Kent Michael Smith

 

 

 

Born

Winfield, Kansas

 

Education

2003  M.F.A.  Ohio University, Athens, OH

1999  B.F.A. Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 

 

Professional 

2014-              Director of Marketing and Communications, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2007-2014     Museum Coordinator, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2005-2006     Curator/Associate Director, Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2005-2006     Adjunct Professor (Painting), Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

2003-2005     Production Manager, ARTworks of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

2000-2003     Assistant Registrar/Preparator, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH

 

Selected Exhibitions

2015  In Good Company, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2014  Borderland, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

2013  Summer Invitational, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2013  New Work From Kansas City, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013  Vim, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

2013  Mixed, Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2012  NIMBY, (solo) Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2012  Kansas City • Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2012  American Losers, Salvage Vanguard Gallery, Austin, TX

2011  Abstract • Kansas City, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2011  Split-level, (solo) Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2010  Black & Blue: Kansas City's Grit & Grace, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

 

Selected Collections

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Emprise Bank Corporate Collection, Wichita, KS

University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, KS

Dr. J. David & Dana Kriet, Overland Park, KS

Amity Art Foundation, Woodbridge, CT

Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Ohio University, Athens, OH

Pam & Mark Johnson, Kansas City, MO

 

Bibliography

Oppenheimer Collection Catalogue, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, (image)

Dana Self, From Bizarre to Sublime, Kansas City Star, June 14, 2012

New American Paintings, Vol. 102, Juror: Bill Arning, Director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (image)

Dana Self, A Show of Local Strength, Kansas City Star, January 29, 2012

Dana Self, Magic Lies Between Layers of Wild Color, Kansas City Star, April 14, 2011 (image)

Beautiful/Decay, book #6, Future Perfect, Summer 2011 (image)

Preview, Kansas City Star, MArch 3, 2011 (image)

Steve Brisendine, No Biege Here: Kent Michael Smith, REview, April 20, 2011 (image)

 

Awards/Honors

2011  Guest Curator, Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2005  2-D Juror: Shooting Stars, High School Senoir Scholarship Competition, Johnson County, KS

2003  Awarded Senior Teaching Associate, Center for Teaching Excellence, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2003  Grace/Foster Graduate Student Scholarship, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2002  Committee of Graduate Student Affairs, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2002  Juror's Award, Juror: Paola Morsiani, Curator Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

2000  Most Outstanding Graduating Senior, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

1999  Juror's Award, Juror: Daniel Britton, Arizona State University

1998  "Art '96" Scholarship, School of Art, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS