smithkimberann@gmail.com

Boston, MA​

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Cambridge, MA — SM Media Arts and Sciences, 2017

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY — MFA Fine Art, 2012

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR — BFA Fine Art; Art History, 2005

Experience

Co-Founder + CEO, Learning Beautiful, Boston, MA 2017​

Art Director, Wildflower Schools, Minneapolis, MN 2015 - 2018

Research Affiliate, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA 2012 - 2017

​Department Head + Instructor, Fusion Academy, New York, NY 2012 - 2013

US Peace Corps, Zambian Ministry of Health, Zambia, 2007 - 2009

Honors​

Visual Artist in Residency, Boston Center for the Arts (2019)

Finalist, MassChallenge Boston Accelerator (2018)

DesignX Accelerator​, MIT School of Architecture + Planning (2017)

Semi-finalist, MIT 100k (2017)

Learning Innovation Fellow, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA (2016)​

Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2012)

Outstanding Entrance Portfolio, scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2010)

Peace Corps Partnership Grant, United States Peace Corps, Zambia (2008)

Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Art, Oregon State University (2005)                                 

College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Senior Award, Oregon State University (2005)   

College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Purchase Award, Oregon State University (2005)                             

Plinkiewisch Award, full tuition scholarship, Oregon State University (2001)​

Exhibition Record

2017

​SOWA Open Studios, Boston, MA

2015

Uninhibited, Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

SOWA Open Studios, Boston, MA

Gathering Gestures, Cambridge, MA

2014

Emrupt, Leigh Wen Gallery, New York, NY

Boundaries, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg,VA

Benefit for BalletX with Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013

How Was It?, Brooklyn Works, Brooklyn, NY

Bay Ridge SAW, Brooklyn, NY

Boundaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

289 Days, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

2012

Boundaries, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden

School of Visual Arts MFA Spring Open Studios, New York, NY

ArtBridge Auction, New York, NY

Pulse: Post, Post, Post Modern, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY

Every Once Sometimes Now, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2011

School of Visual Arts MFA Fall Open Studios, New York, NY

Portals, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Works In Progress, curated by Vic Muniz for ArtBridge, Brooklyn, NY

Everything Falls Apart, curated by Asya Geisberg, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

School of Visual Arts MFA Spring Open Studios, New York, NY

2010

The Other Side, juried exhibition, Arizona State University Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ

School of Visual Arts MFA Fall Open Studios, New York, NY

2007

Fixations: Two Installations, Benton County Historical Museum, Philomath, OR

2005

Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR

Steak, Cake, and Little Precious Things, solo exhibition, Fairbanks West Gallery, Corvallis, OR

OSU Graduating Senior Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR

Around Oregon Biennial, juried exhibition, ArtCentric Gallery, Corvallis, OR

Plinkiewisch Scholars Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR

2004

Where We Live, juried exhibition, Portland International Airport, Portland, OR

Plinkiewisch Scholars Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR

MU Concourse Exhibition, Oregon State University Memorial Union, Corvallis, OR

Richardson Juried Exhibition, Richardson Gallery, Corvallis, OR

2003

Wildlife to Abstract, Gallery Gazelle, Philomath, OR

Plinkiewisch Scholars Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR

Opening Windows, Pearl Gallery, Dallas, OR

2002

OSU Foundation Juried Exhibition, Corvallis, OR

Plinkiewisch Scholars Exhibition, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR