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Joshua Smith

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Art

He is object-based performer and sculptor and received an MFA from the Mt. Royal School at MICA in 2010. Smith currently teaches foundation courses at American University as well as MICA. Smith's work explores labor and identity through encounters with symbolic landscapes, using handmade objects in gymnastic and absurd scenarios. His installations and performances typically hinders his body, check his ambitions, and try him physically but Smith is more concerned with designing system-based sites than the conventions of dance or solo performance. Recent solo exhibitions include "Cataracts" at Gallery Four (Baltimore),"Tropical Obstructions" at Hamiltonian Artists (DC) "Liste 2011" at the Contemporary Museum-Baltimore, amongst others. Smith was a Finalist for the 2012 Trawick awards and is currently a Hamiltonian Fellow.

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MFA, Mount Royal School, MICA, Baltimore, MD BFA, Painting/New Genres, Texas State University

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