Senior Lecturer & Gallery Director: Printmaking & Foundations
Stephanie Smith is an Atlanta-based artist, printmaker and educator creating expressive woodcuts and linocuts to create narrative and symbolic images that represent a processing and reinterpreting of experiences and observations of both the natural and emotional world. Themes explored in the work include memory, loss, time, chance, and change. She earned her B.F.A from the Atlanta College of Art and received a M.F.A. with Distinction from the University of Georgia. Stephanie joined the UWG Department of Art in 2005 and is a Senior Lecturer teaching Printmaking, Book Arts & Letterpress, Drawing, and Design I as well as serving as Gallery Director. Her passion for the medium of printmaking inspired her to co-found the non-profit community arts organization, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio in 2005. After serving for 5 years as President of the Board of Directors she continues to serve on the board and volunteers her time at the studio.
Stephanie has received numerous grants and awards, including multiple artist residencies at the Hambidge Center for Creative Studies in Rabun Gap, GA and in 2003 was awarded a KBFUS Cultural Exchange Grant and traveled to Belgium, Holland, and France. While in Belgium she was an artist in residence at the Frans Masereel Centrum where she completed several prints. Smith recently curated the exhibition Departures: Out of the Frame-Off the Walls at Eyedrum Gallery for the 2017 SGCI printmaking conference and received a Decatur Seed Grant for her print-installation The Creative Act. Her work can be found in many public and private collections including DeKalb Council for the Arts, Fulton County Arts Council, Hastings College NE, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp Belgium, Spencer Museum of Art KS and the University of Dallas.