Craig Marshall Smith
Fall 2017 Artist in Residence (August 22 - December 22, 2017)
MOA welcomes Craig Marshall Smith as our Fall 2017 Artist in Residence.
Colorado Abstract Expressionist painter, Craig Marshall Smith, was born in Flint, Michigan, in 1947. He received an MFA in 1973 from UCLA, where Richard Diebenkorn was his painting professor. Smith's inspirations have been the paintings of Diebenkorn, Franz Kline, and Jim Dine, as well as draftsmanship and calligraphy. Smith taught drawing at the university level until retiring in 2003 as a Professor Emeritus.
As a writer, Smith was a finalist for the Colorado Book of the Year in the Creative Non-Fiction category for his first book, This is not a Dachshund, a compilation of his weekly opinion columns that appear in eight Douglas County, Colorado, newspapers. Smith has since self-published four more books, also compilations of his columns. His latest book, Four Thousand Holes is available on Amazon Prime and BarnesandNoble.com.
Smith will be producing a new body of work, which will include collaborations with several other artists to be presented in an exhibition at MOA beginning in January 2018. The studio is open for visitation/observation during Smith's residency.
Studio Events:Craig and MOA welcome studio visitors on Tuesdays from 10am - 1pm throughout the duration of Craig's residency. Private studio showings can also be arranged. Other studio events may be scheduled and will be posted here.
Learn More about Craig Marshall Smith and his work at craigmarshallsmith.net.