Smith presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.
The Color that Grabbed Me on the Street
During her undergraduate training as a painter in Chicago, Smith discovered the world of printmaking through her love of ephemeral posters scattered throughout the urban landscape. Her exploration of this interest took her from painting these artifacts, to producing and posting her own prints, to a more archeological and ultimately transformative approach to working with her muse. Today she continues to harness the power of the high-contrast graphic images produced by a small army of youth culture warriors in the battle to grab our attention—but she does it with kiln-glass.
Stacy Lynn Smith, a native of Vancouver, Washington, earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After returning to the Northwest, she mounted Accumulate, her first solo exhibition, in 2010, followed by shows at Art Santa Fe and the inFORM exhibition at Bullseye Gallery in 2011. In 2013, she joined the Research & Education team at Bullseye, in addition to exhibiting her work in the duo exhibit The End and After (with Michael Endo) at Bullseye Gallery and showing new work at SOFA Chicago.