cleveland, OH.

2015 “Behold: Modern Metal Vessels.” Lillstreet Gallery. Chicago, IL.

2015 “What I Lived for.” M.F.A. Thesis Solo Exhibition. Kent State University. Kent, OH.

2014 “The Birdsell Project.” Collaborative Installation with Allison Polgar. South Bend, IN.

2014 “Form, Forge, and Fabricate.” SIUC University Museum. Carbondale, IL.

2014 “Miniature!” Exhibit. Arterie Fine Arts. Naperville, IL.

2014 Great Lakes “Small Works” Exhibit. RAC Gallery. Ypsilanti, MI.

2014 “Cultivate.” MFA Candidacy Review. Kent State University. Kent, OH.

2014 “Earthly Delights: Metalsmiths Inspired by Nature.” Lillstreet Art Gallery. Chicago, IL.

2014 “ASM International Exhibition.” Materials Park, OH.

2013 “MFA Show.” Kent Art Gallery. Kent State University. Kent, OH.

2012 “Small Works Exhibit.” Kent Downtown Gallery. Kent, OH.

2011 Miami University Group Exhibition. Brazee St. Studios. Cincinnati, OH.

2011 “Emerging Artists.” Summerfair Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH.

2010 “Best of 2010.” Ohio Craft Museum. Columbus, OH.

2009 ACTFUL 2009, National Student Video Contest Winner

2008 Taller del Muralismo, Completion with group of a public mural, Asunción, Paraguay.

Workshops/Events/Professional Development:

2016 Kent Library Student Multimedia Studio. Weekly Volunteer. Kent State University.

2015 “Repair Days” Volunteer. Metals Museum. Memphis, Tennessee.

2015 Graduate Research Symposium. Presented experiences/about “Schmuck.” Kent, OH.

2015 “Schmuck” International Jewelry Week. Attendee. Munich, Germany.

2014 “Repair Days” Volunteer. Metals Museum. Memphis, TN.

2014 “Me, My Selfie, and I” Instructor. Weekend Kids Studio Class. Akron Art Museum. Akron, OH.

2014 “Rhino Teacher Training” Attendee. Ontario High School. Mansfield, OH. 3-D Modeling Workshop with Bruce Weirich. 

2013 “Meta Mosaic” SNAG Conference. Attendee and Volunteer. Toronto, Canada.

2013 “Rhino Teacher Training” Attendee. Kent State University, Kent, OH. 3-D Modeling Workshop with Bruce Weirich.

2009 JOOI (Optimist Club) Regional Conference Co-Speaker.

2008 Taller del Muralismo (Muralism Workshop) Asunción, Paraguay.

Technical Abilities:

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Rhinoceros for Mac and PC.

Has experience working with and running 3d printers and laser cutters.

Professional Memberships:

Society of North American Goldsmiths – (SNAG)
Ohio Designer Craftsman – (ODC)

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