Alumni Achievements

Dr. Michael R. Smith

  • Solo exhibition, "Art on the Plains XII," Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND, 2016
  • Publication, "Between Representation and Abstration: Liz Deschenes: Gallery 7." ARTPulse Magazine, No. 22, Vol. 6., 2015
  • Publication, "A Clear Preoccupation with Death: The Absent Body in Mark Rothko’s Mature Style,” in the forthcoming book, Binding the Absent Body in Medieval and Modern Art: Abject, Virtual, and Alternate Bodies., ed. Emily Kelley and Elizabeth Rivenbark, Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2015
  • Exhibition, ArtPrize Seven, Grand Rapids, MI, 2015
  • Presented paper "The Negation of All Dogma: Abstraction and the Affirmation of Freedom” at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Sarasota, FL, October 2014
  • Chaired Panel, Rethinking Abstraction, Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Sarasota, FL, October 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Everything is As It is, Phantom Gallery, Superior, WI, 2014
  • IDSVA dissertation currently under contract for publication with Atropos Press, with the title: "Only as a Poetic Composition: Wittgenstein and the Artist-Philosopher," 2014
  • Presented paper, “Duchamp and the Serendipity of the Postmodern Narrative,” Research off the Beaten Path: Celebrating Serendipitous Stories, Southeastern College Art Conference, Greensboro, NC, 2013
  • Group exhibition, 6th Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition, DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, 2013
  • Exhibition, "Fluxus: Now, Then, and Whenever," Indiana University Art Gallery, Kokomo, IN, 2013
  • Solo exhibition, Saying Nothing, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, 2012
  • Publication, "To Tell a Riddle: Metaphysics, Aesthetics and Ethics in the Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein." Eye and Mind: The IDSVA Journal of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Theory. 1(1), 2012
  • Presented paper at Southeastern College Art Conference, “The Absent Body in Mark Rothko’s Mature Style.” The Absent Body in Early Modern through Contemporary Art, Durham, NC, 2012
  • Presented paper “The Problem of Life and the Problem of Positivism: Kandinsky, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein on Art and Science." Concerning the Spiritual in Art: Kandinsky’s Radical Work at 100,″ CAA Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 2012
  • Presented paper, “The End of Philosophy and the Beginning of Art? Some Problems with Joseph Kosuth’s ‘Art After Philosophy.’” Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts, in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, Atlanta, GA, 2012
  • Presented paper, “Wittgenstein and the Problem of Metaphysics.” Given at the international conference, “In Wittgenstein’s Footsteps,” University of Iceland, Reykjavík, 2012
  • Group exhibition, 12th Annual Essential Art Juried Exhibition, Visual Arts Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN, 2012
  • Solo show, Culture Zoo, Northend Arts Gallery, Superior, WI, 2012