Short Edited Resume ( full vita available on request)

Education

MFA, Studio Art      2012                        Lesley University College of Art and Design (LUCAD), Cambridge, MA

MA,                            1992                        Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

BFA, Painting           1976                        Wayne State University, - Major: Painting - Minor: Art History,

Academic Employment

2008 – Present                                     Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017         OPEN LETTERS: Works on Paper by Dwight Smith, Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery,

                  Fayetteville, NC

                  OBSERVATIONS: Mixed Media Works from Dwight Smith, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN

2016         Dwight Smith: An Artist’s Approach to Discovery, Gallery 208, Fayetteville, NC

2014        OBSERVATIONS: Mixed Media Works from Dwight Smith, Ellington-White Contemporary Art

                  Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

2013         New works by Dwight Smith, National Conference of Artists Michigan Chapter Gallery, Detroit, MI

2012         New works by Dwight Smith, MFA Paintings, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University,

                  Fayetteville, NC

2009       Dwight Smith, South Eastern Community College, Whiteville, NC

2008       Dwight Smith, Paintings, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC

                  The Artwork of Dwight Smith, Paintings and Mixed Media Images, Fayetteville Museum of Art Gallery                        Gallery 208, Fayetteville, NC

2007        Personal Journeys, Paintings and Mixed Media Images, Art and Soul Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

2004       Personal Journeys, Jo's Gallery, Detroit, Michigan                                                                         

                  Conversations and Reflections: Paintings, Collages and Mixed Media Images

                  The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan                  

2002        Recent works, the Northwest Community Gallery, Detroit, Michigan                               

2000       Peintures, Le Manufacture, Aurillac, France                                                                                      

                  Reflections:  1976 – 2000, the Jon Onye Lockard Gallery of Art

                  Center for Afro-American and African Studies, U of M, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1999         Peintures, L’Escalier, Aurillac, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017             Silver Maples: Painting, Collage, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Photography, Gallery 100, Chelsea, MI

                      White Masks by David C. Driskell and OBSERVATIONS: Mixed Media Works from Dwight Smith,                             National Conference of Artists Michigan Chapter Gallery, Detroit, MI

2016             The Drawing Exhibition, Ellington-White Contemporary, Fayetteville, NC

                      Transformation 2: Artful Recycling, Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Fayetteville, NC

                      Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Rosenthal Art Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC

                      NAAHBCU National Exhibition: Into the New Millennium: New Media Abstraction and Identity                                  Politics, Rosenthal Art Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC.

2015             Earthy Abstractions, Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery and

                       Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Fayetteville, NC

                       A Transformation: Artful Recycling, Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Fayetteville, NC

                      LUCAD MFA Alumni Biennial, Warehouse XI, Somerville, MA.

                      NAAHBCU National Exhibition: Afro Futurism, Tubman African-American Museum, Macon, GA.

                      Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, Rosenthal Gallery Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, N.C.

                      Collectors Exhibition –  Perspectives: The Artist, The Work and The Collector,

                      Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

2014            FORECAST: OVERFLOW, Brown & Juanita Ford Art Gallery,

                      Wayne County Community College, Detroit MI

                      Mediating Relevance: The Politics of Gender, Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County,

                      Fayetteville, NC

                      Fayetteville Contemporary – 1st Annual Juried Competition of Contemporary Art, Fayetteville, NC

2013             Earthy Abstraction, Works by Jack Kehoe, Kipley Meyer, Brian Rust and Dwight Smith

                       Madison Artists Guild, Madison GA

2012             Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, Rosenthal Gallery Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, N.C.

2011              ACUMMULATION: a Contemporary Collage Invitational, Arts Council of Fayetteville Cumberland                             County, North Carolina

2010             Visual Pleasures, Fayetteville Art Guild Gallery ONE13, Fayetteville, N.C. juried

                       FSU Faculty Exhibition, Rosenthal Gallery Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, N.C.

                       UNC Faculty Exhibition, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, N.C.                                                                      

2009            Creating/Making, Fayetteville Art Guild Gallery ONE13, Fayetteville, N.C. juried

                       Distinguished Visions, Timeless Traditions, The Arts Center of Fayetteville/Cumberland County,

2008            A Time for Angels, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.

                       Creation, The Arts Center of Cumberland County, Fayetteville, N.C. juried

                       Imagine, Art Guild of Fayetteville, Green Light Gallery, Fayetteville, N.C. juried

                       National Black Fine Art Show, The Puck Building, SOHO, New York, NY

                       Contemporary Works on Paper, Brandywine Center for the Visual Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2007             Voices: An Artists Book and Portfolio II: An Artists Book, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, 

                        National Black Fine Art Show, The Puck Building, SOHO, New York, NY

                        Works On Paper, The Jackson Gallery, Bryant Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

                        City Images: Environmental Concerns, Art & Soul Gallery, Fayetteville, NC

2002             Dwight Smith /Michael Raggins, The jRainey Gallery, Detroit, Michigan                            

2001              Gateway to Africa: NCA National Exhibition, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY

2000            We’ve come this far - The Ellington-White Project   

Selected Recent Presentations:

“Collecting Black Art,” Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Fayetteville, NC, 2016

“Black Art: Abstraction, Social Change and Cultural Identity in My Postwar America,” Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, 2012

 “Black Art: Abstraction, Social Change and Cultural Identity in My Postwar America,” Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA , 2012

“Examining Interrelationships of Black Art on Social Change and Cultural Identity,” Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, 2012

“The Evolution of the Black Image in Illustration and Fine Art,”The Friends of African and African American Art, The Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County, NC, 2011

Public Collections:

The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland,

Cape Fear Hospital, Fayetteville North Carolina,

The Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan,

The National Conference of Artists Michigan Chapter, Detroit, Michigan,

The Mott Foundation Collection of African American Art, Flint, Michigan,

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Corporate Art Collection,

Osaka City Hall, Osaka, Japan,

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, New York, NY,

Scripps College Museum, K Pamona, CA,

Northwestern University Black Studies Library Collection, Evanston, IL,