Amanda L. Smith


Art and Design
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Art and Design
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MFA, Painting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • BA, Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors Scholar, The University of Puget Sound


  • ART 115 Drawing I
  • ART 215 Drawing II
  • ART 225 Painting I
  • ART 315 Drawing III
  • ART 316 Life Drawing
  • ART 325 Painting II
  • ART 399 Individual Instruction
  • ART 425 Painting III
  • Graduate Faculty

Professional experience

Select exhibitions

  • “Works on Shiroishi Washi,” Gallery Sen, Sendai, Japan, 2022
  • “Restless Sleepers,” McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Solo exhibition, 2021
  • “Studio Champloo,” International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, NE. 2019
  • “Converters: Amanda Smith and Tonja Torgersen,” McCutcheon Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN, 2019
  • “Limbo Thicket,” Winona State University, Winona, MN. Solo exhibition, 2019
  • “Young Painters Competition,” Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford OH.  Juror: Barry Schwabsky, Critic, The Nation, Art Forum; ed “Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting.” 2019
  • “Nature and Presence,” Biblioteca Viva Egana, Santiago, Chile. 2016
  • “Trash4Gold,” SPRING/BREAK, New York, NY. 2015            
  • “Biennial 27,” South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN.  Juror: Lisa Frieman, Curator, Indianapolis Museum of Art. 2013                                          


  • International Quilt Museum
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University

Select publications

  • Peterson, Kyle. “USC exhibition takes interdisciplinary approach to natural landscapes.” Columbia Free Times. January 27, 2021
  • Carpenter, Kim. “Amplify Arts exhibit showcases the power of colors.” Omaha World Herald. May 9, 2019
  • Franz, Jason. International Painting Annual 8 (INPA 8). Manifest Press, 2019. Cover image and pages 138-140.
  • Dawes, Kwame, ed. Prairie Schooner. Volume 92, no. 3, Fall 2018. Cover image.

Select Curatorial Projects

  • “Salon Time: Sonya Clark + Althea Murphy-Price + Nontsikelelo Mutiti.” The Union for Contemporary Art, 2018
  • “Caroline Kent: Disappearance of the word, Appearance of the world,” in collaboration with “language for the living,” a movement performance choreographed by Kat Fackler. The Union for Contemporary Art, 2018
  • “Rebecca Allan: Tondos from The Crossroads Project.” Rall Gallery, Doane College, 2015

Research and professional interests

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Collage
  • Quilting and textiles
  • Exhibitions, curation, and gallery management

Awards and honors

  • Faculty Research Grant, MSU, 2022
  • Curriculum Innovation Mini Grant, MSU, 2020
  • National Art Prize 2020, 2nd place, Cambridge Art Association.
  • Est-Nord-Est, Residency Award, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. 2019
  • Monson Arts, Residency Award, Monson, ME. 2019
  • Pentaculum 2019, Invitational Residency, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. 2019
  • Unrestricted Artist Grant, Amplify Arts, Omaha, NE, 2018
  • Fljótstunga, Residency Award, Iceland. 2015

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