MARK ADDISON SMITH
msmith4 [at] ccny.cuny.edu / markaddisonsmith [at] hotmail.com
The City College of New York, Assistant Professor
Art Department: Electronic Design and Multimedia (undergraduate), Digital Interdisciplinary Art Practice (graduate)
Graphic Design Concepts
Typography 2 (Advanced Type)
Electronic Design and Multimedia 2
Digital Design Portfolio (Senior Capstone)
Project Research (MFA)
DePaul University, Full time Lecturer
Art, Media + Design (undergraduate), New Media Studies (graduate)
DePaul University, Visiting Assistant Professor
Art, Media + Design (undergraduate)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Instructor
Visual Communication (undergraduate), Early College Program (pre-college)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Arts (Visual Communication), 2008
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Post-Baccalaureate (Visual Communication), 2006
Georgia State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Video), 1999
2015—Artist’s book: Years Yet Yesterday, produced with a 2015 PSC-CUNY Grant, Research Foundation of City University of New York. Book specs: 58 pages with 24 drawings + interview related to the AIDS crisis; edition of 365 copies, signed and numbered.
TO DATE, THIS WORK HAS BEEN ACCESSIONED INTO THE FOLLOWING PERMANENT COLLECTIONS AND LIBRARY ARCHIVES:
Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies Library & Archives
The Boston Athenaeum, Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection
Brooklyn Museum Library + Archives
Center for Book Arts, New York
Chicago Design Museum
Clark Art Institute Library
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library Art Department
The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
Getty Research Institute
Guggenheim Museum Library and Archives
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Herron Fine Press & Book Arts Collection
Jaffe Center for Book Arts
James Branch Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives at Virginia Commonwealth University
The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at University of Minnesota
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago
John M. Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) Research Library
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Special Collections
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
Mills College, F.W. Olin Library Special Collections
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA)
MoMA Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago
The Newberry Library, Rare Books Collection
Oberlin College, Clarence Ward Art Library Artists’ Book Collection
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California
Pratt Institute Franklin Furnace Archive
Princeton Firestone Library, Graphic Arts Collection
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Fleet Library Special Collections
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Wallace Library, Artists’ Books Collection
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Wallace Library, Circulating Collection
Savannah College of Art and Design, ACA Library Special Collections
Smith College, Neilson Library Rare Books
Smithsonian American Art + National Portrait Gallery Library Artists’ Book Collection
St Bride Foundation Library, London
Swarthmore College Libraries, Special Collections
Tate Library and Archives
University of California, Davis, Shields Library Special Collections
University of California, Irvine, Artists’ Books Collection
University of California, San Diego, Library, Special Collections & Archives
University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Research Collections
University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center
University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections
University of Louisville, Bridwell Art Library Artists’ Books Collection
University of Michigan Library, Artists’ Books Collection
University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art Library Artists’ Books Collection
University of the West of England, Bristol, Artists’ Books Collection
V&A Museum, National Art Library
Walker Art Center Archives & Library
Wellesley College Library, Special Collections
Whitney Museum, The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library
Yale Arts Library Special Collections
York University Libraries, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections
OTHER PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
University of Michigan Library, Artists’ Books Collection
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Samford University's Letterpress Archives and Permanent Collection
Gund Library Special Collections and Archives at The Cleveland Institute of Art
James Branch Cabell Library Special Collections and Archives at Virginia Commonwealth University
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University
The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
ARTIST'S BOOK DISTRIBUTION
Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam
Chicago Design Museum
Printed Matter, New York City
St. Mark’s Bookshop, New York City (bookshop now closed)
Vamp and Tramp, Booksellers, LLC, Birmingham
Women and Children First, Chicago
2015—Years Yet Yesterday, Center on Halsted Gallery: Chicago's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, invitation by gallery curator David Joseph, Chicago, IL (exhibition in tandem with December 2015 World AIDS Day; exhibition featured 24 ink on paper drawings memorializing language from Larry Kramer's 2004 call-to-action speech: The Tragedy of Today's Gays).
2013—75 Voices, Kawaura Art Space, invitation by gallery curator Zachary Trebellas, Amakusa-shi, Kumamoto, Japan (exhibition featured 75 drawings sourced in overheard dialogue; exhibition was in partnership with Kawachū Middle School and the works—serving as examples of everyday, spoken English—were implemented within their English-studies program).
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017—Expanded Visions: Fifty Years of Collecting, curated by Gonzalo Casals, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY.
2017—Luck of the Draw, curated by Grant Hargate, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.
2016—It Can Happen Here, curated by Reginald Baylor, Arts + Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI.
2016—4th Annual Juried Artists’ Book Exhibition, curated by Morgan Gieringer, Anne Keefe, Lauren Cross, WoCA Projects, Fort Worth, TX. (featured work: artist’s book)
2014—Artistic Types: Text in Visual Art, curated by Catherine Johnson-Roehr, Corridor Gallery: The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Bloomington, IN.
2014—Library Thoughts 4, curated by Beata Szechy and The Hungarian Multicultural Center, Hegyvidek Gallery, Budapest.
2014—San Diego Book Arts Fifth National Juried Exhibition, curated by Sue Ann Robinson, Mandeville Special Collections, Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego.
2013—Hidden Agendas, co-curated by Linda Piacentini-Yaple, Sandy Anderson, and Pat Clark, Atelier 6000, Bend, OR.
2013—918 Letterpress Printed Ephemera Show, curated by Paul Moxon, Sarah Bryant, and Scott Fisk, Samford University Gallery, Birmingham, AL.
2013—Bound and Unbound II, curated by Karen Bondarchuk, University Libraries at University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.
2013—Playground, co-curated by Michael McGinnis and John Watrous, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.
2013—Text, curated by Prove Collective, Prove Gallery, Duluth, MN.
2013—Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmos, curated by Tracy Doreen Dietzel, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
2012—Ka-Pow! Comic Art & Storyboarding, curated by Phil McAndrew, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.
2012—And Then She’s Like / And He Goes, curated by Chris Campe, A + D Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2011—Typeforce 2: The Annual Show of Emerging Typographic Allstars, co-curated by Dawn Hancock and Ed Marzewski, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL.
2011—Intimate: Small Works, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY.
2011—Asking and Telling: Stories About Coming Out, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM.
2010—The Kinsey Institute 2010 Juried Art Show, co-curated by Lisa D. Freiman, Ph.D., Betsy Stirratt, and Garry Milius, SoFA Gallery at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
2010—DePaul University 2010 Faculty Exhibition, DePaul University Museum, Chicago, IL.
2010—The Dirty Show, curated by Jerry Vile, The ViaDuct Theatre, Chicago, IL.
2010—Desire .10, curated by Marco Logsdon, Logsdon 1909 Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2009—Closure, co-curated by Melanie Bush and Emma Powell of We Love Your Books, Artworks-mk, Milton Keynes UK and The University of Northampton, UK.
2009—Visibilities: The Art of Negotiating Identity, co-curated by Tim Smith and Jim Neel, Durbin Gallery of Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL.
2009—ArtFutura 2009: Infinite Possibility, co-curated by James Rondeau, Chicago Apparel Center, Chicago, IL.
2009—Inside/Outside: Book Arts, curated by MJ Goerke, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.
2009—SXSW Austin Film Poster Show, curated by Austin Chapter AIGA: the professional association for design, The 908 Gallery, Austin, TX.
2009—BookEnds: The Book as Art, curated by Helen Frederick, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD.
2009—None of the Above: Assembling, Collaborating, and Publishing in the Eternal Network, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
2013—Honorable Mention within group show Hidden Agendas, co-curated by Linda Piacentini-Yaple, Sandy Anderson, and Pat Clark, Atelier 6000, Bend, OR (awarded by Barbara Tetenbaum, founder of Triangular Press and Chair of Book Arts at Oregon College of Art and Craft).
2010—Design*Sponge Design Your Own Alphabet, typeface design finalist, curated by Grace Bonney and sponsored by Veer type foundry.
2008—First Annual London International Creative Competition (LICC), graphic design finalist for artist's book Red, programmers: Alfonso Artiaco, Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu, Robert Berman, Marcia Fortes, Hossein Farmani, Xavier Hufkens, Pam Kent, Sara Kent, Rebecca McClelland, Vera Monro, Knut Ormhaug, Sathis Panagoulis, Barbara Polla, Ben Tomlinson, Jesper Thomsen, George Vamvakidis, and Lisa Wells.
PEER REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS
2018—Klaus Kaindl and Brian James Baer, eds.; book chapter: Years Yet Yesterday: Translating Art, Activism, and AIDS Across the Visual and the Verbal, featured in queer theory textbook Queering Translation, Translating the Queer, Routledge (forthcoming 2018).
2015—Charles Davis, Korydon Smith, and Beth Tauke, eds.; book chapter: The Queer Writing on the Bathroom Wall, featured in design textbook Diversity and Design: Understanding Hidden Consequences, Routledge.
OTHER PUBLISHED CONTRIBUTIONS
2016—Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden, eds., illustrated artist's page featured in The Blue Notebook, Volume 10, Number 2, April 2016, Centre for Fine Print Research, UK.
2016—Philip F. Clark, editor, illustrated artist's pages featured in literary journal The Promethean, Spring 2016, The City College of New York (featuring artwork from Years Yet Yesterday series).
2016—Lara Penin, editor; contribution: photograph of hand-lettering signage for Next Door storefront (IDEO Chicago + State Farm brand), featured in design textbook The Fundamentals of Service Design, Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury Publishing.
2014—Tom Seattle, editor; accessioned works featured in The Archive 52: The Journal of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York.
2010—Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden, eds., illustrated artist's page featured in Artist's Book Yearbook: 2010–2011, Centre for Fine Print Research, UK.
2009—Steven Heller and Lita Talarico, eds., artist's book and accompanying print design work featured in Design School Confidential: Extraordinary Class Projects From the International Design Schools, Colleges, and Institutes, Rockport.
2017 (forthcoming)—The 24th Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, lecture: Years Yet Yesterday: Translating Art, Activism, and AIDS Across the Visual and the Verbal, Nottingham, UK.
2017 (forthcoming)—Voice(s) and Silence in the Arts, THE UNIVERSITY OF LORRAINE, lecture: Years Yet Yesterday: Translating Art, Activism, and AIDS Across the Visual and the Verbal, Nancy, France.
2016—Design Incubation Colloquium 2.5, FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, programmers M. Genevieve Hitchings, Kathryn Weinstein, Dan Wong, New York City, NY.
2015—Illustrator as Public Intellectual, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, programmers: Robert Brinkerhoff, Susan Doyle, Providence, RI.
2015—Queering Translation: Translating the Queer, CENTRE FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES at UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, programmers: Klaus Kaindl, Beatrice Fischer, and Margarethe Jurenitsch, Vienna, Austria.
2015—Design Incubation Colloquium 1.5, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, programmers: M. Genevieve Hitchings, Kathryn Weinstein, Dan Wong, Providence, RI.
2009—Intersections: The 35th Annual Association of Art Historians Conference (panel: Surrealism and Non-Normative Sexualities), MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, UK, programmers: Dawn Ades, Jonathan David Katz, and David Lomas, Manchester, UK.
2009—Seventh Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (panel: Gender, Sexuality, Writing), programmers: Cultural Studies Association, Kansas City, MO.
2008—The 15th Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference (panel: Identities and Desires in Text-making: Written and Visual Texts), AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, programmer: William Leap, Washington, DC.
2008—Midwest Art History Society: 35th Annual Conference (panel: Keepin' It Real: African American Art and Popular Culture), MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CHICAGO, programmers: Amy Mooney and Kymberly Pinder, Chicago, IL.
2016—You Look Like The Right Type, invitation from Professor Robert Brinkerhoff, Illustration Department, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN.
2016—Years Yet Yesterday, talk and book signing, invitation from gallery director Robin Bernat, Poem88 Gallery, Atlanta.
2012—Some Ideas Start As Other Ideas, invitation from Foundations Department, MILWAUKEE INSTITUTE OF ART AND DESIGN.
2011—Some Ideas Start As Other Ideas (part of Exploratory Languages—SAIC Visual Communication Visiting Designer Series and presented with supplementary graduate workshop: (Re)Inventing Typography, invitation from Professor John Bowers, Department Chair, and Visual Communication department, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO.
2011—Bookform and Personal Histories, invitation from Professor Ann Tyler on behalf of her Truth, Perception, and Storytelling class, Department of Visual Communication, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO.
2011—Old School, New School, invitation from College of Computing and Digital Media, DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, Chicago.
2010—Open Book, invitation from Department of Art, Media + Design, DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, Chicago.
CRITICALLY REVIEWED WORK
2014—Jason Foumberg, The Kinsey Institute Loves Chicago Art, Chicago Magazine—online edition, January 28, 2014.
2011—Nicolette Michelle Caldwell, The Second Annual Typeforce Exhibition, The Chicago Arts Archive, February 18, 2011.
2008—Sarah Bodman and Tom Sowden, eds., A Discussion With Staff and Students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, What Will Be the Canon For the Artist's Book in the 21st Century?, University of the West of England, Bristol, November 3, 2008.
RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS
2014—Artist Summer Institute, Creative Capital + Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, New York.
2014—Winter residency in letterpress and experimental typography, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina.
2015—Winnie McCroy, Editor, Years Yet Yesterday Exhibit Commemorates Larry Kramer’s Call to Action, Edge Media Network, November 20, 2015.
2014—Nelson Santos, Executive Director of Visual AIDS, Hopefully Viewers Consider Then Versus Now and the Grayscale Complexities of This Ongoing Pandemic, Visual AIDS Blog, November 7, 2014.
2014—Jerry Portwood, editor, and James McDonald, staff writer, Years Yet Yesterday: An Artistic Reflection on a Decade of AIDS, Out Magazine, November 12, 2014.
2012—Hannah Stephenson, editor, On Creativity (Mark Addison Smith), The Storialist, April 6, 2012.
2012—Kimberly Coon, staff writer, New Media Studies Bookform Course Unites Digitality, Materiality, The WORD: DePaul University Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse, Volume 3, Issue 2, Winter.
2010—Mike Jeffreys, on-air host, New Day Australia, 2UE 954 News Talk Radio, May 10, 2010.
2015—John Rezek, editor, The Rotarian magazine, Volume 193, Number 10, April 2015 (illustrations).
2015—Michael Kuntz, editor, Used Gravitrons, Issue 19, March 2015 (illustrations).
2014—J.C. Gabel, editor, The Chicagoan magazine, Issue 02, Winter (illustrations).
2014—Michael Kuntz, editor, Used Gravitrons, Issue 16, May 2014 (illustrations).
2013—Ryan Fitzgibbon, editor, Hello Mr., Issue 01, March 2013 (illustrations).
2012—Peter von Frey Hold, editor, "You Look Like The Right Type," Slanted Magazine #17: Cartoon / Comic, Magma Brand Design, March 2012 (illustrations).
2014—Gary Miller, editor, San Diego Book Arts Fourth National Juried Exhibition (exhibition catalog), San Diego Book Arts.
2013—Scott Fisk, editor, 918 Letterpress Printed Ephemera Show (exhibition catalog), Samford University Gallery, Birmingham, AL.
2011—Will Miller, Darren McPherson, Nick Adam, and Ohn Ho, eds., Typeforce 2: The Annual Show of Emerging Typographic Allstars (exhibition catalog), Firebelly Design and Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL.
2009—Melanie Bush and Emma Powell, eds., We Love Your Books 2005-2009: Five Years of Experimental Artists' Books Exhibitions, Artworks-mk, Milton Keynes, UK.
2009—Melanie Bush and Emma Powell, eds., Closure: An Exhibition of Experimental Artists' Books, catalog to accompany Closure exhibition at Artworks-mk, Milton Keynes UK and The University of Northampton, UK.
2008—London International Creative Competition, First Annual London International Creative Competition (LICC) Book No. 1, catalog to accompany First Annual LICC.
BLOGS AND INTERNET PUBLICATIONS
2012–2010—Andrew Huff and Kelly Reaves, eds., Overheard Illustrated, Gapers Block, illustration column featuring overheard Chicago-based dialogue, weekly from 2010–2012.
2011—John Boardley, editor, All Sorts of Type, ILoveTypography.com, July 30, 2011.
2011—Amir H. Fallah, editor, Mark Addison Smith Listens To Your Conversations, BeautifulDecay.com, May 23, 2011.
2010—Austin Kleon, editor, You Look Like The Right Type, AustinKleon.com, December 2, 2010.
2010—Staff writer, You Look Like The Right Type, TheChicagoEgotist.com, November 22, 2010.
2010—Amy Ng, editor, You Look Like The Right Type, Pikaland.com, July 26, 2010.
2010—Ben Smith, editor, Overheard Drawings, Buzzfeed.com, 2010.
2017—Faculty Travel Program Grant, Research Foundation of The City University of New York.
2017—Division of Humanities and Arts Travel Fund, The City College of New York.
2017—William Stewart Travel Award, The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences, Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
2016—Cycle 47 PSC-CUNY Research Award, University Committee, The City University of New York.
2015—Cycle 46 PSC-CUNY Research Award, University Committee, The City University of New York.
2015—Faculty Travel Program Grant, Research Foundation of The City University of New York.
2015—Division of Humanities and Arts Travel Fund, The City College of New York.
2015—William Stewart Travel Award, The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences, Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
2014—Cycle 45 PSC-CUNY Research Award, University Committee, The City University of New York.