Nan Smith was borm and raised in the northeastern United States,and formed her aesthetic beginnings in the cultural city of Philadelphia.Pennsylvania. She attended the Tyler School of Temple University.from 1970 to 1974,where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics.Nan Smith continued her fommal training at the Ohio State University in the fall of 1974 and was awarded her Master of Fine Arts in 1977.Currently,a Full Professor of Art at the University of Florida.

  Professor Smith has exhibited her sculpture one hundred exhibitions throughout the United States. Her sculpture is included in the upcoming exhibition, “21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada”. Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, October 2003. Most recently her sculpture was exhibited in the World Ceramics Exposition, Yeoju, Korea, “Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millennium”, August-October 2001, “Figured Ceramics”, a national invitational of figurative ceramics presented by the Northern Iowa University, 2002, and the national installation exhibition “Beyond the Physical: Substance, Space and Light” during NCECA Charlotte in 2001, Smith's sculpture also appeared in the NCECA invitational 2000, “A Glimpse of the Invisible”, and in solo exhibitions at the Appleton Museum of Art and Hand WorkshopVirginia Center for Crafts.

Nan Smith was honored for her outstanding professional accomplishments by being awarded the “2000 University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship” from the UF College of Fine Arts. Other significant awards include: a National Endowment for the Arts regional award for sculpture sponsored by the Southern Arts Federation, three Florida Individual Artists’ Fellowships (1981, 1992, 1998), and Humanities and Fine Arts Faculty Scholarship Enhancement Fund Awards in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. She received an award from the UF Academic Technology Faculty Development Program-Notebook Track 2002.

She has presented workshops on latex and airbrush for Ceramics throughout the United States. Nan Smith was a conference Demonstrator at the 1999 NCECA Conference. She was a resident artist at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. August 1999 and will be in residence again in 2004.

Selected collections include: The WOCEK International Ceramics Collection housed at the lchon Ceramics Center, Korea, American Express/IDS Corporation. Minneapolis, MN; Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange College, La Grange, GA.


  Nun Smith's studio exterior shot, 2003, the studio is attached to the Smith grant home and is comprised of a main room, a loft space for storage, and a packing room. The property also houses a separate storage unit for crates and the home holds a small gallery


Nam Smithworking in studio 2002


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