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Smith, Kathi J., MFA

Kathi J. Smith, MFA
Associate Professor College of Science and Humanities
Contact: Husson University
1 College Circle Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207.941.7004
Room: Hart Hall Studio


Kathi J. Smith joined Husson University in 2014 as the Assistant Professor in Studio Arts and Art Appreciation. She has been practicing and educating within the discipline of Art in New England for over 15 years. She holds a BFA in Painting & Drawing, with a minor in Art History from the University of Southern Maine, and a MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire.

Ms. Smith’s reputation and career are rapidly growing. In 2014 she was given the Distinguished Teaching Lecturer Award at Plymouth State University. In the past four years, she has participated in many regional and national exhibitions, and five prestigious residencies. She received a full fellowship supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation to attend the Vermont Studio Center and has been a Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, and the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in Maine. In the summer of 2014 she participated in a seven week Artist in Residency program in Brittany, France, sponsored by Maryland Institute College of Art. Artscope Magazine featured her in Kathi Smith’s New England, in July 2013. She exhibits her work regularly in Maine, New York, and New Hampshire and maintains a working studio in Bangor, ME. Ms. Smith practices primarily in the arena of painting and drawing, though she also has facility in ceramics, printmaking, and other mediums. Ms. Smith’s artwork reflects her landscape, in which she invites close observation of familiar-seeming places and their narratives. Please visit her personal website.