Amanda Smith earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a BA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NY, the Rochester Art Center in MN, the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, Box 13 Art Space in Houston, the International Quilt Museum, and Biblioteca Viva Egana in Santiago, Chile. She has been a visiting artist at many universities including Temple University, Rome, Italy, the University of Kansas, and the University of South Carolina. Smith has been an artist-in-residence at Fljótstunga in Iceland, Arrowmont Pentaculum, Art 342 in Fort Collins, Monson Arts in Maine, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and Est-Nord-Est in Quebec, Canada. She is an Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at Missouri State University.

2008         MFA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
2005         BA in Studio Art, and Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors Scholar, The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 

2024          Yard Times, Sheldon Art Galleries, St Louis, MO* (forthcoming)
                  Briar Heart, Marxhausen Gallery, Concordia University, Seward, NE (two-person show with sculptor Josh Johnson).
2021          Restless Sleepers, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC*
2019         Converters: Amanda Smith and Tonja Toergersen. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN. Tandem solo exhibitions as part of annual            
                  Converters series.*
                  Limbo Thicket, Winona State College, Winona, MN* 
2017          Misheard Landscapes, Ipso Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD*
2015          Lives of Rocks, Box 13, Houston, TX*
                  Slag/Island (with sculptor Josh Johnson), Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE 
                  Risk and Repair (with sculptor Aaron Badham), Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Nebraska City, NE 
                  Out Land Ice Law, Rall Gallery, Doane College, Crete, NE*
2013          Glacial Erratic, Concordia Gallery, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN*
2011          Impasse, University of Minnesota Morris, Morris, MN*
2010          Traps, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN *
                  Escape Routes, Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN*
2009          Still Interference, Arts Center of Saint Peter, Saint Peter, MN*
2008          Threshold, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO*
                  specious | spacious, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE*
2006          Pattern Generation: Eriko Fujita and Amanda Smith, Rotunda Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE

2024         Art Quilt Elements 2024. Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Jurors: Caroline Ducey, Curator of Collections, International Quilt Museum; 
                 Ann Johnson, textile Artist; Bruce Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections Racine Art Museum and Charles A. Wustom 
                 Museum of Fine Arts.
                 Come On, Come Over, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University.
                 13th Annual National Juried Exhibition. Carroll Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Juried by Taekyeom Lee. 
2023         Open Door 18, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Juror: Ellen Mueller.
                 Fresh Paint; Create! Magazine (online exhibition). Juror: Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum.
                  6th Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. Juror: Kimberly Oliva, Oliva Gallery, Chicago.
                 tl;dr, Midwest Nice (online exhibition). Juror: Dana Smessaert.
                  Works on Shiroishi Washi, Sumaruyashiki, Shiroishi City, Miyagi, Japan
                  Virtuosity, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2022          Works on Shiroishi Washi, Gallery Sen, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
                  Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Carolla Art Center, Missouri State University
2021          Small Gestures of Repair, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
2020          Females, Fibers, and Finesse, Lux Art Center, Lincoln, NE
                  National Prize Show 2020, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.  Juror: Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint
                  Shelter in Place: Art and Art Objects from the Nebraska Wesleyan Bubble, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University
                  Material | Fiber.  University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.
2019          Studio Champloo, International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, NE
                 Hoarder's House. Field Projects. Online exhibition.
                  Be. Long. I Like Your Work Podcast Juried Exhibition, Dutoit, Gallery, Dayton, OH. 
                  2019 Miami University Young Painters Competition, Heistand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH. 
                  Juror: Barry Schwabsky
2018          Restraint and Limitation, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2017          Sideways Glance, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
2016          Presence and Nature, Biblioteca Viva Egaña, Santiago, Chile
                  Continuum: Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture Alumni Invitational, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-
2015          Trash4Gold (curated by Jordan Buschur and Jac Lahav), SPRING/BREAK Art Show.  New York, NY
                  Creative Process Exhibition | Hið Skapandi Ferli Listasýning, Fljótstunga Residency, Borgarbyggð, Iceland
2013          Second Nature, Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College, Davie, FL
                  Biennial 27, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.  Juror, Lisa Frieman, Director, Institute for Contemporary Art, VCU.
2012          Faculty Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
                  Mudluscious, New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange, NJ
2011          Middle States, Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines, IA (catalog) 
                  The New Complexity, Mink and Arce, Chicago IL
                  I am at Two with Nature, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE
                  Visual Territory, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS.  Juror: Sherry Leedy, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
                  Paint Snob 2011, Fine Arts Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR     
2010          Projected Fictions, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN
                  Paint Snob 2010, Gallery 500X, Dallas, TX
                  Agoraphobia/Claustrophobia, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA
                  The Backyard, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
2009          Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO
                  Return to Departure, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA. Jurors: Philip Grovedare, Helen O’Toole, Professors, University of
                  Washington, and Cable Griffith, Director, Kirkland Arts Center
2008          This is Not the Return of Tugboat, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE
                  Duality, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE
2007          Tugboat Presents.  Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO
                  Red Alert, Hastings College Art Gallery, Hastings, NE
2006          Emerging Artists Showcase, Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE
                  Code Red, Peru State College Art Gallery, Peru, NE
                  Kimmel Fellows Exhibition, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
                  Visual Voices: UNL MFA Students, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln NE
                  Schafer Regional Invitational Art Exhibition, Schafer Gallery, Great Bend, KS.  Juror: Stephen Gleissner, Chief Curator,
                  Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS (catalogue)

2024            McCanna House Artist-in-Residence. North Dakota Museum of Art, Grant Forks/McCanna, ND. (forthcoming)
2019            Est-Nord-Est, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, Canada.  July-August
                    Monson Arts, Monson, ME. April
                    Pentaculum 2019, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2015            Fljostunga Artistic Residency, Borgarbyggð, Iceland. May
2014            Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE.  January. 
2009            ART342, Fort Collins, CO.  July-August.

2022            Faculty Research Grant, Missouri State University
2020            New Faculty Research Grant, Missouri State University
                    Second Prize, National Prize Show 2020, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
                    Curriculum Innovation Mini Grant, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Missouri State University
2018            Unrestricted Artist Grant, Omaha Creative Institute, Omaha, NE
2012            Shortlisted for Contemporary Visions, Beers Lambert Contemporary Art, London, UK.
2011            Shortlisted for I am Solitary London, Beers Lambert Contemporary Art, London, UK
2010            Faculty Research Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato (declined to accept position at Indiana University)
2008            Faculty Research Grant, Minnesota State University, Mankato
2005-08       Kimmel Fellowship in Studio Art, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
2006            Dan and Barbara Howard Creative Achievement Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2005            Centennial Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
                    Regents Tuition Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2001-05       Dean's Scholarship for Academic Achievement, The University of Puget Sound
2004            Christian A. Johnson Summer Research Award, The University of Puget Sound
2001-04       Art Department Scholarship, The University of Puget Sound
2003            Christian A. Johnson Summer Research Award, The University of Puget Sound 

2022             Visiting Artist, University of Kansas
2021             Visiting Artist (Lecture and Workshop), University of South Carolina 
2020             Gallery talk, 2020 National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association
2019             Visiting Artist, Winona State University, Winona, MN 
2018             Artist Talk, Amplify Arts, Omaha, NE
2013             Gallery Talk, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
                     Visiting Artist, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN
                     Artist Lecture, Lamar Dodd School of Fine Art, University of Georgia, Athens
                     Artist Lecture, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
                     Artist Lecture, University of Texas, San Antonio
                     Artist Lecture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
2012             Artist Lecture, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University
                     Artist Lecture, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
2010             Artist Lecture, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University
2009             Visiting Artist, Temple University, Rome, Italy
2008             Artist Lecture, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
                     Artist Panel in conjunction with Duality exhibition, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE
2006             Artist Panel in conjunction with Emerging Artists Showcase, Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE

Fry, Victoria J. New Visionary Magazine, Issue 8. New York, NY, November 2023.
“27 artworks on Shiroishi Washi are exhibited in Sendai City.” Kahoku Simpo Publishing Co.21 Dec. 2022
“International group exhibition: WORKS ON SHIROISHI WASHI.” Sendai Television Inc. Miyagi, Japan. 23 Dec. 2022.
Peterson, Kyle. “USC exhibition takes interdisciplinary approach to natural landscapes.” Columbia Free Times. January 27, 2021
Wolgamott, Kent L. “’Squirrel Gang’ and quilt museum show with no quilts to the Best of Art 2019.” Lincoln Journal Star. Dec 27, 2019
Wolgamott, Kent L. “No quilts found at quilt exhibition.” Lincoln Journal Star. Dec 26, 2019
Legros, Joannie.  “Saint-Jean-Port-Joli: l’art de tous les possibles.” Vie Des Arts. July 13, 2019
Carpenter, Kim. “Amplify Arts exhibit showcases the power of colors.” Omaha World Herald. May 9, 2019
Zamorano, Hugo. “Power Colors.” The Reader. Volume 26, Issue 3.  May 2019.
Franz, Jason. International Painting Annual 8 (INPA 8). Manifest Press, 2019. Cover image and pages 138-140.
Dawes, Kwame, ed. Prairie Schooner. Volume 92, no. 3, Fall 2018. Cover image.
Carpenter, Kim. “Omaha Exhibition casts light on the salon’s importance to black culture.” Omaha World Herald. May 4, 2018
Fishman, Scott.  "Broward College hosts Second Nature Exhibit."  Sun Sentinel. September 21, 2013
Gillespie, Evan.  "Biennial paints exuberant portrait." South Bend Tribune. August 1, 2013. 
Menardi, Riane.  “Art in the Middle.” ReadyMade Blog.  15 Feb 2011, <>
Shouweiler, Susannah, ed. “First Fruits.”  access+ENGAGE Issue 54.2.  25 June 2010, <>   
Archer, Nate.  "Amanda Smith." Design Boom. 9 Nov, 2008 <>        
Brisendine, Steve.  “Movie Seek and Find.” Review.  25 Oct. 2008. <>
Konyha, Keehnan.  “Amanda Smith: Painter.”  Apartment Therapy.  8 Oct. 2008. <>
Wolgamott, Kent L.  “Emerging artists show their stuff at Kiechel.”  Lincoln Journal Star.  October 22, 2006.
Mallory, Lindsey.  “Lincoln gallery showcases ‘Emerging Artists’.”  Omaha City Weekly. October 13, 2006.

Springfield Art Museum Acquisition Committee
Chair, Visiting Artists, Designers, and Scholars Committee, Missouri State University
Advisory Board, 30 Americans (Rubell Collection), Josyln Art Museum
Juror, Undergraduate Exhibition, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Juror and Visiting Artist, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Juror, Undergraduate Exhibition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Juror, Undergraduate Exhibition, Metro Community College, Elkhorn
Grunwald Gallery Advisory Board, Indiana University
Juror, Art342 Residency
Undergraduate Research Conference Committee, Minnesota State University, Mankato

2019-present        Assistant Professor, Drawing and Painting, Department of Art + Design, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
2018-2019            Lecturer, Masters of Gallery and Exhibitions Specialization Program, Western Colorado University, Gunnison, CO
2017-2018            Exhibitions + Fellowship Manager, The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
2015-2017            Director, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
2013-2015            Visiting Assistant Professor, Art;
                             Director and Permanent Art Collections Manager, Rall Gallery, Doane College, Crete, NE
2010-2013            Visiting Assistant Professor, Painting, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2008-2010            Assistant Professor, Painting/Drawing, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

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