LYDIA SMITH

lydrose@gmail.com 


EDUCATION

2022          MFA, The Ohio State University, Painting and Drawing (anticipated)

2015           BA, Rice University, Studio Art and Anthropology

                     Magna Cum Laude, Distinction in Research and Creative Works


EXHIBITIONS

2021          

I Can See Clearly Now, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH

29th Annual Fergus Scholarship Exhibition, Urban Arts Space (Online), Columbus, OH

2020          

Knew Normal, AutomatCollective, Philadelphia, PA

24-hourDrama, online (24hourdrama.art), Hopkins Hall Gallery, and the Hybrid Arts Lab at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

ConsummateLove, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH

Breaking Ground, Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, OH

Symbolic Activities, Ohio State Fine Arts Library, Columbus, OH

2019          

Cultivating A Garden Off Grid, AUTOMAT Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  *CuratorialProject

Women in Cartography, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2018          

Laurel Hill Circa…, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

Monuments, Mausoleums, and Museums, Three-PersonShow at Spillway Collective, Philadelphia, PA

2017          

Remember You Are Dust, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glen Ellyn, IL

Dance with Them: Moving Memories, Denmark Arts Center and Studio 408, Portland, MN

2016           

The Sultan’s Treasures, mural in collaboration with ARCHiNOS in the “City of the Dead,” Cairo, Egypt

2015           

Free Forks: Rice University Senior Studio Exhibition, Houston, TX

Not Born Yesterday, Rice Public Art BRC Pop-Up Gallery, Houston, TX

Damn Girl! Pop-up exhibition curated by Jessica Fuquay, Houston, TX

Rising Eyes of Texas 2015, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX

2014           

Groundwork, Mavis C. Pitman ExhibitionFellowship, Rice Media Center, Houston, TX 

SukkahCity STL, Sam Fox School of Design, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

The World Was Never Flat, Matchbox Gallery, Houston, TX

Hot Box, Icebox Project Space (Crane Arts), Philadelphia, PA

Rising Eyes of Texas 2014, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX

2013          

German Cemeteries in Czech Lands:  A Visual Inquiry, Kido Exhibition Space, Prague,CZ

Straight Up, Bubenska 1, Prague, CZ

2012          

I Am Here, Matchbox Gallery, Houston, TX

Paper Riot, Rice Media Center, Houston, TX

UGx3: Auvillar, Norfolk, and Art Majors, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT


RESIDENCIES

The Fabric Workshop and Museum Post Graduate Apprenticeship, Philadelphia, PA, Fall 2017

Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, MN, March2017

The Tyler School of Art Summer Painting and Sculpture Intensive, Philadelphia, PA, Summer 2014

Yale University Summer Session at the Institute for Studio Studies, Auvillar, France, June 2012


HONORS

GlobalArts + Humanities Discovery Theme Team Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2021        

GlobalArts + Humanities Graduate Research Grant, The Ohio State University, 2020   

University Fellowship, The Ohio State University Graduate School, 2019

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, 2015

Mavis C. Pitman Memorial Prize in Art, RiceUniversity, 2015    

Jessie Matthews Memorial Award in Art, RiceUniversity, 2014

Dr. John E. Parish Summer Travel Fellowship, Rice University, 2014

Raymond John Swift Medal in Art, Rice University, 2012


LECTURES AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2020-21   

Beginning Drawing, Graduate Teaching Associate, The Ohio State University

Panel Discussion, Decolonizing Research Methodologies, The Ohio StateUniversity

2018         

Panelist, Reimaging Memorials: A Panel Discussion for Museums, Monuments & Mausoleums, Spillway Collective, Philadelphia,PA

Guest Lecture, Changing Views of Cemeteries: Building Understanding Online, Association for Death Education andCounseling Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

TeachingArtist, Printmaking Without A Press, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2017         

Guest Lecture, Race, Identity & Experience in American Art, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Guest Lecture, Popular Culture and Death, Thanatology Department, Kings College, TheUniversity of Western Ontario


RELATED EXPERIENCE

AUTOMAT, Curatorial Collective Member, Philadelphia, PA, 2018- Present

Matchbox Gallery, Gallery Director, Rice University, Houston, TX , 2013-2015     

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