Amber M. Smith

amber_smith1013@hotmail.com

Instagram: Bambi1013

 

Education

2013-2015       Virginia Commonwealth University

                                    Masters of Fine Art in Craft Material Studies, Clay

2011-2012       California State University: Long Beach

                                    Post-Baccalaureate

2007- 2011      California State University: Long Beach

                                    Bachelors of Fine Art in Ceramics

2005- 2007      Crafton Hills Community College Yucaipa, CA

                                    Associates Degree Liberal Studies

 

Exhibitions

2015                Lullaby M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition

                         VCU Hall Exhibition Providence, RI

2014                Remarks on Seeing, FAB Gallery Richmond, VA

                        M.F.A. Candidacy Exhibition Where Words Are Not Enough, Art Space Richmond, VA     

                         We Brought This in a Mini-Van, Gallery 218 Milwaukee, WI

2011                Insights 2011, Juried Exhibition, University Art Museum California State University: Long Beach

                        B.F.A Senior Exhibition, Werby Gallery, California State University: Long Beach

                        Insights 2011, Juried Exhibition, University Art Museum California State University: Long Beach

2010              My Special Book, Gatov Gallery, California State University: Long Beach

Teaching Experience

 2014                Introduction to Ceramics, Virginia Commonwealth University

                         Projects: Clay, Virginia Commonwealth University

2011-2012       Summer clay courses for children, Northstar Learning Center Long Beach, CA

Related Experience

 2014                Virginia Commonwealth University Ceramic Faculty Search Committee

                         Teaching Assistant for Andrea Keys Connell

2012                Summer Work Intensive III: Figuration, California State University: Long Beach
Ten day ceramic workshop featuring Sun Koo Yuh, Tip Toland, Beth Cavener Stichter, Christina Cordova, Gerit Grimm, Chris Miles, Matt Wedel, and Taehoon Kim

2010                Summer Work Intensive II: California State University: Long Beach

14 day workshop featuring Dave Hicks, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Chris Miller, Julia Haft-Candell, Yun Dong Nam, Myungjin Kim

2010- 2012      Secretary of Potter's Guild

2009                Member of California State University: Long Beach Potter's Guild

 

Awards

 2014                Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Commonwealth University

2011                Lisa Nyguen Scholarship, Insights 2011, California State University: Long Beach

                        Travel scholarship to Italy for two weeks visiting Rome, Florence, and Venice

2009 & 2010   California State University: Long Beach President's List

2008 & 2009   California State University: Long Beach Dean's List