"Untitled", 16.5" x 23.75", 4 plate solar-plate intaglio, hand-applied white gold leaf, graphite, 2018
Mariana Smith currently works as an Assistant Professor at the Stockton University, NJ. In her studio she combines printmaking, miniature painting, and video installations to address the nature of immigrant dislocations.
Mariana Smith received a BFA in fine art and miniature painting from Moscow College of Applied and Industrial Arts in Moscow, Russia. After immigrating to USA in 1992, she received a 2002 BFA with emphasis in printmaking from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus OH, and a 2004 MFA from the Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Smith’s work has been exhibited in USA, Italy, China, Ireland, New Zealand, Guam, Germany, and Armenia, and was displayed at the State of Ohio Governor’s Mansion in Columbus, Ohio. Artist residencies include International printmaking workshop in Auckland, New Zealand; Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Venice, Italy, residency; International Printmaking Workshop, Xi'an, China; GCAC Dresden Residency, Dresden, Germany; Venice Printmaking Studio, Venice, Italy; Vermont Studio Center; Moscow College of Applied and Industrial Arts, and Fedoskino Lacquer Miniature Factory, in Russia.
Currently, she is collaborating with the multimedia artists and scholars from USA, Armenia, Germany, and Greece on a project titled “Metamorphosis - The Human Stories,” which a series of international exhibitions and lectures connecting contemporary art and the global migrant and refugee crisis.