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Rachel Suzanne Smith

Stow, OH 44224

rachel.suzanne.metals@gmail.com

 

Education

 

2015                MFA Kent State University, Kent, OH

2012                BS summa cum laude, Art Education, Minors: 3D Media Studies, Spanish, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2008                Audited classes in Graphic Design, La Universidad Catolica, Asuncion, Paraguay.

 

Areas of Specialization

 

Metalsmithing, Jewelry Design, CAD Technologies (Laser Cutting, 3D Modeling and 3D Printing)

 

Professional Experience

 

Spring 2018  Faculty- Part Time, Kent State University

Art Tech Studio Technician

SEM: Digital Fabrication section ARTS 54091-002 (graduate level)

ST: Digital Fabrication section ARTS 44095-002 (undergraduate)

Fall 2017       Museum To Go Coordinator, Canton Museum of Art

Part Time, Grant Funded Coordinator position for the 2017-2018 school year.

Includes data collection, coordinating 150 classroom visits, hiring and training certified teachers, materials ordering, curriculum development, and securing additional funding.

Fall 2017       Faculty- Part Time, Kent State University

CAD for Jewelry section ARTC 45095-001 (undergraduate section)

CAD for Jewelry section 55075-001 (graduate section)

Introduction to Jewelry/Metals/Enameling section ARTC 25700-001

Summer 2017 Faculty- Part Time, Kent State University

SURE- Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Mentor

Graduate Individual Study: ARTC 65996

Graduate M.A. Thesis II: ART 67199: 002

Course Development: Introduction to Digital Fabrication for Studio Art

Fully online digital art course

Graduate and undergraduate sections developed

Writing the course with Taryn McMahon of Printmaking, assisted by Distance Education

Spring 2017  Assistant Professor, Kent State University

Metalsmithing Concepts and Techniques: ARTC 35701-001

Tableware:  ARTC 45701: 001

Individual Study: ARTC 45096: 002

Senior Thesis Research Proposal: ARTC 45099

Senior Thesis Exhibition: ARTC 45099

Graduate Individual Study:  ARTC 65996

Graduate M.A. Thesis 1: ART 67199: 002

Fall 2016        Assistant Professor, Kent State University

Special Topics: CAD for Jewelry section ARTC 45095

-Wrote this special topic course into the permanent curriculum as a member of the curriculum committee and third time instructor of this course.

Jewelry Concepts and Techniques section ARTC 35700 Individual Study: Crafts section ARTC 45096: 002

Senior Thesis Research Proposal ARTC 45099

Senior Thesis Exhibition ARTC 45099

Graduate Individual Study: Crafts ARTC 65996

Spring 2016   Faculty- Part Time, 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        Faculty- Part Time, Kent State University

Special Topics: CAD for Jewelry section ARTC 45095-001

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

Assisted with the Kent State studio move and setting up of a new metals studio.

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

Assisted with packing and preparing the metals studio for a move to the new building.
Fall 2014        CAD for Jewelry (instructor of record) Kent State University section ARTC

45095-001

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

2012- 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

2010                 Undergraduate Associate in Educational Leadership

 

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

2017                   Summer Course Development Grant. Distance Education. Kent State University. Kent OH. -approved.

2017                 University Teaching Council Grant. Kent State University. Kent, OH- applied, not received.

2017                 Finalist, Friedrich Becker Prize Dusseldorf 2017. Stadtmuseum. Dusseldorf,       Germany.

2017                 “Toolbox Initiative” Team Member. http://www.toolboxtravel.com. Dakar, Senegal.

2016                 Faculty Recognition Award. University Teaching Council. Kent State University.

2016                 University Research Grant. Kent State University. Kent, OH – Awarded.

2016                 University Wellness Grant. Kent State University. Kent, OH –Awarded.

2016                 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award- Applied, not received.

2016                Award for Excellence in Metals, The Best of 2016, Ohio Craft Museum,      Columbus, OH.

2016                 Fresh Air Award, Fresh, Summit Artspace Gallery, Akron, OH.

2016                 Niche Awards, Student Winner, Sculpture to Wear, Washington D.C.

2015                 International Travel Award, Kent State University Graduate Student Senate, Kent,    OH.

2014                 Winter Installation, Collaborative Project, The Birdsell Project, South Bend, IN. 2013            Domestic Travel Award, Kent State University Graduate Student Senate, Kent, OH.

2013                Student Work Exchange, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Toronto, Canada.

 

Professional Service

2017                 Faculty Mentor. Undergraduate Summer Research Experience. Kent State University.

2017                 Faculty Co-Advisor. Boston Mills Art Fest. Kent State University.

2017                 Honors Thesis Defense Committee. Kent State University Honors College.

2016-2017        Faculty Advisor. Kent State Jewelry Metals Co-Op. Kent State University.

2016-2017        BFA/MA Committee Member. Kent State University School of Art.

2016-2017        Scholarship Committee. Member. Kent State University School of Art. 2016-2017      Curriculum Committee. Member. Kent State University School of Art.

2016                 Kent Library Student Multimedia Studio. 3D Printing and Technologies    Weekly Volunteer. Kent State University.

2015-2016        BFA Committee Member. Kent State University School of Art.

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

 

Exhibitions

2018                 We are SNAG: Appropriated Adornment. Online Exhibition. Society of North American Goldsmiths.

2017                 (Dys)Functional. Invitational. In conjunction with SOFA Chicago Expo. Adornment and Theory Gallery. Chicago, IL.

2017                 Sparkle Plenty: Bloom. Invitational. Quirk Gallery. Richmond, VA.

2017                 Sense of Place. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Augusta, GA.

2017                 HWD Juried Sculpture Exhibition. Rosewood Gallery. Dayton, OH.

2017                 Art Faculty and Alumni Exhibition. Invitational. Miami University. Oxford, OH.

2017                 You, Me, Us, We. Art Auction and Exhibition. Downtown Gallery. Kent, OH.

2017                 Exhibition in Motion. SNAG Conference Runway Show. New Orleans, LA.

2017                 Adorned Spaces Exhibition. SNAG conference. Solo Booth: Flourished. New Orleans, LA.

2017                 Body of Work. Online Exhibition, part of We Wear Culture. Baltimore Jewelry Center and Google Arts and Culture Institute.

2017                 The Best of 2017. Traveling Exhibition. Ohio Craft Museum. Columbus, OH.

2017                 Digital Fabrication Exhibition. In conjunction with the Digital Fabrication Symposium. University of North Texas. Denton, TX.

2017                 Biennial Faculty Exhibition. Kent State Main Gallery. Kent, OH.

2017                 Friedrich Becker Preis Dusseldorf 2017. Finalist Exhibition. Stadtmuseum. Dusseldorf, Germany.

2017                 7th International Wearable Expressions Juried Exhibition. Palos Verdes Art Center.     Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.

2016                  We are SNAG: Upsetting the Stone. Online Exhibition. Society of North American                         Goldsmiths. www.snagmetalsmith.org/exhibitions/we-are-snag-upsetting-the-stone/

2016                 10th Annual OOVAR Exhibition. Metropolitan Library. Columbus, OH.

2016                 Majestic National 2016 Juried Show. Majestic Galleries. Nelsonville, OH.

2016                 ALLOY Metals: From Art to Artifact. (Spoon Wall) R2 Gallery. Carbondale, CO.

2016                 Interrupted, Ashland University Coburn Gallery, Ashland, OH.

2016                 Precious: The Fine Art of Fine Craft, Summit Art Space, Akron, OH.

2016                The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange, Partnered with Micheline Roi, Canada. thecontemporaryjewelryexchange.tumblr.com

2016                 Embodied. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. 2016           Exhibition in Motion, SnagNEXT Conference, Asheville, NC.

2016                 The Best of 2016, traveling exhibition, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH.

Award for Excellence in Metals.

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

2016                 Fresh, Summit Art Space, Akron, OH.

Fresh Air Award.

2016                 Obsession, ECU Symposium, Greenville Museum of Art. Greenville, NC.

2016                 No Boundaries: Art as Jewelry, Jewelry as Art, Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH.

2016                 2016 Niche Awards, Sculpture to Wear, Niche Magazine.

Student Winner. http://www.nicheawards.com/sculpture-to-wear-jewelry-students-2016-winners

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

2015                 Fresh Perspectives. Invitational. Ohio Craft Museum,     Columbus, OH.

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

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, MFA 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!, Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL.

2014                 Great Lakes Small Works, 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, Traveling exhibition, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH.

2009                 ACTFUL 2009, National Student Video Contest Winner.

2008                 Taller del Muralismo, Public mural workshop participant, mural construction collaborator.  Asunción,  Paraguay.

 

 Collaborative Projects

2016-2017       Exhibition in Motion Collaboration. Collaboration with Jennifer Ramirez. Work will be performed at the Society of North American Goldsmiths Exhibition in Motion event in New Orleans.

2015-2016      Exhibition in Motion Collaborative Challenge. Collaboration with Jennifer Ramirez.                    Work performed at the Society of North American Goldsmiths Exhibition in Motion                   event in Ashville, NC.

2014                The Birdsell Project, Collaborative Installation with Allison Polgar, South Bend,

IN.

Commissions/ Special Projects

2016              Wedding ring to necklaces commission, private commission, conversion of broken wedding ring into necklaces for daughters.

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

2013-2014     Meaningful Metals Project, private commission, conversion of meaningful but rarely worn jewelry pieces into useful objects and keepsakes for various family members.

 

Published Writings

2015                Smith, Rachel Suzanne, and Kathleen Browne. What I lived for. n.p.: [Kent, Ohio] : Kent State University, 2015., 2015. KentLINK, EBSCOhost

 

 Publications

2017                 The Miamian. The Magazine of Miami University. Fall/Winter 2017. p1.

2017                 Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS). E-book and Print Publication. Society of North American Goldsmiths. Published December 2017.

2017               “Body of Work: Contemporary Art Jewelry on the Body.” Google Arts and Culture. The Baltimore Jewelry Center. https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/exhibit/4wLCPmh1nbRnJw

 

Reviews, Features, Online Publications

 

2017               Dillon, Pamela. Surprising finds in this year’s HWD show at Rosewood Gallery. Dayton Daily News. Sept 18 2017.

 

2017               Kent State School of Art Feature. https://www.kent.edu/art/news/kent-state-jewelrymetals-artists-appear-snag-publication

 

2016               Kent State School of Art Feature. https://www.kent.edu/art/news/rachel-smith-finalist-            -becker-prize-2017

2016                Turner, Anderson. Art Review: “Fresh at Summit Artspace offers personality and variety.” April 2, 2016. Akron Beacon Journal. http://tinyurl.com/jvalgmc

 

2016               Metal Museum Online Store Feature. The National Ornamental Metal Museum.                                 Memphis, TN. http://www.metalmuseum.org/one-of-a-kind

2014               Winter Installation, Collaborative Project, The Birdsell Project, South Bend, IN         http://birdsellproject.org/artist-directory/rachel-suzanne-smith/

 

Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

*2017            “Cuttlefish Casting” Workshop. Presenter/Instructor. North East Ohio Metal Clay Guild. Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

2017              “Gold Leafed Assemblage Workshop” Akron Art Museum Kids Class in conjunction with Heavy Metal and Alchemy exhibitions. Akron Art Museum.

2017              “The Toolbox Initiative: Giving and Gaining Experiences and Skills. Presentation and Demonstration. “Keystone Metals Forum. Touchstone Center for Craft.

2017              “Large Scale Enameling” Workshop. Presenter/Instructor. Ohio Art Education Association Summer Symposium. Kent, OH.

2017              “Sifted Enamels” Workshop. Presenter/Instructor. Ohio Art Education Association Summer Symposium. Kent, OH.

2017              “Design and Process” Presentation. Presenter. Summit County Lapidary Society. Quirk Community Center. Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

2017              SNAG Nexus Conference. Attendee. Running educational booth for Kent State University. New Professionals work exchange awarded. New Orleans, LA.

2017              “My Time with the Toolbox Initiative” Presentation. Presenter. Kent State University First Friday Lecture Series. Kent, OH.

2016                “Integrating CAD with Traditional Techniques” Presentation. Arts Libraries

Society of North America, Ohio Valley Chapter. Kent State University. Kent, OH.

2016                “Mutton Hill Quilt Show” Volunteer. Preview Party Activity Facilitator/workshop leader. Copper stamping and texturing lesson.  John S.  Knight Center. Akron, OH.

2016                “Keystone Metals Forum” Attendee. Touchstone Center for Crafts. PA. 2016        “Repair Days” Volunteer. Metals Museum. Memphis, Tennessee.

2016                “Rhino Teacher Training” Attendee. Ontario High School. Mansfield, OH. 3-D Modeling Workshop with Bruce Weirich.

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.

 

 

 

Exhibitions Juried

2017                 Scholastic Art Awards, Northeast Central Ohio Committee/Juror, Kent State University           Stark Campus. OH

 

Professional Organizations/Memberships

Society of North American Goldsmiths – (SNAG) Art Jewelry Forum – (AJF)

Ohio Designer Craftsman – (ODC) Crafthause

Ganoskin

Phi Kappa Phi (Honors Society) Alpha Lamda Delta (Honors Society)

Summit County Lapidary Society

The Summit County Historical Society

 

 

Languages Spoken

Native English speaker, proficient in Spanish.

Lived in Paraguay 2007-2008, Traveled to Paraguay touring metals workshops fall 2016.

 

Gallery Affiliations

2016                Ombre Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2016                The National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN, Jewelry available for purchase in the museum store.

 

*upcoming opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Rachel Suzanne Smith

3820 Wyndham Ridge Dr. Apt 205

Stow, OH 44224

513-478-7212

http://www.rachelsuzannesmith.com

rachel.suzanne.metals@gmail.com

 

References

 

Kathleen Browne

Professor Emeritus of Jewelry Metals Enameling

Kent State School of Art

325 Terrace Dr. Kent, OH 44242

330.472.8834

kbrowne@kent.edu

 

Demitra Thomloudis

Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork

Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia

211 Bldg. 2600 270 River Road Athens, GA 30602

416.686.7252

demidemi.net@gmail.com

 

Taryn McMahon

Assistant Professor of Print Media and Photography

Kent State University School of Art

325 Terrace Drive Kent, OH 44224

330-672-2839

tmcmaho5@kent.edu

 

Susan Ewing

Associate Dean and Distinguished Professor

Miami University Department of Art

124 Art Building Oxford, OH 45056

513.523.6880

ewingsr@miamioh.edu

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