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Debra M Smith (b. 1971)                

Education 

2002            Associate in Applied Science, Accessories Design; Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
1993            BFA. Fiber Major; Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1992            Italian Academy of Fashion & Design; Lorenzo de Medici, Florence Italy

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2016            The Thread You Fallow, Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO 

2016            Women’s Work: Points of View, Volland Store Art Center, KS

2015            Shifting Territory, Solo, Markel Fine Art, New York, NY

2014            New Work, Olson-Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA

2014            Shifting Territory, HAW Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2013            Release of Time, Post & Beam Gallery, Berkley, CA

2012            In-between Spaces, Solo, Isaac’s Gallery, Roswell, NM

2011            New Work, Olson-Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA
2010            New work, Solo, Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, NM
2009            Textile Show, Olson-Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA
2008            Looking to the Left, solo, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2008            New Work, Solo, Olsen-Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA
2008            Looking to the Left, Solo, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2005            New Work, Pearl Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016            Elmhurst Art Museum, New American Paintings: Midwest Edition, Elmhurst, IL.

2016            Mirror Mirrored, Washington Project for The Arts, DC

2015            Materialities: Contemporary Textile Art, Sandra J. Blain Gallery at Arromont, TN       

2015            Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Rijswijk Museum, The Netherlands

2015            Look&Listen, DUSK, Saint Chamas, France

2014            DUSK Open Studios Exhibit, Pencil Factory, Greenpoint Brooklyn

2013            Spring Revival: a group exhibition, Markel Fine Art, New York, NY
2012            Women of Focus on Fiber 2012, UMKC Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2012            Women to Watch 2012, KC Jewish Museum, Kansas City, MO
2011            Push, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City. MO
2011            Somewhere, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2011            Group Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2010            Fellows Show, Isaac’s Gallery, Roswell, NM
2010            Selections from The Kansas City Collection, Cocoon Gallery, Kansas City MO
2010            Kansas City Flat Files, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO
2010            Group Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2009            Group Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2008            Kansas City Flat Files, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO
2007            Group Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2006            New Work, Olson-Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA
2005            Kansas City Flat Files, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO
2005            Group Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2004            Group Show, Davidson Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2004            Open Studio, Williamsburg Art Tour, Brooklyn, NY
2003            New Work, Pencil Factory, Brooklyn, NY
2002            Celestial Navigation, Convergence, Vancouver, BC

Selected Projects and Honors     

2015           Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Rijswijk Museum, The Netherlands

2015           New American Paintings, No. 119, Pg.128-131

2014           0ne of 160 artists from 26 countries chosen to be in new publication TextileART around       the world

2013           Award winner at: In.ter.face, 17th International Surface Design Exhibition,

                    Southwest School of Art, San Antonio Texas

2012            Juror for 2013 R.A.I.R selection committee, Roswell Artist in Residence Program

2010            Studio Assistant for Jason Pollen, Penland School of Art & Craft
2010            The Kansas City Collection, a competitive juried art collection organized by The
                   Collectors Fund, Kansas City, MO
2009            R.A.I.R., Roswell Artist in Residence Program (Sept. 2009-Sept. 2010)
2008            Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop & Retreat, Kansas City, MO
2008            Featured lecturer at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2007            Featured lecturer for the New York Textile Society, New York, NY

Selected Collections

Anderson Museum Of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM
Hallmark Corporation, Kansas City, MO
Sprint Corporation, Kansas City, MO
Shook Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, MO 

Selected Commissions

American Century Inc., 16 X 12 foot hand dyed, pieced organza textile for corporate entryway, Kansas City, MO
Marsh USA, Three large scale textiles for the Kansas City, MO International Corporate Headquarters.
Blue Cross Blue Shield, five pieced silk textiles, Kansas City, MO

Selected Publications

2012            Vanessa Kahin, In-Between Spaces, VISION Magazine, (cover), Page 4
2010            Blair Schulman. KCArtistLink, Artist Profile / Meet Our Artists
2010            Dana Self, The Kansas City Collection, 2009-2010, pages 36-37
2008            Elizabeth Kirsch, Kansas City Star, Debra M Smith, Looking to the Left
2007            Nancy Corwin, Surface Design Journal, “Uncovering the Surface: SDA Conference
                   Exhibitions”
2007            Janelle Meador, REVIEW (cover) Artist Profile, June, pages 26-28
2005            Susie Lulaki, REVIEW, Debra Smith at The Pearl, September, pages 50-51