Mel Smothers

Biography

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Indiewalls, New York City. 2012, Sabrina Wirth, curator.

Pence Gallery, Davis CA. 2012, Natalie Nelson, curator.

Judaica Museum, Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Gilbert Pavilion Gallery, New York City, 2009, Emily O’Leary, Curator.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
‘Unearthing the Narrative in Art Today,  The 23rd Atmosphere Gallery, Chicago, 2011

‘Open Portfolio New York, 2010,’ Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2010.

‘Beyond Warhol in the 21st Century: A Post-Pop Romantic Retrofit,’ Chicago and New York, 2010

Peter Marcelle Contemporary, New York City, 2008-09-10.

30th Annual Emerging Artists 2007 Invitational," Cooper Union, New York City, 2007.

Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York City, NY. 2002-2005.

SELECTED PUBLIC ART PROJECTS:
2010 Endangered World: Biscayne National Park Installation with Xavier Cortada.

2003 completion. 72” x 192” (3D) mural and 24- 48” x 48” “flip” panels. Light Rail train station, 21st and Broadway, Sacramento, CA.

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING:
University of California at Davis, CA. Instructor, 2001-04.

Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, NV., Adjunct Faculty, 2000.

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID., Teaching Assistant, 1999.

EDUCATION:
Masters in Fine Art, University of Idaho, 1999.

University of California at Davis, Professor Wayne Thiebaud: Life Drawing, Print-making, Art Criticism.
BA Degree, Studio Art, California State University, Sacramento, CA. 1991.

PUBLICATIONS:
“Wedding Book,” self-published, New York City. 2010

Concious Reader, 11e”, Longman Publishers, New York City, 2008. ISBN: 0205661681X . Digital edition, 2010.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:
San Jose State University, California.
Judaica Museum, Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Gilbert Pavilion Gallery
Higgenbotham Museum, Virginia
Brooklyn Museum, New York City
Museum of Community University of New York (CUNY)
Whipple Art Museum
Mid-America All Indian Center
University of California at Davis
California State University at Sacramento
Woodland Community Hospital
Kaiser Health Corporation
Merrill Lynch
Sacramento Regional Transit
Summit Medical Center
South Lake Tahoe Public Library
El Dorado County Public Library
Foundation Health Corporation
Prudential Securities
Yolo County Health and Education
Private Collections

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