K A C I E   E R I N   S M I T H

Albuquerque, New Mexico



2017            University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

                            Master of Fine Arts, Art & Ecology (Passed with Distinction)

2008            Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

                            Bachelor of Fine Art, Printmaking and Drawing (Honors)


Solo Exhibitions

2017            Expedition Behavior, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Albuquerque, NM

2016            Proofed, Seastar Bakery + Handsome Pizza, Portland, OR

2015            Patterns of Our Migration, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2013            Potato Boys, The Farmstand Gallery, Gospel Flat Farm, Bolinas, CA 

2011            Real Shining People, Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances 

2018            NeoRio: Roots / Raices, Wild Rivers, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM (featured artist)

                   Still Moving, Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM

2017            Cruise Control, GRAFT gallery, Albuquerque and MOMAzozo, Carizozo, NM

                   PRINT // MAKE, Inpost Artspace, Albuquerque, NM

                   Mobile Gravy performance for 66 Reasons to Love Route 66, funded by ARTBeat

                   We are in mysterious contact with powers besieging us, ready to call forth a miracle, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM (Juror Candice Hopkins) 

2016            reVIEW, Museo de Cultural for Agrariana Trust symposium, Santa Fe, NM 

                   ReFashion, form & concept, Santa Fe, NM 

                   Off the Record, Inpost Artspace, Albuquerque, NM 

                   Mobile Gravy performance, Arts Unexpected, Albuquerque, NM

                   Excavated, Tamarind Institute Gallery, Albuquerque, NM 

                   Print, Printed, Printing, Burris Hall Gallery, Highlands College, Las Vegas, NM

                   Automic, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (juried with catalog)

                   Stories Out / In Place, Center for Fine Art - Downtown, Albuquerque, NM

2015            Land Arts of the American West, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

                  Reverse, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

                  Just for you my dear desert, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2014            Graduate & Faculty Show, Bernalillo County Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM (juried)

                  Art of the Heirloom, National Heirloom Exposition, Santa Rosa, CA  

                  At First Sight, SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM

                  Nomadic Habit performance, Emeryville, CA

                  Pint and Print, Sweetie’s Art Bar, San Francisco, CA

2012            Kalassal, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA                                                

2011            KIN//, The Farmstand Gallery, Bolinas, CA                                      

                  LA Hand Prints, Homeroom, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA

                  ART Santa Fe, Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM                            

                  Seed Circus: Forage, programming at Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA  

                  Pressing Destiny: Printmakers Move West, Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO

2010            Lady Gaga Could Shop Here, Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

                  Fresh Work: Artist’s Annual, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA                    

                  Geopolis, The Bootstrap, Oakland, CA                 

                  Self-Conscious Experiments in the 21st Century, Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

                  Home, Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland, CA (juried)

                   LET :: familiar be new with Sonia Navin, The Greenhouse Cafe, San Francisco, CA

2009            Ready with Ilyse Magy, Big Umbrella Studios + Gallery, San Francisco, CA                

2008            12 Dirty Fingers, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO                               

                  Now on File, Snowflake Gallery, St. Louis, MO (juried)    

                  These Shoes, Subterranean, St. Louis, MO (juried)

                  Prints Gone Wild, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

                   dear wheatgrass with Joey Korien, Subterranean Books, St. Louis, MO

2007            Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Harrisburg, PA

2005            Contortions performance, Piazza della Republica, Florence, Italy

2004            Art is Everything, Fort Gondo, St. Louis, MO


Professional Experience

2014 – 2018       University of New Mexico, Department of Art                          Albuquerque, NM                                                        

                                     Adjunct Lecturer, Studio Foundations (fall 2017, spring 2018, fall 2018)

                                     Graduate Assistant, Studio Foundations (spring 2016, spring 2017) and Printmaking (fall 2014)

                                     Instructor of Record, Printmaking (fall 2016) and Drawing I (spring 2015)

                                     Camp Coordinator, Land Arts of the American West (fall 2015)

2015 – 17              Outpost Performance Space, Art Curator                               Albuquerque, NM        

2011 – 16              Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions                                             Thoreau, NM               

                                     Expedition Cook, 2011, 2016

                                     Farm Manager and Educator, 2012 – 13

2014                     Kala Art Institute, Printmaking Workshop Teacher                   Berkeley, CA                

2013 – 14              Golden Bridges School Outdoor Kindergarten Teacher           San Francisco, CA        

2012                    The Berkeley School, Afterschool Gardening Teacher             Berkeley, CA                

2012                     Crown Point Press, Gallery Intern and Archivist                        San Francisco, CA        

2008- 13               San Francisco Waldorf School Afterschool Program Teacher   San Francisco, CA

2005 – 06              Farm and Wilderness Camps, Creative Arts Program Director   Plymouth, VT               


Additional Coursework

2015           Land Arts of the American West semester program, UNM, itinerant: AZ, NM, TX and UT

2015           Home Design/Build course, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Waitsfield, VT

2012 – 14    Waldorf Teacher Training Foundations, Rudolf Steiner College, San Francisco, CA

2014          Biodynamic Farming Program, Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, CA

2005           study abroad at The Florence Center, Washington University College of Art, Florence, Italy



2018            Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2017            transhumance study hosted by John Gerrard in Vega de Pas, Cantabria, Spain

2016            Collaborative Residency with CB Bryan, Have Company, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 – 14     Artist in Residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2013            Artist in Residence in Printmaking, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


Awards and Grants

2017-18        Post-MFA Research Grant, Land Arts Mobile Research / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

2016 – 17     Lynnie Wieneche Scholarship for Art and Art History, UNM Department of Art

2015 – 16     Ralph W. Douglass Endowed Scholarship, UNM Department of Art

2015            Dean’s Travel Grant, College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico

2014            Kindervan campaign for Golden Bridges School through GoFundMe.com

2013            Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2008            Belle Cramer Award in Printmaking, Washington University, St. Louis, MO    

2003 – 08     Dean’s List + Eliot Scholar, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2007            WU Campus Enrichment Grant for student farm, St. Louis, MO

                   Gateway Greening Seed Fund for student farm, St. Louis, MO

2003            Paul Gelles Memorial Art Prize, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

                   Scharff Prize in Art, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH



Tempo staff. Taos News, “Thought Provoking Art Installations Planned for the Rim of Rio Grande Gorge.” 14 September 2018.

Maggie Grimason. Alibi, ‘At Home in the World: Place is Unpacked at Sanitary Tortilla.’  24 May 2018.

‘Art exhibit fosters opportunity for the community.’ Interview on KREQ Morning News, 21 April 2017.

Matt Huss, We are in mysterious contact with powers besieging us, ready to call forth a miracle show catalog, ‘Kacie Erin Smith’s Camp Stove.’ February 2017.

Maria Egolf-Romero and Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter, 'SFR Picks: Re-Conceptions: Redefining fashion and curation with Frank Rose.' August 17, 2016. 

Elizabeth Sanchez, The Daily Lobo, ‘Fine Arts program gets permanent downtown studio.’ 1 March 2016.

The Hand: A Magazine for Reproduction-based Art, Issue 11. 2016.

Katelyn Bladel, Two Silver Cans & A Cherry Red String, Land Arts interview. Dec 2015.

Conceptions Southwest, University of New Mexico, Volume 38. 2015.

The Hand: A Magazine for Reproduction-based Art, Issue 6. Oct 2014.

Chris Boersma Smith, Reap As You Sew: Spirit at Work in Quiltmaking, WestBow Press, 2014.

Bolinas Hearsay News. 6 December 2013.

Generations: a journal of ideas & images, Issue 3: Global Citizenship. Spring 2012.

Andy Wright. The Bay Citizen, ‘The Great Fluffy Debate.’ 7 July 2011.

Abby Wilcox. The Bold Italic, ‘Valencia Bottoms.’ April 2011.

Alan Bamberger and Claire Coppel. Artbusiness.com, ‘Real Shining People.’ 26 March 2011.

Alan Bamberger and Pilar Vree. Artbusiness.com, ‘Home.’ 4 Dec 2009.

K. M. May. Sauce Magazine, ‘Student garden grows.’ August 2008.

Kristen Hinman. River Front Times, ‘Young agrarians at Wash. U.’ 13 August 2008.


Public Collections

Center for Art + Environment Archive, Nevada Art Museum, Reno, NV

Land Arts of the American West Archive, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM  

Print Archive, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Special Collections, Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, MO