Biography



Edith Smith --  www.Ems-Art.com

Selected One Person Shows of Paintings and Graphics:
     St. Marks Gallery, Palo Alto, Acrylic paintings and watercolors, 2006-07
     St. Marks Gallery, Palo Alto, Shaped mixed Media Paintings with digital collage, 2006, 2004
     Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, CA, 2005, 2001
     Palo Alto Library, 2005, 2003, 2002
     Peninsula Y.W.C.A., Palo Alto, CA, 2001
     "Thirty Years of Computer Art," Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, 2000
     Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, 2000, 1996   
     Coyote Point Museum, San Mateo, CA, 1997 
     Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Stanford University, 1993      
     Foothill College, CA: Shaped Paintings, 1989     
     Bechtel International Center, Stanford University, 1984  
     Colgate University, New York, 1982       
     Ohio State University Gallery of Fine Art, 1980  
     CCRMA, Stanford University, 1980 
     Galerie Dautzenberg 76, Brussels, Belgium, 1978  
     Palo Alto Civic Center, 1977     
     Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, 1976   
     Dominican College, San Rafael, 1976      
     Richard Sumner Gallery, Palo Alto, 1974  
     Jason Aver Gallery, San Francisco, 1971  
     Gallery House, Palo Alto, 1971 and 1968  
     Artists' Gallery, New York City, 1957 and 1954   
     Gump's Gallery, San Francisco, 1956      
     Baldwin Kingrey, Chicago, 1955   
     Oakland Art Museum, 1952 
     Galerie Colette Allendy, Paris, France 1949      
     Daliel's Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 1948     
 
Selected Group Exhibits of Paintings and Graphics: 
     Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2006
     Los Altos Library, 2006, 2007
     Pearce Mitchell, Stanford Univ., 2006
     MacroMedia Center, San Francisco, 2005
     San Francisco City Hall, 2004 
     San Francisco Main Library, 2003
     Tressider Union, Stanford University, 2003
     Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1994, Award of Merit, 2002
     San Francisco Yerba Buena Center, 2002     
     Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, 2001
     Somar Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2001, 1998
     Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, 1999
     Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Ind., 1999
     Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1999
     University of Hawaii: Computer Etchings, 1999
     Galeria Tonanzin, San Juan Bautista, CA: "Self Portraits", 1999
     Robert Williams American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA, 1998
     551 Gallery, San Francisco, 1998
     Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, 1997
     Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA, 1995, 1985      
     Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, 1995, 1993, 1990; Gallery Committee Prize 1995 
     "Global Focus: Women in Art & Culture," U.N. International Conference on Women, 
     Beijing, 1995
     San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art: Women & Age, 1995; CADRE Exhibit, 1984   
     Studio Gallery, Binghampton, NY, 1997, 1995, 1994
     Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE, 1995  
     San Jose Art League: Computer Art & Music Collaboration, 1994    
     Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1994  
     Seipp Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, 1994, 1993, 1986   
     Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, 1994       
     Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA, 1993
     Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, 1993  
     Cal. State University, Bakersfield, 1993 
     University of Idaho, Boise, ID, 1993, 1992       
     Berkeley Art Center, 1992
     Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, 1992, 1991    
     Napa Art Center, International Mini-Print Exhibit, 1992, 1991    
     New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 1991
     "Issue Earth," Loma Linda University, Riverside, CA, 1991
     Branner Spangenberg Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, 1991, 1990   
     Philadelphia Print Club (Computer Etchings), 1989
     University of Indiana Gallery of Art, 1989       
     Brandts Klaede-Fabrik, Odense, Denmark, 1989     
     "TIME/Paradigm Shift": Kingston Art Gallery and publication; Kingston, Ont., Canada,1988 
     California Prints/North/South: Mills College, CA, 1988   
     Pratt Institute: "High Tech/High Touch," Schaffler Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1988; Pratt                                    
     Manhattan, 1987
     Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1987  
     Gallery Shoh, Tokyo, Japan, 1985 
     University of Oregon: "On the Leading Edge," 1984
     World Print Council Gallery, San Francisco, 1983, 1982
     Palo Alto Cultural Center: 1979, 1978, 1977      
     De Young Museum, "Artist's Proof: The Multiple Image,"   San Francisco, 1976    
     Galerie Rene Breheret, Paris France, 1972       
     Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City: "Annual Watercolor Invitational, 1957     
     University of Illinois: "American Painting & Sculpture," 1957 & 1955     
     Art Institute of Chicago: "Painters of Chicago and Vicinity" 1956
     Denver Art Museum: "Western Painters Invitational"  1955 
     Landau Gallery, Los Angeles: "Six California Painters"  1954     
     San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  1953, 1952, 1949, 1948;  Artists' Council Prize 1953   
     Kootz Gallery, New York City, "New Talent", selected by Clement Greenberg. 1950  
     California Palace of the Legion of Honor  1950   
     Galerie St. Placide, Paris, France: With Roland Chevanon  1949 
Member: California Society of Printmakers, Los Angeles Printmaking Society,
	San Francisco Woman Artists, Woman's Caucus for Art.
Who's Who in America, 2005, 2002, 2000
Who's Who of American Woman, 2003, 2001, 1996
Lifetime Achievement Award, Woman's Caucus for Art, 1996
Artist-Writer Critics' Award, for 1994: Best Artists' Collaboration ("Goddess Continuum")  
Education:
B.A. and M.A. in Art, University of California, Berkeley.  Ann Brenner Memorial Fellowship in Art.  
President, Delta Epsilon, Art Honor Society and Pi Lambda Theta, Education Honor Society.
Studies at Calif. College of Arts and Crafts and at l'Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris.
Studies in etching and lithography with Richard Graff, S.F. Art Institute, 1968-70.
Studies of all gravure techniques, Atelier Calevaert-Brun, Paris, France, parts of 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1981.
Teaching Experience:
1972-1996: Instructor, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, Calif.
	-- teaching printmaking, drawing, painting, and watercolor.
Instructor, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, 1961-64, 1967-71, 81 to 2001.
	-- teaching painting, advanced critique class (all 2D mediums).
Lecturer, University College and Department of Humanities, University of Chicago.
	-- taught art appreciation and art history. 1956-58
Instructor, Art Institute of Chicago, Education Department.
	-- seminars on contemporary art. 1956-58
Instructor, Faulkner School, Chicago
	-- taught painting and art history. 1953-56
Instructor, Y.M.H.A., 92nd and Lexington, New York City
	-- taught painting and drawing. 1950
Lecturer, Department of Decorative Art, University of California, Berkeley
	-- taught design and color theory. 1947-48
        
 
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